How Fatherhood Can Change a Man's Hormones

Fatherhood changes a man’s hormones, too. Studies indicate a new father’s testosterone levels drop when his child is born in what might be nature’s way of helping him to be more nurturing. ... read more »

OneRepublic on Balancing Fatherhood and Career

Two of the stars of the band OneRepublic are fathers, which makes for an interesting problem when it comes to touring and long engagements away from home. ... read more »

Paternity Test During Pregnancy

If you have any questions about who your baby's father is then the most reliable paternity test method is testing for DNA, and it can be done before the baby is born! ... read more »

Can Men Breastfeed?

Men have the mammary and pituitary glands necessary for milk production. What they don’t have are the hormones needed to produce sufficient amounts of milk to sustain life over a long course of time – but there have been exceptions to the rule. ... read more »

Men: What a Positive Pregnancy Test Means for You

When your partner shows you that pink line, plus sign or other positive pregnancy test indicator, you're likely to be overcome with emotion. As men, it can be difficult to understand what you're feeling and to know what to do about it. ... read more »

Prepubescent Male Smokers Father Overweight Sons

The findings of a lengthy study suggest that a boy's use of cigarettes today may have a dramatic effect on the kids he'll have someday, especially his sons. ... read more »

Getting Dad Closer During Breastfeeding

After 40 weeks of pregnancy, there is a deep-seeded need to have something personal between mom and baby that no one else can touch. It’s hard moving from being the only one who has a personal connection with baby to being the once pregnant woman. ... read more »

Will I Ever Feel Like a Father?

Growing up I often wondered what kind of father I would be. My father was not around, so there was no father figure for me to base my ideas on so I planned things on my own. ... read more »

Why Some Dads Fear Pregnancy

Not only do men fear for the health and well-being of the baby and his expecting partner, but he also fears he won’t be the person he once was when the baby arrives. ... read more »

More Dads in the Car Rider Line

When I chose to take a new path in life that would allow me to be there for every event, celebration and the car rider line at school, I was one of the few dads in the line. Everywhere I turned there were moms, but dads were few and far between. ... read more »

Charting and Counting: A Man’s Guide to Ovulation

Learn all about ovulation and how to track it using fertility charts and counting. ... read more »

16 Pregnancy Tips for Dads-to-Be

There are many things a partner can do to support the pregnancy and prepare himself for parenthood. ... read more »

Study: Older Dads Less Likely to Have Positive Experience with Pregnancy

Researchers in Sweden recently published a study in the journal Midwifery showing older men are less likely to have a positive experience during pregnancy and childbirth than younger men. ... read more »

Male and Female Involvement in the Birth Process

How involved are men in the birth and child-rearing process? Researchers in Spain recently completed a study published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing in an attempt to answer that question. ... read more »

The First Trimester from the Male Perspective

The first trimester of pregnancy is just the beginning of a journey that's going to take you some strange places. It's one thing to read about it; it's quite another thing to actually go through it. Still, the more prepared you are the softer the blow will be. ... read more »

Where Can I Get DNA Paternity Testing?

There are two methods of DNA paternity testing - the doctor initiated paternity test and the home paternity test. ... read more »

What Happens At the Paternity Testing Appointment?

During the paternity testing appointment, all paperwork will be completed and signed before the physical testing is started. There could be a large amount of paperwork, so calling the DNA paternity testing office before the visit is a good idea. ... read more »

How Much Does Paternity Testing Cost?

The cost of the paternity test will vary depending on the state where the test is run and the situation surrounding the paternity test. ... read more »

How Accurate is Paternity Testing?

Paternity testing is used to establish the biological paternal parent of a child. The paternity testing, like any other test, is close to 100% accurate but not completely 100%. ... read more »

Dads Turn Baby Time into Personal Fitness Routines

Two fathers, in particular, have turned their baby time into personal fitness routines that benefit dad while entertaining baby. These fathers have even turned their baby-inspired workouts into books. ... read more »

The Third Trimester from the Male Perspective

The home stretch. The last few innings. The calm before the storm 'or perhaps the storm before the hurricane. Yes, we're talking about the third trimester of pregnancy. This is the time you and your partner are making final preparations. ... read more »

The Second Trimester from the Male Perspective

If the first trimester of pregnancy is a whirlwind of constant change and discomfort for both you and your partner, the second trimester represents perhaps the eye of the storm. During the second trimester, that little one is going to continue to grow and develop. ... read more »

Your Dad in the Delivery Room - What to Consider

However, some dads are excited by the idea of experiencing the birthing experience with their daughters. Before saying yes or no, think about all aspects of the birthing process and how you truly feel about dad being there. ... read more »

What Happens When Dad Doesn't Want to Attend the Delivery?

