Pregnancy. For men!
Your partner is pregnant. What are you supposed to do? You could start by getting the book ‘Pregnancy for men’, a funny and informative book for the dad to be.
Written by dad of two Mark Woods, its frank and honest about what to expect, what to do and how to cope. Expectant dads will discover that its perfectly normal for their partner to sleep 15 hours a day, feel like rubbish and frequently head off to the bathroom to hurl.
Rather than go week by week, the book covers just one easy month per chapter. It deals openly with the worries you’ll both have about miscarriage and how your partners state of mind might be a bit up and down.
It clues you in about all the various tests and scans she’ll have to do and what they mean.
The book talks in depth about the types of food to eat and what to stay away from, the strangest of which is rosemary?
At the end of each chapter there’s a helpful list of the ways you can help your partner and be involved in the pregnancy. For example, when to start taking on carrying heavy shopping bags and suggest some nice stuff you can do to make her comfortable along the way.
Probably the best thing about this book is that the author brings in advice from other dads, which reassures the reader so they don’t feel alone. Pregnancy is usually all about the women for obvious reasons, but it’s a journey no less for the man, and this book is a wise and humorous companion along the way.
Probably the best acknowledgement for the book is that of the women who’ve reviewed it, they often of prefer it to the traditional books written just for them, go figure?
Book: Pregnancy For Men – The Whole Nine Months
By: Mark Woods
Published: White Ladder Press 2010
Paperback: £ 7.99