Becoming a dad can be a daunting time – especially when most pregnancy and parenting information is targeted towards women. This exciting new book, from a leading expert in working with expectant dads, doesn’t sideline or speak down to men. Instead it provides an array of targeted information to fully prepare men for their new roles – as both birth partners and fathers. The Expectant Dad’s Handbook is a one-stop guide for men on their path to fatherhood. It provides practical answers to all the questions on the mind of a dad-to-be – from what to expect at each stage of pregnancy to how to cope with any worries and fears about becoming a dad. It also reveals unique insights into a dad’s role during labour, showing key strategies for improving the birth. Both practical and accessible, this guide will provide all the information and advice fathers need for the journey ahead.

Author Dean Beaumont
Isbn 1448148391
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2013-05-16
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF

There are approximately 3,712 ways for a guy to look stupid during pregnancy - this book's here to help you avoid all(most) of them. And here's your first hint: Focus on what you can be doing for her rather than what's happening to her. She's pregnant. She knows that. You know that. And her 152 baby books tell her exactly what she can expect. Your job is to learn what you can do between the stick turning blue and the drive to the delivery room to make the next nine months go as smoothly as possible. That's where John Pfeiffer steps in. Like any good coach, he's been through it. He's dealt with the morning sickness and doctor visits, painting the baby's nursery and packing the overnight bag, choosing a name, hospital, and the color of the car-seat cover. All the while he remained positive and responsive - there with a "You're beautiful" when necessary - but assertive during the decision-making process (he didn't want to wind up with a kid named Percy). And now it's your turn. She might be having the baby, but you have plenty of responsibilities.

Author John Pfeiffer
Isbn 144050962X
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2011-03-18
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

Unconventional--yet effective--parenting strategies, carefully curated by the creator of the popular podcast The Longest Shortest Time Some of the best parenting advice that Hillary Frank ever received did not come from parenting experts, but from friends and podcast listeners who acted on a whim, often in moments of desperation. These "weird parenting wins" were born of moments when the expert advice wasn't working, and instead of freaking out, these parents had a stroke of genius. For example, there's the dad who pig-snorted in his baby's ear to get her to stop crying, and the mom who made a "flat daddy" out of cardboard and sat it at the dinner table when her kids were missing their deployed military father. Every parent and kid is unique, and as we get to know our kids, we can figure out what makes them tick. Because this is an ongoing process, Weird Parenting Wins covers children of all ages, ranging in topics from "The Art of Getting Your Kid to Act Like a Person" (on hygiene, potty training, and manners) to "The Art of Getting Your Kid to Tell You Things" (because eventually, they're going to be tight-lipped). You may find that someone else's weird parenting win works for you, or you might be inspired to try something new the next time you're stuck in a parenting rut. Or maybe you'll just get a good laugh out of the mom who got her kid to try beets because...it might turn her poop pink.

Author Hillary Frank
Isbn 0525504478
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2019-01-15
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF

Perhaps the most powerful influence in the world is that of a dad on his child. Baseball gloves, dirty diapers, tiny little hands, first days of school, daddy-daughter dances, and learner's permits... and so much more! There's no way you can be ready for it all, but this is when you need to get a bit of a head start... First Time Dad by Focus on the Family ministry veteran (and father of 6) John Fuller lets you in on the stuff you really need to know... because in just a few months or weeks or days, your life is going to change--forever. Set good priorities. Break bad habits and/or family patterns. Recognize and recover from some common fathering mistakes. Know that your words have immense power. And learn how to cultivate a lasting parent-child relationship. So, instead of wondering "oh man, oh man, oh man... what am I going to do now?" for 9 months... read this short book (plus it's pretty fun too) and get excited! "Dad, your job is critical... And you can do it."

Author John Fuller
Isbn 9781575679372
Genre Religion
Year 2011-05-01
Pages 176
Language English
File format PDF

When it comes to the unknown territory of having a baby, moms-to-be have nearly unending resources to plan and execute a healthy pregnancy and navigate those first months and years as a parent with confidence. New dads? Not so much. They want to get in the game too, but, says Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson, "I could find clearer direction for putting together a baby swing than for taking care of a newborn child." The New Dad's Playbook is every man's game plan to being the best partner and the best father, from pre-season (preparing for fatherhood) to Super Bowl (birth) to post-season (after baby is home). It helps men understand what their wives are going through physically and emotionally during and after pregnancy, allowing them to support their most important teammate. It tells men what to expect when their baby is home--and what to do when the unexpected happens. This tell-it-like-it-is book will take men from just winging it to winning it.

Author Benjamin Watson
Isbn 1493404962
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 208
Language English
File format PDF

An indispensable survival manual for men entering the trenches of fatherhood, Be Prepared is loaded with one-of-a-kind insights, MacGyver-esque tips and tricks, and no-nonsense advice for mastering the first year as a dad. Finally, a book that teaches men all the things they really need to know about fatherhood...including how to: -Change a baby at a packed sports stadium -Create a decoy drawer full of old wallets, remote controls, and cell phones to throw baby off the scent of your real gear -Stay awake (or at least upright) at work -Babyproof a hotel room in four minutes flat -Construct an emergency diaper out of a towel, a sock, and duct tape Packed with helpful diagrams and detailed instructions, and delivered with a wry sense of humor, Be Prepared is the ultimate guide for sleep-deprived, applesauce-covered fathers everywhere.

