Dad's Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 4, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 336 pages
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.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
So You Want to Be a Dad
7
Beyond the Bed Conception Smarts
23
Great Expectations
45
Growing Into the Second Trimester
65
Testing in the Second Trimester
71
The Fun Stuff Nesting
79
Expecting the Unexpected
95
Soothing Baby Indigestion
190
A Dads Guide to Worrying
217
and Scary Moments
233
Protecting Baby from Common Accidents
240
Deciphering Diaper Contents
249
Time and Money The High Cost
255
Planning for Your New Familys Future
277
Ten Things She Wont Ask for but Will Expect
295

In the Home Stretch The Third Trimester
113
The Copilots Guide to Birthing Options
129
Game Time Labor Delivery
149
Caring for Your Newborn
173
Ten Ways to Be a Super Dad from Day One
301
Index
307
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About the author (2010)

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.

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