Trusted by millions of fathers for over 20 years, the New York Times-bestselling guide for dads-to-be is back in a fully revised and updated fourth edition.
Armin Brott-best-selling author, broadcaster, nationally syndicated columnist, and dad of three-is America's foremost expert on fatherhood. His wisdom-along with the advice of leading obstetricians and researchers, and the experience of hundreds of real-life dads-is collected here in The Expectant Father, the essential guide for dads-to-be.
Brott's reassuring month-by-month overview of your partner's pregnancy gives you the tools you need to support your partner, prepare for the baby's arrival, and take care of yourself during this exciting time. Each chapter covers:
-What's going on with your partner, emotionally and physically
-What's going on with the baby, every step of the way from fertilized egg to newborn
-What's going on with you, as you adjust to the new life stage of fatherhood
-How to stay involved: specific ways you can help (and feel included), from attending birthing classes with your partner to starting a college fund
This fully revised fourth edition also includes:
-More information about adoptions, multiples, infertility and assisted reproductive technology, and dads in the military
-A special section on labor and delivery: what to expect on the big day
-A special section on what comes next, in the first few months after the baby's arrival
-A handy resource section, connecting you to the best information on every topic related to pregnancy and fatherhood
Illustrated throughout with stress-relieving New Yorker-style cartoons, The Expectant Father is a friendly and readable companion for dads-to-be seeking confidence, guidance, and joy. (Moms will love it, too!)
Praise for The Expectant Father:
"This is an essential book for all expectant fathers." Publisher's Weekly
"Brott writes honestly and earnestly. His wry sense of humor will be a relief to hassled parents." Time Magazine
"...stood out immediately...because of its perceptive insights" San Francisco Chronicle
"The best guidebook to date for both the prospective father and his partner in their journey through the nine months of pregnancy...a must for fathers-to-be." John Munder Ross, Ph.D., author of What Men Want and Father and Child
"One would be hard put to find a question about having a baby that's not dealt with here, all from the father's point of view." Library Journal
"For fathers soon expecting the ultimate gifta new member of the family The Expectant Father is his best friend." CNN Interactive
"The What to Expect When You're Expecting for men...If you know an expectant father, first baby or not, make sure he has this book." Full-Time Dads
"...extraordinarily helpful...packed with specific advice." Portland Oregonian
"For the dad-to-be, author Armin Brott's The Expectant Father is a terrific gift, offering insight into pregnancy and the first few weeks of parenthood." &mdash BabyCenter(dot)com
Winner, 2005 Adding Wisdom award from Parent-to-Parent
iParenting Media Award
Armin A. Brott is a nationally recognized parenting expert and author of Abbeville's New Father series, including: The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year ; Fathering Your Toddler: A Dad's Guide to the Second and Third Years ; Fathering Yout School-Age Child ; and The Military Father . He has written on parenting and fatherhood for The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Newsweek , and dozens of other publications. He also hosts Positive Parenting," a nationally syndicated, weekly talk show and lives with his family in Oakland, California.
Jennifer Ash is the author of Private Palm Beach and a contributing editor to Town and Country . She and her husband Joe, and their son Clarke and daughter Amelia make their home in New York City.