by Penny Simkin, PT; et al.
• The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin (2008). Skillfully explains what’s involved in the support role during late pregnancy, birth, and afterward.
• The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be by Armin A. Brott (2001). Information packed guide to the emotional, financial, and physical changes the father-to-be may experience during the course ofhis partner’s pregnancy.
• Father’s First Steps: 25 Things Every New Dad Should Know by Robert W. Sears and James M. Sears (2006). Discusses labor support, new fatherhood, bonding with baby, understanding baby talk, and being a good partner and father.
• The New Dad’s Survival Guide: Man-to-Man Advice for First-Time Fathers by Scott Mactavish (2005). Humorous guide to basic parenting skills, from birth through three months. Its military references might not appeal to some readers.
Excerpted from: Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide, Fourth Edition
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