7 Things Men Don’t Know About the Delivery Room


Nothing prepares you for what you’ll experience. — One of the happiest days of my life was finding out that my wife was pregnant. I couldn’t believe that I was going to be a father. The realization that I would be a special part of another human being’s life was mind blowing. I always pictured […]

The Perfect Dad and Newborn Moment

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If you’re looking for 60 seconds of pure rapture, this is it.

Being a Dad—Babies’ First Moments

Being a Dad by One Born Every Minute

Fatherhood happens gradually, then suddenly. These midwives shatter the stereotype of men never expressing emotion or shedding tears.

Nothing to Do But Wait When the Baby Is Late


Dan Szczesny find peace in the calm before the parenthood storm.

Working The Baby Expo Circuit

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Dan Szczesny searches for a man’s role among the butt wipes and breast pumps.

A Real Mother of a Matinee

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Ben Shaberman wasn’t sure what to expect when his girlfriend took him to see “Orgasmic Birth”. Yes, you read that right.

Teddy Bear Meets Best Friend

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This teddy bear just won the internet’s heart.

Moving Photo Project Shows Dads In The Moments After They First Become Fathers


Photographer Dave Young captures new fathers’ reactions and expressions after the birth of their children in 8 amazing photos.

Crying Makes a Man Feel Whole

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Tears of joy, disappointment, love, or loss–all add texture to man’s being.

“Today my niece is such a normal, healthy, rambunctious first grader, that it is hard to believe she ever got off to such a fragile start.”

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My Hurricane

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It has been a year since Hurricane Sandy. Ariel Chesler looks back on the storm and the birth of his daughter.

Everything Since: Five Weeks at Home With a Baby, Five Months as a Father


Joe Stracci spent 5 weeks at home with his daughter, just long enough to learn everything and nothing.

Dear John: Seeing Baby’s Birth Kills His Sex Drive


A dad uncomfortable after birth, a “When Harry Met Sally” frustration, and guy who is only infatuated until the other person is.

The First Time: Dad Demands Epidural

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First-time dad Dustin Fisher hopes that his first childbirth doesn’t set the tone for the rest of his parenting life.

It’s Not About Why

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One minute we were laughing and thirty-five minutes later, I was being asked which of my husband’s organs I was willing to give away.

On Death and Birth


Mark Watkins experiences two births and two deaths and is struck by their parallels.