Understanding Your Husband Through Conception & Pregnancy

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One thing is for sure, men today are much more involved than they were years ago. In the 1960’s it was normal for only about 5% of men to attend the birth of their own children.

Yes, he agreed to have a baby with you. And he is more than happy to take part in the trying to conceive part, especially in the beginning. What could be better; no holds barred sex and not having to worry about an ‘accident’ can make way for some passionate lovemaking. But have you ever wondered what he is really thinking?

First of all, men don’t see past the sex part to begin with. When you tell them you are pregnant, they suddenly realize what they did, and they may be feeling like a toddler with their hand caught in the cookie jar. Not only do they have to admit to your dad that they are having sex with his daughter, yikes, but they are suddenly going to be a father, double yikes. A few men have sympathy pains early on, which include nausea and vomiting, and lots of men gain weight right alongside their wives. Perhaps it’s all the worry, fear, and excitement getting the best of them.

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One thing is for sure, men today are much more involved than they were years ago. In the 1960’s it was normal for only about 5% of men to attend the birth of their own children. By 1990, those numbers increased to over 95%. This shows that today’s man wants to be more than just the breadwinner when it comes to raising their children, and often this shows throughout conception and pregnancy. Men will attend doctor visits, be excited over the ultrasounds, and become queasy at the thought of their wife’s cervix being checked. They also realize more closely just how hard pregnancy can be on a woman and are probably thankful and grateful that it isn’t happening to them. Standing together and being supportive throughout pregnancy and childbirth can give women the support they need to stay healthy and happy.

What do you think?

Understanding Your Husband Through Conception & Pregnancy

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  1. LIZ says:

    my husband was very supportive with my pregnancy when baby hear his voice she want to jump and jump and now that shes around she cant stop jumping when she sees daddy, she loves him so much im so happy for that

  2. mommy nhoj says:

    My husband has been supportive all through out my pregnancy and is much more supportive after I gave birth!

  3. TaKeisha says:

    Good article. My husband is the one who suggested that we try to get pregnant.

  4. MrsPearson says:

    It was planned but i like this information

  5. Toshi89 says:

    It wasn’t planned but my husband was ecstatic! Also if you’re married I’m sure it’s a lot easier to face dad. J/S

  6. KEIYONDA says:


  7. well my husband tells me if his scared which I think its better for him to tell me knw so I can help him through and he cann help too

  8. Nina says:

    My husband was ecstatic when he found out I was pregnant, he couldn’t wait ta tell everyone lol and then when we miscarried on our first try he actually took it harder than I did, when I got pregnant again he got all excited again, this time waited till I felt it was safe ta tell, then told everyone he could lol He’s in AIT in the army at the moment, but almost every other day he’s asking me how the baby is doing. He even jumped for joy when I told him he was gana get a little girl lmao xD

  9. Kristy says:

    The statistic about only 5% of men attending the birth of their child is a bit misleading. Many men were not allowed to be present at childbirth. It was common for them to wait in the waiting room or even go home!

  10. Janice says:

    So, if I were them,I would keep it all quite until the job was done, then I would take a long fishing trip to Canada or Alaska, while the women had their hen party.

  11. sheenaholman says:

    My husband was overwhelmed when he found out I was pregnant. But as soon as his little girl came to meet him he fell in love instantly.

  12. verochka31 says:

    my husband always wanted a family. he married in his early thirties and wanted to start as soon as possible and so did I. I wanted children more than anything. He was siupportive everytime we were expecting.

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  14. katie says:

    my husband is wonderful with the babies, and me he helps alot,its soooo awesome

  15. RAQUEL says:

    My hubby has been a great dad to our little girl. He was there threw the labor and when I arrived home he had everything clean and ready. This article made me appreciate him a lot more.

  16. my boyfriend wants to be the exact opposite of his dad and be in our child’s life. he and I first child!

  17. HMomOf4 says:

    Mine is super excited! we are 20 weeks and he can’t wait to meet his newest arrival!

  18. ErinF says:

    Awww. I don’t think it’s quite sunk in for my husband yet.

  19. This article is so true! My husband was wanting to have a baby and when I told him I was pregnant..you could see the shock in his face. He is really excited now, but he was speechless when I told him.

  20. Tabby says:

    the information is relevant and very helpful. must say it really relates to me in alot of ways too

  21. Julie says:

    My poor husband has gotten the blunt end of my pregnancy. It’s our first and I have been so grouchy the past 2 months. He’s a trooper though. He has gained some weight and had weird dreams when I do.


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