Synopses & Reviews
In this classic parody, Thomas Hill presents the testosterone-inspired answer to the best-seller What to Expect When You're Expecting.
* This completely revised and updated edition of the best-selling parody humorously guides fathers-to-be through nine months of 21st-century baby preparations.
Complete with weird baby names, tips on how to avoid a sympathetic pregnancy, and a discourse on the evolution of ESPN and the role it plays postdelivery, Hill's tome has been thoroughly revised to account for not only the usual father-to-be questions but also the often baffling and amusing technological and medical advances awaiting today's four million expectant dads.
* This hilarious month-by-month guide offers new and veteran dads solace, laughter, and a bit of useful information, including a question-and-answer chapter covering basics like "How much does having a baby cost?"; visual charts assessing such things as the breakdown behind the mom-to-be's weight gain; sidebars covering common wife complaints and anticipated purchases; and much more.
The Dad's Playbook to Labor and Birth is a basic guide for the man who wants to help his partner in labor. Full of humor and practical information by the parents of twins.
The Dadand#8217;s Playbook to Labor and Birth
is a basic guide for the man who wants to help his partner in labor but who doesnand#8217;t want to study obstetrics or question a doctorand#8217;s advice, and who may even feel uncomfortable about witnessing a normal birth. The book is written in a simple, straightforward manner and assumes that the reader is male and that the birth is taking place in a hospital--and that the mom will probably want an epidural. Its tone is lighthearted and often quite humorous. The chapters are arranged chronologically, from late pregnancy through the early postpartum period. Unusual features include advice on understanding a womanand#8217;s needs by analyzing her personality and tips for the dad who is prone to fainting or nausea.
About the Author
Theresa and Brad Halvorsen are the parents of twin boys. Theresa is a certified childbirth educator, a pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding expert, and a former doula. She teaches pre-natal andandnbsp;mommy-and-me yoga classes. She runs an informational website for parents and birthing professionals called theonlybabystop.com . The Halvorsens own a center fro new and expectant parents in Sacramento, California.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Why are You Holding This Book? Chapter 1: Youand#8217;re Going to Have a Baby! Time to Get Ready! Chapter 2: Any Day Now: Last Minute Things to Do Chapter 3: "Do They Hurt Yet?" and Other Things Not to Ask in Early Labor Chapter 4: You Didnand#8217;t Know What You Were Signing Up for: How to Help with Strong Contractions Chapter 5: Time to Rewrite the Playbook: What to Do When Labor Doesnand#8217;t Go as Planned Chapter 6: Hereand#8217;s Baby! How to Help during Pushing Birth and the First Few Days Chapter 7: Tips from the Experts: Dadsand#8217; Birth Stories Chapter 8: Birth Jargon Explained Helpful Organizations and Websites