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Mark Woods
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Book Description

3 May 2010
She’s pregnant, which means you’re pregnant. Not literally of course, but you’ll be slap bang in the middle of nine months of flying hormones, back rubs, and too much talk of childbirth - you’re in for the ride of your life. And you're going to be a dad. Fatherhood is just around the corner – are you ready? Most pregnancy books are for the mother but this one is just for you, the new father. We guide you through nine months of joy, excitement, fear, lots of big words, and an expanding bump, so that you emerge from this emotional rollercoaster ready for anything your new born baby will throw at you (which will either be sick, poo or regurgitated milk). From how your baby grows 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.    

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Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: White Ladder Press; 1 edition (3 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190541062X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905410620
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 21.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,826 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Mark Woods started his writing career as a news journalist for the UK's national news agency the Press Association.

After covering everything from the war in Kosovo to a pair of brave pigs escaping from an abattoir, a move into television followed where he attempted to make ONdigital and then ITV Digital a huge success.

The enormous corporate disaster that followed allowed Mark to concentrate on writing and he joined the charity Comic Relief as a journalist - a position he has somehow managed to retain to this very day.

The birth of his first son inspired Mark to write the best selling Pregnancy for Men which has since gone on to become an international hit too.

Babies and Toddlers for Men, published in spring 2012, mixes the wisdom of experienced fathers and the latest research with Mark's many mistakes to help the modern day Dad make the best fist of the most important and enjoyable job he will ever have.

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"Honest and factual yet funny and an easy to relate to book" More Than Mummies

From the Back Cover

Having a baby is a big deal. Such a big deal in fact that something like 3 billion books have been written to give women the advice and support they need to get through it safe and sound. This isn’t one of them however. The book you are holding is a rare and precious thing; a comprehensive and utterly honest guide designed to help men navigate the choppy waters of pregnancy - waters that will eventually break all over the back seat of your car and usher in the most extraordinary event of your life, witnessing the birth of your child. Taking the whole thing a month at a time and using the experiences of scores of first time Dad’s, this is a frank, factual and funny journey charting what men need to know, need to do and need to avoid like the absolute plague when their partners are carrying a baby. This is Pregnancy, but for men.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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There are hundreds, possibly thousands, of books aimed at women to guide them through pregnancy, but very few books aimed at the fathers. This book aims to redress the balance a little, by providing a guide for daddys-to-be that will help them to understand how their child is developing, and how to support and help their partner along the way.

The book has an incredibly easy to read, personal style that drew me in instantly and made me want to keep reading. I never knew a book like this could be such a page turner, and that is almost entirely down to the excellent style. It is very funny and had me laughing out loud often. As a woman, I was a little worried that the book might turn out to be one that made fun of women and their hormonal changes etc., but I was pleasantly surprised to find that women are treated with nothing but total respect in this book and the emphasis is very much on how the fathers should be taking care of the ladies during this time.

I found that this book really does cover everything you would want to know. It deals surprisingly sensitively with the worries and possibilities of miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies during the early months and tells you the signs to look out for in your partner and how to respond to them. It describes all the changes a woman's body will go through, from morning sickness to heartburn, and suggests ways to help and to be sensitive to them. It lists things that are safe to do and eat in pregnancy, things you will need to buy, decisions you will need to make about the birth itself, and even takes you right up to labour, encouraging overdue babies to arrive, and holding your little arrival.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply brilliant 22 April 2010
By Darren Simons TOP 500 REVIEWER
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My wife and I are expecting our first child in a few months, so we were both really keen for me to read up a bit more on the pregnancy/childbirth process. However, most such books are geared very much to the mother-to-be and to be honest will lose the attention of the father-to-be within a few pages (from friends I see this is a common trait for men so if it applies to you, don't worry).

This book's different though... written by a man for men, with comment and feedback from recent fathers, it's a fairly quick read yet really tells you a vast amount (my wife was quite impressed with what I'd learnt!). Each chapter deals with a different month of the pregnancy and then of course the 9th month deals with the birth itself. There is a good mix of useful ideas, a splattering of science, things to do/not to do, as well as humour and wit (needlessly to say regarding the mother-to-be's breast size!). The fact v humour balance is spot on with proper attention given to medical conditions and complications, yet the wit returning soon after (yup, those breasts again!)

