How to prepare for fatherhood
Research the basics: So, you're a first-time expectant father. This makes you one half of the pregnancy and birth experience.
Discuss parenting with your partner: Immerse yourself in the pregnancy experience.
Work as couple: It's important to enjoy learning about the process of becoming a dad.
Talk to your child: Did you know that a fetus can start to hear around 16 to 18 weeks in utero, and by 27 to 30 weeks they can respond to voices.
Don't make comparisons: It's a mistake to compare yourself with your partner when preparing for fatherhood.
Stay healthy: With a newborn, the way you spend your time and energy will change.
Exercise regularly: Your physical well-being extends to exercising regularly to build up stamina.
Get enough sleep: Sleep is a precious commodity and getting enough of it is crucial in allowing your body.
Psych up mentally: Develop ways of managing mental and emotional stress.
Need help and guidance: If all this is starting to sound a little daunting, consider working with a therapist.
Seek out fellow dads: Another way to deal with encroaching fatherhood is to find fellow dads.
Division of labor: As your partner's pregnancy develops, you'll both need to plan the division of labor.