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The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be (New Father Series)
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31 Reddit comments about The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be (New Father Series):

u/Praelior · 8 pointsr/predaddit

I just got The Expectant Father. It's very similar to the what to expect books I guess, but has useful content for dads. I've found it a great way to follow along the pregnancy.

u/virgiliart · 6 pointsr/pregnant

The Expectant Father has been very useful for me, it breaks down the changes both mother and baby go through month by month, and offers suggestions for dealing with the fears and challenges of fatherhood.

I hope it works out and he gets more involved and supportive! Good luck!

u/unionicola · 5 pointsr/predaddit

I'm reading this book. It's pretty good, gives me an idea on what to expect.

"The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be" by by Armin A. Brott and Jennifer Ash

u/BiologyTex · 5 pointsr/predaddit

When I found out, my sister sent me these two books, both of which I found very useful. The first one is a general guide for dads-to-be, the second one focuses on "birth partners", which can be very useful depending on how much of a role you plan on playing in the actual delivery.

The Expectant Father

The Birth Partner

u/Lykko · 5 pointsr/predaddit

From Dude To Dad:

The Expectant Father:

And of course the What To Expect Books.

Oh also please don't buy your books off of Amazon, those links were merely for reference.

u/Chrono803 · 4 pointsr/predaddit

I purchased The Expectant Father though I haven't gotten it yet to give any personal thoughts on it. It is highly reviewed on Amazon and have seen it in some lists of best books to get when expecting for dads.

u/coiptic · 4 pointsr/BabyBumps

Congratulations! Welcome to the journey :D. As far as books go, my husband likes The Expectant Father--it's full of good advice and doesn't treat you like a clueless idiot. For after the baby's born, The Baby Owner's Manual takes a humourous approach to the first year of newborn care.

u/PolrVortex · 3 pointsr/predaddit

It's absolutely real and I've definitely picked up on some of the symptoms. You (and all predaddits) should check out this book. It's awesome and talks a lot about how expectant fathers handle their feelings (including Couvade).

u/Mirandacake · 3 pointsr/relationships

Didn't read all the comments, but buy this book for him:

I don't think your husband really understands what having a baby entails. My husband was supportive, but didn't really understand everything I was going through. Once he read this book, he started being much more understanding and supportive. I'm pretty sure at one point he admitted that he can only imagine what I was going through and that he is eternally grateful for it.

u/EventualCyborg · 3 pointsr/daddit

The Expectant Father Linky

My SIL got it for me for Christmas and I blew through it while on vacation the next week. It's a fun, light-hearted, easy read but it has a ton of helpful information (and fun facts) about what your wife is going through during the stages of her pregnancy and what to expect those first few months of being an official member of the Dad Club.

I recommend it to everyone I know when they find out that they're expecting.

u/GringodelRio · 3 pointsr/daddit

Check with a local hospital or parent store, many offer or know of where you can sign up for classes including New Dad Bootcamp (or Basecamp, either way it's got a masculine title). I'm attending mine in two weeks.

I'm not nervous about being a dad or hurting the baby, I just want to get my skills down pat so I don't do something stupid.

Check for those in your local area and sign him up late 2nd trimester, early 3rd trimester.

Edit: Also have him read The Expectant Father book and the Mayo Clinic Pregnancy guide. They are AMAZING resources.


u/crappycrappystuff · 3 pointsr/Parenting

"The Expectant Father" Is excellent. I bought both books. Clear advice for every stage of pregnancy through 12 months old for a new father. Funny and down to Earth.

u/shmody · 3 pointsr/predaddit


We're in our 17th week, so I'm right there with you. I picked up all 3 of these from a local used book store, and I like to read at the same pace as the pregnancy is going because these first 2 are broken up by month.

For you, there's The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be. Good book from the father's perspective. Covers the often overlooked male emotional issues that you may go through.

For both of you, there's the Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy. Covers a lot of medical and physical issues she'll be going through. Almost like a school textbook, but a good one.

And if you're into geeky and funny, there's The Baby Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-Shooting Tips, and Advice on First-Year Maintenance. There is some good tips here, but it is humor first and informational second.

u/rdosage · 2 pointsr/predaddit

The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be by Armin A. Brott
Covers everything you mentioned. I liked his second book too.

u/memyselfandlove · 2 pointsr/AskMen

My wife craved chips and salsa. Never had the pickles and ice cream level stuff though.

