The Bloke's Guide to Pregnancy Paperback – Feb 16 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
When the average American male sees the telltale blue line on a pregnancy indicator, the first thing that crosses his mind isn't likely the number of "nappies" in his future or missed nights out with his "mates" at the pub. Yet these are the worries that occupy the refreshingly honest, and utterly British, author of this informative guide to one of life's greatest adventures. The sheer otherness of this pregnancy handbook might be just the key to easing "blokes" into reading about what to expect during their partner's pregnancy. True, there's the world of difference between British socialist medicine and our American system, but the basics of how a baby develops through the three trimesters remains the same, as do the down and dirty details of labor. Smith tackles these topics with self-deprecating humor but also with a surprising amount of detailed knowledge. His book is a natural gift for expectant fathers, and even mothers-to-be may be entertained as Smith moves chronologically from conception to the earliest postpartum days, covering topics like breast-feeding and what to do if things don't go as planned. He breaks the information down into digestible segments that never exceed two pages and that have witty headings like "Big Belly, Big Toes" or "The Crowning Glory." Men who pick up this book expecting to give it a halfhearted skim may very well find themselves hooked by Smith's anecdotes and the casual, addictive way he dispenses knowledge.
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Covers everything a first time father-to-be will want to know about pregnancy. Junior Pregnancy & Baby Magazine --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
The first part of this book, how to prepare financially, how it will affect your career, how to change your lifestyle - is what makes this book a MUST read for the man who is too busy working to think about this upcoming event.
Know a guy whose wife just got pregnant? Buy him this book, he will not buy it for himself. Tell him, just read the first part, and he'll read it all and be forever grateful to you.
Health, wealth, relationship.
That's what you'll KEEP by reading this book.
No wonder it's a best seller in the UK.
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