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A wry, funny guide to the trials and joys of pregnancy and parenting, updated for the dad of the 21st century.
For new dads, So You're Going to Be a Dad is the bottom line on pregnancy, childbirth, newborns, and young children. Inspiring and down-to-earth, the guide prepares readers for the changes, challenges, and joys of parenthood, from what to say (and what not to say) when she shares the big news to navigating the delivery room and first days as a family. Now fully updated, the guide offers the latest information and thinking on:
- Today's delivery methods and medical procedures
- Social media and the online parenting world
- Baby gear you really need and much more.
|Publisher:||Da Capo Press|
|Edition description:||Revised Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Peter Downey is an author, father of three, and teacher of high-school English in Australia.
Table of Contents
Author's Note ix
Chapter 1 And So, It Begins 8
Chapter 2 Pregnancy 39
Chapter 3 Brace Yourself 73
Chapter 4 Buying Stuff 96
Chapter 5 Time to Get Ready 123
Chapter 6 A Good Day for a Birth 149
Chapter 7 There's a Baby in My House 190
Chapter 8 Living with a Baby 219
Appendix I Parental Education Films 271
Appendix II What My Friends Had to Say 279