Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Dad's Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies Paperback – November 12, 2010


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$4.54 $0.01

There is a newer edition of this item:


Tone It Up by Karena Dawn
Tone It Up by Karena Dawn
Check out the newest book by Karena Dawn. Learn more | See related books

Editorial Reviews

Review

'no frills, well researched guide' 4 stars, Prima Baby

From the Back Cover

A practical, hands-on guide for fathers-to-be

When it comes to pregnancy, your role as a dad has changed so much in the past few decades that it's hard to know where to turn for guidance. Now you do! This hands-on, friendly guide is packed with practical information for fathers-to-be, covering all of the logistical, physical, and emotional aspects of pregnancy from your unique perspective.

  • Take the fear out of fatherhood — find out what modern fatherhood means, determine if you're ready for the financial and emotional demands of a baby, and learn what you don't know about conception

  • Pregnancy and childbirth 101 — get the lowdown on what to expect during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, from your perspective as well as your partner's

  • So you're a father — oh, boy (or girl)! — discover how to care for your newborn — from bottle feeding to changing diapers to soothing your baby

  • Be the perfect postpartum partner — support your partner by helping with the baby and household, and by attending to her emotionally as well

Open the book and find:

  • How a fetus develops in every trimester

  • Advice on when and how to share the good news

  • Tips on baby gift registry and setting up the nursery

  • What to expect during labor and delivery

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

  • The 4-1-1 on feeding and changing diapers

  • Tips for dealing with common illnesses and emergencies

  • Survival tips every new dad needs to know

Learn to:

  • Grasp the logistical, physical, and emotional aspects of pregnancy

  • Understand what to expect at doctor's visits

  • Be a supportive partner during (and after) pregnancy

  • Know what to expect during labor and delivery

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (November 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470767901
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470767900
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #328,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Poiks on August 7, 2011
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I hadn't actually read any of the "For Dummies" series before, and I have to admit that I agreed to read this one with a little trepidation. I had been given another "pregnancy for dads" type book before, and it was patronizing and condescending, at least theoretically in the name of humor. I thought it likely that a book which sells itself as being "for Dummies" up front might take that same tone. Fortunately, it did not.

The timing of this read was perfect for me, as my wife was pregnant with our first child. I did my best to read the book in relevant real-time, i.e. following along at the same pace as the pregnancy itself. I enjoyed the book, and found it useful and accurate (if not exactly fascinating).

Throughout the pregnancy, the recurring advice we received was that there is really nothing you can do to prepare for such a life change. I took this to heart, accepted it as true, and tried not to underestimate the upheaval. It turned out to be true, of course--you cannot really understand how things will be until you've experienced them. This book was an excellent way to understand some of the details of pregnancy, childbirth, and life with a baby. It won't enthrall you like the latest fiction bestseller, but it will probably keep you interested, and learning.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Hoppaguy VINE VOICE on April 21, 2011
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I am a guy and we are thinking about having children soon and I thought I'd read this book to get a feel for what to expect. I know there are a lot of books but most of them seem to focus more on what a mother has to do or they have a very small "Dad" section. That's why I found the title of this book to be interesting since it was for Dad's! As with most "for Dummies" books, it is very easy to read and easy to pick what particular subject you want to look into. I think the best part of the book is the section on how to be the best partner for your wife after birth. I am glad that I read this because as a Dad I know would tend to focus all of my energy on the newborn child that you kind of forget that your wife needs emotional support also. The book goes into so many different subjects that I will definitely have to re-read different parts such as how to handle medical emergencies and what to expect during labor and delivery. This book is so informative that I have told all of my guy friends to buy this book before they even think about trying for kids!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rodrigo Santos on January 7, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The guidebook is written in an easy and fun way, and provides lot's of useful information that, if you're a first-time Dad, you had absolutely no idea about.
I enjoyed it a lot and learned from it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By infivefour on May 23, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
...but he enjoyed this one. it's very helpful, considering new moms are bombarded with websites, smartphone apps, literature, prenatal appointments, etc., but men tend to get shortchanged when it comes to information regarding pregnancy, birth and beyond. the dummy books in general and well organized and interesting. we found this book to be very helpful.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. Young VINE VOICE on March 31, 2011
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Thie is an outstanding guide book for new fathers-to-be. It covers completely all the stages of pregnancy, and what to expect in the delivery room and after baby comes home. Most importantly it is geared to the particular fears of new dads such has how will I support my family? Will I love my baby? This book is particularly excellent covering the psychological and emotional issues facing the new dad.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Fisher TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 16, 2011
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
This book offers the essential information dads need to know to get through pregnancy and beyond. I have been reading it for a few weeks, as my wife and I prepare for the birth of our first child very soon.

About 60% of the book's length is devoted to issues of conception, pregnancy and childbirth, but about 40% extends into care for the newborn. There is even a chapter with (very basic) information on financial issues and planning, including managing household finances and college savings.

If a new dad relied only on the information in this book and nothing else, I think he'd make it. It contains the vast majority of the information a dad really needs to know on pregnancy, birth, babies and most importantly, dad's role in the whole process.

Of course, many or most dads will want to rely on a variety of information sources, which is for the best. Read a lot and stay sensitive to mom's needs throughout the process -- just like this book tells you to do. This isn't the only book I've used, especially since I got it sometime in about the eighth month, but it is definitely a worthwhile read. It does a good job on staying focused on essentials while still presenting the information in an entertaining and useful format. Recommended!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ShepherdClan on January 15, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Better than many of the other guides out there because this one focuses on facts, not feelings and useless stories. Straight forward information for the first time dad. My husband enjoyed it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ann Lee VINE VOICE on April 6, 2011
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Like all the Dummy books, this is easy to scan, pick and choose what you're most interested in. It included chapters I would never have considered, such as: "Whose Baby is this Anyway? Dealing with Overbearing Family Members." (Especially since I'm the grandmother-to-be, not the father.)

Since my children are long grown, reviewing the book was a good refresher on what to expect in May. And some information was completely new to me, such as taking a colicky baby in a dark quiet room to decrease stimulation. Chapter 11 covers Supporting the New Mom... including knowing when to call the doctor for problems after a cesarean. For a first time dad, being warned about the hormone issues that can occur has got to be reassuring. The chapter on finances was not something I expected to find. And knowing how to handle potential medical emergencies in advance has got to be reassuring for any guy.

In our family situation a cesarean birth is to be scheduled, so what to expect before and after the surgery was good information for me.

I think this book would make a great gift even if the new dad reads only one chapter...the last one. "Ten Ways to be a Super Dad from Day One." Guys typically like goals, and in a few pages there are some invaluable tips.

This book is well thought out and thorough...and one of the authors is a stay at home dad...so there's a real expert behind the advice.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?