Mr. Would be Daddy – Part 10/10

Mr. Would be Daddy – Part 10/10
Putting it all together! Face your anxieties; and the way to get rid of them is seeking correct & rational information. Develop your healthy eating habits, with her. Eat enough veggies, fruits and protein; take iodized salt, ensure regular intake of iron-folic acid tablets. You will have alternative ways of taking iron if there are ...

Mr. Would be Daddy – part 9/10

Mr. Would be Daddy – part 9/10
Certain nutrients are absolutely essential and must be consumed in pregnancy. These are folic acid, calcium, vitamin D, protein and iron. Common foods with estimated quantities of these nutrients, are as follows: 1) Folic acid (FA): 800 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid are needed per day. 3/4th cup of a ready-to-eat folic acid fortified cereal ...

Mr. Would be Daddy – Part 8/10

Mr. Would be Daddy – Part 8/10
The baby’s first day is delicate and critical, with lasting impact on later growth and development. There are key things to keep in mind after the baby is born and crying. First, he/she should be breastfed within an hour after birth (for normal deliveries AND C-sections). Even after C-sections, babies can be fed, with the ...

Mr. Would be Daddy – Part 7/10

Mr. Would be Daddy – Part 7/10
As a father, it’s important to be prepared for some major changes after your child is born. First, the changes in routine will seem like culture shock – who will do the groceries, laundry and shopping? How will the housework get done? What about washing and drying baby’s clothes? Will the dinner time change? Will ...

Mr. Would be Daddy – Part 6/10

Mr. Would be Daddy – Part 6/10
As a father, it’s good for you to become a ‘reminder alarm’, for the laundry list of pregnancy tests that she will receive. What are these tests? First, the blood tests will check hemoglobin, cell counts, blood group, and sugar for ruling out diabetes. Urine analysis will check the presence of bacteria, protein, sugar and ...

Mr. Would be Daddy – Part 5/10

Mr. Would be Daddy – Part 5/10
Pregnancy will create chaos in her physiology (i.e. hormones) resulting in not only physical health problems (e.g. morning sickness) but also changing moods, emotions, needs and behaviors. All you have to do is be patient and divert attention – or just listen. Recognize that it’s a temporary phase. Don’t try to solve/reason or counsel her ...

Mr. Would be Daddy – Part 4/10

Mr. Would be Daddy – Part 4/10
Sleeping is a pain during pregnancy and she would frequently tell you that! Ever wondered why? Sleeping on the back lets the baby put pressure on the mother’s spine, back muscles and even the intestines and major blood vessels. The result is pain, decreased blood supply and discomfort – this will increase as she moves ...

Mr. Would be Daddy – Part 3/10

Mr. Would be Daddy – Part 3/10
We all know about frequent vomiting in early months of pregnancy and there are no exceptions to this phenomenon! Yes, it will be frequent, annoying and weakening, for her. You will get a lot of advice on how to curb this (especially in India!) and even books written on it. We want to focus on ...

Mr. Would be Daddy – Part 2/10

Mr. Would be Daddy – Part 2/10
Imagine the list of lifestyle changes advised to the mother during the critical nine months! Don’t you think it will be more practical if you ‘partner’ with her, to adopt these changes? The first thing is eating healthy i.e. more green vegetables, fruits, starch (e.g. bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, cereal), protein (e.g. fish, lean meat, ...

Mr. Would be Daddy – Part 1/10

Mr. Would be Daddy – Part 1/10
You have got a promotion! It’s time to celebrate! The promotion comes with, bit more responsibility – some of it, before the child is born. But first things first, we must FACE our anxieties. For example – Will my baby be born healthy? How can I help my wife in pregnancy? How will the delivery ...

To Dear Future Father

19. June 2016 Dad's 0
To Dear Future Father
In this era we focus our attention completely towards pregnant mother to improve health of child. Even before the pregnancy much attention is given towards how healthy potential mother is or there are always comments about women’s ability to carry healthy pregnancy once she is of child bearing age. I guess that is Indian culture ...