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The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be / Edition 2
     

The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be / Edition 2

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by Armin A. Brott, Jennifer Ash
 

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ISBN-10: 0789205386

ISBN-13: 9780789205384

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Abbeville Publishing Group

An information-packed, month-by-month guide to all the emotional, financial, and yes, even physical changes the father-to-be may experience during the course of his partner's pregnancy. Incorporating the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists, The Expectant Father is filled with sound

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An information-packed, month-by-month guide to all the emotional, financial, and yes, even physical changes the father-to-be may experience during the course of his partner's pregnancy. Incorporating the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists, The Expectant Father is filled with sound advice and practical tips for men.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789205384
Publisher:
Abbeville Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
271
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 0.90(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
Introduction 9
The First Decisions 13
The 1st Month
The 2nd Month
The 3rd Month
The 4th Month
The 5th Month
The 6th Month
The 7th Month
The 8th Month
The 9th Month
Labor & Delivery 141
Cesarean Section 156
Gee Honey, Now What Do We Do? 162
Fathering Today 188
Selected Bibliography 199
Resources 202
Index 204

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Expectant Father 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband would never write a review, so i'll just do it for him because we've discussed this book in detail many times. This book was EXACTLY what he was looking for in a 'for dad's-to-be' book! I read it, too, and it really does present practical, realistic advice and information from a man's point of view and talks about some issues that women typically don't focus on while they're pregnant. I found it useful as a discussion-opener because my husband didn't really get into all my 'for mom's-to-be' books and it really opened my eyes to some things that were going on in his head. And i appreciated that it didn't go into pregnant-woman-bashing for the sake of a laugh, like many of the for-mom's books unfortunately seem to do about men.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a first time father, I found this book to be helpful and an easy read. I am following along month by month, and it helps to have a guide to help your wife during her more difficult moments. Recommend this highly!
alisha123 More than 1 year ago
I am only 20 years old and going through my first pregnancy. We originally had another "expecting father book" but it was trash, I mean it was so sarcastic- you couldn't part the facts from the jokes, none of it made sense and it was so degrading, it made me sick. When we bought this book, my husband was zoned in immediately. I was sick that same night we bought it and he was running all over the place telling me not to do this but to do that... It was very helpful and I recommend this book. Other books we've looked at have almost portrayed men to be stupid and this book does not. This book was easier to read then my book even, and there were some facts in there that I still haven't found in my expecting mother book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful. My husband and I both read this book. It has great humor to it and covers a lot of issues that a female's pregnancy book doesn't. Money, sex, the raging hormones and changes to MY body from a mans point of view. My husband claims that this book put him to (well some point of) ease about pregnancy and a child. I ABSOLUTELY recommend this book, to both mothers and fathers to be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was recommended by a friend. I am not the type to read about how to be a dad. The book was GREAT. I kept telling my wife 'My book told me that would happen'. It was not just about physical things. It helped me deal with the mood swings and everything else before and after our son was born. I have purchased the book for every one of my friends that is a soon to be dad for the first time. MUST HAVE IT
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this book when my wife was pregnant with our first child. It really helped me to understand what she was going through and what to expect before my wife did. It did all this in a fun and informative way, and in layman terms that men can understand.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a Dad-to-Be, I found The Expectant Father to be informative and interesting. My wife and I had already encountered many of the issues discussed in the book and I was happy to see that for the most part, I seemed to be doing the right things. The suggestions for staying involved and maintaining open communication provided ways for my wife and I to participate together in 'our' pregnancy. I especially liked the monthly descriptions of the baby's development. It gave me a clear picture of what he was looking and doing as each month of the pregnancy progressed. If you are looking for a good 'couple' book, I also recommend We're Pregnant! by Cindy and Eugene Kappler. It provides a very realistic look at life as an expectant couple.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really just felt that all the other general purpose pregnancy books that are geared to couples and women have the same information for men. I didn't feel that this additional book was needed. Most of it was what was already in the other pregnancy books the my wife and I have. If you are interested in reading those books, as they are much more detailed about the pregnancy and what the baby and mother are going through, there is nothing new or additional in this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A terrific book for 'expectant dads' during the first nine months. Too often, fathers feel like second bananas during their wives' pregnancy, and they don't get as involved with the kids as they'd like to. We need a lot more books that will help new dads become happily involved with their babies from the very beginning!
mdanthony More than 1 year ago
Actually just started reading it and so can't give too much opinion, but for the crazy lady who gave it one star because it apparently "doesn't give women their own say in their pregnancy," you must not have read the same book. I've already read one chapter and your review flies in the face of reality on what the words on the pages say. To your husband...run.
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My husband has bought this for every one of his daddy-to-be friends. He's heard nothing be great reviews from the friends he's given it to. Not only that, but it was the only birth and beyond book that he read from start to finish.
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