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Publisher's Summary

The Expectant Father is the best-selling pregnancy guide for men, trusted by millions of dads-to-be and their partners. 

This reassuring month-by-month overview gives you the facts and advice you need to understand your baby’s development, support your partner, and prepare for the joys and challenges of fatherhood. It concludes with two special sections: one on labor and delivery, and the other covering the first few months after your baby’s arrival.  

The fifth edition of this New York Times best seller is updated with the latest information about fertility, prenatal care, and delivery; work-life balance (including the lessons learned from COVID-19); financial planning; and much more. It incorporates the expertise of leading OB-GYNs and researchers and the real-life experiences of hundreds of dads and moms. 

The Expectant Father is a friendly, listenable, and inclusive companion for all dads-to-be. (Moms will love it, too!)

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021, 2015, 2010, 2001, 1995 Jennifer Ash Rudick and Armin A. Brott (P)2021 Armin A. Brott

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Bad jokes don't teach me or mom anything

"mom using morning sickness as an es excuse to get out of doing laundry" and ending some aimless paragraph about "safety" with a "just don't bring your gun" joke.

These were just a couple of our favorite bad jokes to highlight in the physical copy I unfortunately spent money on to accompany this audio book.

Chapter 4 (Month 4) Suggests that dad both purchase jewelery to make mom happy and also worry about a 529/401k/will/college fund. All in the same chapter. Which is it? Tennis bracelets or College Fund?

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some good info but also alot of meandering and going on too long about topics

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Excellent Primer all things Father

I definitely enjoyed this book. It was a great overview of what a future father can do to be prepared or at least have a jumping of point for the issues that could and will arise from having a child. Reading this book was like getting great advise from a trusted friend. It doesn’t drill down too deep on any one issue but does provide enough info so that you can go ahead and do your own research. Also I really appreciated all the studies that were sited as evidence that what was being suggested is based on science. I found myself writing the date of when my baby was going to be at the stage in the book, month one, month two, etc.

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over the top

Some of the information is very useful, such as financial information and what basic questions to ask. Other stuff just seemed silly. The author seems like he was just jealous that people were paying attention to his wife. Take the life betterment information and get another book for pregnancy-specific information.

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  • Ben
  • 09-03-21

USA Focused

This book is very good but very USA focused. You will need to balance it with other authors if you live outside of North America.