December 12, 2017 December 12, 2017

Dads & Partners

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How a Doula Can Help Support Partners and Families

I Stock 000004564778 X Small The arrival of a baby, this new little person, has effects that reach through families, friendships, and communities. A doula can help the entire family by honoring the presence of this new life in the context of all these relationships. No matter who is invited to attend the birth,...

What is Really Going On Here?

Dear Mr. Dad: Please settle an argument. My wife—who’s five months pregnant—says that our baby’s senses are developing throughout the pregnancy. I think she’s crazy. How can an unborn baby develop a sense of touch or taste or anything else? A: This round goes to your wife. Your baby will...

Preterm Labor: What Dad Can Do

Preterm Labor: What Dad Can Do Preterm labor is labor that occurs before the 37th completed week of pregnancy. (Most pregnancies last 38-42 weeks; your partner's due date is 40 weeks after the first day of her last menstrual period.) Preterm labor can happen to any woman: In nearly...

Dealing With Your Partners Morning Sickness

Morning Sickness About half of all pregnant women experience morning sickness. Despite the name, the nausea, heartburn, and vomiting can strike at any hour of the day. No one's quite sure what causes morning sickness. Some suggest that it's a reaction to the pregnant woman's changing hormone levels. Others, such as researcher...

Who Carried You, Anyway?

By Contemplations of an Army Wife, DivineCaroline Dada. Yeah. You heard me. That was my son's first word. The big one. The one that everyone asks about, and the one that's inevitably followed by the "awwww" sound when you answer. Dada. I'm capitalizing it because he most certainly knows that it means something. These aren't...