I thought this short video was hilarious.
However, I don’t agree with Mila being against men saying they are pregnant (and I know she was joking). I think the “we” of being pregnant is important. Yes, men will never know of the bodily changes or the discomfort and extraordinary pain that women go through. We men will never have to deal with the extreme emotions and the nausea.
Being a man today is stepping fully into supporting a woman through her pregnancy. It is seeing that this is not an experience that is separate from the man, but one that is integrally connected and a critical part of the child’s development.
I like the “we ” because it means there are two people having different experiences and doing it together.
Men Have a Unique Experience During Pregnancy
Our energy is felt outside the womb. As a dad, we are usually trying to instill feelings of safety, love. It’s a one of a kind way of emitting support and stability that fathers can provide uniquely from mothers. Honoring dads who want to own their part of the pregnancy is a noble way to support fathers. Don’t dog on men saying they are pregnant Mila (funny though, watch this video for a laugh especially if you’re an expecting dad).
As part of my practice, I work with fathers and soon-to-be dads on how to be the best version of themselves to reflect to their families. It’s a balancing act to be a great dad, get good nutrition, proper mental health support, and maintain a successful career. I work with men to be bold, authentic and create positive relationships in their lives. Contact me.