Author Gary Greenberg,Jeannie Hayden
Isbn 1439103321
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2008-06-16
Pages 240
Language English
File format PDF

You're having a baby! Or, at least, your partner is! Which means you are too. Not literally, of course, but you do have nine months of excitement, anticipation and nervousness ahead, the likes of which you've never experienced before. Fatherhood is just around the corner and it's ace - but are you ready? Most pregnancy books are for the mother but this one is just for you, the new father. It guides you through this emotional rollercoaster and gets you ready for anything your newborn may throw at you (including, but not limited to, regurgitated milk). From how your baby develops month by month to how to support your partner (it's the little things that count, we tell ourselves), international bestseller Pregnancy for Men is your survival guide to the whole nine months. And when the newborn arrives (and you can't put the car seat in) Mark's on hand with the next instalment, Babies and Toddlers for Men, packed with funny anecdotes and advice from an array of new dads. Or if you're short on time - Pregnancy for Men 101 Tips and Babies and Toddlers for Men 101 Tips.

Author Mark Woods
Isbn 1854586610
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2010-05-01
Pages 288
Language English
File format PDF

What to Expect When You’re Your Wife Is Expecting Pregnancy books for couples abound, but You Got This, Dad is just for guys. Aaron Sharp, a dad of four, draws from his experiences to help husbands, especially first-time dads, navigate the amazing, uncertain, and sometimes scary process of pregnancy and childbirth. With self-deprecating honesty, plenty of humor, and amusing asides from his lovely wife, Elaina, Aaron steers soon-to-be dads through the complex events and emotions surrounding pregnancy. From finding out their spouse is expecting to bringing baby home, husbands will be equipped to handle whatever the next nine months (or their wife) throws at them. Guys will receive not only practical guidance but also a better appreciation for God’s miraculous gift of a new life to care for. When they know what to expect and how to support their wife, new dads will gain confidence and learn to laugh at their foibles. Give this guide to an expecting father with a reassuring smile and remind him, “You got this.”

Author Aaron Sharp
Isbn 0736978321
Genre Humor
Year 2020-02-04
Pages 176
Language English
File format PDF

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, and everything YOU need to know to support her through the process—from the moment you discover she's pregnant to the first night home with your newborn. Packed with humor and 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

Author Harlan Cohen
Isbn 1402280653
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2013-11-05
Pages 528
Language English
File format PDF

Available for the first time in full color, the up-to-date and authoritative pregnancy guide that has sold 1.5 million copies--by recognizing that "one size fits all" doesn't apply to maternity care Parents love this book because it puts them in control; experts love it because it's based on the latest medical research and recommendations from leading health organizations. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn provides the information and guidance you need to make informed decisions about having a safe and satisfying pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period--decisions that reflect your preferences, priorities, and values. Unlike pregnancy guides that can overwhelm and alarm by telling you up front all the things that can possibly go wrong, this book first describes normal, healthy processes, their typical variations, and the usual care practices for monitoring them. Only then does it cover possible complications and the care practices and procedures for resolving them. Throughout, the presentation is crystal-clear, the tone is reassuring, and the voice is empowering. And the language is inclusive, reflecting today's various family configurations such as single-parent families, blended families formed by second marriages, families with gay and lesbian parents, and families formed by open adoption or surrogacy. From sensible nutrition advice to realistic birth plans, from birth doulas when desired to cesareans when needed, from reducing stress during pregnancy to caring for yourself as well as your baby after birth, this pregnancy guide speaks to today's parents-to-be like no other.

Author Penny Simkin,Janet Whalley,Ann Keppler,Janelle Durham,April Bolding
Isbn 0738285021
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2018-09-18
Pages 512
Language English
File format PDF

Practical, hands-on information for fathers-to-be Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies is packed with practical, straightforward information for fathers-to-be, covering all of the logistical, physical, and emotional aspects of pregnancy from a dad’s unique point of view. When it comes to pregnancy, dads’ roles have changed so much in the past few decades that expectant fathers don’t always know where to turn to for guidance and advice on this milestone event. Now they do! Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies covers: What to expect at doctor’s visits Tips for being a supportive partner during pregnancy and preparing for fatherhood Advice on birth plans, labour and delivery, and the first days and weeks of a baby’s life Packed with helpful information on the typical struggles and feelings expectant fathers face, Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies gives first-time fathers and veteran dads alike a wealth of useful information.

