Many men are scared of the thought of a new child being born into the family, writes Hannah Chira
Despite desiring to be fathers, the prospect of a woman becoming pregnant scares off many men. This could be as a result of the fear of the unknown or fear caused by old societal tales.
Even this being the case, it is certainly a fact that pregnant wo men experience a variety of emotions and life changes and this is bound to rub on their partner in one way or another. But most first-time dads have their own feelings and concerns to deal with, too.
If it is a state of shock, panicked, overwhelmed scared, or that you’re just not ready, do not worry for you’re not alone. Like any big change, this will require a major adjust ment. And if the pregnancy wasn’t planned — half of all pregnancies aren’t — you may be feeling these emotions even more intensely.
You don’t have to feel guilty or anxious about having mixed emotions; it’s completely normal. And you can take steps to get more comfortable with the pregnancy, the idea of parenthood, and the preparations that can make it go as smoothly as possible.