The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-be

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Abbeville Press, 1995 - Family & Relationships - 215 pages
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This indispensable book explores the emotional, financial, and even physical changes the father-to-be may experience during his partner's pregnancy. Written in an easy-to-absorb format and filled with sound advice and practical tips for men on such topics as how to make sense of your conflicting emotions, how pregnancy affects your sex life, and how to start a college fund, this volume reassures, commiserates, and informs. It also incorporates the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists.This new edition features the latest research on many topics, from the reasons for premature births to nutritional supplements. The finances section has been updated; advice for expectant adoptive fathers has been added throughout; information for fathers expecting twins and other multiples is included; and the resources section and bibliography have been considerably expanded.Illustrated throughout with New Yorker-style cartoonsthat will make even the most anxious father chuckle, this book is the essential reference for all expectant couples.

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User Review  - BrianFannin - LibraryThing

Nice book, mostly owing to its focus on the particular concerns of expectant fathers. The subject of birth and parenting is most often regarded as an issue which only holds interest for women. If you're a man who disagrees with that, you'll find the book very empowering. Read full review

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User Review  - jorgearanda - LibraryThing

A quick read of slightly useful (but mostly intuitive) advice for future fathers. U.S.-centric, so a significant chunk of its contents (financial and healthcare stuff, for instance) are not that applicable anywhere else. Read full review

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THE 7th MONTH
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THE 2nd MONTH LABOR DELIVERY 141
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THE 4th MONTH FATHERING TODAY 188
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