Author(s): Stefan Korn; Scott Lancaster; Eric Mooij
A practical, hands-on guide for all dads-to-beBeing 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 developsPlan 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 birthPrepare for the big event learn how to bea great birth partner and help your partner through labourKeep your baby safe and sound discover how to care for a newbornFind support for yourself work out who you can turn to for helpOpen the book and find: What to do when conception doesn't happenHow to play an involved and active part in your partner's pregnancySecrets for keeping your pregnant partner happy and healthyInformation on your role during labourAdvice on bringing your newborn homeLists of essential gadgets for babies (and dads)"
Stefan Korn, Scott Lancaster and Eric Mooij are directors of DIYFather, which aims to help men become the best fathers they can be. They are also proud dads.
Introduction 1 Part I: From Here to Paternity: Getting Pregnant 7 Chapter 1: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know . . . 9 Chapter 2: How to Make a Baby 25 Part II: What to Expect When She's Expecting 37 Chapter 3: The First Trimester 39 Chapter 4: The Second Trimester 57 Chapter 5: The Third Trimester 69 Part III: The Big Moment is Here: Birth 79 Chapter 6: Final Preparations 81 Chapter 7: Lights, Camera, Action: Giving Birth 95 Part IV: Life After Birth 105 Chapter 8: The First Few Days and Weeks 107 Chapter 9: What Happens When 129 Chapter 10: Finding Support 141 Part V: The Part of Tens 149 Chapter 11: Ten Ways to Improve Your Partner's Pregnancy 151 Chapter 12: Ten Gadgets to Enhance Your Fatherhood Journey 157 Glossary 163 Index 171