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Advice For Dads

The Pre-Pregnancy Diet Plan...For Him

You know it’s important to develop healthy eating habits before baby comes, but dad’s patterns matter, too, says new research from McGill University in Canada.

Male mice that consumed a folate-deficient diet were 30 percent more likely to have offspring with birth defects, compared to mice that ate a diet rich in folate.

What to Do with an Overloaded iPhone

Every mom has been there, ready to snap a photo or quick video of your baby playing in the bathtub or crawling on the beach when your phone flashes the dreaded “not enough free space.”

You don’t want to lose a single photo, especially for the moments when you’re away from your little one or want to be a proud mama when you’re out with friends, so what can you do?

We’ve rounded up some easy options for saving, storing and printing every single shot to last long after you’ve traded your phone in for a new model.

The 5-Step Guide to Babyproofing

When it comes to babyproofing, you’ve thought of everything, right? (Outlet covers? Check. Safety gates? Of course.) But according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, accidental death rates dropped among all age groups in 2009, the latest year for which data is available—except among babies younger than 1 year. Below are the leading causes of accidental death for babies, listed in order, along with advice to keep your child out of harm’s way.

1. Suffocation More than 900 babies younger than 12 months died in 2009 from suffocation.

Will Our Marriage Survive Multiples? Preparing for Life With Twins

When I first learned I was having twins, I did what any self-respecting woman would do: I panicked. I also scoured the Internet for advice, war stories — anything that would help my husband and I survive becoming first-time parents to, not one, but two newborns. The information I found wasn't terribly reassuring.

How Having a Son Can Help Your Marriage

Since becoming the mother of a boy, I have learned a great deal about changing diapers without getting pee in your eye and treating minor but constant head wounds, and have vastly improved my construction-vehicle taxonomy.

My son has also taught me a lot about my husband, and not just that sports preferences are as genetic as eye color.

Workout Suggestions for Fergie and Josh: Partner Yoga

Fergie and Josh Duhamel have an amazing relationship, but sometimes, during pregnancy, it's hard for women to relate to their partners. Partner poses are great for your relationship and your health. We recommend these for the expecting couple. Looking for more?  These 10 yoga poses are safe for every trimester 

Are You Ready for a Baby?

Once you and your partner decided you want to have a baby, daydreaming about your new family—and the fun you’ll have creating it—might be consuming most of your thoughts these days. And while you’ve probably heard from most people with children that you’re “never completely ready to have a baby,” there are a few discussion points you and your guy should cover before you get pregnant.

Create a Financial Safety Net

It’s a vitally important part of parenting but not terribly pleasant: making sure you and your family will be taken care of financially, no matter what happens.

Here’s expert advice on getting started:

1. Buy health insurance

Health coverage should be an absolute priority. to keep premiums manageable and still protect yourself against a catastrophe, get a plan with a high deductible—$5,000 or more—through your employer or as an individual.

6 Tips for Dads “In Labor”

For every mother who goes into labor, there’s a guy out there (and very likely right there in the labor room) who’s having a baby too. I don’t mean that literally.  Lots of women have babies without a guy in sight and none of the men becoming new fathers actually have even one single contraction.  What I mean is, guys in the labor room are important too. They have an important role to play in supporting the laboring mother and welcoming their new babies, but they also have needs of their own.

I Don't Want My Mom & Sister in the Delivery Room

The Dilemma

I only want my husband in the delivery room with me. How do I tell my mom and sisters?

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