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Dad's Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies, UK Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-97725-4
336 pages
September 2011
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Practical, hands-on information for fathers-to-be

Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies is packed with practical, straightforward information for fathers-to-be, covering all of the logistical, physical, and emotional aspects of pregnancy from a dad’s unique point of view.

When it comes to pregnancy, dads’ roles have changed so much in the past few decades that expectant fathers don’t always know where to turn to for guidance and advice on this milestone event. Now they do!

Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies covers:

  • What to expect at doctor’s visits
  • Tips for being a supportive partner during pregnancy and preparing for fatherhood
  • Advice on birth plans, labour and delivery, and the first days and weeks of a baby’s life

Packed with helpful information on the typical struggles and feelings expectant fathers face, Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies gives first-time fathers and veteran dads alike a wealth of useful information.

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Introduction 1

Part I: So You Want to Be a Dad . . . 7

Chapter 1: Fatherhood: A Glorious, Scary, Mind-Boggling and Amazing Experience 9

Chapter 2: Beyond the Bed: Conception Basics 25

Part II: Great Expectations: Nine Months and Counting 47

Chapter 3: Surviving Sudden Doubts and Morning Sickness: The First Trimester 49

Chapter 4: Growing Into the Second Trimester 65

Chapter 5: The Fun Stuff: Nesting, Preparing and Naming 81

Chapter 6: Expecting the Unexpected 95

Chapter 7: In the Home Stretch: The Third Trimester 113

Chapter 8: The Co-Pilot’s Guide to Birthing Options 125

Part III: Game Time! Labour, Delivery and Baby’s Homecoming 141

Chapter 9: Surviving Labour and Delivery 143

Chapter 10: Caring for Your Newborn 165

Chapter 11: Supporting the New Mum 187

Part IV: A Dad’s Guide to Worrying 207

Chapter 12: Dealing with Difficult Issues after Delivery 209

Chapter 13: Daddy 999: Survival Tips for Bumps, Lumps and Scary Moments 223

Chapter 14: Time and Money: The High Cost of Having a Baby 245

Chapter 15: Planning for Your New Family’s Future 265

Part V: The Part of Tens 277

Chapter 16: Ten Things She Won’t Ask for but Will Expect 279

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Be a Super Dad from Day One 285

Chapter 18: Ten Musts for the Stay-at-Home Dad 291

Index 297

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Dr Roger Henderson is a practising GP. He frequently appears on radio and television and writes for a number of national publications.

Matthew M.F. Miller is a stay-at-home dad and author.

Sharon Perkins is a registered nurse and the author of several For Dummies books.

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