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The Expectant Dad's Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know [Paperback]

Rob Kemp
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4 Mar 2010

From buying buggies and cutting the cord to dealing with your wife's breastfeeding in public - the life of a first-time father will throw up new experiences every day.

The Expectant Dad's Survival Guide tells you everything you need to know during your partner's pregnancy and the first few weeks of your new life as a dad. Combining expert advice from midwives, psychologists and obstetricians with first-hand accounts, it explains what's happening with her, what's going on with your baby, and what the hell you should be doing every step of the way.

With tips from those who know, what-to-do explanations and fascinating facts, this survival guide will ensure you're armed and ready for your role as a new father - from discovery to delivery and beyond. A must-read for all fathers-to-be.


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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion (4 Mar 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091929792
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091929794
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Expectant fathers used to be left chain-smoking in the hospital hallway. These days most of the 500,000 men who become fathers for the first time every year in the UK attend the birth. This book aims to help those newbies be less anxious." (The Mirror)

Book Description

A practical pregnancy, birth and new baby guide for every man who has heard those two magic words: 'I'm pregnant' ... and immediately thought of two of his own

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63 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and empathic - I loved it! 18 Mar 2010
By Becky
Format:Paperback
I have read of few books for dads on pregnancy and most have been quite jokey and blokey. Recently released this book was like a breath of fresh air.This book does have a really great sense of humour and speaks to dads in their language but it is no way flippant. The book is packed with expert tips from a male midwife, obstetricians, psychologists and `a man who knows a lot about car seats'

Each chapter roughly follows the pregnancy as it should progress and gives an idea of how the child is developing in the womb, how your partner is feeling and why she is in the mood she is and it contains expert advice and tips to help you make the right decisions. Lots of dads also share their story.

I think this book is fab...so easy to read, interesting and useful. It also shows great empathy towards a woman's experience and I felt the author really cared about mum being fully supported.

Some really useful parts of the book (often not addressed) are dealing with miscarriage, an explanation of the facts of life, a conversion chart for baby weights, a discussion of the dad dreaded nappies, a little chapter entitled when bump stops the grind (SEX!) And many other really useful bits every woman would want someone sensible to chat to her partner about.

The book also has a brilliant glossary at the back so all those new confusing words are explained. The last words in this book go to the mums in a nifty little section entitled the `Dos and don'ts of being a new dad according to new mums.' This is my favourite:

Don't sit next to your partner while she is breast feeding, put the TV on sports news move the remote put of reach then go upstairs out of earshot while we're left unable to move watching the bloody football for 40 minutes!

Oh how I wish someone had told my fella this!

Overall, I found this to be a very funny, immensely sensitive and deeply informative read. I would highly recommend this book to new dads.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great for dads 12 Feb 2013
By ABevan
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My husband hasn't read a book in his life, I bought him this as a joke present for xmas. He has read the entire book! He has even been giving me tips and suggestions on what we need for baby! Every dad to be should have this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have 29 May 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I've read through it and I'm determined my other half is going to love this, as much as I did. What makes this book great for all expectant fathers, is the honest insight to how us pregnant mothers feel and how our partner can help.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My non-reading husband enjoyed it 19 April 2014
By becks
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My husband isn't a book reader but I got him this as I though it was important for him to understand what was going on with me. He often referred to things this book said as we went through our first pregnancy together. I would sneakily read ahead to see what the book was about to tell him and it was humorous, easy to read and informative
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Reading for My Son-in-Law 23 Mar 2014
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Bought this book for my son-in-law as he was hogging my daughter's book, while complaining that it wasn't aimed at him. He takes it to work to read in his breaks and also to bed, as his bedtime reading. He loves it and now feels more informed about what's going on and what to expect.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent choice 20 Mar 2014
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I bought this for my husband and it helped him understand what was happening to me. A good read and a must have for all Dads to be.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A bit "laddy" but quite informative. 27 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Good for helping me decide what type of expectant dad I'm going to be. I'm opting for a mix of know-it-all and sympathetic pregnancy. You've got to play to your strengths!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for all dads! 25 Oct 2011
Format:Paperback
I got this for my husband as we are expecting. Alot of it we already knew as he has been following me and my massive baby book. But this book is great for guys and gals! Everything is in plain english so makes it easy to understand and tells of all the highs and possible lows of pregnancy. Brill book and brill price.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book! Partner sits and laughs while reading it ...
Good book! Partner sits and laughs while reading it so obviously has humour along with a serious side as well i would recommend for any expectant dad
Published 1 day ago by Becki
4.0 out of 5 stars When two become three
This is a fun book that takes a more male focused look at pregnancy and the trials and tribulations involved. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Jakeisthecoolest
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Does what it says on the tin!
Published 8 days ago by RochyB
5.0 out of 5 stars A great heads up
As an expectant first-time dad, I have found this book a great help so far. If you're feeling like you don't have a clue what to expect or what kinds of things you should discuss... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Cameron Laird
5.0 out of 5 stars great insights
Started reading this book way before we had our little daughter and finished it two weeks after she was born. Very good, funny, with a touch of grounding and a touch of reality. Read more
Published 10 days ago by CB1
4.0 out of 5 stars pregnant women - buy this for yourselves!
My hubby is not a great reader and unfortunately has not really picked up this book unless I have prodded him in it's direction. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Robyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book providing the reader has a sense of humour
Published 29 days ago by Rachel Hayter
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative, yet lighthearted read
When looking for a book to help me through the experiences of pregnancy and early fatherhood, I wanted to read something that was written from the male perspective and this book... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. A. J. Wylie
5.0 out of 5 stars A real eye opener thats easy to read and very informative
This was a very easy to read and entertaining way of learning how your life is about change for the better even though you will never sleep again or know the meaning of silence lol... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mat_Jarrett
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I really found this book helpful, it's full of information. The information is mixed in with lots of funny comments which makes it very enjoyable. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Craig H
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