A comprehensive glossary of terms, a resource section, medical information, and tips for supporting your partner during pregnancy and the birth of your new baby
Pregnancy can be a thrilling adventure for a couple. Although most attention is directed toward the mom-to-be, the nine months of pregnancy are an exciting, moving and, yes, occasionally stressful! time for the expectant father as well. Written with the needs and concerns of the dad-to-be in mind, this book will also help you be the best father you can be by covering such topics as:
- The tests and procedures your partner may undergo
- The impact of pregnancy on your relationship and how to handle it
- Ways to evaluate the expenses of having a baby
- How to be a great labor coach
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.24(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.88(d)|
About the Author
Glade B. Curtis, M.D., M.P.H., is board-certified by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the father of five. He lives in Utah.
Judith Schuler, M.S., has co-written books with Dr. Curtis for more than twenty years and divides her time between Wyoming and Arizona.
Table of Contents
|A Letter to the Expectant Fathers Who Read This Book||vii|
|You're Expecting, Too, Dad!||ix|
|The Big Picture: A Quick Look at Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond||xi|
|1||Essential Pregnancy Information||1|
|Pregnancy-Related Terms for Expecting Couples||15|
|2||Lifestyle Changes for You as an Expecting Couple||25|
|3||Ways to Support Your Pregnant Partner||47|
|4||Changes in Your Life as the Expectant Dad||73|
|5||Your Couple Relationship||89|
|6||You're Part of This Pregnancy, Too!||111|
|7||The Financial Realities of Parenthood||133|
|8||If There Are Pregnancy Problems||167|
|9||Preparing for Baby's Arrival||187|
|10||Childbirth Preparation, and Labor and Delivery||205|
|11||Now You're a Dad!||239|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
From my husband: Organization makes sense. Good chronologically, do not have to read all at once. Easy to read, not too much medical jargon. Explanations were in a understandable format. Wording in general was easy to read, not like a text book. Inserts of real life examples and humorous events keep the book interesting. Not just about the pregnant woman, but also things to think about when baby comes home. Useful information, that as a male, he did not know about. Good explanations about the female body to the male reader in what to expect. And generally how to know that your wife is not just crazy. Instructions and pointers it gives for possible situations were clearly laid out and easy to follow if needed; such as emergency delivery at home and transportation to get to the hospital and so on. Overall it was worded in such a way that it did not drag on and on. It was a decent book to just sit down and read bits in an evening or so and gave good information. This comes from a guy who would rather be out in the garage working or playing video games instead of reading. And when he does read it would be a sci/fi or adventure book.
I gave this as a gift to my son who was not that enthusiastic about reading "another" pregnancy info book. I asked him to read one chapter, he was interested immediately in the info. The interest let to another chapter, another section, re-reading of another are. This book was informative, up-to-date with the times, and this young man very much appreciated this book. The book is not just about "the pregnancy", but many subjects indirectly are influenced by the couple's pregnancy. Great read for the guys (and gals)
This was a very good book to read for the first time you are expecting a child. It provides good overall information. It brings a lot of material to your fingertips. If you need more sources of information for certain things you may run into, such as complications or the such, it points you in the right direction to find more in-depth material on the subject.
Every father-to-be should read lots of information to be prepared for the changes coming. This is a good read.
a lot of good information, and easy to read