Things Expectant Fathers Worry About?

Things Expectant Fathers Worry About?

While it might not seem like it when he’s zoned out on the couch, watching a football game and drinking a beer, chances are, if your guy is a dad-to-be, he probably has some pretty hefty worries weighing on his mind. However, he probably isn’t going to tell you about them. So, really, what is he thinking about? Read on for some of guys’ top fears about becoming a dad. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Will I Be A Good Dad?

This one is a big one, and there’s no surprise that it’s at the top of most guys’ “worry list”. It’s just natural, when you are doing something for the first time, to worry about whether or not you will be any good at it. Plus, when that “something” is something as big as having a baby, it’s natural to worry about your ability to be a good father.

He’s probably thinking about his own childhood, and all the things he wants to repeat or not repeat, and there’s a lot of pressure on him right now. So, just know that he is worried about what kind of dad he is going to be.

Can I Afford This?

Yep, this is a big one, and any guy that tells you he isn’t worried about post-baby finances is lying! Babies are super expensive, everyone knows that! It’s not just the baby years that you have to pay for, there’s the whole childhood thing, braces, teenage years, first cars, cell phones, and college! Ahhh! It’s enough to stress any guy out!

Will My Wife Be The Same?

Yes, this one is maybe a little bit superficial, but it goes beyond physical appearances. Guys are worried about what pregnancy and motherhood can do to their partner. Of course, some guys are concerned about pregnancy meaning their wives are going to gain weight, and they wonder if sex will be the same after as it was before.

But, hormones also change quite a bit during pregnancy, and motherhood can make a woman much different than she was pre-baby. Many guys are concerned with how the whole thing is going to affect their lady, both physically and emotionally.

Is All The Fun Over?

This one is completely self centered, and that’s okay! Many guys are stuck in that eternal teenager mindset (even after having kids!), and it’s natural for them to worry about whether or not a baby means the end of all their fun. Does this mean no more loud football game tv parties in the living room?

No more money for their guys night out? Does this mean they’ll have to work 2 jobs and take all the overtime they can get just like their dads did? No more sex with the wife? Guys are usually at least a little bit concerned that becoming a dad means the end of all of the fun in their lives, so make sure to reassure him about this one a little bit!

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)