The Expectant Dad’s Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know


From buying buggies and cutting the cord to dealing with your wife’s breastfeeding in public – the life of a first-time father will throw up new experiences every day.

The Expectant Dad’s Survival Guide tells you everything you need to know during your partner’s pregnancy and the first few weeks of your new life as a dad. Combining expert advice from midwives, psychologists and obstetricians with first-hand accounts, it explains what’s happening with her, what’s going on with your baby, and what the hell you should be doing every step of the way.

With tips from those who know, what-to-do explanations and fascinating facts, this survival guide will ensure you’re armed and ready for your role as a new father – from discovery to delivery and beyond. A must-read for all fathers-to-be.

Book Description

A practical pregnancy, birth and new baby guide for every man who has heard those two magic words: ‘I’m pregnant’ … and immediately thought of two of his own

About the Author

Rob Kemp is a freelance journalist, editor-at-large for dads’ magazine FQ (Father’s Quarterly) and contributing editor to Men’s Health magazine. He has written articles on the subject of pregnancy and fatherhood for a number of other national titles including the Guardian, Pregnancy, Baby and You, Pregnancy & Birth, Mother & Baby and Sainsbury’s Fresh Ideas among others. He lives in London with his wife and young son.


My husband didn’t want to read any of my pregnancy books either because they were a bit too graphic for him or the sections for Dads seem to be “it’s all your fault she’s pregnant so now you have to make up for it!” But this one seems to deal with exactly the thoughts and feelings he has about the forthcoming baby, without being condescending. It also helped him to realise there are other guys in the same situation thinking the same daft things as him, and helps to explain them!
A must for any first time dad, and I thought it was pretty helpful for mum too!


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