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A practical, hands-on guide for fathers-to-be
When it comes to pregnancy, your role as a dad has changed so much in the past few decades that it's hard to know where to turn for guidance. Now you do! This hands-on, friendly guide is packed with practical information for fathers-to-be, covering all of the logistical, physical, and emotional aspects of pregnancy from your unique perspective.
Take the fear out of fatherhood — find out what modern fatherhood means, determine if you're ready for the financial and emotional demands of a baby, and learn what you don't know about conception
Pregnancy and childbirth 101 — get the lowdown on what to expect during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, from your perspective as well as your partner's
So you're a father — oh, boy (or girl)! — discover how to care for your newborn — from bottle feeding to changing diapers to soothing your baby
Be the perfect postpartum partner — support your partner by helping with the baby and household, and by attending to her emotionally as well
Open the book and find:
How a fetus develops in every trimester
Advice on when and how to share the good news
Tips on baby gift registry and setting up the nursery
What to expect during labor and delivery
What to expect the first six months after the baby arrives
The 4-1-1 on feeding and changing diapers
Tips for dealing with common illnesses and emergencies
Survival tips every new dad needs to know
Grasp the logistical, physical, and emotional aspects of pregnancy
Understand what to expect at doctor's visits
Be a supportive partner during (and after) pregnancy
Know what to expect during labor and delivery
Practical, hands-on information for fathers-to-be
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 is packed with practical, straightforward information for fathers-to-be, covering all of the logistical, physical, and emotional aspects of pregnancy from dad's point of view.
- What to expect at doctor's visits
- Tips for being a supportive partner during pregnancy and preparing for fatherhood
- Advice on birth plans, labor 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.
About the Author
Matthew M. F. Miller
is a writer/editor, stay-at-home dad, and author of Maybe Baby: An Infertile Love Story
Sharon Perkins, RN, is the author of several books, including Breastfeeding For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Part I: So You Want to Be a Dad . . . .
Chapter 1: Fatherhood: A Glorious, Scary, Mind-Boggling, and Amazing Experience.
Chapter 2: Beyond the Bed: Conception Smarts.
Part II: Great Expectations: Nine Months and Counting.
Chapter 3: Surviving Sudden Doubts and Morning Sickness: The First Trimester.
Chapter 4: Growing Into the Second Trimester.
Chapter 5: The Fun Stuff: Nesting, Registering, and Naming.
Chapter 6: Expecting the Unexpected.
Chapter 7: In the Home Stretch: The Third Trimester.
Chapter 8: The Copilot’s Guide to Birthing Options.
Part III: Game Time! Labor, Delivery, and Baby's Homecoming.
Chapter 9: Surviving Labor and Delivery.
Chapter 10: Caring for Your Newborn.
Chapter 11: Supporting the New Mom.
Part IV: A Dad's Guide to Worrying.
Chapter 12: Dealing with Difficult Issues after Delivery.
Chapter 13: Daddy 911: Survival Tips for Bumps, Lumps, and Scary Moments.
Chapter 14: Time and Money: The High Cost of Having a Baby.
Chapter 15: Planning for Your New Family's Future.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: Ten Things She Won’t Ask for but Will Expect.
Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Be a Super Dad from Day One.