Thursday, June 17, 2010

'We're pregnant': The changing role of new fathers |

The role of new fathers has been changing dramatically for more than a half-century.
In the 1950s and '60s, expectant fathers paced in hospital waiting rooms while their wives underwent the mysteries of labor and delivery. Sometime later, a nurse or doctor emerged and showed the new parent his cleaned and swaddled offspring through the nursery window.
Fathering preparation rituals might have revolved around painting a new room for the baby, indulging his pregnant wife's strange food cravings and purchasing cigars to hand out when the due date became a reality.

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