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Dad’s Expecting Too

ISBN: 9781402280641

By: Harlan Cohen

Published: 11/05/2013

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If you're an expectant father, there's a surprise around every corner...

Dad's Expecting Too! is a witty and wise guide to everything you and your partner need to know about having a baby--from the moment you discover she's pregnant to the first night home with your newborn.

Packed with the best advice from experts and parents who have been there before, this must-have book offers essential tips, insights, and stories about the most exhilarating, intimidating, and awesome experience of your lives. This newly revised edition features updated health and safety information, new resources for adoptive fathers, ideas for celebrating with "dadchelor parties," and more.

The First Few Weeks
•Telling friends and family; the first doctor appointments

How the Baby Grows
•Track week-by-week developments
•Month-by-month pictures of a baby

Expectant Moms and Dads 101
•Happy, hormonal, nesting, and exhausted moms-to-be
•In-awe, on-call, scared, and "me too: dads-to-be

Spoiling Your Partner
•Massages, gifts, and providing vital emotional support

The Big Day: Labor and Delivery
•Everything you'll see, hear, do

After the Baby Is Born
•Feedings, surviving the first few nights, and rekindling your love life

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Table of Contents

Thank You for Helping Me Give Birth…

The Conception

How It Happened

Welcome, Expectant Fathers

Welcome, Expectant Mothers

Welcome, Healthcare Professionals

How This Book Was Put Together

How This Book Was Researched

About the Tips and Stories

About the Content and Word Choices

Nope, This Isn’t a Medical Guide

The Second of More Editions

We Are Pioneers

Chapter 1: The First Few Weeks…
Shock, Joy, Surprise, and Things You’ll Want to Do When the Baby Is Born

1. The Magic Urine

2. Reacting to the News

3. Sharing the News

4. Who Will Deliver?

5. Where to Have It

6. How to Pay for It

7. Feeding Your Pregnant Partner

8. The Pregnancy Card

Chapter 2: The Doctor Will See You Now
Or Whoever Delivers Your Baby Will See You Now

9. Your First GUYne Exam

10. The Rest of the Doctor Visits

11. The Ultrasound

12. Prenatal Testing

13. Complications and Second Opinions

14. Miscarriage Tip

Chapter 3: The Baby’s Development
This Part Has Pictures

Chapter 4: The Many Faces of the Expectant Father
Inside the Male Mind and Body

15. The In-Awe and Happy Expectant Father

16. The Rejected Expectant Father

17. The Accidental Asshole Expectant Father

18. The Scared Expectant Father

19. The “Fighting Change” Expectant Father

20. The Educated Expectant Father

21. The Always On-Call Expectant Father

22. The Demoted Expectant Father

23. The Getting Fat Expectant Father

24. The Do-It-All Expectant Father

25. The Protective Expectant Father

26. The Calm Expectant Father

27. The Me Too Expectant Father

28. The Emotionally Reserved Expectant Father

29. The Not Happy Expectant Father

30. The Two for the Price of Two Expectant Father

31. The Adoptive Expectant Father

Chapter 5: The Body of the Pregnant Woman
Like Puberty All Over Again

32. The Body of the Pregnant Woman

33. The Big-Breasted Pregnant Woman

34. The Vomiting Pregnant Woman

35. The Feeling Fat Pregnant Woman

36. The Farting Pregnant Woman

37. The Hemorrhoidal, Leaky Pregnant Woman

38. The Spotting, Cramping Pregnant Woman

39. The Never-So-Tired Pregnant Woman

40. The Snoring, Restless Pregnant Woman

Chapter 6: The Mind of the Pregnant Woman
And the Expectant Mother Thong

41. The Happy Pregnant Woman

42. The Hormonal Pregnant Woman

43. The Strong Pregnant Woman

44. The Cranky Pregnant Woman

45. The Angry Pregnant Woman

46. The Irrational Pregnant Woman

47. The Scared Pregnant Woman

48. The Nesting Pregnant Woman

49. The Depressed Pregnant Woman

Chapter 7: Spoiling Your Pregnant Partner
Helping Her Feel as Good as She Feels Big

50. Dating a Pregnant Woman

51. The Babymoon

52. The Prenatal Rubdown

53. Maternity Clothes

54. The Push/Pregnancy Present

55. Doing the Little Things

Chapter 8: Pregnant Sex
Having It, Not Having It, Fantasizing about Having It

56. Pregnant Sex 101

57. A Guide to Pregnant Sex (Version 2.0)

58. Men Who Don’t Want Sex

59. Men Who Have Sex Alone

Chapter 9: Shopping for Baby
Something So Little Needs So Much

60. Shopping for Baby

61. The Emotional Purchase

62. The Perfect Stroller(s)

63. The Crib, Furniture, and Nursery

64. The Car Seat(s)

Chapter 10: Passing the Time
Things to Do During the Second and Third Trimesters

65. The Baby’s Sex

66. The Name Game

67. Hanging Out with Her Belly

68. Hanging Out with the Guys

69. Ultrasound for Kicks

70. Unsolicited Advice

71. Packing for the Trip

72. Paternity Leave

Chapter 11: Labor and Delivery Prep Time
Things to Help Prepare You for Labor and Delivery

73. The Birth Plan

74. The Birth Class

75. The Labor Partner

76. Working the Door

77. Cord Blood Banking

78. The Pediatrician

79. Managing Her Pain

80. You Run the Show

81. Getting It to Come Out

Chapter 12: The Birth Day
From Your Door to Delivery Room and Back Again

82. Going into Labor

83. Passing the Time

84. The Birth

85. The C-Section Section

86. The Conehead

87. Preg-Man-See

88. Lights, Camera, Action!

89. What Happens Next?

90. Leaving the Hospital

91. The Drive Home

Chapter 13: After the Baby Is Born
The Fourth Trimester Begins

92. What No One Tells New Dads

93. The First Night Home

94. Help Wanted

95. Nursing and Bottle-Feeding

96. Take a Shift a Week

97. Sleeping and Not Sleeping

98. Working at Home

99. The Full-Time Dad

100. Working on the Road

101. Having Sex Again (with Her)

102. Dating Your Pregnant Partner Again

103. Your Tip and Story Go Here

Resources

Expectant Dad’s Dictionary

Harlan Can Speak at Your Event

About the Author

Excerpt

Shock, Joy, Surprise, and Things You’ll Want to Do When the Baby Is Born

Tip #1

THE MAGIC URINE: The Day We Officially Lose Control

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 7 in
Width: 5 in
Weight: 13.92 oz
Page Count: 528 pages

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