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
Die Schwangerschaft ist wohl eine der gr'ten und au'ergew'hnlichsten Erfahrungen im Leben einer Frau und zugleich eine Zeit, in der sich die werdenden Eltern so viele Fragen stellen. Dieses Buch ist ein wertvolles Nachschlagewerk zu Schwangerschaft, Geburt und Wochenbett. Detailliert beschreiben die Autoren die einzelnen Phasen der Schwangerschaft und die Ver'nderungen, die der weibliche K'rper w'hrenddessen erf'hrt. Besonders ausf'hrlich widmen sie sich auch den Problemen, die auftauchen k'nnen. Sie erfahren, wie sich das Kind entwickelt und nat'rlich alles ?ber das gro'e Ereignis der Geburt und die erste Zeit danach.
Glückwunsch! Bitte lesen sie diese Anleitung vor Inbetriebnahme gründlich durch. Gratulation, ein Baby! Doch leider hat man das kleine Wunder an Design und Funktionalität ohne entsprechende Gebrauchsanweisung geliefert. Wie baut man nun die Verbindung zu der Neuanschaffung auf, gestaltet die Fehlersuche bei akustischen Signalen, programmiert den Fütterungsprozess oder aktiviert den dringend nötigen Schlafmodus? Auf was muss man bei der Instandhaltung besonders achten, wie gewährleistet man die optimale Entwicklung der Applikationen und sorgt für die Sicherheit des geliebten kleinen Produkts? Glücklicherweise hilft „Baby – Betriebsanleitung“ hier weiter und gibt auf alle drängenden Fragen mit viel augenzwinkerndem Humor und mit witzigen Schaubildern umfassend Antwort.
Practical, hands-on information for fathers-to-be Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies is packed with practical, straightforward information for fathers-to-be, covering all of the logistical, physical, and emotional aspects of pregnancy from a dad’s unique point of view. When it comes to pregnancy, dads’ roles have changed so much in the past few decades that expectant fathers don’t always know where to turn to for guidance and advice on this milestone event. Now they do! Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies covers: What to expect at doctor’s visits Tips for being a supportive partner during pregnancy and preparing for fatherhood Advice on birth plans, labour and delivery, and the first days and weeks of a baby’s life Packed with helpful information on the typical struggles and feelings expectant fathers face, Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies gives first-time fathers and veteran dads alike a wealth of useful information.
Mit Selbstbewusstsein natürlich gebären Das umfassende Handbuch zur Vorbereitung auf die selbstbestimmte Geburt, mit dem kompakten Wissen und der Erfahrung einer Pionierin: Ina May Gaskin bestärkt Frauen darin, der faszinierenden Kraft ihres Körpers zu vertrauen, mit der sie ihr Kind (möglichst ohne technische Eingriffe) auf die Welt bringen können. Aus dem Inhalt: • Die mächtige Verbindung von Körper und Psyche • Was bei der Wehentätigkeit passiert • Der Zusammenhang von Schmerz und Lust • Das Schließmuskelgesetz • Gebärhaltungen • Geburtsrisiken • u.v.a.m. Das Buch enthält außerdem sehr berührende Erzählungen von Frauen, die eine selbstbestimmte Geburt erlebten und damit andere ermutigen, auf sich selbst zu vertrauen und ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen.
Wie bekomme ich ein zufriedenes Baby, das nachts durchschläft? Wie schaffe ich es, als Mutter oder Vater nicht ständig erschöpft zu sein? Spätestens, wenn Eltern vollkommen übermüdet sind und das Gefühl haben, auch das Baby kommt nicht wirklich zur Ruhe, sind sie auf der Suche nach Rat. Und diesen Rat finden sie in der komplett überarbeiteten und aktualisierten Version dieses Bestsellers. Hier erhalten Eltern Anregungen, wie man einen guten Rhythmus zwischen Füttern und Schlafen etabliert. Sie bekommen Tipps zum Umgang mit Wachstumsschüben und den damit verbundenen Änderungen im Nahrungsbedürfnis des Kindes. Ferner erhalten Eltern ganz praktische Hilfen, um auf die sich ändernden Schlafbedürfnisse ihres Kindes besser eingehen zu können. Auch wird gezeigt, wie sie einen Tagesablauf strukturieren können, sodass Baby und Eltern zu einem entspannten Miteinander finden.
This survival guide shows men how to balance home and work responsibilities, maintain a sex life during their wife's pregnancy, and find effective ways to support and encourage expectant mothers.
