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The Expectant Dad's Survival Guide

Gone are the days when anxious expectant fathers were left chain-smoking in a small room, awaiting news from the maternity ward. Today they attend antenatal checks, road-test buggies and even sit in the birthing pool waiting to cut the cord. Every year 500,000 men become dads for the first time. 86% now attend the birth of their child. These are unprecedented times. Is it any wonder they get a little anxious during the 9-month gestation period? The Expectant Father's Survival Guide tells every dad-to-be all he needs to know about his partner's pregnancy, the birth, the first six weeks -- and how it will impact on him. It will answer every question he finds himself asking from paternity leave and financial planning, to the difference between an epidural and episiotomy, and how do we have a conversation that isn t about the baby? Backed up with expert advice from male midwives and obstetricians, and delivered in a light, informative tone, this essential guide will be the book a bloke re
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A practical pregnancy, birth and new baby guide for every man who has heard those two magic words: 'I'm pregnant' ... and immediately thought of two of his own

About the Author

Rob Kemp is a freelance journalist, editor-at-large for dads' magazine FQ (Father's Quarterly) and contributing editor to Men's Health magazine. He has written articles on the subject of pregnancy and fatherhood for a number of other national titles including the Guardian, Pregnancy, Baby and You, Pregnancy & Birth, Mother & Baby and Sainsbury's Fresh Ideas among others. He lives in London with his wife and young son.


"Expectant fathers used to be left chain-smoking in the hospital hallway. These days most of the 500,000 men who become fathers for the first time every year in the UK attend the birth. This book aims to help those newbies be less anxious." * The Mirror *

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