Ten Fears Of New Fathers
One thing is for sure, you will probably never forget the time your partner tells you she is pregnant! Now you have to face up to the reality of impending fatherhood. Here are a few of the more common fears that impending dads may feel in the build up to fatherhood.
My partner will be affected by mood changes.
While your partner will experience mood changes, know that this is a normal part of pregnancy and out of your partner's control. Find ways to communicate when everyone's nerves get a little frazzled.
We will never have any money again.
There is no doubt that having a family is expensive, so I hope that you have bought the surround sound before the pregnancy. The average household spends nearly $10 000 in the first year of their baby.
I'll never see my mates again
Now that you have a family, your life will be changed forever. It is important that you spend time with your family, and become a close knit group. On the flip side, it is important that you also get to see your friends as well, so try and find a happy medium that both you and your partner are happy with, and don't forget that she will also need to get some time for herself.
I'll never be able to have sex with my partner
It is natural for women to experience changes in libido both during and after pregnancy. Understand that your partner is going through many emotional and physical changes; listen to your partner's concerns and find other ways to remain intimate, such as talking or giving each other massages
I'll have to deliver the baby
Well, then I think you have been watching to much TV. You will more than likely hear the first crys of your baby in the hospital, just like every one else.
I'll faint during the delivery
Fortunately once labour begins, most men become far to engrossed in the delivery to even worry about fainting.
We Won't have a healthy baby
97 out of every 100 couples have healthy babies. You can increase your chances by eating correctly.
I'm not ready to be a DAD !!
If you didn't worry about being a good parent, then that would be cause for concern. Once the delivery is over, you may even surprise yourself in the way your natural instincts take over.
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