So You're Going to Be a Dad, revised edition

So You're Going to Be a Dad, revised edition

by Peter Downey

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So You're Going to Be a Dad, revised edition by Peter Downey

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738219066
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 316,776
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

Prologue 1

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

Epilogue 251

Acknowledgments 255

Glossary 259

Appendix I Parental Education Films 271

Appendix II What My Friends Had to Say 279

Index 297

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