First Time Father. Baby Care

First Time Father - A Beginner's Note

First time dads, congratulations! So, your wife is expecting her first child and it is exciting.

This is where your role as a first time father begins and NOT after your baby is born. Your involvement as a husband has also been multiplied, so be prepared.

There are a couple of things that you might need to expect from your wife during her pregnancy, these could be:

  • Morning or late night sickness.
  • Food craving.
  • Constantly feels hot.
  • Feeling insecure.
  • Mood swings and short-tempered.
  • Physical change.
  • Constipation.

I am not saying that your wife will definitely experience all these problems, but she will likely experience some of them.

I will be addressing most of these issues in my other articles, so look out for them.

What I would encourage you as a first time father is to be supportive and sensitive towards your wife especially during her pregnancy. Like you, she has her uncertainties and insecurities. Go into parenthood as a partnership with your wife.

Fatherhood isn't easy, it is a life long learning journey and you will learn from your mistake. As a father of two children, I have made quite a few mistakes of my own and I am still making mistakes.

Your immediate task at hand as a first time father is to give your wife in a visible way all the love and support she needs throughout her pregnancy. After all, she is having your baby, she deserves it!

My prayer for you is that these articles in this site will be able to help you in some significant way.

So, first time fathers, all the best in the best journey you will ever begin!

Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads
by Gary Greenberg, Jeannie Hayden

The book is filled with advice that will appeal to the solution-centered male perspective, from step-by-step swaddling instructions to a guide for identifying six distinct infant crying patterns and more. Vetted by "several distinguished fellows" at the American Academy of Pediatrics.