Below are 12 popular and helpful books for becoming a father and what to expect in our near future. What need to be done, tips and advice for expectant father.
The Expectant Father: Facts, tips, and advice for dads-to-be
By Armin Brott and Jennifer Ash/ Abbeville Press/2001
An information-packed guide to all the emotional, financial and physical changes the father-to-be may experience during the course of his partner’s pregnancy. Incorporating the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists, this book is filled with sound advice and practical tips for men, as well as New Yorker-style cartoons that will keep anxious fathers-to-be chuckling.
Breathe: A guy’s guide to pregnancy
By Mason Brown/ Simon & Schuster/2002
Do you think that newborn babies can eat Doritos? That they can’t scream very loudly since they just have tiny little baby lungs? That you will still be able to golf on weekends after your baby is born? If so, you need this book! Breathe takes guys misstep-by-misstep through the stages of pregnancy and the early days of childhood. Considered by many to be the unofficial pregnancy handbook of the NBA, Breathe is filled with useful tips.
The Caveman’s Pregnancy Companion: A Survival Guide for Expectant Fathers
David Port and John Ralston/ Sterling/ 2006
What’s a clueless caveman about to become DAD to do? After all, it’s tough carrying a child for nine months-for him as well as for her. He’s just not sure how to behave. But help is on hand, in the form of a reassuring (and hysterically funny) course for the totally perplexed. Along with a large dose of humor, it provides the father-to-be with all the know-how he needs to become a well-prepared, well-heeled partner who’s really ready to stand upright and embrace his new responsibilities…rather than cowering from them. Every cave-student will find out how to support his mate through this emotional time, cope with his own feelings, deal with baby-related projects, and perform admirably during labor and delivery. So whether it’s catering to his exhausted companion’s needs by preparing a nutritional and tasty meal or engaging in a snuggle session when she craves a little cuddling, with the help of this book a guy will become the proud Cro-Magnon caregiver he longs to be!
My Boys Can Swim! The official guy’s guide to pregnancy
Ian Davis/ Three Rivers Press/1999
My Boys Can Swim! tells real men everything they really want to know about pregnancy, such as: How much is it going to cost? Why does your wife primp before seeing her doctor when she hasn’t put a stitch of makeup on for you in months? And, most important, what’s it going to do to your sex life? This rollicking, laugh-out-loud book is for expectant dads in search of bottom-line pregnancy information, without all that boring touchy-feely stuff you find in those books written for women.
So You’re Going to be a Dad
Peter Downey/ Fisher Books/2000
A look at the most dangerous (and expensive) side effect of sex (children). This is a funny, yet serious, look at fatherhood for men who know little or nothing about parenting but are anxious to give it a try. Downey takes a tough, uncompromising, no-holds-barred look at fatherhood.
What to Expect When Your Wife is Expanding: A Reassuring Month-by-Month Guide for the Father-to-Be, Whether He Wants Advise or Not
Thomas Hill/ Andrews McMeel Publishing/ 2007
This hilarious month-by-month guide offers new and veteran dads solace, laughter, and a bit of useful information, including a question-and-answer chapter covering basics like “How much does having a baby cost?”; visual charts assessing such things as the breakdown behind the mom-to-be’s weight gain; sidebars covering common wife complaints and anticipated purchases; and much more.
Father’s First Steps: 25 Things Every New Dad Should Know
Robert Sears and James Sears/ Harvard Common Press/2006
In Father’s First Steps, pediatricians Robert and James Sears discuss 25 important aspects of new fatherhood, including supporting the mother during labor and beyond, bonding with baby, deciphering baby talk, being a good husband and a good father, and much more. With its emphasis on fathers taking an active role in parenting, this is a book that every new mother-to-be will definitely want their partner to read.
Quarterback Dad: A Play by Play Guide to Tackling Your New Baby
Bobby Mercer and Alison Schonwald/ Adams Media/2008
Quarterback Dad outlines a play-by-play birth plan and shows you how to tackle the registry and get your new star to sleep. With Quarterback Dad as your playbook, you are sure to lead your team to victory!
The Dad Book: A Guide to Pregnancy, Labor, Birth and Parenting
Fairview Health Services/ Fairview Press/1998
This book helps expectant fathers deal with anxiety, labor-coaching, parenting duties, and other aspects of childbirth.
Congratulations, You’re Gonna Be a Dad!: What’s Ahead from A to Z for First-Time Fathers
Paul Pettit and Pam Pettit/Kregel Publications/ 2002
An indispensable guide to everything a first-time father needs to know. Medically accurate A-Z information on everything from air travel to zinc oxide.
A Guy’s Guide to Pregnancy: Preparing for Parenthood Together
Frank Mungeam and John Gray/Atria Books/Beyond Words/2007
A Guy’s Guide to Pregnancy uses a light-hearted and humorous style to equip first-time fathers with an understanding of what their partners have to endure throughout pregnancy. The book is communicated through the use of the male perspective. It assumes that men feel left out of their partner’s pregnancy and that they know little or nothing about the changes their partner is experiencing.
A Bun in the Oven – The Pregnancy Diary of a Dad to Be
Peter Naldrett/ Exposure Publishing/2007
Throughout the highs and lows of his life’s strangest nine months, Peter kept a diary of his experiences and shares all in this emotive, informative and comical account. Whether you already have kids or are expecting some any time soon, there is something in this fatherly account that will strike a chord. It’s not a book about the perfect pregnancy – it’s a book about an average pregnancy and how it makes the parents involved want to pull their hair out as well as grin from ear to ear.