Also, your gonna be a dad! Congrats! I'm a father of 4, so I've definitely been there :-) I'd highly recommend the book "The Expectant Father" ( as it really helped me understand what she was going through. There is a second book in the series about the first year that was good too

u/stargirl142 · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

The symptoms that I had in the beginning were far more severe than what I am experiencing now that I’m starting to show. This is totally normal and expected. Your body is going through a ridiculous amount of change and is being absolutely flooded with hormones. I got my husband a few new dad type books and he reads them, It seems to help a lot with getting them to understand what’s going on before you can physically see the changes. I’ll edit in a moment with the books that I purchased


I got them all used I believe, so picked out a few that had good reviews. He’s been primarily reading the one with the plaid shirt on the cover

u/babbyboop · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

> how much he neeeeedddssss it

I would say you should explain to him that you neeeeeed him to respect you in this and to have some compassion.

I got my husband a copy of the Expectant Father and he's found it helpful and informative. If your guy won't listen when you explain what you need, maybe he'll listen if it's coming from a book. Or, no offense, I'm sure he's a great guy and has tons of redeeming qualities, but if he's as immature as this post makes him sound, maybe Dude, You're Gonna be a Dad might be more his speed.

Also, explain to him that pregnancy pulls crazy shit with our senses of smell, and for now you need him to either stop using his cologne or understand that he needs to wash it off before you can be near him.

But as far as meeting those neeeeeeds of his ... would it be nuts to take a trip to your local woman-owned sex toy shop to look for some toys to tide him over? There are some very classy men's masturbation devices out there, like tenga (nsfw) though they can get pricey. Maybe seeing that you still care about his sex needs would help him feel better, even if you're not able to drain his nuts yourself?

u/Prof_Brown · 2 pointsr/predaddit

For books, I've been enjoying:

  1. She's having a baby, I'm having a breakdown

  2. Dad's Pregnant Too

  3. The Dumb White Husband's Guide to Babies

    I have not enjoyed The Expectant Father, because I feel it goes into too many details about what can go wrong, and frankly, I don't want to read that unless I need to.

    The first three listed books are light hearted and easy to read, and provide lots of useful information.

    The best tip I can offer, which I got out of one of the books is to write your wife a note every week. I write a couple paragraphs talking about how the last week went for us, and then talk about the little things she does for me that will make her a great mom (such as making me coffee in the the morning even though she doesn't drink it). Yes, I realize she won't make coffee for the baby, but she will do things for him/her even if she doesn't like it, to make them happy.
u/zuggyziggah · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

The book The Expectant Father is really good, and there are others.

One thing that I think will really help is if you don't let yourself become The Expert on your baby. Let him figure out his own way to soothe, diaper, feed, burp, bounce, or cuddle the baby - even if it's not the way you would do it or want it done. I've tried very hard to bite my tongue about how my husband handles his time with our daughter (the only thing I adamantly corrected him on was wiping front to back), and I think because of that, he has a lot of confidence in himself as a parent and they have a really strong relationship (she's 26 months). I think a lot of men don't do their share with an infant because they're constantly being told they're doing it wrong - well, I wouldn't volunteer to keep screwing something up either, so I don't blame them.

The first few weeks, my husband took care of me so I could take care of the baby. We've had a lot of conversations about the line between asking/telling him to do something and nagging, and we've worked out a pretty good system so that I feel like stuff gets done that he doesn't think about, but he doesn't feel like I'm always on him about it. That part just takes a lot of communication.

Lastly, as soon as you're able, try splitting the night shift. When our daughter was a couple months old, we split it so that I went to bed early, not long after she did, and he stayed up to calm her if she woke and do her late night feeding. Then once he came to bed, I was on call if she woke up. We were both getting about six straight hours of sleep, which is not a lot but totally possible to function on for a while. It was way better than taking turns all night long, or even trading off entire nights.

u/backtothestars1 · 2 pointsr/January2018Bumpers

I think the baby book I gave my husband has some healthy recipes for pregnancy in it... It's called The Expectant Father.

u/knitB4zod · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Too bad my DH will not read anything in print. It's a puzzling shame too because he is crazy mensa-intelligent. So far I've gotten him The Expectant Father when we found out I was pregnant and even the picture-book Show Dad How. He has opened neither of them, not even once, since he got them... Sigh.

