Pregnancy can be a thrilling adventure for a couple. Although most attention is directed toward the mom-to-be, the nine months of pregnancy are an exciting, moving— and, yes, occasionally stressful!—time for the expectant father as well. Written with the needs and concerns of the dad-to-be in mind, this book includes a comprehensive glossary of terms, a resource section, up-to-date medical information, and tips for supporting your partner during pregnancy and the birth of your new baby. It will also help you be the best father you can be by covering such topics as: • The tests and procedures your partner may undergo • The impact of pregnancy on your relationship and how to handle it • Ways to evaluate the expenses of having a baby • How to be a great labor coach
Every father-to-be's handbook for knowing what to expect when expecting! In today's world, men are more involved in their wives' pregnancies than ever before. This 2nd Edition of Dad's Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies gives new fathers a hands-on guide that covers all of the logistical, physical, and emotional aspects of pregnancy. It is a wealth of information on topics, such as setting up the nursery, childbirth 101, and how to take care of your newborn. The book includes ideas for knowing the right time to break the news and the pregnancy timeline. Once the baby arrives, this handbook gives you the low-down on what you can expect during the first six months, such as how to change diapers and feed the little one. You'll also explore much more in-depth topics such as the new technology behind ultrasounds, and the information that is gleaned from them, the lowdown on vaccination updates, information to take the fear out of cesarean sections, tips on prenatal depression, new developments on infertility treatments, and so much more! Helps to take the fear out of fatherhood with down-to-earth advice and information Reveals how smoking leads to development problems and the possible dangers of e-cigarettes Shows new dads a playbook for how they can help throughout the pregnancy and during the delivery Offers practical tips for chronicling baby's life from ultrasound to year one If you're going to be a new dad, this is a survival guide of what to expect as your bundle of joy is on the way is the complete, easy-to-read resource for preparing with your partner.
How can you become an effective, involved father when you see your baby only briefly after work? What is the best way to start saving for your child's college education? The answers to these questions and hundreds more are found on the pages of this easy-to-follow, information-packed volume. Author Armin Brott devotes a chapter to each month of the first year. In each chapter he charts the physical, intellectual, verbal, and emotional changes the child is going through, and examines the emotional and psychological development the father may experience. He also covers such general parenting issues as coping with crying, finding quality child care, and understanding changes in the relationship with one's partner. This new edition features the latest research on many topics, from what's going on at the hospital right after childbirth to what a dad can do when his partner is having trouble breastfeeding, to advice for dads in the military and others who are separated from their kids. More information on preemies, twins, and triplets has been added, along with advice for divorced and renewed dads. The resources section and bibliography are considerably expanded. Illustrated throughout with New Yorker-style cartoons that underscore the joys and woes of parenting, The New Father is an essential sourcebook for every dad. It is sure to give moms fresh insights as well.
“Truly a landmark book” --Martin Greenberg, M.D., psychiatrist and author, Birth of a Father “When a couple decides to have a baby, it's not only the woman who undergoes changes during pregnancy. The father, too, experiences many changes and it's important that his needs and concerns be addressed. In When She’s Pregnant, noted psychologist Jerrold Lee Shapiro helps fathers-to-be understand their new roles, get involved, and prepare for fatherhood. This is a supportive guide for men, addressing their anxieties, fears, and unfamiliarity with imminent fatherhood. It demystifies the nine months of pregnancy, explains step-by-step the labor and delivery process, the experiences of the new mother and baby, and the new family. "The experiences of men during pregnancy are spelled out with exquisite and sensitive breadth. Filled with information and tips for about-to-be parents. I strongly recommend this book to all couples contemplating or expecting a baby.... Will help the family get off to a good start." -Martin Greenberg, M.D. -- "Everyone who works with expectant families and everyone having a baby should read this book. It will make crossing that one-way bridge to fatherhood immeasurably smoother." -Carl Jones, certified childbirth educator, and author, Mind over Labor
Your partner is pregnant, and by now you’re undoubtedly experiencing the element of fear that every dad-to-be feels upon learning a new baby is on the way. Well, sir, it’s time to embrace this fear and tackle parenthood and the pregnancy process head-on! Packed with information, tips, and advice, from the development of your baby month by month to how to help your partner throughout the birth—Pregnancy for Dads-to-Be is a jargon-free, easy read that will help you understand what to expect during pregnancy and how to plan for the weeks ahead. The breakdown of advice will include: Preparing your partner for pregnancy The first trimester: 0–12 weeks The second trimester: 13–27 weeks The third trimester: 28–40 weeks Birth and beyond Life with a newborn It’s never too early to start preparing your home to accommodate a baby. Whether you or someone you know will soon be fathering a bundle of joy, Pregnancy for Dads-to-Be will serve as an invaluable resource and will properly prepare you for the joy of fatherhood.