Best of all I thought was the feedback from recent rathers at each stage - they're quite open and really give a good indicatioin of what it feels like from a father's perspective.

I really cannot recommend this book enough for future fathers. Good luck
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
By Sebastian Palmer TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Given the plethora of such titles for women, it's good to have something for the guys, but I have to confess that I prefer to read stuff that assumes I'm a bit more mature. All too often, for my tastes at any rate, this reads like something from a lads mag, and, whilst I did admittedly chuckle on cue, I found myself constantly not feeling the urge to continue reading it, and I got it because I'm hoping to become a father in the near future.

In fact, I never did make it to the end of the book, mostly because of the style of the writing. Don't get me wrong, it's not poorly written, it's just not to my tastes. If you're a 'geezer' who enjoys GQ, Nuts, Esquire, or whatever other men's title you care to think of, this might be just right for you. I guess I wish Stephen Fry had written it, but then he's gay isn't he, so I guess that book's not coming out any time soon.

PS - This book's full of the kind of facts and information prospective fathers probably ought to know about: the content is there, no question. Even so, I couldn't quite bring myself to read it all. Perhaps I'll give it another shot, so to speak.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative, funny and extremely easy to read 11 May 2010
This book had me laughing out loud within the first two pages. The chapters are informative, telling me pretty much everything I need to know about pregnancy, with interesting facts thrown in and a lot of humour carefully sprinkled throughout for good measure. It's a very useful guide and cleverly gets all the raw info across without the reader feeling feel like they're wading through a text book. It's quite brilliantly done and is a step away from the other pregnancy books I've read. It certainly shouldn't be kept under wraps by soon-to-be Dads - why let them have all the fun? I would recomend this book to both mums and dad's-to-be who want a genuinely informative, entertaining and engaging guide to the weird and wonderful nine months of pregnancy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Interesting book detailing what changes the body go through from the moment of conception to the birth, with a factual monthly guide of what to expect, as well as the various options available to help the birth go as well as possible.
It covers areas such as natural vs assisted births, hormonal changes, and the fascinating way that the womans body adapts throughout the entire process, in preparation for labour.
For the dad it is an essential book as it does help to demystify the entire trimester (the whole 9 months) and offers monthly ideas of things that can be done to assist the mum to be, as well as prepare for the new arrival.
A somewhat riveting read, whether you are actually facing the imminent arrival of a child, or looking into planned parenthood.
it would make a great present for a family member going through this for the first time, as some of the information is, of course superfluous the second time around.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Handy book giving you what you need
This book may not be fully comprehensive but it gives you what you need to know in concise, bitesize pieces. Read more
Published 17 hours ago by J. Williamson
5.0 out of 5 stars Be a part of it!
All the man needs to feel he has a role in the process!
Published 6 days ago by Mattias Klint
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful advice and guidance for soon to be dads
Good book with lots of useful advice. The author perhaps attempts to be a bit too funny or 'ladish' at time, but that seems to be the trend with such books. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars great buy for dads to be
my daughters husband daddy to be , loves this book .
informative in a light way and full of funny bits . I would recommend this book for mums to be as well as the dads. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Bonnie
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Brought this for my partner so he could go through the pregnancy with me and it really helped both of us as he would read sections to me from it. Great gift for the expecting dads!
Published 1 month ago by jen
5.0 out of 5 stars very funny
My husband thought this was informative AND hilarious - win win both ways. a nice little book for him to have during pregnancy, if he likes to read.
Published 1 month ago by L. Bertolatti
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
A nice entertaining way to ease me into becoming a dad for the first time. Also helped answer a lot of questions about the early stages of pregnancy which my wife and I are... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Chris Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars very good
This is a good book, funny and informative and I'd definitely recommend it. Only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is it's a little thin and considering the topic it covers it... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mancunian
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect book
i ordered this book as gift for my husband,but it is interesting book to me also. i will suggest it to me friends also.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Balance between humour and information
Sometimes you can read too much before big life changing events! But this is a good addition to "googling" for blokes that want a good overview with an easy read. Read more
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