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Dad's Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies, Australian and New Zealand Edition



Dad's Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies, Australian and New Zealand Edition

Stefan Korn, Scott Lancaster, Eric Mooij

ISBN: 978-0-730-37737-5 December 2011 220 Pages


A practical, hands-on guide for all dads-to-be

Being a dad has changed so much since you were born that you'd be forgiven for feeling a bit lost! This useful guide is filled with all the info that fathers-to-be need, covering the logistical, physical and emotional aspects of your journey into parenthood. Find out how you can get involved and support your partner!

  • Get to grips with Pregnancy 101 — understand how your baby develops

  • Plan for your baby's homecoming — discover the essential gear you need to buy (you need more than you think!)

  • Choose the right carer — decide on the best person to get you and your partner through the pregnancy and birth

  • Prepare for the big event — learn how to bea great birth partner and help your partner through labour

  • Keep your baby safe and sound — discover how to care for a newborn

  • Find support for yourself — work out who you can turn to for help

Open the book and find:

  • What to do when conception doesn't happen

  • How to play an involved and active part in your partner's pregnancy

  • Secrets for keeping your pregnant partner happy and healthy

  • Information on your role during labour

  • Advice on bringing your newborn home

  • Lists of essential gadgets for babies (and dads)

Introduction 1

Part I: From Here to Paternity: Getting Pregnant 7

Chapter 1: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know . . . 9

Chapter 2: How to Make a Baby 25

Part II: What to Expect When She's Expecting 37

Chapter 3: The First Trimester 39

Chapter 4: The Second Trimester 57

Chapter 5: The Third Trimester 69

Part III: The Big Moment is Here: Birth 79

Chapter 6: Final Preparations 81

Chapter 7: Lights, Camera, Action: Giving Birth 95

Part IV: Life After Birth 105

Chapter 8: The First Few Days and Weeks 107

Chapter 9: What Happens When 129

Chapter 10: Finding Support 141

Part V: The Part of Tens 149

Chapter 11: Ten Ways to Improve Your Partner's Pregnancy 151

Chapter 12: Ten Gadgets to Enhance Your Fatherhood Journey 157

Glossary 163

Index 171