Top critical review
Better, but I expected more
Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2019
First of all, this is the wife giving the review on the husband's Amazon account. I chose this book for my husband in preparation for our first child because the reviews were good. He did seem to enjoy the book and it did keep him quite involved in the first trimester. The issues with the book started coming up in the second trimester. I should've known better, but I assumed that much of the same information that were in books geared towards me was also included in this book, such as how to prepare for prenatal appointments, preparing for birth by understanding how childbirth goes and the possible complications, how to prepare for baby (what to buy, what to do), choosing birth classes, etc. But it seems that none of this information is included in the book. In fact, it seems that this book is set up to keep dad as a person on the sidelines. I don't know how other couples feel, but we want my husband to be involved in this pregnancy and the raising of our child. We want him to be as prepared as me for when the baby comes and to be an educated birth partner. He and I have become quite frustrated by the fact that the books with the important information are geared towards mom. We have reverted to him reading my books instead and just dealing with the bias. This book really just replaces the emails you get from baby apps saying how your child is developing.