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What to expect being a new dad?
Becoming a father is one of man's most rewarding experiences. But it's also a major life change, and preparing for what's coming ahead is important. This article will help you get ready for the exciting journey ahead.
One of the most important things to remember is that your responsibilities have not changed because your partner is pregnant. Dads are just as capable as moms of taking care of their children. So don't be afraid to step up and take on whatever tasks must be done.
You can be a huge support to your partner during her pregnancy and postpartum by just being there for her.
Help with household chores.
Spend time with her.
Working night shifts as a father gives your wife some time to rest.
Learn to change diapers and do the baby's laundry.
Walk the baby in a stroller.
Lend your ear for that emotional support.
Cuddle her often to remind her that nothing has changed between you two.
The pregnancy journey can feel somewhat overwhelming, but there are many ways to connect with your baby long before they arrive:
One way is to spend quality time with your partner, talking to and bonding with the baby growing within them.
Another great way to bond is by reading or singing while the baby is in utero.
Applying gentle pressure on your partner's bump can work wonders for relaxation and can also help strengthen that connection between you and your unborn child.
Aside from the normal activities of being a new dad, you'll also want to take some time to seek out resources that can help you adjust to your new life.
Connect with other dads who are in the same situation as you.
Visit online parenting sites, blogs, and forums available for sharing stories and advice about being a new parent.
Being a dad during gestation can be a great opportunity to connect with your unborn child and start preparing for the huge life change ahead. There are a lot of unknowns, but don't worry. We're here to help you out.