It's a common mistake to think that it's just the woman who
suffers, stresses and slurps down the milk shakes during a
pregnancy. Dads feel the pain and share in the weight gain of their
wives' pregnancies, says Harlan Cohen, advice columnist and author
What was your motivation for writing this
I wrote another book, The Naked Roommate, to help college
students get comfortable with college life because I thought
college was 90 percent amazing and 10 percent difficult. You can
apply that to pregnancy, too. Having a child is an amazing
experience. Nothing compares to the joyous sensory explosion of
being a parent. It's also really hard and difficult.
What's unique about Dad's Pregnant Too! as a pregnancy
You will never find stories from women relating to their
relationship with their partner and what they did right and wrong
and what you as an expectant father can learn from mistakes of
others. I heard from men who shared stories they didn't share with
one another. Things guys don't talk to other guys about.
What are your top tips for expectant couples?
Give your partner permission to be wrong even though you're
right. It's about supporting your partner emotionally and about
As a parent of two living in Chicago, what do you like
best about the city? What's the worst?
The best thing is that you have every choice to make your
decisions. ...You can have a home birth or a hospital birth in a
leading facility. You can pick and choose where to go. Not everyone
has these options. The worst is the storage. When you don't have
space and you're tripping over diapers, shoes, the Pack and Play.
I've become the best cleaner in the world.
Sara Fisher is a mother of two living in Roscoe Village. She also blogs at selfmademom.net.
See more of Sara's stories here.
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