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Dad's Pregnant Too: Expectant fathers, expectant mothers, new dads and new moms share advice, tips and stories about all the surprises, questions and joys ahead... Paperback – June 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks; Later Printing edition (June 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402211333
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402211331
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 5.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,401 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"The Chicago author has made a career out of advising teens on growing up. Here he focuses on parenthood. Promising to educate men on pregnancy, this book is stocked with tips and Q&As, perfect to read between administering foot rubs and cooing supportive words." - Chicago Tribune

""I enjoyed this book because I knew when my wife felt pains or had other symptoms conducive to pregnancy, I knew not to overreact. I could assure her that she and the baby was more than likely doing fine, and the little things cropping up were all normal. The book also showed and explained what changes the baby was going through, and its amazing development inside her belly. Knowing what to expect, along with going to her doctor appointments, has really put me at ease since all signs point to a healthy baby."" - The Fruit of His Labor

""Many a times when I read this book, I would burst out in giggles as the author is witty and hilarious while not losing sight of factual information. Dad's Pregnant Too! is so much FUN to read and I wish we had it eight years ago when I was first pregnant. It's definitely THE essential guide, packed with the best advice for expectant couples from the experts and parents who have been there before."" - Mom To BB Reviews

"Cohen explains how life changes during pregnancy and after the baby is born, and how to be a valuable and helpful member of the child-making/raising team. And it's funny and well written." - Raising Arizona Kids

"I now firmly believe that every positive pregnancy test and Soon-to-be-a-Father's Day card should include a copy of Dad's Pregnant, Too! It's the only way a woman can get the sympathy she deserves before her ankles start to swell." - Cool Mom Picks

"Cohen has left nothing out, his sense of humour throughout will be appreciated by all who read this marvelous book. Dads-to-be should be lining up to get their hands on a copy of, Dad's Pregnant Too!
" - Imagination-Cafe

"For any new father who truly wants to be a good father and husband, this is the book for him. It's easy to read, easy to relate to, and most of all it's honest and funny." - Help 4 New Moms

"Cohen's book will touch you with it's raw honesty and make you laugh with its good humor." - Chicago Parent.com

" Dad's Pregnant Too is a great alternative to the other expectancy books out there because your man will actually pick this one up! " - Peekaboo Picks

"Since emotions can be heightened during pregnancy, Cohen felt it was important to offer practical advice on what men should (and shouldn't) do to help out. He also wanted to assist other men with the feelings they might experience during pregnancy but are unable to deal with due to the focus rightly being placed on the mother-to-be and baby." - Tonawanda News

About the Author

Harlan is a nationally syndicated advice columnist (Help Me, Harlan!) and author of the bestselling book, The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College (Sourcebooks) and Campus Life Exposed: Advice from the Inside (Petersons). He is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul III, an occasional contributor to the Chicago Tribune, and has written a monthly column for the Classroom Edition of The Wall Street Journal. His expert advice expert has been featured in Psychology Today, The New York Times, Seventeen magazine, and Details magazine. When not writing his column, Harlan speaks across the country, consults regarding young adult issues, appears on radio and TV, writes and performs music from his new album, Fortunate Accidents, and expands his award-winning Web sites. He is also the founder of Rejection Awareness Week (R.A.W.) and the president of the International Rejection/Risk-Taking Project.

Harlan lives in Chicago, IL with his wife, daughter, newborn son, and dog.

More About the Author

Harlan Cohen is a New York Times bestselling author of five books, a professional speaker, and a nationally syndicated advice columnist.

He is author of Getting Naked: Five Steps to Finding the Love of Your Life (While Fully Clothed & Totally Sober) (St. Martin's), The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College (Sourcebooks), The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only (Sourcebooks), Dad's Pregnant Too!: A guide for expectant fathers and their partners (Sourcebooks), The Naked Roommate's First Year Survival Workbook (Sourcebooks), and Campus Life Exposed: Advice from the Inside (Peterson's).

Harlan has been a guest on hundreds of radio and television programs, including the Today Show. He has been featured as an expert offering advice in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition, Real Simple, Seventeen, Psychology Today, and hundreds of other publications. He is a professional speaker who has visited more than four hundred college campuses. His "Help Me, Harlan!" advice column is distributed by King Features Syndicate.

Harlan is a singer/songwriter best known for "The Chlamydia Jive." He is the founder of the websites www.HelpMeHarlan.com, www.NakedRoommate.com, www.GettingNakedExperiment.com, www.NakedRoommateForParents.com, and www.DadsPregnant.com,. You can follow him on Twitter @HarlanCohen and find him on Facebook at: Facebook.com/HelpMeHarlan. You can reach Harlan by e-mail at harlan@helpmeharlan.com. Harlan lives in Chicago, Illinois, and is married to his wife, who rejected him via an online dating site before falling in love with him following an unexpected encounter at Mailboxes Etc..