Not all men are created equal and not all men should be there when the baby is born. There are some very real reasons why a man would want to skip his baby's delivery but there are also some fake fears, if you will, born in the imagination thanks to Hollywood. ... read more »

First-time Fathers and the Delivery Room

Euphoria, agony, and everything in between. Back and forth, for hours. Those are the emotional memories of ten fathers participating in a Swedish study of first-time fathers in the delivery room. ... read more »

5 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Hubby

If you want to move beyond the same old, same old Valentine's Day gifts this year, it pays to be creative in your approach to give your husband a memorable gift that will touch his heart. ... read more »

Sympathetic Pregnancy: Dad Gets Pregnant Too

Exhausted. Nauseated. Achy. Irritable. Sleepless. No, it's not the pregnant woman it's her husband's pregnancy aka Couvade Syndrome. ... read more »

Babies Born to Emotionally Distant Dads Face Tough First Year

Paul Raeburn's book highlights the lack of scientific research on the father-child connection and confirms the value of this relationship. ... read more »

Mothers and Fathers Just Not In Sync With “Home” Time

If men and women now work the same number of hours, isn't it safe to expect they spend the same number of hours at home? ... read more »

Fatherhood Packs on the Pounds

Most men gain a little weight after they get married. A new study indicates fatherhood packs on the pounds, too. Each added pound puts a man closer to the health risks associated with excess weight. ... read more »

How Early Can a Paternity Test Be Done?

In the first-trimester paternity testing involves an invasive procedure called CVS or chorionic villus sampling. ... read more »

Paternity Test and DNA Testing During Pregnancy

Noninvasive Prenatal Paternity NIPP Testing can be done during pregnancy to establish biological paternity, to determine who the father of a person is. ... read more »

How To Deal with Your Mother-in-Law

Mothers-in-law can be helpful or not when you are pregnant. Read how to deal with your MIL in 12 steps. ... read more »

How to Prepare for a Cesarean Section

Statistics show that about 1 in 3 women will have a cesarean section or cesarean delivery. Our 12 step program helps you prepare for the cesarean delivery. ... read more »

How to Prepare For a Vaginal Delivery

About 2 in 3 women will deliver the baby vaginally. Our 12 step program will help you prepare for the vaginal delivery. ... read more »

Can I Ask Questions of the OB?

Women are often the question askers during prenatal visits, but there is no reason why expecting fathers can’t ask questions as well. Playing an active role in prenatal care helps develop a strong parental foundation. ... read more »

5 Tips to Cope with the Labor Room Experience

Being in the delivery room with my four children is something I own like a badge of courage. Most of the attention will be on mom, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for the stress and anxiety you’re about to experience. ... read more »

How To Celebrate The Dads In Your Life

Father's Day is one of those holidays that has very few set rules but the day is all about giving dad that feeling of appreciation that may be lacking the rest of the year. ... read more »

How to Make Your Pregnant Wife Feel Sexy

While some women maintain a healthy, sleek body throughout pregnancy, not all women will look like a supermodel with a basketball under their shirt and she might need help feeling sexy. ... read more »

How Infertile Men Can Cope With Father’s Day

For many men, Father’s Day is just another reminder of their struggles with infertility. Here are tips to help cope. ... read more »

How to Tell Your Husband That You Are Pregnant in 12 Steps

Our 12 step program will provide you in detail how to tell your husband that you are pregnant. ... read more »

Losing a Baby: Staying a Dad

Growing up I never once thought about the possibility of losing a child. Our first pregnancy ended in miscarriage just before Father’s Day. The idea of celebrating my short time as a father didn’t dawn on me until I received a card from my wife. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Authoritative Parenting

Authoritative parenting, as described by developmental psychologist Diana Baumrind, is considered a democratic approach to parenting children. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Authoritarian Parenting

The authoritative parent tends to be highly demanding, but offers little love and nurturing; this can lead to prolonged social implications. ... read more »

Postpartum Depression: Fathers Feel It, Too

Most people know that new mothers sometimes get the baby blues but a growing body of evidence says fathers sometimes feel it, too. ... read more »

Getting Dad Prepared for Fatherhood

The pregnant woman has 40 weeks to prepare for motherhood. Dad, on the other hand, is often forced to sit back and watch all these beautiful changes take place during the pregnancy. ... read more »

Brain Development Affected by Environment and Experience

Recent studies have revealed that maternal stress, weight and eating habits can affect infant health well into adulthood. A new study now reports that life experiences of the mother during pregnancy may also have an impact on health. ... read more »

How to Survive the 2nd Trimester of Pregnancy in 12 Steps

The second (or middle) trimester is a time to enjoy the pregnancy and get ready for the last trimester. ... read more »

How to Be a Good Father to Your Baby

Being a good father to your baby is not as daunting as it can seem. With a little common sense and a good sense of commitment, it can be one of the most rewarding things that one has ever done. ... read more »

Who Can Request a Paternity Test?

A paternity test is often requested by the mother of the child. In these cases, the named father is in doubt of his paternity and will gladly consent to the test to clear his name. ... read more »

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