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Accommodating your wife during pregnancy

While you've always considered yourself a team, enduring nine months of pregnancy is the ultimate commitment test for any couple. As a soon-to-be father, your major responsibility during this time period is supporting your wife in every way you can. She'll be going through one of the most confusing, anxiety-producing and physically challeng ...read more

Laptop making you infertile?

Add it to the list: no more laptop on your knees if you're trying to have a baby. A new study, published in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility by researchers from Argentina and the U.S., found that semen samples placed a little more than an inch under a Wi-Fi-connected laptop experienced more DNA damage and mobility issues than regular ...read more

I’m growing a mustache for men’s health!

It's back...the moustache you remember me wearing up until 1991! But this time for a good cause; to increase awareness for men's health care and to raise money for prostate and testicular cancer research. Please support my growing efforts and the 33,000 men who will die of prostate cancer and the nearly 8,300 men who will be diagnosed with testicul ...read more

Will your child feel displaced with the arrival of a new sibling?

For parents, the coming arrival of a new child can be an exciting and wonderful time. A baby means a new addition to your growing family and requires a lot of attention, energy and preparation.Of course, while parents with an existing child may feel more confident and ready for a second baby, older siblings can often feel conflicted about the prosp ...read more

Will your wife’s libido ever return?

Not surprisingly, many women who've just given birth aren't especially interested in sex. Not only are their bodies still recovering from the pregnancy, they're exhausted from breastfeeding, burping and diaper-changing. Having said that, sex is an important part of any relationship, and it's fair for you to wonder if your sex life w ...read more

Five best books for expecting Dads

Gone are the days when dad had to read the new mom's copy of What to Expect when You're Expecting to get the pink and blue version of pregnancy and childbirth. For the past 15 years, new dads have enjoyed books on pregnancy that cover biology to psychology all from dads' completely different point of view. Here are our favorites: 1. The granddaddy ...read more

It’s a girl? How to cope when your baby isn’t a boy

It isn't unheard of for dads to be a little disappointed upon learning that their new bundle of joy is a female. If you find yourself in this dilemma, don't worry - all of your hopes and dreams aren't shattered. In fact, there are many reasons to be proud of having a girl instead of a boy.Many dads hope for a boy because they want someo ...read more

On our desk: Dude, You’re Gonna be a Dad

Dude, You're Gonna be a Dad (How to get both of you through the next 9 months), joins a pantheon of dad pregnancy books. This is a good thing. Dads need to know how other dads live pregnancy and childbirth, and the havoc it wreaks on the "normal" life before kids. This is less a tongue-in-cheek book than one of our favorites, What to Expect when S ...read more

More labor interventions don’t guarantee better outcomes

Hospitals vary considerably in the frequency with which they induce labor and perform Caesarean sections. But a new study finds that these differences do not seem to affect how newborns fare in these facilities. Dr. J. Christopher Glantz, a professor of obstetrics at the University of Rochester, reviewed records of almost 30,000 births from 1 ...read more

Being the second born may not be as glamorous as it seems

It's commonly thought that the younger of two siblings gets a better deal. The second time around, parents are likely to be more lax with the rules, better-equipped to deal with the challenges of parenting and there are more toys to go around - right? However, sometimes it's not so easy to follow in the footsteps of an older brother or sist ...read more

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