Author Roger Henderson,Matthew M. F. Miller,Sharon Perkins
Isbn 1119977258
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2011-09-20
Pages 336
Language English
File format PDF

Fatherhood demystified! Finally: a manual for new dads that deciphers the immensely confusing world of fatherhood and gives crucial tips and advice from a man's point of view. No psychobabble, no warm fuzzies -- just a hilarious (and surprisingly practical) military-style guide to surviving and thriving through even the queasiest moments of pregnancy, birth, and babyhood. Seasoned father and master infant-tamer Scott Mactavish breaks the Baby Code down and lays it out in straight-up guyspeak. The New Dad's Survival Guide includes declassified information on such topics as: Cutting the Cord: The Moment of Truth Feeding and Cleaning the NFU (New Family Unit) Surviving Sleep Deprivation Relieving Stress Without Booze The Great Boob Irony Pee, Poo, Hurl, and Snot: Getting Used to the Bodily Functions Critical Survival Tips Never Before Revealed Sex: Let the Games Begin Again...Finally Dozens of Essential Terms Defined, Including Binky, Onesie, Diaper Genie, Passy, and Sippy Cup Grab your boots and strap on your helmet! The babies are coming!

Author Scott Mactavish
Isbn 0316028665
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2007-09-03
Pages 144
Language English
File format PDF

Today’s pregnancy books may no longer recommend martinis and cigarettes to help pregnant women relax, but most offer moms to be a ton of worthless information—like what kind of fruit your baby is the size of at Week 16. Is there any practical value in knowing that your child resembles produce? And where’s the good stuff—the useful details, like beware of the baby registry and all the crap you will never use, or be prepared to get breast milk all over everything you own? Hilarious, candid, and easy to read, Funny Little Pregnant Things is full of helpful information about all the stuff people don’t tell you about pregnancy—the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Author Emily Doherty
Isbn 1940716578
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2016-04-05
Pages 188
Language English
File format PDF

A must-have baby shower gift for expectant dads! In this one-of-a-kind guide, dad, doula, and certified lactation counselor Brian Salmon and perinatal mental health and relationship expert Kirsten Brunner offer practical, modern-day survival tips for expectant dads and birth partners. Gone are the days when fathers would nervously pace the waiting room while their partners gave birth. Dads are participating in childbirth now more than ever before. However, if you’re like many men, you may feel unprepared, uncomfortable, or even unwelcome in the birth room. For you, this book offers battle-tested tips to help you get in the game and prepare for one of the most incredible adventures of your life. Based on the author’s Rocking Dadschildbirth course, this book will teach you everything you need to know about supporting your partner through birth, breastfeeding, and beyond. In this guide, you’ll discover pointers and advice you won’t find in any other childbirth or breastfeeding guide, including: A list of items to pack for the hospital that will help mom’s labor go more smoothly Stealth communication skills that you can utilize during early labor to support mom and keep her in a positive state of mind How to write a birth plan that the labor and delivery nurses will actually pay attention to What to say and do—and what not to say and do—when mom is in active labor and feeling all the feelings A detailed account of what to expect in the delivery room as a birth partner, and how to navigate the unknown terrains when things don’t go as planned How to help mom achieve proper nipple latch when she attempts breastfeeding for the first time Finally, and perhaps most importantly, you’ll find tips for maintaining a strong relationship with your partner before, during, and after the birth so that you feel closer than ever when you launch into the wild yet wonderful world of parenthood.

Author Brian W. Salmon,Kirsten Brunner
Isbn 1684031613
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2019-02-02
Pages 216
Language English
File format PDF

America’s pregnancy bible answers all your baby questions. When can I take home a pregnancy test? How can I eat for two if I’m too queasy to eat for one? Can I keep up my spinning classes? Is fish safe to eat? And what’s this I hear about soft cheese? Can I work until I deliver? What are my rights on the job? I’m blotchy and broken out—where’s the glow? Should we do a gender reveal? What about a 4-D ultrasound? Will I know labor when I feel it? Your pregnancy explained and your pregnant body demystified, head (what to do about those headaches) to feet (why they’re so swollen), back (how to stop it from aching) to front (why you can’t tell a baby by mom’s bump). Filled with must-have information, practical advice, realistic insight, easy-to-use tips, and lots of reassurance, you’ll also find the very latest on prenatal screenings, which medications are safe, and the most current birthing options—from water birth to gentle c-sections. Your pregnancy lifestyle gets equal attention, too: eating (including food trends) to coffee drinking, working out (and work) to sex, travel to beauty, skin care, and more. Have pregnancy symptoms? You will—and you’ll find solutions for them all. Expecting multiples? There’s a chapter for you. Expecting to become a dad? This book has you covered, too.

Author Heidi Murkoff
Isbn 0761193154
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2016-05-31
Pages 656
Language English
File format PDF

Tech investor and new mom Leslie Schrock offers a thoroughly modern guide to pregnancy—from the preparations of “trimester zero” to the challenges of the newborn months. In the last thirty years, the process of starting a family has drastically changed. Not only are there many more options for getting pregnant, but there are a dizzying array of variables from start to finish. Genetic test or no genetic test? Midwife or OB-GYN? Stroller or Baby Bjorn? Yet all this choice can also create anxiety, especially around the most difficult realities. Miscarriages and fertility issues are common, yet often concealed. One in nine mothers report dealing with postpartum depression, but it is rarely acknowledged and even more rarely treated. Celebrities post “snap-back” photos of their slim post-baby bodies, creating unrealistic expectations for women everywhere. We have more information than ever, yet nearly every aspect of motherhood is still shrouded in judgment and mystery . Enter Leslie Schrock, first-time mother whose own struggles opened her eyes to this widespread problem. With the frank, funny warmth of a trusted friend, she delves into everything from in vitro fertilization and prenatal testing to lactation consultants and postpartum birth control. She debunks the most pervasive pregnancy myths, explores the complementary practices, and cites the latest science (with a dash of been-there-done-that experience) to help you make the best decisions every step of the way—for both you and your baby. So tune out all of the noise you don’t need, and take control of your pregnancy—present or future.

