8 Best Pregnancy Books For Dads Update 05/2022

The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-be By Armin A. Brott and Jennifer Ash

For a modern dad-to-be, The Expectant Father has a lot of information about pregnancy and life after the birth of a child, as well as advice for stay-at-home dads. Each month, Brott and Ash are there to help the father-to-be figure out what his role will be and how all the changes will affect him—all the while, of course, supporting his partner. Do you feel overwhelmed or stressed out about the pregnancy? People say you should start a journal when you have free time. There are New Yorker-style cartoons in the book to keep it from being too text-heavy. Topics like encouraging the mom-to-be through pregnancy and labor, keeping track of her diet (with recipes included, if you want to cook for her), adopting, picking a baby name, and juggling work and family are sprinkled in.

Don’t Just Stand There: How to Be Helpful, Clued-In, Supportive, Engaged, Meaningful, and Relevant in the Delivery Room By Elissa Stein and Jon Lichtenstein

As the title says, the Don’t Just Stand There is a small book about labor and delivery. It’s written in a he says/she says style with general, relatable information mixed in with lighthearted humor. After Stein talks about how massage can be good for labor, Lichtenstein says, “Tickling her feet is not a good idea.” 100 pages and many full-page illustrations are all that’s in it, but don’t expect too much in terms of specifics. You will learn about the stages of labor, what mom-to-be may be feeling, how dads can help, what to bring to the hospital, and what not to do or say. Lichtenstein, for example, says that when you’re in the middle of your job, you should be careful “She could curse you like a sailor. Under normal circumstances, this might make you laugh. But this might not make you laugh. Don’t laugh right now.”

Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads By Gary Greenberg and Jeannie Hayden

Dads-to-be who have a sense of humor will enjoy the humor in “Be Prepared,” as well as the wide range of topics that are covered. These include everything from basic baby care to choosing the right stroller to making your baby laugh. This book has a lot of silly pictures, but it also has a lot of useful information for dads-to-be who haven’t had a baby before. I haven’t swaddled a baby yet. It’s a good idea to look at the step-by-step diagrams. Wondering how to take your baby’s temperature? Also: That’s taken care of, too! It doesn’t stop there. Ideas are also given for other “manly” tasks like changing diapers at a sporting event, childproofing the house, and going camping with a baby. Greenberg and Hayden do a good job of putting a comedic spin on any new dad fears.

The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions By Penny Simkin

With 398 pages, The Birth Partner is a textbook-like resource for dads-to-be who want to be knowledgeable and involved in the delivery room. Before the Birth, Labor and Birth, the Medical Side of Childbirth, and After the Birth are all full of useful information. They cover things like prepping for labor, epidurals and other medications, non-drug pain relief techniques, interventions, C-sections, and newborn care. Medical jargon can be hard to understand and remember, but there are a lot of helpful illustrations and charts that make it a little easier.

Dad’s Pregnant Too! Expectant fathers, expectant mothers, new dads, and new moms share advice, tips, and stories about all the surprises, questions, and joys ahead… By Harlan Cohen

Dad’s Pregnant Too! is based on personal stories and real-life anecdotes from hundreds of interviews. It’s a “everyman’s guide” to pregnancy, labor, and the early days of parenting that’s easy to read and understand. What to expect when going to the doctor and having sex during pregnancy are just two of the more than 100 topics covered in this book. Other topics covered include how to spoil the mom-to-be and how to shop for baby gear, push gifts, and Baby’s weekly development.

Your Pregnancy for the Father-to-Be: Everything Dads Need to Know about Pregnancy, Childbirth and Getting Ready for a New Baby By Glade B. Curtis, M.D., M.P.H., and Judith Schuler, M.S.

The authors of the national bestseller Your Pregnancy Week by Week have written a guide for dads-to-be about pregnancy and beyond. The book teaches expectant fathers how to support their partners financially and legally, how to prepare for the baby’s arrival, how to bond with the baby, and how to help your partner have the best pregnancy possible, all with the goal of teaching fathers how to help their partners have the best pregnancy possible. It’s called a “quick-look guide.” It’s divided into five sections: First Trimester, Second Trimester, Third Trimester, Labor and Delivery, and At Home with Baby. It’s easy to look up basic information when you need it quickly.

What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding: A Reassuring Month-by-Month Guide for the Father-to-Be, Whether He Wants Advice or Not By Thomas Hill

What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Heidi Murkoff’s pregnancy bible, is a parody of the book. It’s a hit with dads-to-be who just want to laugh their way through pregnancy. The sarcasm in this month-by-month guide can be a little off-putting to some people. For example, the first page of each monthly chapter is a list of “What Your Wife Will Be Complaining About,” which may not be to everyone’s taste. It covers the basics from early pregnancy to labor and delivery to the first weeks at home with the baby in an easy-to-read Q&A format and just 142 pages.

The Baby Owner’s Manual by Louis Borgenicht and Joe Borgenicht

You can install a dishwasher, set up WiFi, and put together an Ikea crib that’s way too complicated. You’re a good parent, right? Right?! The Baby Owner’s Manual breaks down all of the baby-raising tasks into simple steps and funny diagrams. Take a look at this video to learn how to change your child’s diaper or wrap him or her up like a pro. You can get help from a pediatrician and his adult son in this book. Dr. Louis Borgenicht and Joe Borgenicht are both pediatricians, and they’ve written a book for dads.

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