If you're an expectant father, there's a surprise around every corner... Dad's Expecting Too! is a witty and wise guide to everything you and your partner need to know about having a baby--from the moment you discover she's pregnant to the first night home with your newborn. Packed with the best advice from experts and parents who have been there before, this must-have book offers essential tips, insights, and stories about the most exhilarating, intimidating, and awesome experience of your lives. This newly revised edition features updated health and safety information, new resources for adoptive fathers, ideas for celebrating with "dadchelor parties," and more. The First Few Weeks •Telling friends and family; the first doctor appointments How the Baby Grows •Track week-by-week developments •Month-by-month pictures of a baby Expectant Moms and Dads 101 •Happy, hormonal, nesting, and exhausted moms-to-be •In-awe, on-call, scared, and "me too: dads-to-be Spoiling Your Partner •Massages, gifts, and providing vital emotional support The Big Day: Labor and Delivery •Everything you'll see, hear, do After the Baby Is Born •Feedings, surviving the first few nights, and rekindling your love life
There are approximately 3,712 ways for a guy to look stupid during pregnancy - this book's here to help you avoid all(most) of them. And here's your first hint: Focus on what you can be doing for her rather than what's happening to her. She's pregnant. She knows that. You know that. And her 152 baby books tell her exactly what she can expect. Your job is to learn what you can do between the stick turning blue and the drive to the delivery room to make the next nine months go as smoothly as possible. That's where John Pfeiffer steps in. Like any good coach, he's been through it. He's dealt with the morning sickness and doctor visits, painting the baby's nursery and packing the overnight bag, choosing a name, hospital, and the color of the car-seat cover. All the while he remained positive and responsive - there with a "You're beautiful" when necessary - but assertive during the decision-making process (he didn't want to wind up with a kid named Percy). And now it's your turn. She might be having the baby, but you have plenty of responsibilities.
Perhaps the most powerful influence in the world is that of a dad on his child. Baseball gloves, dirty diapers, tiny little hands, first days of school, daddy-daughter dances, and learner's permits... and so much more! There's no way you can be ready for it all, but this is when you need to get a bit of a head start... First Time Dad by Focus on the Family ministry veteran (and father of 6) John Fuller lets you in on the stuff you really need to know... because in just a few months or weeks or days, your life is going to change--forever. Set good priorities. Break bad habits and/or family patterns. Recognize and recover from some common fathering mistakes. Know that your words have immense power. And learn how to cultivate a lasting parent-child relationship. So, instead of wondering "oh man, oh man, oh man... what am I going to do now?" for 9 months... read this short book (plus it's pretty fun too) and get excited! "Dad, your job is critical... And you can do it."
Describes the changes accompanying each month of pregnancy and covers financial concerns, emotions, ways to support one's partner, and preparation for fatherhood.
When it comes to the unknown territory of having a baby, moms-to-be have nearly unending resources to plan and execute a healthy pregnancy and navigate those first months and years as a parent with confidence. New dads? Not so much. They want to get in the game too, but, says Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson, "I could find clearer direction for putting together a baby swing than for taking care of a newborn child." The New Dad's Playbook is every man's game plan to being the best partner and the best father, from pre-season (preparing for fatherhood) to Super Bowl (birth) to post-season (after baby is home). It helps men understand what their wives are going through physically and emotionally during and after pregnancy, allowing them to support their most important teammate. It tells men what to expect when their baby is home--and what to do when the unexpected happens. This tell-it-like-it-is book will take men from just winging it to winning it.
Dad's Pregnant Too is a witty, wise and considerate guide for expectant fathers.
An indispensable survival manual for guys entering the trenches of fatherhood, Be Prepared is loaded with one-of-a-kind insights, MacGyver-esque tips and tricks, and no-nonsense advice for mastering the first year as a dad. Finally, a book that teaches men all the things they really need to know about fatherhood...including how to: -Change a baby at a packed sports stadium -Create a decoy drawer full of old wallets, remote controls, and cell phones to throw baby off the scent of your real gear -Stay awake (or at least upright) at work -Babyproof a hotel room in four minutes flat -Construct an emergency diaper out of a towel, a sock, and duct tape Packed with helpful diagrams and detailed instructions, and delivered with a wry sense of humor, Be Prepared is the ultimate guide for sleep-deprived, applesauce-covered fathers everywhere.
Let me guess: your Facebook page is littered with baby studies and you're hearing "Having a baby changes everything" more often than "Having a baby is pure joy." The sad fact is that pregnancy has been turned into a cataclysmic medical emergency and parenthood's become an obstacle course of optimization. Music journalist Chris Kornelis has no patience for any of it. He didn't know the first thing about pregnancy when his wife gave him the good news, but he knew that the birth of a child should be a joyous occasion, not a minefield of stress and shame. Rocking Fatherhood provides a week-by-week guide to pregnancy for twenty-first century fathers, but unlike most pregnancy books, it doesn't address every scenario and statistic you and your lady could encounter in the next nine months. Rather, Chris encourages you to make decisions based on what you think is best for your family, not to conform to someone else's definition of ideal. To write the book, he mined his own time as an expectant pop and new dad, but he also solicited wisdom from doctors, scientists, songwriters, and the real rock stars—moms. His entertaining insights include: You don't need a book or birthing course (only a 3x5 card. Babies can't change everything. They can't even change themselves. Pregnancy sex can be great sex. Nobody else knows how they're going to make it work, either. Bottle or breast: you decide what's best.