Author Leslie Schrock
Isbn 1982130458
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2019-12-17
Pages 384
Language English
File format PDF

Congrats: You’re going to be a dad! Now what? Dude, relax; you’re going to be fine. But it wouldn’t hurt to get a few pointers—a road map of what lies ahead. That’s what this book is for. From Dude to Dad gives you the need-to-know essentials on pregnancy, birthing, and parenthood, and how it’s okay to be scared out of your mind. You’ll learn what the expecting mom is going through during each trimester, how you can be the best partner and dad-to-be, and how to immediately start bonding with baby. Be prepared for the arrival that will ultimately change your life in the best way possible.

Author Chris Pegula,Frank Meyer
Isbn 1101635371
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2014-05-06
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

The fourth book in Dawn Dais's popular Sh!t No One Tells You series offers "been there, freaked out about that" advice for expectant parents The fourth title in Dawn Dais's popular parenting series, The Sh!t No One Tells You About Pregnancy is quite possibly the funniest, and most heartfelt, yet. After all, pregnancy is not all about scanning Pinterest for baby shower themes and registering for ironic onesies, and sometimes the less flattering aspects of gestation have a way of dimming a bit of that so-called pregnancy glow. Not to worry! Dawn is here, ready to shepherd you through the experience of one human body taking on the task of growing another human body. (Spoiler alert: It ain't always pretty.) Dawn covers it all, sharing expert lists, tips, warnings, and even a series of Parent-Training Workouts designed to increase readers' tolerance to the various indignities of parenthood, like peeing with an audience and surviving an afternoon in Chuck E. Cheese. The Sh!t No One Tells You About Pregnancy is a must-have guide for expectant moms (and their partners!) who are looking for some counsel, comedy, and camaraderie during their ultimate countdown to parenthood.

Author Dawn Dais
Isbn 1580056342
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2017-11-07
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF

In this “brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn’t let go, long after you’ve finished it” (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Your Perfects, a workaholic with a too-good-to-be-true romance can’t stop thinking about her first love. Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. And when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life seems too good to be true. Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place. As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened. An honest, evocative, and tender novel, It Ends with Us is “a glorious and touching read, a forever keeper. The kind of book that gets handed down” (USA TODAY).

Author Colleen Hoover
Isbn 1501110373
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-08-02
Pages 384
Language English
File format PDF

With this unique and accessible handbook, you can be confident that your vegetarian pregnancy will be wonderfully beneficial for both you and your baby. Fulfilling every nutritional guideline recommended by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Your Vegetarian Pregnancy is the first authoritative guide to maintaining a healthy plant-based diet before, during, and after the birth of your child.

Author Holly Roberts
Isbn 0743234081
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2008-06-30
Pages 416
Language English
File format PDF

Dude, you're a dad now! Picking up where From Dude to Dad left off, author and founder of the popular Diaper Dude parenting brand Chris Pegula dives into the first two years of parenting and furthers his deeply held belief that you don't have to lose yourself when you become a father. Once again written in Pegula's everyman voice and filled with humorous takes on fatherhood from the front lines, the book is an easy-to-read resource for new dads, combining hard-won lessons learned, pitfalls to avoid, and practical advice from a dude who hasn't lost his identity (or his sanity). Filled with useful information, hilarious stories of dad madness, a little psychology and science, and engaging sidebars, Diaper Dude covers everything from bonding, babyproofing, and when you'll have sex again to toddlerhood, tantrums, and tag-teaming with your partner to cover all the bases while staying (somewhat) sane. **Winner, Family Choice Award! **Winner, National Parenting Product Award!

Author Chris Pegula,Frank Meyer
Isbn 1101992611
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2017-05-09
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

The New York Times best seller, trusted by millions of dads-to-be—completely revised and updated! The Expectant Father is the best-selling pregnancy guide for men, with more than 1.5 million copies sold. This reassuring month-by-month overview gives you the tools you need to support your partner, prepare for your baby’s arrival, and take care of yourself during this exciting time. It concludes with two special sections: one on labor and delivery, guiding you through the big day; and the other on what comes next, covering the first few months after the baby’s arrival. This new edition of The Expectant Father is updated from cover to cover with the latest information on fertility options, delivery options, navigating pregnancy in a post–COVID-19 world—and much more. It incorporates the expertise of leading OB-GYNs and researchers, and the real-life experience of hundreds of dads and moms. Illustrated throughout with stress-relieving cartoons, The Expectant Father is a friendly and readable companion for dads-to-be seeking confidence, guidance, and joy. (Moms will love it, too!)

