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Dad's Guide to Pregnancy for Dummies


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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Part I: So You Want to Be a Dad . . . 7 Chapter 1: Fatherhood: A Glorious, Scary, Mind-Boggling and Amazing Experience 9 Chapter 2: Beyond the Bed: Conception Basics 25 Part II: Great Expectations: Nine Months and Counting 47 Chapter 3: Surviving Sudden Doubts and Morning Sickness: The First Trimester 49 Chapter 4: Growing Into the Second Trimester 65 Chapter 5: The Fun Stuff: Nesting, Preparing and Naming 81 Chapter 6: Expecting the Unexpected 95 Chapter 7: In the Home Stretch: The Third Trimester 113 Chapter 8: The Co-Pilot?s Guide to Birthing Options 125 Part III: Game Time! Labour, Delivery and Baby?s Homecoming 141 Chapter 9: Surviving Labour and Delivery 143 Chapter 10: Caring for Your Newborn 165 Chapter 11: Supporting the New Mum 187 Part IV: A Dad?s Guide to Worrying 207 Chapter 12: Dealing with Difficult Issues after Delivery 209 Chapter 13: Daddy 999: Survival Tips for Bumps, Lumps and Scary Moments 223 Chapter 14: Time and Money: The High Cost of Having a Baby 245 Chapter 15: Planning for Your New Family?s Future 265 Part V: The Part of Tens 277 Chapter 16: Ten Things She Won?t Ask for but Will Expect 279 Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Be a Super Dad from Day One 285 Chapter 18: Ten Musts for the Stay-at-Home Dad 291 Index 297

About the Author

Dr Roger Henderson is a practising GP. He frequently appears on radio and television and writes for a number of national publications. Matthew M.F. Miller is a stay-at-home dad and author. Sharon Perkins is a registered nurse and the author of several For Dummies books.


'The detail is impressive and it's great for dads-to-be'. Pregnancy & Birth, December 2011. Informative and easy to read'. (Pregnancy & Birth, March 2012)

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