Pregnancy Books for... Dads
Meanwhile the mom have to carry the baby in her belly, dads... well dads must not stay away of the mom's adventure. Dads have to be a strong helper for his pregnant partner. These books will lead you, future Dad, on the way of starting parenting.
#1 Birth Partner 5th Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Partners, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions
This is a really fantastic resource for any person in a supportive role to a pregnant woman.
After and with Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth, this is the book to read if you're going to be involved in a birth. The book goes into explicit but easily digestible detail of pregnancy, different types of labor, the types of support one can offer in labor, what you'll encounter in a home birth vs a hospital birth, basic baby care after the birth, and caring for the mother throughout the entire process.
#2 The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be
Brott's guide for new fathers, the parenting expert (Fathering Your Toddler) gives dads-to-be a month-by-month breakdown of what to expect as they prepare to welcome a baby into their family. For each month, Brott and Ash give a rundown of what mothers, babies, and fathers are experiencing physically and emotionally, from moodiness and food cravings (which fathers aren't exempt from) to balancing fatherhood with work. Rather than simply offering a laundry list, Brott and Ash explore, explain, and perhaps most importantly, assuage anxiety about the issues that arise and evolve over the course of a pregnancy.
#3 It's A Dad!: Every man's guide to pregnancy, childbirth and becoming a father
Becoming a father is a beautiful, awe inspiring experience, but it's also challenging, uncharted territory for most men. The journey starts the day your partner announces she is carrying your child. Pregnancy, labour, birth and then adjusting to a newborn child in your home and relationship is a roller coaster of emotions and changes. Equipping yourself for the ride is one of the greatest gifts you can give your child, your partner and yourself. This practical and comprehensive guide will take you through your partner’s pregnancy, the birth of your child and the early days of being a father. It will explain: • The physical and emotional changes your partner will go through • How to support her in pregnancy • How to deal with your feelings about becoming a dad • How to prepare for the birth of your child • Different birthing options • Your role during labour and birth • How to handle he crucial first few weeks back home • What it takes to be a great dad As a father you will be your son’s first hero and your daughter’s first romance. This book will help you get off to the best start possible. About the Author: Craig Wilkinson is a bestselling South African author, sought-after speaker and consultant who is passionate about equipping men to be great fathers and leaders. He is the founder of Father A Nation (FAN), a Non-Profit organisation that works with men throughout South Africa. He believes that if we can heal men, we can heal the world. An avid hiker, mountain biker and nature lover, Craig lives in Johannesburg, South Africa with his wife Martinique. His two adult children, Luke and Blythe, have both recently left the nest.
#4 Dude, You're Gonna Be a Dad!: How to Get (Both of You) Through the Next 9 Months
Dude, it’s another dad book by a dude. Not Diaper Dude, some other dude! This take focuses more on how to avoid the classic, dumb guy pitfalls and grab hold of the many responsibilities pregnancy creates for a man beyond “You’re beautiful” platitudes. Like picking a hospital, painting the nursery, and yeah, a few “You’re beautifuls.” It also covers when to be assertive, so you don’t accidentally name your kid after the dog.
#5 Bro, She is Pregnant: Dad's Week by Week Pregnancy Guide
Fave for fathers: The Bro’s guide to pregnancy? Dude, it totally exists. And it’s actually chock full of helpful advice for dad-to-be, from pre-conception to postpartum. It’s even got you covered on things like pregnancy sex, money worries, cravings and baby showers.
#6 Your Pregnancy for the Father-to-Be: Everything Dads Need to Know about Pregnancy, Childbirth and Getting Ready for a New Baby (Your Pregnancy Series)
Like many pregnancy books for dad, this book covers what’s happening with mom and baby week to week. But what we especially like is how it also thoughtfully tackles lifestyle issues, such as budgeting for baby expenses and the effect pregnancy and baby may have on a marriage.
#7 Commando Dad: New Recruits: A Guide to Pregnancy and Birth for Dads-to-Be
Especially great for military dads-to-be, this no-nonsense (yet still funny) guide treats preparing for parenthood like daddy boot camp. Written in a guy-friendly tone and using an army training theme, this manual is a must for fathers who want to sharpen their minds and build their dad bods. Because baby may clock in at under 10 lbs., but parenting involves some heavy lifting.All of the most common events you can expect to encounter are covered, and there is enough information here that if you want or need to know more, you should be able to find it pretty easily.
#8 From Dude to Dad: The Diaper Dude Guide to Pregnancy
A good book with a man's perspective on growing into the roll of being a father. the first few chapters were all about common sense things; help your wife, care for her and the new baby growing in her, start doing more chores, etc. the end of the book was chalked full of good information pertaining to the final trimester and planning the event as best as you can and how to prepare for bring baby home.
#9 The Pregnancy Book For Men: From Dude To Dad in 40 Short Weeks
Guys may not always be great at asking for directions, but this illustrated pregnancy book creates such a great visual roadmap that he won’t need to. While mom is counting down the weeks using her body’s physical cues, dad can follow a calendar plan just for him to get ready for baby’s big appearance.