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‘Daddy Bootcamp' Is Reducing The Mental Load Of New Motherhood

Posted On: Sep 17, 2019   |   Posted By: Scary Mommy

‘Daddy Bootcamp' Is Reducing The Mental Load Of New Motherhood

When I was pregnant with my son Lucas 14 years ago, my then-husband and I attended a prenatal class to prepare us for childbirth. The class, which focused mainly on me and what I should expect, consisted of a couple of 3-hour sessions a week or so apart. Aside from having interacted with babies in his family, that class was my husband's only real meaningful gathering of information leading up to the birth of our baby. Well, the class, and... me. I was the primary source of expertise on all things baby.
My nightstand hosted a small library of baby-care books, from the requisite What to Expect tome to more specific books offering insight on successful breastfeeding, attachment parenting, and gentle sleep-training solutions. I read them all. My husband went about his business as usual, barely glancing at the books I was so desperately trying to commit to memory. It wasn't that he didn't care - it's that he assumed I would share the information with him when the need arose. He believed I had everything under...

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