Not the Man I Used To Be

By on August 9, 2016

The funny thing is, your hormone levels are changing as well. According to recent research, your levels of cortisol, the fight-or-flight hormone, surge and spike about six weeks after you get the news about the pregnancy. Also, about three weeks before birth, your level of testosterone reduces by nearly one-third. So the baby is changing your woman and making you want to run away crying at the same time. If another guy challenged your manhood, you would be more likely to engage him in a slap fight or maybe a runway duel, à la ‘Zoolander.’ It’s no wonder new parents don’t feel like themselves, because of all those changes in their lives and their bodies. Strap yourself in and get ready for the only thing you know for sure: changes are coming your way.                                                                                                                                                 – John Pfeiffer, “Dude, You’re Gonna Be a Dad!”