Diet and lifestyle changes can relieve some of the symptoms associated with GERD; however, in some cases medication or surgery are necessary.
Both should be treated at the same time, researchers say
Make a commitment. Sit down and think about your role as a parent, even before the baby arrives. Planning will reduce anxiety and help prepare you for what's coming.
Attend prenatal classes with your spouse. You can get a head start on your fathering assignment during these classes.
Seek peer support. You can learn a great deal about fatherhood by talking to other dads who are already "on the job."
Don't waste energy fretting if you had no father model for your own parenting. If you're determined to get it right, and willing to learn as you go, you're likely to succeed.