Dad's Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies by Matthew M. F. Miller

By Matthew M. F. Miller

Practical, hands-on details for fathers-to-be

When it involves being pregnant, dads' roles have replaced rather a lot long ago few many years that expectant fathers do not continuously recognize the place to show to for tips and suggestion in this milestone occasion. Now they do!

Dad's consultant to being pregnant For Dummies is filled with sensible, straight forward info for fathers-to-be, overlaying the entire logistical, actual, and emotional facets of being pregnant from dad's element of view.

  • What to anticipate at doctor's visits
  • Tips for being a supportive companion while pregnant and getting ready for fatherhood
  • Advice on start plans, hard work and supply, and the 1st days and weeks of a baby's life

Packed with worthy info at the average struggles and emotions expectant fathers face, Dad's advisor to being pregnant For Dummies provides first-time fathers and veteran dads alike a wealth of worthwhile info.

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Keeping a good sense of humor during sex is always a good thing, but after you ejaculate keep the comedy to a minimum. Laughing tenses muscles that cause the semen to come out, reducing the chance of conception. Taking a Brief Yet Important Look at Infertility Infertility is an issue that affects more than 7 million people in the United States, but not getting pregnant within a month or two doesn’t necessarily mean you’re infertile. Couples under the age of 35 are diagnosed with infertility following 12 months of attempted reproduction that do not yield a pregnancy.

Focus on work at work and home at home, and you’ll succeed in both arenas. Myth #5: You’re destined to become your father Destiny is really just a code word for the tendency many men have to mimic the patterns and behaviors that are familiar because they grew up experiencing them. indd 13 10/25/10 12:24 PM10/25/10 12:24 PM 14 Part I: So You Want to Be a Dad . . flaw that he perpetrated, talk about it with your partner. The more you talk about it, the less likely you are to repeat that mistake because you’ll engage your partner as a support system working with you to help you avoid it.

Needless to say, some fall by the wayside. Sperm also are produced in large quantities because many are abnormal, having two tails, no tails, round tails, small heads, large heads, or abnormally shaped heads. Abnormal tails make navigation difficult, and abnormal heads often indicate chromosomal abnormalities. Only 50 to 60 percent of sperm need good motility, or movement, for a sperm sample to be considered normal, so lots of sperm don’t make the grade, creating a need for more numbers. indd 26 10/25/10 12:25 PM10/25/10 12:25 PM Chapter 2: Beyond the Bed: Conception Smarts 27 If either of these hormone levels are low, the lining may not be able to support a pregnancy.

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