Table of Contents for The Expectant Father Introduction 7 FIRST DECISIONS 13 THE 1ST MONTH Salad Days 27 THE 2ND MONTH The Doctor Will See You Now 53 THE 3RD MONTH Spreading the Word 73 THE 4TH MONTH Money, Money, Money 91 THE 5TH MONTH The Lights Are On and Somebody Is Home 113 THE 6TH MONTH Work and Family 128 THE 7TH MONTH Entering the Home Stretch 148 THE 8TH MONTH Making a List and Checking It Twice 175 THE 9TH MONTH "Dear, It's Time..." 204 LABOR AND DELIVERY 218 CESAREAN SECTION 241 GEE HONEY, NOW WHAT DO WE DO? 251 FATHERING TODAY 281 APPENDIXES Infertility: When Things Don't Go as Planned 292 Resources 302 Selected Bibliography 310 Acknowledgements 321 Index 323
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.
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 gift--a 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." -- BabyCenter(dot)com Winner, 2005 Adding Wisdom award from Parent-to-Parent iParenting Media Award