dads to be

Choosing a Pregnancy Test — a Guide for Men

Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump
Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump
If a woman becomes pregnant, in most cases she knows something is up early-on. She feels different.  She suspects. And when she asks you to pick up a pregnancy test from the store on your way home from work, this is where the fun really begins for the expecting dad -- be prepared!... read more

6 Reasons Prince William Will Be a Great Dad

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Though Duchess Kate is only in the "very early stages" of her very royal pregnancy, we're already going gaga over what Prince William will be like as a doting dad. From reading bedtime stories together to royal piggy-backs, we've outlined the top six reasons Prince William will be the most incredible royal dad ever! 1.... read more

Dads-to-Be: What Changes When Your Partner Gets Pregnant (and What to Do About It)

Photo: Veer / The Bump
Photo: Veer / The Bump

“There is an art to being a daddy, just as there is to being a husband, sometimes they are the same, and other times they must be treated completely separate.”

When you find out your wife is pregnant it's time to kick it into high gear and start learning the balance between being...

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I Am Pregnant (aka a Message for Dads-to-Be)

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I am pregnant. My already large breasts have grown to the size of two cantaloupes. My nipples look like they have met a tanning bed. I haven’t seen my vagina in weeks, and I have bright blue veins running the length of my body. Remind me of my beauty. Help me embrace my... read more

Keeping a Labor Log

Photo: Veer / The Bump
Photo: Veer / The Bump
It seems, to me, that many women who've given birth can tell you the story of their labor. They can tell you how long they labored, when they knew when to go to the hospital, what their nurse's name was, when they got medication, how long they pushed for, and, of course, what time... read more

Agreeing to Have a Baby — a Dad-to-Be’s Perspective

Photo: Getty / The Bump
Photo: Getty / The Bump
One of the most important decisions anyone can make in their lives is the decision to have a baby. I distinctly remember being woken up in the middle of the night and seeing Mrs. Daddy Nickell sitting up in bed staring at the wall. She wanted to know, right then and there, “Do I? Can I?... read more

7 Ways For a New Dad to Bond With Baby

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Everyone knows the bond between a mother and her baby is intense, a bond of pure love and necessity. Many times new papas can feel left out of the bonding experience, creating tension in the relationship and leading to feelings of inadequacy. You can't make breast milk on demand, but there are other ways you... read more

Fatherhood Doesn’t Have to Lead to Fatterhood

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You've heard the terms: sympathy weight, fatherhood fifteen, paternity pounds, dad dough, child chunk (okay, I made that last one up). Whatever you call it, no cute little turn of phrase, play on words or awesome alliteration makes it more acceptable that most new dads pack on weight after they have kids. And you don't... read more