Author Jennifer Ash Rudick,Armin A. Brott
Isbn 0789260824
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2021-05-11
Pages 336
Language English
File format PDF

‘It’s a very funny book, it's a very moving book’ – BBC ‘Accessible and unvarnished, it’s bound to strike a chord with dads everywhere’ – WorkingDads.co.uk ‘Essential reading for any new parent’ – MANtenatal Imagine discovering you’re about to become a parent, even though doctors told you the chances of making a baby were close to zero. Now, a soon-to-be first-time father is charting a course through the perilous and choppy waters of living with a pregnant woman. He’s dodging hormonal right hooks, evading emotional explosions, saying all the wrong things (like ‘Are you okay?’) and trying to figure out how the hell you install a car seat. Written as a journal to his unborn child, Dear Dory is the unfiltered, irreverently funny, honest and heartfelt account of one man’s journey to fatherhood as he contemplates his new identity as a Daddy and prepares for the responsibility of a lifetime. WARNING: This book contains a truckload of profanity. ‘Uproariously funny from beginning to end’ – Reedsy Discovery ‘Humourous, satirical, reflective, refreshing, and heartfelt’ – Melisende’s Library

Author Tom Kreffer
Isbn 1838222529
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2020-11-03
Pages N.A
Language English
File format PDF

Analysing diverse media representations of men who provide primary care to their children, this book demonstrates how the practice of fatherhood – and of masculinity - is changing, and the ways media representations sensationalise and reinforce gender inequities in regards to carework. This book examines disparities between practices of carework amongst heterosexual couples and media representations of men who provide primary care, whilst also including a discussion of media accounts of primary caregiving amongst gay couples. The book also provides a detailed analysis of the relationship between care labor and public understandings of masculinity. Assessing whether media accounts of fathers who provide primary care undermine egalitarian approaches to the division of labor amongst heterosexual couples, this book is a vital intervention into public discourse about masculinity, fathering and caregiving. This book will an important resource for students, researchers, educators and practitioners as it brings together a range of in-depth literatures, and empirical analyses to provide a clear overview of contemporary fathering. It will be essential reading in the fields of gender studies and masculinity studies, together with sociology of families, cultural studies, social psychology and social policy.

Author Sarah C. Hunter,Damien W. Riggs
Isbn 0429848838
Genre Social Science
Year 2019-12-20
Pages 168
Language English
File format PDF

Becoming a dad can be a daunting time – especially when most pregnancy and parenting information is targeted towards women. This exciting new book, from a leading expert in working with expectant dads, doesn’t sideline or speak down to men. Instead it provides an array of targeted information to fully prepare men for their new roles – as both birth partners and fathers. The Expectant Dad’s Handbook is a one-stop guide for men on their path to fatherhood. It provides practical answers to all the questions on the mind of a dad-to-be – from what to expect at each stage of pregnancy to how to cope with any worries and fears about becoming a dad. It also reveals unique insights into a dad’s role during labour, showing key strategies for improving the birth. Both practical and accessible, this guide will provide all the information and advice fathers need for the journey ahead.

Author Dean Beaumont
Isbn 1448148391
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2013-05-16
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF

A practical, hands-on guide for all dads-to-be Being a dad has changed so much since you were born that you'd be forgiven for feeling a bit lost! This useful guide is filled with all the info that fathers-to-be need, covering the logistical, physical and emotional aspects of your journey into parenthood. Find out how you can get involved and support your partner! Get to grips with Pregnancy 101 — understand how your baby develops Plan for your baby's homecoming — discover the essential gear you need to buy (you need more than you think!) Choose the right carer — decide on the best person to get you and your partner through the pregnancy and birth Prepare for the big event — learn how to bea great birth partner and help your partner through labour Keep your baby safe and sound — discover how to care for a newborn Find support for yourself — work out who you can turn to for help Open the book and find: What to do when conception doesn't happen How to play an involved and active part in your partner's pregnancy Secrets for keeping your pregnant partner happy and healthy Information on your role during labour Advice on bringing your newborn home Lists of essential gadgets for babies (and dads)

Author Stefan Korn,Scott Lancaster,Eric Mooij
Isbn 0730377377
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2011-12-19
Pages 192
Language English
File format PDF

The New York Times best seller, trusted by millions of dads-to-be—completely revised and updated! The Expectant Father is the best-selling pregnancy guide for men, with more than 1.5 million copies sold. This reassuring month-by-month overview gives you the tools you need to support your partner, prepare for your baby’s arrival, and take care of yourself during this exciting time. It concludes with two special sections: one on labor and delivery, guiding you through the big day; and the other on what comes next, covering the first few months after the baby’s arrival. This new edition of The Expectant Father is updated from cover to cover with the latest information on fertility options, delivery options, navigating pregnancy in a post–COVID-19 world—and much more. It incorporates the expertise of leading OB-GYNs and researchers, and the real-life experience of hundreds of dads and moms. Illustrated throughout with stress-relieving cartoons, The Expectant Father is a friendly and readable companion for dads-to-be seeking confidence, guidance, and joy. (Moms will love it, too!)

