Your Pregnancy for the Father-to-Be

Your Pregnancy for the Father-to-Be

by Judith Schuler
     
 

Pregnancy is a thrilling adventure for a couple. Although most of the attention is directed at moms-to-be, the nine months of pregnancy can be an exciting, moving experience for a man as he faces and deals with the many emotional and physical changes the time brings.Filled with sound advice and practical tips, Your Pregnancy for the Father-to-Be explores the

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Pregnancy is a thrilling adventure for a couple. Although most of the attention is directed at moms-to-be, the nine months of pregnancy can be an exciting, moving experience for a man as he faces and deals with the many emotional and physical changes the time brings.Filled with sound advice and practical tips, Your Pregnancy for the Father-to-Be explores the important role a man plays over the course of this journey. Examining how pregnancy affects the expectant dad, it explains how being knowledgeable about pregnancy, birth, and the new baby will enable him to help and support his pregnant partner. Comprehensive and accessible, this wise guide includes information on:Physical changes a pregnant woman experiences and how an expectant dad can provide comfort and helpTests and medical procedures a mother-to-be may undergoLaws that may affect an expectant father or new dadBeing a labor coach and what labor and delivery are really likeCosts of having a baby, childcare expenses, and planning for the futureThe impact of pregnancy on a couple's relationship and how they can handle itA comprehensive glossary of pregnancy and childbirth terms and a complete resources section

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Editorial Reviews

Big Apple Parent
[Curtis and Schuler] give soon-to-be dads the lowdown...[An] informative book.
July, 2003
Journal of Human Lactation
Very user-friendly...This comprehensive and generally well-written book will appeal to those who like detail or want a handy reference book.
August, 2003
Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
This extremely helpful compendium for "expectant dads"-from the first signs of pregnancy to the weeks after delivery-once again displays why the books in the Your Pregnancy series have become standards in the pregnancy category (Your Pregnancy Questions Answered, Your Pregnancy Week by Week). Like other books for fathers-to-be, this book covers some of the more obvious tips that men still seem to need, such as "Be a part of the pregnancy, right from the beginning," or "Be a good listener." If this is the only book that a man reads about having a newborn, he will have all the right bases covered, from healthy nutrition plans (for baby and dad), common discomforts in a woman's pregnancy, coping with labor pains and effective techniques for bonding with your new baby at home. Where this book really shines, however, is in its presentation of information that isn't always seen as being part of an expectant father's studies, including useful lists of definitions of things such as Braxton-Hicks contractions and Apgar tests, as well as an in-depth look at prenatal tests. Along the way, the authors feature entertaining but informative sidebars on various pregnancy tests ("My Mother-in-Law Said") and memorable moments from Curtis's experiences in the delivery room. (Mar.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555613457
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
01/16/2003
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.77(d)

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