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The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be (New Father Series) Hardcover – September 28, 2010
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"Brott writes honestly and earnestly. His wry sense of humor will be a relief to hassled parents." Time magazine
" stood out immediately because of its perceptive insights" San Francisco Chronicle
"The best guidebook to date for both the prospective father and his partner in their journey through the nine months of pregnancy a must for fathers-to-be." John Munder Ross, Ph.D., author of What Men Want and Father and Child
"One would be hard put to find a question about having a baby that’s not dealt with here, all from the father’s point of view." Library Journal
"For fathers soon expecting the ultimate gifta new member of the familyThe Expectant Father is his best friend." CNN Interactive
"The What to Expect When You’re Expecting for men If you know an expectant father, first baby or not, make sure he has this book. Full-Time Dads
" extraordinarily helpful packed with specific advice." Portland Oregonian
"For the dad-to-be, author Armin Brott's The Expectant Father is a terrific gift, offering insight into pregnancy and the first few weeks of parenthood." BabyCenter
Winner, 2005 Adding Wisdom award from Parent-to-Parent
Recipient of iParenting Media Award
Top Customer Reviews
Fortunately there is. The Expectant Father is that 3,523rd book. It is a well-written, month-by-month explanation of what is going on both emotionally and physically with the mother, the baby, and you the father. At 250 pages plus references, it is packed with information while still being portable. It doesn't necessarily go into a great amount of detail on each subject, but it mentions most important things at least in passing, and you can always refer to the Internet or What to Expect... (which your partner will undoubtedly have on her nightstand) for more details.
Be forewarned: this book is slightly new-agey at points. But hey, Brott is just offering suggestions that the reader is free to ignore. Overall this is a useful reference written with the father-to-be in mind as a principal reader, not an afterthought.
The greatest asset of the book is its comprehensive nature. Brott covers it all, month by month. He discusses countless physiological, psychological, emotional, and logistical issues that are likely to confront most new parents, specifically speaking from the perspective of the father. There were a few times when my wife would read a paragraph or two over my shoulder, and she was surprised to actually read some information that she had not read in any of the eight pregnancy books that she had already finished. I appreciated the fact that Brott seems to assume that there are thoughtful, intelligent men out there who want to learn as much as possible to help their wives as much as possible through pregnancy and to transition well into fatherhood, and he offers substantial information accordingly.
My primary critiques of this book actually resonate with many who gave it a one-star rating.Read more ›
This book is completely different. It deals with men's concers in a straightforward, sensitive, funny way. It's filled with very insightful information that helped me make sense of the feelings I was having during my wife's pregnancy and activities that I could do to stay involved. It's not always easy to take the stand to be an involved dad and this book helped me realize that I wasn't alone in what I was going through. I know that this book has helped me be a better father than I ever would have before. I'll be giving it to all my buddies whose wives are expectant. AND, I've already started the next book in the series, The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year. It's great too!
Brott certainly advocates being involved during the pregnancy, but he spends much more time explaining how to be involved. Topics from when to tell your friends about the pregnancy to financial planning are covered. More unusually for fatherhood books, Brott describes what the mother is experiencing and how the baby is developing. This has been extremely helpful as my wife's pregnancy has progressed.
I keep this book handy, and refer to it at least monthly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Even though I got this after I was already a father of several kids, I still learned quite a bit of new information.Published 1 day ago by steven ochoa
The book answered most of dads-to-be questions and worries, helped me through stages until the first few months of my baby boy..Published 1 month ago by Tegi Dimantano
I bought this book as an expectant father and also bought my wife what to expect when your expecting. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Daniel Cobb
This is the book on how to be a good partner during pregnancy. This is the only dad book I could find that reads like it's written by a great dad/husband and not by a recovering... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeffrey Hodder
i'M NOT EVEN EXPECTING, JUST A HOPE TO BE A FATHER SOMEDAY. gREAT BOOK! gREAT SERVICE AND SHIPPINGPublished 2 months ago by Lunchbox88
Great introduction to how to become and transition into a new dad. I was able to pick up lots of little tips especially during the pregnancy on how to handle and what emotions my... Read morePublished 3 months ago
My husband loved this book and read it like clockwork. It was informative and it was definitely written for men. Read morePublished 3 months ago by VegasGirl