Congrats- You're going to be a dad! Now what? Dude, relax; you're going to be fine. But it wouldn't hurt to get a few pointers - a road map of what lies ahead. That's what this book is for. From Dude to Dadgives you the need-to-know essentials on pregnancy, birthing, and parenthood, and how it's okay to be scared out of your mind. You'll learn what the expecting mom is going through during each trimester, how you can be the best partner and dad-to-be, and how to immediately start bonding with baby. Be prepared for the arrival that will ultimately change your life in the best way possible. If you're a dude going to be a dad, this book will make you laugh all the way to fatherhood!' Adam Cohen, DaDaRocks.com
Essential Survival Tips Every Expectant Father of Twins Needs If you are an expectant twin dad wondering what your twin pregnancy and future holds, help is on the way... When you find out that you are expecting twins, you are in total shock. Your mind races with a million questions and you start to stress out about what to do to get ready. This guide will help you be prepared and ready to tackle life the next several months without having to wade through a lengthy book you don't have time to read. It is perfect for the expectant twin dad whether your twins are your first and second children or ninth and tenth. Read this guide and you'll uncover money-saving tips, understand your preparation options, and eliminate common surprises that accompany every twin pregnancy and the early days of newborn twins. Money and finances are some of the most common concerns of parents expecting twins. This book covers: answers to "How am I going to pay for all of this?" recommended twin supplies and gear: what you should get and what you don't need how to get cheap (and free) baby formula and supplies for your twins Having twins isn't easy. When you know what to expect, things go a lot smoother. Get this book for: real-life twin dad experiences that you can learn from valuable mindsets to help conquer the overwhelm of twins brutal challenges twin dads must face happy things to look forward to nagging frustrations that you can minimize or avoid the reality of surviving the twin pregnancy Preparing your family is an essential part of preparing for twins. You'll see: how to prepare your kids for their twin siblings' arrival tips for keeping your marriage relationship solid preparations you must make for your newborn twins Being pregnant with twins is full of health risks and specialized medical care. Get a peak into what you could experience with your twins: navigating the logistics of prenatal twin visits and ultrasounds twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), preeclampsia, and other complications types of twins and what it means to your twin pregnancy how to survive bed rest during the twin pregnancy what to expect with a twin delivery delivering twins via c-section NICU time for your newborn twins After reading this guide, you'll be informed, cool, calm, and collected and ready for the challenge ahead. Implement my tips and you, your family, and home will be prepared for your twins' arrival. Scroll up, click the buy button & start getting ready for your twins today!
Pregnancy for Men takes you through each month of pregnancy, offering advice, information and anecdotes to the proud father-to be; from how your baby grows month-by-month to how to best support your partner, and be a great dad.
Fatherhood is a scary prospect to many prospective dads. This informative and humorous book, written by a father-to-be, provides an insight into what to expect, how to deal with the emotions that arise, and aims to leave you feeling a bit more in control.
Becoming a dad can be a daunting time – especially when most pregnancy and parenting information is targeted towards women. This exciting new book, from a leading expert in working with expectant dads, doesn’t sideline or speak down to men. Instead it provides an array of targeted information to fully prepare men for their new roles – as both birth partners and fathers. The Expectant Dad’s Handbook is a one-stop guide for men on their path to fatherhood. It provides practical answers to all the questions on the mind of a dad-to-be – from what to expect at each stage of pregnancy to how to cope with any worries and fears about becoming a dad. It also reveals unique insights into a dad’s role during labour, showing key strategies for improving the birth. Both practical and accessible, this guide will provide all the information and advice fathers need for the journey ahead.
A week-by-week guide that provides information about each stage of pregnancy, featuring illustrations that show what is happening to the developing baby and pregnant mother, and including a discussion of how to best prepare for pregnancy.
FATHERHOOD DEMYSTIFIED! Finally-a manual for new dads that deciphers the immensely confusing world of fatherhood and gives crucial tips and advice from a man's point of view. No psychobabble, no warm fuzzies-just a hilarious (and surprisingly practical) military-style guide to surviving and thriving through even the queasiest moments of pregnancy, birth, and babyhood. Seasoned father and master infant-tamer Scott Mactavish breaks the Baby Code down and lays it out in straight-up guyspeak. The New Dad's Survival Guide includes declassified information on such topics as: * Cutting the Cord: The Moment of Truth * Feeding and Cleaning the NFU (New Family Unit) * Surviving Sleep Deprivation * Relieving Stress Without Booze * The Great Boob Irony * Pee, Poo, Hurl, and Snot: Getting Used to the Bodily Functions * Critical Survival Tips Never Before Revealed * Sex: Let the Games Begin Again...Finally * Dozens of Essential Terms Defined, Including Binky, Onesie, Diaper Genie, Passy, and Sippy Cup GRAB YOUR BOOTS AND STRAP ON YOUR HELMET! THE BABIES ARE COMING!