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ISBN: 978-1-119-97660-8
330 pages
October 2011
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A man-to-man guide to surviving and thriving during pregnancy and beyond

So, you're going to be a father – congratulations! Now take a deep breath and relax . . . but not too much. She may be the one who's pregnant, but if you want to keep mum and baby safe and healthy (and yourself sane), there's plenty you need to know about what's coming over the next nine months. In this witty, informative guide, Dr Roger Henderson, one of Britain's most trusted GPs, looks at pregnancy from a bloke's point of view. From the medical to the emotional to the financial, Dad's Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies fills you in on all the big issues associated with pregnancy and your role in it. You'll be armed with solid how-to advice on handling all the day-to-day challenges every dad-to-be faces.

  • So you want to be a dad – get a grip on the normal fears and frustrations that come with deciding to become someone's dad

  • A term of nine months – get the lowdown on life with a pregnant woman, from morning sickness to labour to mood swings, as well as important mum/baby health issues and birthing options

  • Forewarned is forearmed – prep yourself practically and emotionally for labour, delivery and all that follows, from the first contraction to the first all-night crying session (baby's and yours)

  • Preparation is everything – get a handle on all the stuff that keeps new dads up worrying at night, including post-delivery complications, congenital defects, postpartum depression and baby's inevitable illnesses

  • Money, money, money – capitalise on expert advice and guidance on budgeting for a new baby and planning for your family's financial security

  • Find some time – take advantage of time management techniques that help you set aside enough 'me time' to keep yourself sane, happy and totally in love with your bundle of joy

Open the book and find:

  • How to deal with becoming a dad

  • Your partner's changing body, trimester by trimester

  • A guide to living with a pregnant woman

  • How your sex life will change

  • Facts on labour and delivery

  • The financial impact of adding a family member

  • What to expect in the first six months after baby arrives

  • The ins and outs of feeding and changing nappies

  • Advice on common illnesses and emergencies

Learn to:

  • Get to grips with becoming a father

  • Offer support throughout your partner's pregnancy

  • Play an important role during labour and delivery

  • Care for your newborn – from bottles to nappies

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