Customer Reviews

It was really funny and informative.
Alissa Kennedy
Additionally, the book explains how husbands can be supportive for their wives throughout pregnancy.
D. Kulakofsky
We highly recommend this book to all soon-to-be dads!
LostinNH

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Suzan Barczewski on June 7, 2008
Format: Paperback
I received a copy of dad's pregnant too a few days ago to give to my niece and her husband who are expecting their first child. I flipped through the book (excellent index) and was amused and amazed by the wealth of useful, informative and entertaining information. I have ordered three more books for colleagues - it's the perfect non-traditional pregnancy gift.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Alissa Kennedy on November 4, 2008
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I loved this book. I got this great book as a gift and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was really funny and informative. My husband who usually doesn't have the patience to sit down and read actually read whole chapters at a time. A friend of mine was over and started reading it since it was sitting on our coffee table and liked it so much that I gave it to her and I am buying myself another one.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. Fisher on November 4, 2008
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I purchased this book for my husband during our first pregnancy, and he absolutely hated it. According to him, the book's many stories and anecdotes essentially state that a pregnant woman is an emotionally abusive wreck, so beware! The book is not really an advice book for dads-to-be as much as it is simply a journal of the author's experience of his wife's pregnancy. Unless you have a lifestyle and career similar to his, you won't find this book useful.

When I first purchased this book there weren't any reviews on Amazon, yet. Then later, after some critical reviews, I find that the author's own wife has posted a review. I find that highly suspect. Should author's themselves be allowed to review their work? The wife's opinions on her husbands work belong in a prologue of the book, not as a true review of the material on this site.

If you are looking for an advice book for the father-to-be, there are many better, more informative books out there. Don't waste your money, or time, on this one.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful By J. Gamber on August 25, 2009
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I enjoyed this book a lot. There's a lot of good info for expectant dads. But I feel like it really fell short of being a book for ALL dads and is really a book for dads who work who have partners who do not or will not once the baby is born.

While having the anecdotal stories from folks was nice, too often these stories fell into re-asserting the author's opinions/positions. For instance, in the section about whether to watch the baby come out or not, there were plenty of folks saying to watch but few (if any) saying not to. Guess which one the author preferred?

Also, the book was almost completely centered around working fathers who have partners who will no longer be working. Even in the few and brief mentions of women working, there was nothing about fathers who do not have a job at all and who are the primary care-givers. When the "stay at home" dad was finally introduced at the end of the book, it was a dad who also works from home part time. It seemed like the author had little concept of a father who does not have ANY job aside from his kid(s) -- or if he does, this father was absent from this book. What the author DID include was an entire section on fathers who travel a lot for work because -- guess what -- the author travels at lot for work.

This was a pretty enjoyable book, and it did have a lot of good information. But I couldn't shake the feeling that the author wrote it for himself and fathers like him at the exclusion of others.

There was also no mention of adoption, same-sex couples, religious difficulties during pregnancy and childbirth, and the author constantly hawks his website, which is deserted. I don't mean to sound harsh, but it could have been a much better book and probably will be in future editions.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Lamparter on February 24, 2010
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My husband would often laugh and then read entire passages out loud in bed, much to my chagrin, but it did a great job of explaining it from a guy's point of view. He got nothing out of the 8+ pregnancy books I had around the house, but this answered all his questions with humor.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kingfan Dad on October 27, 2012
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I bought this book along with many other new daddy books when my wife was first pregnant. In a nutshell, the book seems like a cut and paste of other peoples' blogs put together in a pretty book format. Every five pages the author asks for your contribution to his next book by directing you to his website (skip it) it was annoying. All the info in the book is easily found on the internet for free. This book could have been a collection of hyperlinks. Dad's Pregnant too left me disappointed. Check out Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads, it's funny and is a great companion to What to expect (which your baby mama is already reading).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LostinNH on March 24, 2011
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My husband wanted a "guys" book when we were going thru our first pregnancy. He got a few at the store (the expecting series, week by week, etc) and was appauled at how condescending they were. We took them back and ordered "Dad's Pregnant Too"...he loved it! It was very helpful, write by a guy for guys, and was an easy / funny read. He liked how it was broken up and he could easily reference different topics (like when we got back from the dr or class). He even dog-earred pages in it.

We highly recommend this book to all soon-to-be dads!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mike P. on June 26, 2009
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I purchased this book for my husband as a father's day gift as a new father to be. It was the perfect gift and we've enjoyed reading the book together. While the author is clearly respectful of women and the enormity of what they are going through, he maintains a sense of humor about the male perspective. My husband is enjoying reading a pregnancy book written by a male and I find it fascinating to hear what a man finds important to say to another man on this topic.

We appreciate the tone of the book and the author's clear love for his wife and her own journeys through pregnancies. We would definitely recommend this book to friends and other new parents to be. It is helpful to have a thoughtful book on pregnancy written for men especially to add to our small library of essential pregnancy books.
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