Best Books for New Dads | Brit + CoFor a thoroughly modern dad-to-be, The Expectant Father presents a wealth of information on pregnancy and life after baby, including tips for those considering becoming stay-at-home fathers. Throughout the month-by-month chapters Brott and Ash are dedicated to helping the expectant dad figure out his role and understand how all the impending changes will affect him--all while supporting his partner, of course. Feeling overwhelmed or stressed out by the pregnancy? Start a journal in your free time, they suggest. Topics such as encouraging mom-to-be through pregnancy and labor, monitoring her diet with a few recipes included, should you be so inclined to cook for her , finances, adoptions, choosing baby names, and juggling work and family are peppered with New Yorker -style cartoons to keep the book from feeling too text-heavy. As the title suggests, the pocket-size Don't Just Stand There focuses specifically on labor and delivery. Example: After Stein explains why massage can be helpful during labor, Lichtenstein adds, "Tickling her feet is definitely not a good idea.
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The Best Pregnancy Books for Dads | Mother Rising
Becoming a father, especially for the first time, can be overwhelming and hard to conceptualize. People judge books by the cover for a reason! Yes, the cover is cute but that is only where the awesomeness begins! By motivating dads by helping them understand what supporting a woman through birth could be like, I feel like men reading this book will realize they need to spend time preparing for labor and birth. Trust me, buy this book for your man! This book comes from the perspective that dads and moms share an equal role in conception and therefore pregnancy, birth and parenting.
Best for Medical Information: Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy at Amazon "Includes advice on how to get pregnant, meal planning, exercise, medication, and parenthood. Best for Rebels: Expecting Better at Amazon "Oster, who was trained as a statistician, evaluates the data behind conventional pregnancy rules. Best for Dads: The Expectant Father at Amazon "The book has been updated to include modern trends in birthing, child rearing, and technology. Best Holistic: The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide at Amazon "The book includes advice and insights from a certified nurse midwife, a registered nurse, a doula, and a lactation consultant. Best for Gay Pregnancies: Ultimate Guide for Lesbians at Amazon "Covers everything from choosing a donor to tracking fertility to navigating legal paperwork. With
If knowledge is power, then one of the best gifts you can give a first-time dad is a book to prepare him for the monumental challenges ahead.
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