- File Size: 10001 KB
- Print Length: 298 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Rockridge Press (April 10, 2018)
- Publication Date: April 10, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07BQGHPTL
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,220 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
We're Pregnant! The First Time Dad's Pregnancy Handbook Kindle Edition
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Take a sneak peek of what to expect:
The First Trimester
The first three months of pregnancy are some of the toughest, but I’m here to help! Whether you were planning your pregnancy or not, this adventure starts with a missed period. Don’t spare any expense in investing in a reputable home pregnancy test to determine if this is the real deal. Once you and your partner have determined that she’s pregnant, there will be a lot of questions about what to expect during the first several weeks.
The Second Trimester
For many women, the second trimester is by far the easiest—not that any pregnancy stages are easy in reality. However, this period tends to find Mom getting over a lot of her early pregnancy symptoms and getting her appetite and energy back. The baby will be going through massive developmental leaps, which we will cover. One of the most exciting developments is that this trimester will reveal whether you’re having a boy or a girl.
The Third Trimester
Dude. You’re in the final stretch! You’re two-thirds of the way there and almost to the finish line.
The third trimester starts off on a very positive note. Baby’s viability increases to close to 100 percent if born prematurely. This takes a lot of stress off both parents, but especially Mom.
The “Fourth Trimester”
A final round of congratulations is in order—welcome to the club, Dad! A lot of people don’t think about the fact that Mom needs a good 40 days to recover from the entire process. It takes another several weeks for both parents and baby to get on any type of routine or schedule. That’s one of the reasons why we think that the three months after delivery deserves its own designation as a trimester.
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About the Author
ADRIAN KULP has worked as a comedy booking agent for CBS late-night television, as an executive for Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, and as a vice president of development for Chelsea Handler’s Borderline Amazing Productions. For the past eight years, he’s been the voice behind the popular dad blog turned parenting memoir Dad or Alive: Confessions of an Unexpected Stay-at-Home Dad. He’s produced the reality series Modern Dads for A&E Networks, is a regular contributor to HuffPost, The Bump, and Parents magazine, and is a partner at the massive online fatherhood community, Life of Dad.
“While nothing can truly prepare a man for fatherhood, this book comes pretty darn close. Part handbook, part handholding, Adrian’s words will comfort and prepare even the most terrified dads-to-be. Your partners will thank you, I promise!”―Jill Smokler, founder of Scary Mommy
“We’re Pregnant delivers the right balance of clinical information and ways to support expecting moms, all while speaking to what men need to hear in a way that will make sense to them and their roles as fathers. Writing and coaching as a once clueless and misguided first-time dad, Adrian clearly understands the challenges ahead and makes it his mission to get first-time dads to pay attention, and most importantly to understand what it means to provide support.”―Heather B. Armstrong, creator of dooce®
"When my wife was expecting for the first time, I had little to no clue what to do. I learned an incredible amount from my wife (she already had 50 nieces and nephews) and her doctor, but I wish there would've been a book out there that could have given me the knowledge and encouragement to better connect with her during pregnancy. Now that book has arrived. <emWe're Pregnant! has you covered, guys. Just do it. And good luck!"—Tom Riles, founder of Life of Dad
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BEST PART: By far, what my husband and I love most about this book is that it doesn't have a sexist overtone. It's not obnoxiously stereotypical like other "dad-to-be" books in that it doesn't assume that every man is a slack-jaw, knuckle-dragging idiot. It's smart and witty. The tone is generally, "Look, here's what's going on and why. It's going to be scary and fun and you'll do great. Just step up, dude." Highly recommended!
My kids are 4 and 5 years old, and we don’t plan to have any more (well, I don’t plan to, which is probably not the most important factor). So in one sense, I’m not necessarily the target audience here. But I enjoyed it anyway because it brought back memories I had forgotten. I can also attest to the accuracy of some of the advice that I wish I had heeded. There are numerous examples, but one that stands out is the necessary conversation about who you want in the delivery room – the friends and family dilemma that we didn’t address and should have.
I love the various metaphors the author uses, including numerous analogies to sporting events; e.g. comparing the second trimester to running out the clock in a football game.
I also enjoyed the “brownie points” section in many of the chapters, which detail some things I just didn’t know about during my wife’s pregnancies and after; a push gift and bra shopping are a few examples.
I’m sure there have been books written from the Dad’s perspective. I don’t think there have been any books that put it all together this well. It’s a very busy and frankly overwhelming time, and you’re really flying blind a bit especially with your first child. A guide that’s easy to use and actually enjoyable, is something all new dads should have. And for those who have closed shop, if you’re looking to feel some nostalgia and be entertained at the same time, this book is a great choice as well.
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Speaking of which - there is absolutely no mention of the birth itself??? You have a chapter discussing week 40+ and then it skips straight to the postnatal phase!
The good parts: it provided useful info on what challenge’s the woman can expect various stages and how the man can help.
He found it very useful
The book is very fun, I have just started.