Synopses & Reviews
This indispensable 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 (and theres a ton of it), from expanding sections on overcoming infertility, in vitro, artificial insemination, and other tech-assisted pregnancies, especially where dad is not the biological parent, to updating the sections on childbirth to reflect the fact that about 80 percent of deliveries are now done with epidurals and new information on c-sections as well. Sections on prenatal communication and education are also be expanded. There will be an overall, top-to-bottom review of the content to make sure all the information is relevant to today's young and senior dads.
"In this updated third edition of Brott's guide for new fathers, the parenting expert (Fathering Your Toddler) gives dads-to-be a month-by-month breakdown of what to expect as they prepare to welcome a baby into their family. For each month, Brott and Ash give a rundown of what mothers, babies, and fathers are experiencing physically and emotionally, from moodiness and food cravings (which fathers aren't exempt from) to balancing fatherhood with work. Rather than simply offering a laundry list, Brott and Ash explore, explain, and perhaps most importantly, assuage anxiety about the issues that arise and evolve over the course of a pregnancy. Seemingly every topic of concern is covered, from morning sickness, foods to avoid, midwives, doulas, and adoption to worries over miscarriage and birth defects, the latter addressed with calm, sympathetic advice. Brott and Ash's measured, experienced tone offers assurance and guidance for those new to the stresses and worries of impending fatherhood, making this a must-have for anyone expecting.
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Praise for The Expectant Father:
"Brott writes honestly and earnestly. His wry sense of humor will be a relief to hassled parents." Time magazine
"...stood out immediately...because of its perceptive insights" —San Francisco Chronicle
"The best guidebook to date for both the prospective father and his partner in their journey through the nine months of pregnancy... a must for fathers-to-be." John Munder Ross, Ph.D., author of What Men Want and Father and Child
"One would be hard put to find a question about having a baby thats not dealt with here, all from the fathers point of view." Library Journal
"For fathers soon expecting the ultimate gifta new member of the familyThe Expectant Father is his best friend." CNN Interactive
"The What to Expect When Youre Expecting for men. . . . If you know an expectant father, first baby or not, make sure he has this book. —Full-Time Dads
"...extraordinarily helpful...packed with specific advice." —Portland Oregonian
Winner, 2005 Adding Wisdom award from Parent-to-Parent
"For the dad-to-be, author Armin Brott's The Expectant Father is a terrific gift, offering insight into pregnancy and the first few weeks of parenthood." —BabyCenter.com
About the Author
Armin A. Brott is a nationally recognized parenting expert and author of Abbevilles New Father series, including: The New Father: A Dads Guide to the First Year
; Fathering Your Toddler: A Dads Guide to the Second and Third Years
; Fathering Yout School-Age Child
; and The Military Father
. He has written on parenting and fatherhood for The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Newsweek
, and dozens of other publications. He also hosts Positive Parenting,” a nationally syndicated, weekly talk show and lives with his family in Oakland, California.
Jennifer Ash is the author of Private Palm Beach and a contributing editor to Town and Country. She and her husband Joe, and their son Clarke and daughter Amelia make their home in New York City.
Table of Contents
The First Decisions
The 1st Month: Salad Days
The 2nd Month: The Doctor Will See You Now
The 3rd Month: Spreading the Word
The 4th Month: Money, Money, Money
The 5th Month: The Lights Are on and Somebodys Home
The 6th Month: Work and Family
The 7th Month: Entering the Home Stretch
The 8th Month: Making a List and Checking It Twice
The 9th Month: Dear, Its Time . . .”
Labor and Delivery
Gee Honey, Now What Do We Do