No one is ever completely prepared for the arrival of a baby, whether it be for the first time or the fifth, but most men will agree that the first can be the most terrifying and confusing. Author and parenting expert Joe Kelly is a dad and granddad, and helps any new dad get through the myriad changes that come with the arrival of a new child. Many new dads are confused and confounded by this life-changing experience, but in Idiot's Guides: Pregnancy for Dads, Joe helps new dads understand what their partners are going through, how to help them through it, what they should (and should not) do to help, what their new miracle is going through inside mommy's belly, and so much more, starting with conception and going all the way up to the big day when baby enters this world, (and dad's arms). Along the way, Joe helps calm fears, dispel myths, and empower new dads with the knowledge they need in order to enjoy and embrace the pregnancy, from start to finish.
This indespensible book explores the emotional, financial, and even physical changes the father-to-be may experience during his partners pregnancy. Written in an easy-to-absorb format and filled with sound advice and practical tips for men on such topics as how to make sense of your conflicting emotions, how pregnancy affects your sex life, and how to start a college fund, this volume reassures, commiserates, and informs. It also incorporates the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists. This new edition features the latest research on many topics, from the reasons for premature birth to nutritional supplements. The finances section has been updated; advice for expectant adoptive fathers has been added throughout; information for fathers expecting twins and other multiples is included; and the resources section and bibliography have been considerably expanded. Illustrated throughout with New Yorker-style cartoons that will make even the most anxious father chuckle, this book is the essential reference for all expectant couples.
Created especially for the Australian customer! Your essential guide to being the best dad you can be Have you just found out you're going to be a dad, or perhaps you're already a brand new dad? Being a Great Dad is a comprehensive and practical guide to For Dummies dadhood, with advice on topics ranging from conception to looking after your baby, connecting with your little one and helping your child develop and grow. Know what to expect during pregnancy and birth -- be prepared as your baby grows and enters the world Prepare for a baby in the house -- find out the essential gear you'll need Keep baby safe and sound -- tips on how to baby proof your home and keep junior safe Be a hands-on dad - learn practical solutions to common parenting challenges Manage the work-life balance -- find out how to balance your work commitments and life outside work Be a stay-at-home-dad -- discover how to combine being primary care-giver for your child with paid work Choose the right school for your child -- examine the education choices available and what's best for your little one
A practical, hands-on guide for all dads-to-be Being a dad has changed so much since you were born that you'd be forgiven for feeling a bit lost! This useful guide is filled with all the info that fathers-to-be need, covering the logistical, physical and emotional aspects of your journey into parenthood. Find out how you can get involved and support your partner! Get to grips with Pregnancy 101 — understand how your baby develops Plan for your baby's homecoming — discover the essential gear you need to buy (you need more than you think!) Choose the right carer — decide on the best person to get you and your partner through the pregnancy and birth Prepare for the big event — learn how to bea great birth partner and help your partner through labour Keep your baby safe and sound — discover how to care for a newborn Find support for yourself — work out who you can turn to for help Open the book and find: What to do when conception doesn't happen How to play an involved and active part in your partner's pregnancy Secrets for keeping your pregnant partner happy and healthy Information on your role during labour Advice on bringing your newborn home Lists of essential gadgets for babies (and dads)
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.
A humorous, tongue-in-cheek guide for fathers-to-be discusses each month of pregnancy and features such sections as "What Your Wife Will Be Complaining About" and "What to Ask Your Wife to Show You Are Concerned." Original.
In einer zunehmend komplexeren Welt ist es für Eltern nicht immer einfach, eine starke, dauerhafte Bindung zu ihren Kindern aufzubauen. Ganz besonders gilt das für die Beziehung von Vätern zu ihren Töchtern. Dabei erklärt Dr. Meg Meeker, die über mehr als 20 Jahre Berufserfahrung in der Behandlung von Kindern verfügt, in diesem wertvollen Buch, wie wichtig gerade das Verhältnis von Vätern und Töchtern ist. Denn um eine starke, selbstbewusste Frau zu werden, braucht jedes Mädchen die Aufmerksamkeit, den Schutz, den Mut und die Weisheit seines Vaters. Meg Meeker verrät die 10 Geheimnisse, die die Beziehung von Vätern und Töchtern einzigartig machen und den Mädchen den bestmöglichen Sprung ins Leben ermöglichen. Aus dem Buch: - Die essentiellen Tugenden, die ein Vater haben sollte, und wie man sie entwickelt - Was Töchter von Vätern über Selbstrespekt lernen können - Die Wichtigkeit von Grundregeln - Wie wichtig es ist, ein Held für seine Tochter zu sein - Die größten Fehler, die Väter machen können - Wie Stiefväter die Rolle übernehmen können
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.