Author Jennifer Ash Rudick,Armin A. Brott
Isbn 0789260824
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2021-05-11
Pages 336
Language English
File format PDF

What to Expect When You’re Your Wife Is Expecting Pregnancy books for couples abound, but You Got This, Dad is just for guys. Aaron Sharp, a dad of four, draws from his experiences to help husbands, especially first-time dads, navigate the amazing, uncertain, and sometimes scary process of pregnancy and childbirth. With self-deprecating honesty, plenty of humor, and amusing asides from his lovely wife, Elaina, Aaron steers soon-to-be dads through the complex events and emotions surrounding pregnancy. From finding out their spouse is expecting to bringing baby home, husbands will be equipped to handle whatever the next nine months (or their wife) throws at them. Guys will receive not only practical guidance but also a better appreciation for God’s miraculous gift of a new life to care for. When they know what to expect and how to support their wife, new dads will gain confidence and learn to laugh at their foibles. Give this guide to an expecting father with a reassuring smile and remind him, “You got this.”

Author Aaron Sharp
Isbn 0736978321
Genre Humor
Year 2020-02-04
Pages 176
Language English
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From "the man who remade motherhood" (Time) comes the definitive guide to having a healthy pregnancy--and a healthy baby. THE HEALTHY PREGNANCY BOOK guides expectant mothers and fathers through all stages of pregnancy from preconception through birth, focusing on how to enhance the health of mother and baby. In this uniquely authoritative and comprehensive month-by-month guide, the Searses address emotional and physical changes that take place during pregnancy, baby's brain development, healthy pregnancy habits, pregnancy superfoods, optimal weight gain, fitness, managing stress, sleep, choosing the right healthcare provider, birthing choices, the transition into parenthood, engaging personal stories, and more. Overflowing with the most up-to-date information, digestible and doable tips, and advice for every worry--and written in the Searses' trademark reassuring tone that makes their books long-term bestsellers--THE HEALTHY PREGNANCY BOOK is the must-have resource to fit the greater demands of today's savvy parents.

Author Martha Sears,William Sears
Isbn 0316250716
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2013-09-24
Pages 464
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The rates are on the decline worldwide. But adolescent pregnancies still occur, placing millions of girls each year at risk for medical complications and social isolation and their babies for severe health problems-especially when prenatal care is inadequate or nonexistent. But as the opportunity for young women and girls increases around the world, adolescent pregnancy will continue to decline. Featuring reports from countries across the developed and developing worlds, the International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy analyzes the scope of the problem and the diversity of social and professional responses. Its biological/ecological perspective identifies factors influencing childhood pregnancy, as well as outcomes, challenges and needs of very young mothers as they differ across nations and regions. Salient comparisons are made as cultural contexts and community support vary widely and attention is paid to issues such as child marriage, LGBT concerns and the impact of religion and politics on health care, particularly access to contraception, abortion and other services. This global coverage heightens the understanding of readers involved in care, education and prevention programs and otherwise concerned with the psychosocial development, reproductive health and general well-being of girls. Included in the Handbook: Biological influences of adolescent pregnancy. Adolescent maternal health and childbearing. Adolescent pregnancy and mental health. International perspectives on adolescent fathers. Adolescent pregnancy as a feminist issue. Adolescent pregnancy as a social problem. Plus viewpoints from more than thirty countries. As a unique source of up-to-date findings and clear-headed analysis, the International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy is a go-to reference for practitioners and researchers in maternal and child health, pediatrics, adolescent medicine and global health.

Author Andrew L. Cherry,Mary E. Dillon
Isbn 1489980261
Genre Medical
Year 2014-01-13
Pages 712
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Ask any guy who is expecting his first child and he's likely to tell you the same thing - he's absolutely thrilled to be a dad for the first time, and he's also absolutely terrified. Most new dads don't know the first thing about dealing with a new baby, and while mommy might be interested in more complex topics that range from breastfeeding to colic, most new dads just want to know how not to screw it all up. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Being a New Dad is written to be both highly usable and practical, with a bit of enouraging wit in between. First time dads will learn the daddy essentials for caring for a newborn, from what the expect when baby first arrives, to changing those first diapers without a disaster, to the basics of feeding and burping, to getting baby to sleep (so mom and dad can sleep, too), and how to help mommy as she heals and deals with the enormous changes that she's experiencing both mentally and physically. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Being a New Dad is the perfect guide for any new dad who needs to be armed with a little essential knowledge and a whole lot of encouragement.

