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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (November 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470767901
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470767900
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,083 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'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


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Overall, I recommend this book to new dad-to-be.
Pete Chen
As with most "for Dummies" books, it is very easy to read and easy to pick what particular subject you want to look into.
Hoppaguy
As a woman, I felt a bit like a voyeur reading a book addressed to guys, but it was also totally validating.
S. Zahn

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan K. Perkins on August 7, 2011
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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.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Hoppaguy VINE VOICE on April 21, 2011
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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!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rodrigo Santos on January 7, 2013
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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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By infivefour on May 23, 2013
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...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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joan W. Johnson VINE VOICE on March 16, 2011
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I got this book for a gift for my son because my daughter-in-law is expecting their first baby in six months, and I know he admitted to feeling nervous and a little lost. Despite the title (he's no "dummy"), this book is packed with useful and interesting information for the father-to-be: Dealing with the fears of fatherhood for the first time; what to expect in the first, second and third trimesters; attending prenatal visits; helping your partner cope with early pregnancy; sex during pregnancy; setting up the nursery; and much more. From conception to birth including caring for a newborn, every topic seems to be covered well and without an unnecessary amount of medical terminology. I feel good about giving this book as a gift, and though it might sit on a shelf for most of the pregnancy, when and if it's needed, it will be there to answer questions and allay any fears.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. Young VINE VOICE on March 31, 2011
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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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ShepherdClan on January 15, 2013
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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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Orchid on July 26, 2013
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I never took this line of books seriously and have purchased them as gag gifts before. I can say I was pleasantly shocked when it arrived and was awesome! My husband regularly references it when he has questions and it was a quick easy ready for him. I feel like he has an increased understanding of what's going on with our pregnancy and I really appreciate that.
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