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 »

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 »

The Role of Nonresident Fathers After Separation or Divorce

According to some of the literature, approximately eighty percent of children reside with their mothers after divorce, and the majority of fathers have little or no contact with the children.  ... 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 »

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 »

How to Celebrate the Dads in Your Life

Celebrate your father, your husband, grandfathers and even the fathers of friends — Father's Day is all about giving Dad that feeling of appreciation that he deserves. ... read more »

What is DNA Paternity Testing?

DNA paternity testing is done to determine who the baby's father is and it usually involves taking a sample from the father and the baby. ... read more »

How Can a Child Get Court Ordered Paternity Testing?

In order to have DNA paternity testing completed, the child will need to be in contact with the suspected father or the parents of the suspected father. ... 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 »

Caring for the Baby When Mom Breastfeeds

Moms who breastfeed do have an advantage over dad when it comes to bonding with the baby, but that does not have to be the steadfast rule.    ... read more »

Me Time Replaced by Daddy Time

It can be hard for Dad to replace me time with daddy time, but working together with mom and using the give and take method may work to the advantage of both parents. ... read more »

Helping When the Time is Right

The help mom needs is not going to manifest until the latter stages of the pregnancy. Dad can, however, tell mom on a daily basis how beautiful she is and how she is going to be a great mother. These emotional boosts are the best way to give support as physical changes are happening to her body. ... read more »

Breastfeeding and Your Husband

The breastfeeding process is an experience that affects all who are involved. It obviously involves the mother and child, but it also involves the father and can be a stressful, emotional time for him as well. ... read more »

Top 7 New Year’s Resolutions for Dads-to-Be

If you've made it through the conception process, you know that thenext several months are going to be full of joy and wonder. You canprobably already guess there's going to be plenty of controversy andemotional ups-and-downs, as well. ... read more »

Men: Don’t Worry, Pregnancy Won't Break Her

If you're like most men, one of the feelings that overcomes you when you first find out your partner is pregnant is fear. There's good news, however: she's not going to break. In fact, a woman's body is designed specifically for this purpose. ... read more »

Father's Diabetes May Cause Low Birth Weight

  Babies with a low birth weight are likely to have a father with late-onset diabetes, according to new research. Published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, this is one of the first studies to use information from the large, long-term study, UK Biobank.  ... read more »

Kate Winslet: Don’t Mess with Bear’s Mama

British actress and new mom Kate Winslet will grace the cover of the United Kingdom (UK) version of the fashion magazine, Glamour, for its February 2104 issue. ... read more »

How Men Feel About Paternity Leave

Daniel Murphy missed the first two games of the season to be at home during the birth of his son. Murphy’s teammates and team manager stood by him in his decision to put family first. ... read more »

Smaller Testicles Made Dad More Nurturing

Previous studies indicate a man’s fathering style is based on his level of testosterone, while a new study suggests the size of a man’s testicles is a tell-tale sign of fathering style, too. ... read more »

Father's Day Celebrations from Around the World

The third Sunday in June is Father’s Day in the US, a day officially designated by President Richard Nixon in 1972 to celebrate the fathers in our lives. Fathers are celebrated around the world, too. ... read more »

Poor Parenting Plays Part in Bullying

According to researchers at the University of Warwick, bullying may be associated with poor parenting practices, including overprotective parenting. ... read more »

To the Single Mothers: 'Happy Father's Day, Mom'

This touching video tribute honors single and widowed mothers on Father's Day. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Permissive Parenting

Permissive parenting is a term coined by Diana Baumrind, a developmental psychologist. Baumrind coined the phrase as one of three major parenting styles. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Helicopter Parenting

The term helicopter parenting is thought to have been originally used by college admissions offices to describe parents who played an overactive role in the admissions process. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Attachment Parenting

This parenting style, unlike most others, involves a movement backed by an international organization supporting parents who choose to practice attachment parenting. ... 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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Why More Dads are Staying Home with the Kids

Some dads choose to stay home with the kids simply because they want to, while others are home because of health reasons, unemployment, or other economic issues. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Positive Parenting

The idea behind this parenting style is to raise children who listen, accept constructive criticism and respond to expectations and discipline with attentiveness and open conversation. ... read more »

Do Dads Resent Staying at Home?

Today, more men are staying home with the kids than ever before, but despite the rise in stay-at-home dads, there could be an unresolved issue some working moms are missing. Is your stay-at-home dad resenting you for being the one working outside the home? ... read more »

Getting Dad Prepared for Fatherhood

Mom 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 »

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