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Maybe we just had the wrong idea of what we were looking for, but neither my husband nor I enjoyed this book or felt it was valuable. A lot of what the guy offers assumes that the father reading is emotionally detached from the pregnancy, or is over-concerned with the financial side of things, etc etc. If that’s your baby dad, maybe you’ll find this book more helpful??My husband gave up a little over halfway through just because he didn’t feel like it matched his experience at all and really annoyed him. I read a little more of it just for a perspective not written to the mother, and was similarly unimpressed. Check it out!
From Publishers Weekly In an expanded and updated version of Brott’s 1995 book, the authors once again present a month-by-month guide to pregnancy for the father-to-be. Illustrated throughout with humorous cartoons, the book divides each month of pregnancy into four astute categories: “What She’s Going Through” (physical and emotion changes), “What’s Going On with the Baby” (physical progress), “What You’re Going Through” (physical and emotional changes) and “Staying Involved” (tips on supporting and encouraging the pregnant partner). Since most child-rearing books for men focus primarily on the emotional challenges, it’s both refreshing and helpful that these authors include practical advice: recipes, detailed insights into the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and realistic appraisals of the often very high costs of baby furnishings. Most valuable are the sections on the aspects of birth that make many men squeamish (episiotomies, epidurals and cesarean sections) as well as the post-delivery traumas that they tend to avoid facing (finding childcare, dealing with late-night wake-ups, dressing young children and sex after pregnancy). This is an essential book for all expectant fathers. (June)Forecast: Brott, a father of two, who has been called “the superdad’s superdad” by Time magazine, has written five books on fatherhood and hosts Positive Parenting, a national radio talk show. Considering the increasing number of fathers who want to be actively involved in parenting, this book, with its Father’s Day release, should do at least as well as the original, which was a bestseller.Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.
The Expectant Father Audiobook: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-be (New Father Series) Audio CD – Bargain Price, March 25, 2008 by Armin A. Brott (Author) Review
My husband is in the process of reading this, and all it keeps telling him is how worthless he is for getting me pregnant, and how he really needs to clean up his act now he’s going to be a Dad. I guess this would be helpful if you thought you husband/boyfriend/spouse/significant-other needed to get his butt in gear about being a parent. .. but overall I feel terrible for purchasing this for my husband! At least we can laugh at how ridiculous the first few chapters have been. To be fair though, I almost feel like giving my husband a copy of ‘what to expect when expecting’ would have been better than this book. Only giving this two stars in the hopes that it will get better. If not, definitely one star. -Read Reviews-
This is about a wealthy family where the dad is a writer, which is to say he stays at home, and a mother who works part time. Not exactly relatable for most people. And while I could handle a lot of the goofy advice this book provides, they lost me at the whole "save the placenta to use as fertilizer for a tree in your yard that you can name after your kid" story. Literally, they dug a hole in their yard, and they and their friends all threw a bunch of placentas in there ( they keep them in the freezer so they don’t go rotten in the mean time), and then planted a tree over them. .. At that point I longed for a way to erase that from my memory.
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