Author Joe Kelly
Isbn 1615643354
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2013-04-02
Pages 224
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This highly anticipated third edition of the Handbook of Parenting brings together an array of field-leading experts who have worked in different ways toward understanding the many diverse aspects of parenting. Contributors to the Handbook look to the most recent research and thinking to shed light on topics every parent, professional, and policymaker wonders about. Parenting is a perennially "hot" topic. After all, everyone who has ever lived has been parented, and the vast majority of people become parents themselves. No wonder bookstores house shelves of "how-to" parenting books, and magazine racks in pharmacies and airports overflow with periodicals that feature parenting advice. However, almost none of these is evidence-based. The Handbook of Parenting is. Period. Each chapter has been written to be read and absorbed in a single sitting, and includes historical considerations of the topic, a discussion of central issues and theory, a review of classical and modern research, and forecasts of future directions of theory and research. Together, the five volumes in the Handbook cover Children and Parenting, the Biology and Ecology of Parenting, Being and Becoming a Parent, Social Conditions and Applied Parenting, and the Practice of Parenting. Volume 3, Being and Becoming a Parent, considers a large cast of characters responsible for parenting, each with her or his own customs and agenda, and examines what the psychological characteristics and social interests of those individuals reveal about what parenting is. Chapters in Part I, on The Parent, show just how rich and multifaceted is the constellation of children’s caregivers. Considered first are family systems and then successively mothers and fathers, coparenting and gatekeeping between parents, adolescent parenting, grandparenting, and single parenthood, divorced and remarried parenting, lesbian and gay parents and, finally, sibling caregivers and nonparental caregiving. Parenting also draws on transient and enduring physical, personality, and intellectual characteristics of the individual. The chapters in Part II, on Becoming and Being a Parent, consider the intergenerational transmission of parenting, parenting and contemporary reproductive technologies, the transition to parenthood, and stages of parental development, and then chapters turn to parents' well-being, emotions, self-efficacy, cognitions, and attributions as well as socialization, personality in parenting, and psychoanalytic theory. These features of parents serve many functions: they generate and shape parental practices, mediate the effectiveness of parenting, and help to organize parenting.

Author Marc H. Bornstein
Isbn 0429781326
Genre Education
Year 2019-02-01
Pages 876
Language English
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When it comes to the unknown territory of having a baby, moms-to-be have nearly unending resources to plan and execute a healthy pregnancy and navigate those first months and years as a parent with confidence. New dads? Not so much. They want to get in the game too, but, says Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson, "I could find clearer direction for putting together a baby swing than for taking care of a newborn child." The New Dad's Playbook is every man's game plan to being the best partner and the best father, from pre-season (preparing for fatherhood) to Super Bowl (birth) to post-season (after baby is home). It helps men understand what their wives are going through physically and emotionally during and after pregnancy, allowing them to support their most important teammate. It tells men what to expect when their baby is home--and what to do when the unexpected happens. This tell-it-like-it-is book will take men from just winging it to winning it.

Author Benjamin Watson
Isbn 1493404962
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 208
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Since their debut in 1979, the world has watched the Pattersons grow up in real time--and to many readers, they feel like family. The cast expands, and roles that will play a big part down the road are just starting to bud. New adventures await Elizabeth as she enters kindergarten and has to spend some time in the hospital. Michael has to deal with a bully at school and takes a flight to Vancouver--all by himself! John has an unfortunate accident and is arrested for breaking and entering! And Elly finds a worthwhile cause in heading up a campaign to save the historic city hall that has been scheduled for demolition. Volume Two collects the complete daily and Sunday comics from January 1983 through July 14, 1986, with all Sunday comics printed in color.

Author Lynn Johnston
Isbn 1684064872
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2018-07-11
Pages N.A
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Perinatal registered nurse Tori Kropp covers every aspect of pregnancy—all the medical facts, but also the magic, humor, and joy of this very special time—month by month in this fully revised and updated edition of The Joy of Pregnancy, including recent medical advances and changes in typical hospital procedures. As you move through every month of pregnancy, learn how your baby is developing, how your body is changing, how to prepare for birth and baby, and the pros and cons of various pregnancy and childbirth-related choices. The first month after birth is also covered, including breastfeeding tips and newborn care. Tori’s tone is reassuring and authoritative, but also non-judgmental and often humorous. Questions and answers from her online community Stork Site®, highlighted tips, and quick-reference facts make the informative text accessible and fun to read. A Dad’s Corner section at the end of each chapter provides advice and support to your partner through every stage. You’ll learn: What foods, substances, and activities to limit or avoid What medications are safe to take The range of available diagnostic tests What to expect at each prenatal checkup Details of every stage of labor, with illustrations of labor positions Four appendices condense the advice from the chapters into easy-to-access references. You’ll find lists of questions to ask when choosing a birth facility, a practitioner, and childbirth class; advice for caring for your body, like ways to survive morning sickness and cope with labor; a packing list for your hospital bag; shopping list for the nursery and baby equipment; month-by-month to-do checklists; as well as suggestions for further reading. With this book by your side, you and your partner will be prepared to take an active role in ensuring a healthy, happy, and truly joyful pregnancy.

