Top ten survival tips to help expecting dads overcome the strange and often uncomfortable first visit to the Ob/Gyn. Learn what to expect during the visit, and how to prepare for the unexpected. Let the Doctors handle the medical stuff, and avoi...
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Clay: It's become something of a right of passage for a man of a certain age, the moment at which you leave behind youthfulness and enter fully manhood and even fatherhood. Brad: That's right. This week we're talking about a dude's first visit to the gynecologist. Clay: This week's show is brought to you by BABYBJÖRN. Hey! Daddy Brad, did you know, BABYBJÖRN makes four different models of baby carriers? Brad: I did. Clay: If you're watching this video and you go to DadLabs.com and leave a comment, be the first one to name all four models of BABYBJÖRN baby carriers. We're going to give you a free BABYBJÖRN Original Spirit Baby Carrier. It comes in lots of colors. Brad: Now we know that there are lots of well-adjusted and mature expecting fathers out there for whom a visit to the OB/GYN office is no big deal. Clay: Yes, but you neither watch nor make DadLabs videos. Therefore, for the rest of you, we offer our top ten survival tips for the gynecologist office. Brad: Bring reading material. Now, you might get a few points for producing fit pregnancy, but during the exam, you may want something you can really immerse yourself in. Clay: Scan the waiting room for another guy, observing carefully, and reassure yourself that he is way more clueless than you are. Brad: Comments, positive or negative about the appearance of the other women in the waiting room will not be welcomed. Now, that is a really good-looking maternity dress, what? Clay: If you absolutely have to use the facilities while you are at the OB/GYN office, bear in mind that the plastic cups are not for water and, for God's sakes, put the lid down. Brad: Refrain from all speech and gestures for one minute before, during and one minute after the way in. No, but that's good, you're supposed to gain tons of weight. Clay: If it's at all within your power, convince your wife to have a female OB/GYN. This will greatly reduce the number of people that you have the urge to sock in the head during internal exams. Brad: Bring to each appointment one can question that's not about sex. Hey Doc! Are there any household chores she should avoid doing? Clay: During the entirety of the appointment, please refrain from sophomoric uterine humor. Hello, hello, hello, I go, Hey Doc! Get a little community cervix, you probably heard that one, trying to break the tension, because you have your hand in my wife's vagina. Brad: Make sure that if you decided to preserve the magic of the Voodoo and not to seat in that state, you talk to your wife beforehand and not just run out of the examination room screaming. Clay: And our number one tip for surviving the gynecologist's office is, go to every single appointment, practice makes perfect. You'll be glad you did. Your wife will feel supported and you won't miss out on any of the amazing moments like the first time you hear the heartbeat or that first kind of creepy ultrasound. Clay: Thanks to our sponsors, BABYBJÖRN, and a reminder, go to our site DadLabs.com. Be the first one to leave a comment naming all four models of BABYBJÖRN baby carriers and you'll win a BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Original Spirit. Brad: Now that's all the time we have this week. If you've got some great survival tips about how to survive the OB/GYN visit, go to DadLabs.com and leave us a message. Clay: That's all for us this week. See you next time. [Cross Talk] Hey! Did you make any of those mistakes? Brad: Yeah, I did, all of them. Clay: Yeah, me too. Brad: Hey! Can I get in on that contest thing? I know all four. Clay: I know, but you have all four. Brad: But can I get in on that? Clay: Do you want me to go get you one? Brad: I want in contest. I want to show you that I know the names. [Cross Talk]

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