Books for Expectant Partners

Picture of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

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

© copyright 2010 by Parent Trust for Washington Children with permission from its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

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