BirthCONTROL: A Husband’s Honest Account of Pregnancy

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Morgan James Publishing, Apr 1, 2013 - Humor - 150 pages
More than four million blissfully ignorant American men are thrust into fatherhood every year, yet these men are rarely armed with an honest account of what to expect in the first nine months. This nine-month, non-fiction account details how one man learns to let go of control in the quest for the perfect pregnancy. All accounts were documented when they happened, long before the blurred baby goggles of fatherhood were firmly affixed. This rare, honest, and unmoderated male perspective on pregnancy will be educational for any new couple thinking of starting a family. For those already pregnant, it is a funny, relatable, and often neurotic vision of the day to day struggles encountered during this profoundly hormonal time in a couple’s life. If you’ve ever had to settle on a baby’s name or the color of a nursery, be publicly humiliated during birthing classes, or run the obstacle course otherwise known as a grocery store with someone days away from delivery, you’ll understand. The “Expecting” market is polluted with day-by-day pregnancy journals, medical texts, and non-fiction work overburdened with touching accounts of the mother’s journey throughout pregnancy. Yet in a time where the husband's role in pregnancy has increased, there is still a distinct lack of literature defining the paternal struggles that he may expect while sleeping dangerously close to a nine month long science experiment.
 

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I found this book, at various times, gut-wrenching-ly hilarious and supremely touching. I actually work in an OBGYN office and seeing the experience of pregnancy through a father’s point of view was ... Read full review

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Disclaimer: I received a copy for review through GoodReads First Reads. My copy arrived in an envelope decorated by the author's daughter. It was pretty awesome! This book is short and sweet. It ... Read full review

Contents

The Latex Tissue
1
Baby Cave
7
No Sign of a Penis
12
The Cheating Stripper
18
Ghost of Childbirth Future
24
Pit the Shit Out of Her
32
Abby vs the Chicken Sandwich
39
The Evil Butcher
45
Bleach
87
Paradisa
93
Duck and Potato
97
Pediatrician
101
Prescription Sex
110
Did You Feel That?
113
You Part the Waters
120
Quiet Eye of the Hurricane
127

Abby The Butcher Vavasour
53
The Perinealizer
60
Those Who Fail to Learn From History
66
Cut Me
73
Are You Sure its a Girl?
78
Birthday
136
After Birth
148
About the Author
151
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About the author (2013)

In his spare time, James C. Vavasour enjoys lifting the veil of untruths regarding the joys of pregnancy.  He has successfully published several technical papers and magazine articles relating to offshore oil and gas. Most importantly, he recently survived a nine month long battle with pregnancy. These days, James and his wife joyfully fumble their way through parenthood with their beautiful daughter.

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