Every 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.
Matthew M.F. Miller is a father of two and author of Maybe Baby: An Infertile Love Story. Sharon Perkins is a seasoned author and registered nurse with 25+ years' experience providing prenatal and labor and delivery care.
Introduction 1 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 Index 355