DescriptionEvery father-to-be's handbook for knowing what to expect when expecting!
In today's world, men are more involved in their wives' pregnancies than ever before. This 2nd Edition of Dad's Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies gives new fathers a hands-on guide that covers all of the logistical, physical, and emotional aspects of pregnancy. It is a wealth of information on topics, such as setting up the nursery, childbirth 101, and how to take care of your newborn. The book includes ideas for knowing the right time to break the news and the pregnancy timeline. Once the baby arrives, this handbook gives you the low-down on what you can expect during the first six months, such as how to change diapers and feed the little one.
You'll also explore much more in-depth topics such as the new technology behind ultrasounds, and the information that is gleaned from them, the lowdown on vaccination updates, information to take the fear out of cesarean sections, tips on prenatal depression, new developments on infertility treatments, and so much more!
- Helps to take the fear out of fatherhood with down-to-earth advice and information
- Reveals how smoking leads to development problems and the possible dangers of e-cigarettes
- Shows new dads a playbook for how they can help throughout the pregnancy and during the delivery
- Offers practical tips for chronicling baby's life from ultrasound to year one
If you're going to be a new dad, this is a survival guide of what to expect as your bundle of joy is on the way is the complete, easy-to-read resource for preparing with your partner.
Part I: You’re Going to Be a Dad (Yes, You) 5
Chapter 1: Welcome to Dad Land 7
Chapter 2: Your Conception Primer 23
Part II: The Final Countdown: Nine Months (Or Less!) to Baby 49
Chapter 3: Balancing Joy, Anxiety, and Nausea: The First Trimester 51
Chapter 4: Growing into the Second Trimester 75
Chapter 5: Nesting, Registering, and Naming (Oh My!) 95
Chapter 6: Preparing for What Could — But Probably Won’t — Go Wrong 113
Chapter 7: Nearing the Finish Line: The Third Trimester 135
Chapter 8: The Copilot’s Guide to Birthing Options 151
Part III: Whoa Baby! Labor, Delivery, and the First Days at Home 175
Chapter 9: Wowing the Maternity Floor: How to Be the Best Labor and Delivery Partner 177
Chapter 10: Caring for Your Newborn 203
Chapter 11: Supporting the New Mom 231
Part IV: Under Pressure: How to Worry the Right Way about the Big Stuff 255
Chapter 12: Dealing with Difficult Issues after Delivery 257
Chapter 13: Survival Tips for Bumps, Boo-Boos, and More 273
Chapter 14: Fun, Freedom, and Finances: The Cost of Having a Baby 299
Chapter 15: Ensuring a Bright Future for Your New Family 323
Part V: The Part of Tens 341
Chapter 16: Ten Must-Do’s to Compensate for Not Having to Give Birth 343
Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Bond as a New Family 349