There’s plenty research backing up the importance of healthy body weight and good diet prior to conceiving. However – bad news, guys – a brand new study reveals that dads-to-be might have to shape up pre-pregnancy, too; and not just to increase chances of conception, but to improve infant health long-term.
A University of Copenhagen study has discovered that information about a father’s weight can be transmitted to his child via his sperm – in other words, if you’ve got a penchant for overindulgence, chances are your progeny will inherit the same proclivity for super-sizing.
Researchers analysed sperm cells from both overweight and lean men; the results indicate that there are different epigenetic marks present in the overweight men—and these markers can influence the next generation’s appetite. Continue reading
Think of all the imaginative Mother’s Day presents you’ve received over the years, and when put together, they probably still won’t trump this dad’s attempt at the ultimate ‘thoughtful’ gift for the mother of his children…
In a show of loving solidarity – and possibly a bit of masochistic stupidity – American Broadcaster Penn Holderness agreed to let his mummy blogger wife Kim, hook him up to a labour simulator in their doctor’s surgery. “I just think to really embrace fatherhood, you should experience what it took to become a mother,” the mum-of-two says in the video the couple shared on YouTube.
A lot of fuss gets made about mummy-to-be’s hospital bag. But even though mama is the one with the title role during the big ‘L’, Daddy doesn’t exactly have it breezy playing sidekick. So here’s a list of a few pre-packed supplies for him that will make for a better prepped birthing partner — and thus a happier mummy (or as ‘happy’ as one can get between contractions).
So, you’ve had three kids and your belly is not quite what it used to be; that’s what happens when something is stretched to some serious kind of proportion (more than once). But what about ‘dadbod’? You know – cuddly torso, gentle paunch with killer guns and sexy-toned legs…uh, it’s not like dad had to fit the equivalent of three watermelons in his tummy (never mind get them out)!?
But dadbod – it’s a real thing. A new study by Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine has revealed that men who become fathers experience weight gain and an increase in body mass index (a measurement of body fat based on height and weight).