Thank you for your encouragement, it means a lot on a panicked day like today!

u/DanJFriedman · 1 pointr/predaddit

I really like the New Father series by Armin Brott. I bought The Expectant Father after we'd talked about having a baby but before trying to conceive, and now that we're expecting I'm reading The New Father.

Amazon link

u/AgentPea · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

My husband liked The Expectant Father.

u/mizzoudavis · 1 pointr/NewParents

Raising a girl is a blast. It's understandable to be a little intimidated by girls (as a man) because guys aren't terribly familiar with the experience of growing up female so we don't know what to expect of their young lives.

In reality it's no different than raising a boy though. When it's your kid, it will feel like second nature, so don't sweat it.

Also, I'd recommend this book and the others in its series. It gives great insight for what you can expect to happen.

u/00508 · 1 pointr/daddit

It's a very exciting time for you right now. I don't know how far along the pregnancy is but also keep in mind the unthinkable can happen and it will be devastating. But that shouldn't keep you from enjoying this time. I did, but I always carried the fear of miscarriage and we didn't reveal to anyone but our parents (who we swore to secrecy) about our pregnancy until we completed the 1st trimester and were relatively safe from miscarriage.

Read a book or two on becoming a father. My favorite was this one ( and I passed it on to a friend and it was his favorite one too. You'll need to know what your wife/girlfriend is going through and what your role can be in supporting her and sharing in the planning of impending parenthood. Plus you need to know what you'll be going through too and what you need to be thinking about for your child's and your relationship's future.

Mom will be doing a lot of research and she'll want to share. Listen and get involved. Also, her first trimester is going to be fraught with exhaustion. When she says she's tired, she's really tired. Don't plan too many things and be understanding if she wants to back out at the last minute.

The second trimester will have her feeling great and that's a good time to go out and about looking on planning a nursery. If you end up painting for a nursery. use NO VOC paints.

But most importantly -- and you'll regret it if you don't do this -- go to Mom's ultrasounds because you'll want to hear you baby's heartbeat the first time she does. Don't be surprised if you tear up.

Good luck and enjoy!

u/brandononrails · 1 pointr/everymanshouldknow
u/chiller8 · 1 pointr/Parenting

100% agree with u/funmamareddit , support each other. Try not to take frustrations out on one another. Don't take it out on the baby either. This happens more than you would think. Don't shake the baby, or squeeze the baby, or hyper-speed rock the baby. The hospital actually made us watch and sign an affidavit that we watched an informational video on Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention.

My wife felt that she, as the mother, was 100% responsible for everything. Learn to support her and let her know that you are both in it together and that you wouldn't want to do it with anyone but her. Every parents needs are different. Things like changing diapers, making bottles, and bathing your child will become mundane after a couple of weeks. Knowing how to talk to a person and to put them at ease can take a while so start practicing if you have not already.

Accept that your home will be a little topsy-turvy for a while. If she is the one that cleans, cooks, makes coffee, does the laundry, shops for groceries, or does the dishes, start taking over some of those tasks now. Learn how to do the chores you don't know how to do. If your wife is anything like mine, she might put pressure on herself to keep the home like it was before the baby.

Relax. You can't and won't need to know everything right when the baby comes. The best thing you can do now is get to know your wife and help her out with the things she does that you might take for granted.

The Expectant Father also helped me out.

Feel free to PM with any specific questions. Good Luck!

u/idernolinux · 1 pointr/CautiousBB

Little peanut gave me an AWESOME night of sleep last night. I didn't wake up til 5 AM, and even when I woke up, all I had to do was pee. Wasn't nauseous or stomach cramping or anything!

Hopefully all of August (and September) goes this way :)

[EDIT] Oh yeah, DH took me to a Barnes & Nobles after puppy class yesterday and we picked up 3 books!

u/sortaplainnonjane · 1 pointr/Parenting

We tried a few directed at dads. This one and one about the dad being the head of labor. (Really wish I could think of the name, but that was the take home message we got from it.)

To be honest, they were both horrible. The first one seemed to rely more on stereotypes than actual facts, and we were turned off by the less than helpful quips. The second was...weird. No offense, but regardless of how helpful and present you are at labor, it's the woman's show. No one else but her knows what's going on or what she's feeling.

I personally read about 6 books while pregnant. And I don't think they made a bit of difference other than to make me feel more in control, like I was doing something helpful. I haven't even picked up any since I've been a mom. We'll mangle through it just fine, and so will you. :)

u/Surely_Jackson · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes