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In Search of Fatherhood: A Male's Experience of Infertility

Fatherhood Infertility

When it comes to challenges around getting (and staying) pregnant, so often the focus and support is geared toward the woman. There are an abundance of support groups, books, and resources to help women overcome the challenging feelings that accompany unsuccessfully becoming pregnant.

But, as we all know, it takes two to make a baby, and rarely is the support and attention channeled toward men during periods of infertility.

In this post, we’ll explore what men go through during infertility with their partners, and offer some recommendations on how men can better cope alongside their partner during this challenging time.

Playing the Supportive Role

First off, supporting a woman ...

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5 Conversations to Have When Preparing for Parenthood

Pregnant Couple Reading Book Together

You and your partner are expecting! Congratulations. This time is normally full of excitement, anticipation, celebration, and bliss. When you think about preparing for your baby, you might normally register for a list of items you need, consider a bigger house, modify your social calendar, and change your eating/exercise regime. What is often overlooked is answering the tough questions and having the difficult conversations that would be beneficial to you and your partner as you fully prepare for this life transition. 

In this post, we examine five essential discussions that are important to have with your partner to work toward parenthood success.

Discuss parenting styles and values

Parenting isn’t ...

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