Are You Ready to Become a Father: Tips For the First Time Dads

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Your spouse breaks the news “I am pregnant.”

If you and your partner, both were trying to conceive, this will surely come as a good news.  Pregnancy is the first step towards parenthood. When your spouse is pregnant, a huge responsibility comes on your shoulder because you have to get ready to become a father. Interestingly, the discussions on pregnancy only include mother. As a would-be-father, you will find no information or less information on what to do when your wife is pregnant.

Getting Ready to Become a Father

Becoming a parent, or father to be precise, is usually an unexpected incident especially if this is your first baby. Even though parenting is a self-learning process, many couples like plan parenthood in advance. Pregnancy puts a great responsibility on the shoulders of father and mother. If you want to become a responsible father, you will have to consider a number of important factors.

Money matters: Parenthood, or fatherhood to be precise, comes with a price. You need money from the day when your wife tests positive until your baby is born 9 months later. You need money for doctor visits, medical tests, vitamins and supplements, nutritious food, and last but not the least, you need money for the delivery of the baby. You also need money, even more, money, when your baby is born, however, here we are focusing only on pregnancy tenure.

Spending time together: You might be an extremely busy man. No matter how busy you are, you need to spend time with your wife. During pregnancy, a lot of changes go inside the woman’s body. Pregnancy puts a lot of pressure on the expectant mother. You should be with your wife whenever she needs you. Some women also develop depression or anxiety during pregnancy. If you spend time together, it will a lot easier for the mother.

Communication matters: Communication is very important in life. If you do not communicate well with your pregnant wife, complication might arise later. You should communicate your feelings associated with having a baby. The decision to have a baby should be mutual. If the decision is mutual, you and your wife, both will have a positive feeling towards the baby. When your wife is pregnant, she needs rest. If she is a working woman, she might need a pregnancy leave. When one partner cannot work, the financial responsibility will be on fathers. You need to assure your wife that you will manage everything. Communication should not only include finance or health but also changes in the body. You and your wife might have different goals and aspirations, however, motherhood puts more responsibilities on the woman and she needs to compromise on various things. You should always be on her side and help her overcome her physical and emotional problems.

Tips for the First Time Dads

Pregnancy is not only a women issue, as a father, you also have a huge responsibility to look after your wife and the baby inside. So, your spouse tested positive for pregnancy, what should you do now?

Healthcare: Pregnancy is a complicated thing. If you are careless, you might lose the baby. Therefore, a regular check-up is very necessary. You should always accompany your wife to the doctor’s office. You have to understand the stages of pregnancy and observe the physiological and psychological changes in your wife. Your wife might hate prenatal vitamins, however, you should make sure that she regularly takes prenatal vitamins. Regular Ultra Sonogram, tests (hemoglobin level, thyroid etc.), and vaccinations are very necessary.

Diet and Nutrition: When your wife is pregnant, she needs to eat food for two people, one for herself and second for the baby. The growth of the baby entirely depends on the food she eats. Not eating the right food and the right amount of food will risk the baby’s health. You should learn about recommended foods during pregnancy as well as foods to avoid. Make sure, your wife drinks plenty of water and eat calcium, protein and iron-rich food. Never allow your wife to drink tea and coffee and alcoholic drinks.

Author: Dear Daddy

Dear Daddy is a writer and publisher for Daddy Blog: Parenting Tips For Fathers. I'm a father of two girls and Educator for 20+ years. I love being a father, although it does have it's challenges. Let's help each other out!

25 thoughts on “Are You Ready to Become a Father: Tips For the First Time Dads

  1. Father is also as much important as mother, mother bears baby and father bears every need. A man have to check what his lady have to eat and what to avoid, even types of fruits etc must be known.

  2. Its a added responsibility on the father and first time fathers may feel more stressed and even anxious and regular doctor visits and spending more time with wife also helps in a many ways and cures the depression and anxiety of both parents.

  3. I am father of a lovely daughter and when my wife said she was to become a mother for the first time that was perhaps the best thing I had heard in my life. I always wanted to have a daughter as my first child and that was what we got although my wife wanted a son. I tried my wife to remain happy during her pregnancy and helped her as much as I could. I suggested my wife to give up her job for an year or so which she did after three months. She did not join a job for a long time although I shared the responsibility of raising up our daughter.

  4. I am ready to become a Father soon and this blog has helped me a lot in understanding the things in detail which i was still not aware and was unable to find that on Web.

  5. I want to become a father but a little bit of worried. The blog is helped me to increase my mental sprite. It is a nice blog to help father and mom.

  6. It is an equal responsibility of the father to raise the children in parenting.It is very good information for new fathers.

  7. Father is also as much important as mother, mother bears baby and father bears every need. A man have to check what his lady have to eat and what to avoid, even types of fruits etc must be known.

  8. the role of father or mother in my opinion has the same weight, the fact of thinking about being ready to have a child implies having a more developed maturity and very clear things, it is something that should be well thought out

  9. Enjoyed reading the article above , really explains everything in detail,the article is very interesting and effective.Thank you and good luck for the upcoming articles.

  10. In my opinion both the father and mother is important equally. As mother bears the child whereas father carries out all the responsibilities to both child and mother. This blog is really useful.

  11. It is exciting for most men to know they are going to be a new dad soon. But not all men are aware how to prepare themselves for the day. This is a very useful post and a must read for new dads.

  12. this is very useful for those one who are becoming daddy for the first time.the things that they should be doing or not.first time is always hard for everyone so this blog has really helped nand it is very informational.

  13. By father participating in the upbringing of the child and the true caring of the wife the most amazing development of a kid is realised. I admire your post , more please!

  14. I do believe all the concepts you have introduced on your post. They’re very convincing and will definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are too quick for newbies. May you please lengthen them a bit from subsequent time? Thanks for the post.

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