Every father-to-be's handbook for knowing what to expect when expecting In today's world, men are more involved in their wives' pregnancies than ever before. This 2nd Edition of Dad's Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies gives new fathers a hands-on guide that covers all of the logistical, physical, and emotional aspects of pregnancy. It is a wealth of information on topics, such as setting up the nursery, childbirth 101, and how to take care of your newborn. The book includes ideas for knowing the right time to break the news and the pregnancy timeline. Once the baby arrives, this handbook gives you the low-down on what you can expect during the first six months, such as how to change diapers and feed the little one. You'll also explore much more in-depth topics such as the new technology behind ultrasounds, and the information that is gleaned from them, the lowdown on vaccination updates, information to take the fear out of cesarean sections, tips on prenatal depression, new developments on infertility treatments, and so much more Helps to take the fear out of fatherhood with down-to-earth advice and information Reveals how smoking leads to development problems and the possible dangers of e-cigarettes Shows new dads a playbook for how they can help throughout the pregnancy and during the delivery Offers practical tips for chronicling baby's life from ultrasound to year one If you're going to be a new dad, this is a survival guide of what to expect as your bundle of joy is on the way is the complete, easy-to-read resource for preparing with your partner.
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Learn to: Recognize how your life will change Support your partner from conception through delivery Care for a newborn Invaluable advice for brand-new dads This practical, hands-on guide helps you know what to expect (and how to prepare) during the next nine months. It also arms you with the knowledge you need to be a supportive partner during labor and delivery and throughout the newborn phase. Face fatherhood fears head-on -- learn a few things you may not know about conception and debunk myths about a man's role in pregnancy Pregnancy perspective -- get sensitive, plain-English explanations of what your partner may experience during pregnancy, from morning sickness to cravings to prenatal depression Oh, baby -- find out what happens during and after labor, and how to survive those first days at home Don't panic! -- get your finances in order and discover how to deal with bumps, boo-boos, and baby poop Open the book and find: How your baby is growing Advice for handling what could (but probably won't) go wrong Pointers for becoming the best labor and delivery partner Ways to support a breastfeeding mom The warning signs of postpartum mood disorders in your partner How to bathe, diaper, and soothe an infant