Being the male partner from conception to parenthood has it's ups and downs which are rarely explored or addressed. Men often have extra concerns where they are the main or only income earner, have little knowledge about what their partner is going through or if they have no-one they can relate to, going through what they are. BellyBelly is here to help! Most of the articles in this section are written by men, for men. Here's the reason it's cool to check out a woman-dominated website. Help us change that - we want more men!
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Sex after having a baby is a tricky thing - some new dads complain about not getting enough and some new mums complain about not being left alone! Here are 10 big reasons she doesn't want sex and what you can do about it.
There's five really important things we want you to know, dads. We're not always great at expressing these things, amongst the sleepy haze, demand for our resources and time and sometimes we just don't know how to verbalise exactly what is bothering us. Yes we are emotional creatures, but with your understanding of these things, we can feel so much better about ourselves and our journey into motherhood.
What advice should a father give to his son about women and sex? In this brilliant article, Jonathon Aslay, father of two, gives us 9 gems of advice that I would dearly hope for my own son to hear.
Long gone are the days when fathers-to-be are left waiting in the wings to hear the announcement of their child's birth by doctors and nurses. Instead, more partners than ever are playing an active role in the birth of their child and are keen to learn what they can do to help their birthing partner.
Blokes - want to know the best way to bond with your baby right from the moment of birth? No matter if your baby is born by caesarean or vaginally, here's a great article explaining how bonding happens for dads and how you can best bond with your baby.
Blokes, do you know what the biggest cause of women giving up breastfeeding is? Do you know how crucial your role is in breastfeeding success and satisfaction? If your partner will be or is breastfeeding, then this is a must read article written by a bloke, who writes especially for the BellyBelly blokes, David Vernon.
Bonding with baby doesn't come easily or naturally for some men. At times men can feel in the dark about tending to their babies’ incessant needs and alleviating any stress of their partners. How can they bond with their babies and not feel so helpless? Matthew Kick has some great suggestions for brand new dads or dads-to-be.
Dads - not sure how you might be able to help your partner after the birth of your baby? Maybe you can't breastfeed for her, but we have plenty of great tips compiled by BellyBelly Psychologist, Daniel Chable. Also included are plenty of suggestions from mothers themselves as to what really helps them, that you CAN do.
Father's day gift ideas (and not so good gift ideas!) from the point of view of a father, Peter Loupelis. A short, light-hearted piece designed to help you get dad a present he's really going to like this father's day!
Stay at home mums need a break, dads, and we need your help with it. Of course, anyone would love a break, no matter what day job we do, we all work so hard and dream of white sandy beaches. But thats not the kind of break stay at home mothers dream of. Just like every human being, we all need a break from our day job. Find out what sort of break mum really needs.
When you think about what labour and birth might be like, you will probably form a romanticised image - just yourself and your partner managing beautifully without the interference of anyone else and without any medical intervention. But is it really that realistic?
Does your partner have Post-Natal Depression? Are you feeling worried or concerned about the well-being of your partner or her ability to look after the baby (or any other children you have?) Here's some great information to help and support you and your partner.
I find that the issue of sex after baby is often of concern for both males and females. Both commonly feel a sense of loss about sex after the birth of a baby.
I've often had discussions with new parents about what is fair (in their relationship). The best definition that I have been able to find is as follows.
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