Author Tori Kropp
Isbn 155832920X
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2018-07-03
Pages 432
Language English
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With easy-to-read coverage of nursing care for women and newborns, Foundations of Maternal-Newborn & Women's Health Nursing, 6th Edition shows how to provide safe, competent care in the clinical setting. Evidence-based guidelines and step-by-step instructions for assessments and interventions help you quickly master key skills and techniques. Also emphasized is the importance of understanding family, communication, culture, client teaching, and clinical decision making. Written by specialists in maternity nursing, Sharon Smith Murray and Emily Slone McKinney, this text reflects the latest QSEN competencies, and the accompanying Evolve website includes review questions to prepare you for the NCLEX® exam! Nursing Care Plans help you apply the nursing process to clinical situations. Procedure boxes provide clear instructions for performing common maternity skills, with rationales for each step. UNIQUE! Therapeutic Communications boxes present realistic nurse-patient dialogues, identifying communication techniques and showing to respond when encountering communication blocks. Communication Cues offer tips for interpreting patients’ and families’ verbal and nonverbal communication. Critical Thinking exercises focus on clinical situations designed to test your skills in prioritizing and critical thinking. Updated drug guides list important indications, adverse reactions, and nursing considerations for the most commonly used medications. Check Your Reading helps you assess your mastery of key content. Critical to Remember boxes highlight and summarize need-to-know information. Want to Know boxes provide guidelines for successful client education. Glossary provides definitions of all key terms. NEW! Safety Alerts help you develop competencies related to QSEN and safe nursing practice. NEW! Unfolding case studies help you apply what you’ve learned to practice. UPDATED Evidence-Based Practice boxes highlight the latest research and the most current QSEN (Quality and Safety Education for Nurses) practice guidelines for quality care. UPDATED content includes the late preterm infant, fetal heart rate pattern identification, obesity in the pregnant woman, and the QSEN competencies.

Author Sharon Smith Murray,Emily Slone McKinney
Isbn 0323293840
Genre Medical
Year 2014-03-12
Pages 880
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Pregnancy and Birth: A Reference Handbook provides students with information too often ignored in sex education—on what pregnancy and birth are, have been, and can be as transformative personal and social events. Pregnancy and Birth: A Reference Handbook is a woman-centered reference book on pregnancy and childbirth in the United States. The medicalization of pregnancy and childbirth is a theme; however, primary emphasis is on the historical and contemporary significance of alternatives to medicalization provided by the Midwifery Model of Care and how that can improve outcomes for all, but especially underserved women. The volume opens with a background and history of the topic, followed by a chapter on related problems, controversies, and solutions. A Perspectives chapter contains essays from a variety of individuals who are invested in the topic of pregnancy and birth. The remaining chapters provide students with additional information, such as profiles, data and documents, resources, a chronology, and a glossary. This book is accessible to high school and college-level researchers, as well as general-interest readers curious about the topic. Introduces readers to a perspective on U.S. pregnancy and childbirth that is woman-centered Centers the historical and contemporary significance of midwives and the Midwives Model of Care Illuminates the strength of U.S obstetric dominance by reporting legislative and policy barriers limiting women's access to midwifery care Highlights both the racial-ethnic disparities across the birth provider workforce and racial-ethnic disparities in U.S. birth outcomes Highlights regional disparities, with specific attention to rural communities, in U.S. birth outcomes

Author Keisha L. Goode,BarbaraKatz Rothman
Isbn 1440869227
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2021-06-30
Pages 323
Language English
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Through history, interviews, anecdotes, and popular culture, this book examines pregnancy from all angles, covering changing expectations for pregnancy; new definitions of when fatherhood begins; the implications of new, earlier connections to the fetus; and the political, economic, and social consequences to the public.

Author Laura Tropp
Isbn 1440828105
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2013-01-09
Pages 193
Language English
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This handbook provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge strengths-based resource to the subject of Indigenous resilience. Indigenous Peoples demonstrate considerable resilience despite the social, health, economic, and political disparities they experience within surrounding settler societies. This book considers Indigenous resilience in many forms: cultural, spiritual, and governance traditions remain in some communities and are being revitalized in others to reclaim aspects of their cultures that have been outlawed, suppressed, or undermined. It explores how Indigenous people advocate for social justice and work to shape settler societies in ways that create a more just, fair, and equitable world for all human and non-human beings. This book is divided into five sections: From the past to the future Pillars of Indigeneity The power in Indigenous identities The natural world Reframing the narrative: from problem to opportunity Comprised of 25 newly commissioned chapters from Indigenous scholars, professionals, and community members from traditions around the world, this book will be a useful tool for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of manifestations of wellness and resilience. This handbook will be of particular interest to all scholars, students, and practitioners of social work, social care, and human services more broadly, as well as those working in sociology, development studies, and environmental sustainability.

Author Hilary N. Weaver
Isbn 1000523160
Genre Social Science
Year 2022-01-25
Pages 422
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You read the pregnancy books, the nine months flew by without a hitch, the birth was brilliant and your healthy baby arrived on schedule. Job done, right? Often, the birth of your baby can feel like the end of the journey but really the adventure has only just begun. If you look down at you-junior, heart swelling with pride, then think 'What now?', this book is for you. In this essential guide for new dads, Rob Kemp - the bestselling author of The Expectant Dad's Survival Guide - reveals what to expect in the first 18 months, arming you with the tools you need to be a fantastic dad. Covering everything from how to bond with your baby and support his development to practical issues, such as how to manage your working arrangements and finances, this book gives new dads the confidence, skills and knowledge to enjoy fatherhood - and do a brilliant job of it. Entertaining, informative, and packed full of expert advice, The New Dad's Survival Guide is the go-to guide for modern, hands-on dads.

Author Rob Kemp
Isbn 1448175402
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2014-06-05
Pages 272
Language English
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