There is more to life when your family is growing than What to Expect When Your Expecting. For the expecting dad, there is joy—and fear. Here is a helpful guide to prenatal care, exercise, sex, travel, pets, things to buy, paternity leave, and much more.
Your partner is pregnant, and by now you’re undoubtedly experiencing the element of fear that every dad-to-be feels upon learning a new baby is on the way. Well, sir, it’s time to embrace this fear and tackle parenthood and the pregnancy process head-on!
Packed with information, tips, and advice, from the development of your baby month by month to how to help your partner throughout the birth—Pregnancy for Dads-to-Be is a jargon-free, easy read that will help you understand what to expect during pregnancy and how to plan for the weeks ahead. The breakdown of advice includes:
- Preparing your partner for pregnancy
- The first trimester: 0–12 weeks
- The second trimester: 13–27 weeks
- The third trimester: 28–40 weeks
- Birth and beyond
- Life with a newborn
It’s never too early to start preparing your home to accommodate a baby. Whether you or someone you know will soon be fathering a bundle of joy, Pregnancy for Dads-to-Be will serve as an invaluable resource and will properly prepare you for the joy of fatherhood.
“There is, I suspect, one common emotion that every man across the world feels to some degree when their other half utters those life-changing words: ‘I’m pregnant.’ Happiness? Joy? A teary-eyed appreciation of the miracle of life? Most likely that first emotion is pure, spine-tingling, stomach-churning, limb-shaking fear. Well, dad-to-be, it’s time to embrace this fear – and this book will help you to do it.”—From the Introduction
About the Author
Adam Carpenter has worked as an editor and freelance writer on several leading magazines, including Practical Parenting, Mother & Baby, and Condé Nast Brides. He writes a regular column for Writers’ Forum and has been a blogger on Working Mums. He lives in West Cornwall, United Kingdom, with his wife and two kids.