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pregnancy guide for dads to be?

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lr12345 Sun 10-Apr-16 08:54:23

I was wondering if anybody can recommend any books for dads to be explaining pregnancy and the mum-to-be feels during pregnancy?
I'm 6 weeks 4 days and partner doesn't have a clue how I am feeling! I'm suffering from the usual symptoms - extreme fatigues, all day nausea, sore breasts, cramping etc and last weekend my partner said 'are you sure you aren't imagining these symptoms?' - been a complete emotional wreck I got upset and he seemed to take things on board a bit better but then last night when I made a comment about feeling ill he actually said - 'I don't see how it's possible that something this size of a grain of rice can make you feel as bad as you say you are'.
I know men don't have a clue but I just want my partner to realise that basically I'm not making this all up and perhaps educate him so I might get a smidgen of sympathy!

Thanks in advance

Heirhelp Sun 10-Apr-16 09:06:38

My DH was the same. He is very supportive now but had no clue that early pregnancy was so difficult. I bought him the commando dad book. It does not go into lots of detail but it makes it very clear that he needs to be supportive and how to do. There is a month by month guide to changes to baby and changes to Mum.

AuntieStella Sun 10-Apr-16 09:12:45

The MN pregnancy info pages? Eg this one

Or whatever book you're reading.

RNBrie Sun 10-Apr-16 09:17:53

Whenever we have friends who announce their pregnant with their first baby, my dh buys the dad to be a copy of Pregnancy For Men amazon link

He found it really useful when I was pregnant with Dc1.

He also recommends a book called Baby Proofing Your Marriage for after the baby is born. We found the first six months put a big strain on our marriage and the advice in the book is excellent.

mellysam Sun 10-Apr-16 09:36:10

Another vote for 'Pregnancy for men: the whole nine months' by Mark Woods.
It's well written and funny smile

BexusSugarush Sun 10-Apr-16 12:10:46

squeezed Sun 10-Apr-16 12:16:47

DH also found commando dad a good book and he's recommended it to other dads. He didn't touch anything that required in depth reading.

princesspineapple Sun 10-Apr-16 19:10:18

We have the commando dad book as well... I bought it for DP for a laugh and it's the only book we still read now DD is here... Easier to read and more common sense than most of my pregnancy / parenting books!

princesspineapple Sun 10-Apr-16 19:12:13

Forgot to add... Make sure whatever you give him to read you've read first... I made the mistake of giving DP one of the "for dads" chapters to read from one of my books and it turned out to include very graphic descriptions of birth which I think have scarred him more than my actual delivery!

TestingTestingWonTooFree Sun 10-Apr-16 20:26:33

Ah, we thought commando dad was crap.

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