Recently we’ve had a few Dads-to-Be engage with us during #BumpBuzz—our weekly twitter chats. These Dads shared their anxiety with becoming a new dad, were quick to ask questions and most of all grateful for the support from the Twitter community. This got us thinking about how the role of dads before, during and after pregnancy has undergone so many changes over the years. It was not that long ago when Dads did not participate in the birth! Here at Mommi, one of the great benefits of Dads participating in all things pregnancy and parenting, is the plethora of wonderfully fun Dad bloggers, tweeters and authors that are now talking and sharing with us. We are learning so much from them!
According to NPR, Daddy bloggers have taken to the web as a logical outgrowth of the record number of stay at home and single fathers—*2014 Pew Research estimates in the US there are 2 million stay-at-home Dads. The trend continues as dads are finding each other through a slew of daddy podcasts. Basically, the dads have found a way to be supportive with each other, and it is making a huge impact on families.
“Society puts so much pressure on women to be this ‘ideal mother,’ ” says Scott Behson, PhD, professor and blogger at Fathers, Work and Family “that they feel really torn no matter what they do, that they’re not doing it right. And I think society hasn’t placed that on fathers, so maybe we have it easier in that regard.”
So today we wanted to share with you a delightfully fun blog, 3pregnantdads. These Dads take on the weight of being a 9-month pregnant woman for one month and share their highs and lows with you via short daily video posts.
ENJOY! We sure did and if you have a favorite Dad blogger tell us about him by commenting below or tweeting us at @mommihealth or on our Facebook page.
And most importantly – Let’s Hear it for the Dads!