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Preparation for dads to be? Books etc?

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Ooopsie Sun 14-Apr-13 21:50:48

Pregnant with my second child (my partners first) and looking for a book of answers for my other half. Whilst I can find plenty of how to guides and what to expect when baby arrives I need to find something to prepare my other half for dealing with me in next 7 months. I'm only 10 weeks and he's already struggling to cope with my moods and how I'm changing.
I want him to understand sometimes when I've had weeks of 24/7 nausea and sickness and the only thing I can entertain is fresh chicken that what I need is sympathy and chicken!.. Not a lecture on thinking positive, being told about his alcohol induced hangover and an offer of a greasy hamburger!!
I keep trying to point him towards the internet and asking him to search for forum discussions and articles but he gets lost in the girl talk and next thing you know he's looking at football results. I need something that has all the answers in one place, like a book of secrets.
Any suggestions?

Curlyfrizzball Sun 14-Apr-13 22:03:39

My DH and I both read a book called "From Here to Paternity" by Andrew Cullen. It's a man's diary through his wife's pregnancy and we both found it well-written and funny. Not really a question and answer book though if that's what you're after, but it depends what you want.

katatonic Sun 14-Apr-13 22:14:24

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Ooopsie Sun 14-Apr-13 22:20:37

Thanks, will have a look for those. As long as there's something out there that will explain to him that I'm not an abnormal satanic beast just trying to ruin his life, I'm just pregnant. wink

MrsMargoLeadbetter Sun 14-Apr-13 23:04:18

Book of secrets! grin

Might not be what you mean...but my DH liked the practical nature of 'What to expect when you are expecting'.

Good luck with the "education".

Saundy Mon 15-Apr-13 08:04:51

Katatonic the books you bought we're they written for 'lads' or 'men'?! As in are they Stephen Fry humorous or 2 Pints of Lager & a Packet of Crisps humorous?!

Sorry for gegging in on your post but also looking for something that would be fun but not an insult to his intelligence/aimed at the lad mag crowd.

katatonic Mon 15-Apr-13 10:17:51

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3MenAndMe Mon 15-Apr-13 10:31:51

My hubby is pretty much the same,difficult to persuade him to read/engage in pregnancy and birth info.He thinks he knows it all after 2 kids(we expect 3rd ATM)..
I can recommend 'What to expect when you expecting',however it may be too heavy (detail wise) for you partner.
I have 3 books dedicated to men and written by men 1)''Pregnancy for men.The whole 9 months'' by Mark Woods;2)The bloke's guide to pregnancy'' by Jon Smith and )The bloke's guide to baby gadgets''.
All lighthearted but giving good ammount of information...

talulahbeige Mon 15-Apr-13 11:10:16

Dummies guide to being a dad

milktraylady Mon 15-Apr-13 11:14:08

I got the mumsnet books- pregnancy & babies. I read bits out to my DH. They are funny books & it's great to get the common sense/ range of views.
I also got the mumsnet book 'the rules' v funny too, like a little preview of the craziness we have entered into.

FoofFighter Mon 15-Apr-13 13:02:56

I wouldn't actually count on him reading it unless it's his own idea. Some men are for some reason (immaturity? fear? i don't know really) very keen on sticking their heads in the sand, I have one hmm doesn't understand why I need him to know about labour for instance, so he can support me. he won't read anything, watch anything. (there's an excellent TV show on BBC3/iplayer called don't just stand there I'm having your baby, all about labour from the dad point of view)

Good luck

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