Erziehen statt Verziehen. Warum werfen französische Kinder im Restaurant nicht mit Essen, sagen immer höflich Bonjour und lassen ihre Mütter in Ruhe telefonieren? Und warum schlafen französische Babys schon mit zwei oder drei Monaten durch? Als Pamela Druckerman der Liebe wegen nach Paris zieht und bald darauf ein Kind bekommt, entdeckt sie schnell, dass französische Eltern offensichtlich einiges anders machen – und zwar besser. In diesem unterhaltsamen Erfahrungsbericht lüftet sie die Geheimnisse der Erziehung à la française.
Dad's Guide to Baby's First Year is a comprehensive and practical guide to For Dummies dad hood, with advice on topics ranging from conception to looking after your baby, connecting with your little one and helping your child develop and grow. --Publisher.
Every father-to-be's handbook for knowing what to expect whenexpecting! In today's world, men are more involved in their wives'pregnancies than ever before. This 2nd Edition of Dad'sGuide to Pregnancy For Dummies gives new fathers a hands-onguide that covers all of the logistical, physical, and emotionalaspects of pregnancy. It is a wealth of information on topics, suchas setting up the nursery, childbirth 101, and how to take care ofyour newborn. The book includes ideas for knowing the right time tobreak the news and the pregnancy timeline. Once the baby arrives,this handbook gives you the low-down on what you can expect duringthe first six months, such as how to change diapers and feed thelittle one. You'll also explore much more in-depth topics such as the newtechnology behind ultrasounds, and the information that is gleanedfrom them, the lowdown on vaccination updates, information to takethe fear out of cesarean sections, tips on prenatal depression, newdevelopments on infertility treatments, and so much more! Helps to take the fear out of fatherhood with down-to-earthadvice and information Reveals how smoking leads to development problems and thepossible dangers of e-cigarettes Shows new dads a playbook for how they can help throughout thepregnancy and during the delivery Offers practical tips for chronicling baby's life fromultrasound to year one If you're going to be a new dad, this is a survival guide ofwhat to expect as your bundle of joy is on the way is the complete,easy-to-read resource for preparing with your partner.
Expectant and new fathers have learned to rely on the advice and wisdom of Armin Brott. With over 1,000,000 copies of his critically acclaimed parenting guides in print, his books have come to be regarded as the ultimate resource. An ideal gift for the moment parents learn a baby is on the way through birth and the first year, these books skillfully, and with humor, guide men through the daunting experience of pre- and new fatherhood. The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be has recently been significantly updated, revised, and expanded. This indispensable, information-packed guide explores the emotional, financial, and even physical changes the father-to-be may experience during the course of his partners pregnancy. Written in an easy-to-absorb format, Brott incorporates the wisdom of top experts in the field and provides sound advice and practical tips for men on such topics as how to make sense of your conflicting emotions, how pregnancy affects your sex life, and much more. This volume reassures, commiserates, and informs. The second volume, The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year answers such questions as: How can you become an effective, involved father when you see your baby for only half an hour after work every day? 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 book. Author Armin Brott charts the physical, intellectual, verbal, and emotional changes the child is going through, and examines the emotional and psychological developments the father may be experiencing. He suggests activities appropriate to each month and covers such parenting issues as finding quality child care and understanding changes in the relationship with one's partner. Both books are illustrated throughout with New Yorker-style cartoons that will make even the most anxious expectant and new father chuckle.
Wer Kinder hat, weiß, dass Kuscheltiere und eine Gute-Nacht-Geschichte nicht immer helfen. Allzu oft bleibt ›Schlaf, Kindchen, schlaf‹ ein frommer Wunsch. Dann hockt man auf der Bettkante und könnte – bei aller Liebe – heulen vor Wut. ›Verdammte Scheiße, schlaf ein!‹ zeigt die ungeschminkte Wahrheit und ist dabei so komisch, dass man sich die Verzweiflung von der Seele lacht. »Muss noch immer lachen und weinen – ein scheißgutes Buch.« Julia Franck

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