Ah, the eternal struggle for balance continues into another year…
I’ll be ready to have a child when the guy I love stops acting like a child.
Good luck to you. (Seriously, though, we know some great guys—and some of them are super-supportive when it comes to birth control. It’s pretty hot, actually…)
Guests on Dr. Phil remind us why we love birth control so much
A sorority girl, a baby, a baby daddy…and his new girlfriend? This is why we are so very, very into birth control.
According to the folks from Dr. Phil:
Meleah broke up with her college boyfriend, Greg, because he was snooping through her phone, her Facebook, and trying to gather information on her from her sorority sisters. Two weeks later, Meleah discovered she was pregnant. Now, the baby is here, Greg is unsure he’s the father, plus, Greg has a new girlfriend. Watch this “Dr. Phil” and see how he sorts through the complicated emotions of Meleah, Meleah’s mother, Greg and his new girlfriend.
Sounds really, really complicated. We’re definitely interested in seeing if they can work it all out…and a little bird told us Dr. Phil may be mentioning Bedsider. Which is awesome, since we’re all about helping people avoid situations like this one. If you want to watch, the episode airs Thursday (tomorrow!), September 29th. Not sure when or what channel? Never fear, you can find out here.
’The single biggest factor, though, is the education of young women,’ Mr. Heisel said. Girls with more schooling make better decisions about getting pregnant and learn to protect themselves and their newborns.
The hormones don’t lie: guys are wired for parenting, too
Turns out women aren’t the only ones whose hormones are affected by having a child—according to a recent study, men’s hormones change too. What kind of changes, you ask? In a nutshell, the more involved a guy is in raising his child(ren), the lower his testosterone levels go. According to a New York Times article on the study, this doesn’t mean he’s any less manly—sounds to us like it just means he’s a better partner and a better dad.
“A dad with lower testosterone is maybe a little more sensitive to cues from his child, and maybe he’s a little less sensitive to cues from a woman he meets at a restaurant,” said Peter Gray, an anthropologist at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who has conducted unrelated research on testosterone in fathers.
Different strokes for different folks, but we’re guessing a lot of women wouldn’t miss the testosterone when you put it like that.
“Father and son surf lesson in Morro Bay, CA” image by Michael “Mike” L. Baird.