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mrs_smiff

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Saturday, August 16th 2008, 12:10pm

Pregnancy books for blokes

Has anyone got a pregnancy book especially aimed at dads to be? I want to get one for my DH but haven't managed to find a decent one. Also, general pregnancy books, I'd like to get a good one to be my bible through the next 8 months. My book is 18 years old and loads has changed since that was written!
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Saturday, August 16th 2008, 3:57pm

The two books i have are Miriam Stoppards conception, pregnancy and birth and The queen charlottes hospital guide to pregnancy and birth by Adriana Hunter which is the one that i prefer. The Miriam Stoppard seems a little old fashioned in some aspects but is generally a good book.

As for blokes books, i had a look at a couple they had in mothercare but i wasn't that impressed by them (but my dh might have been!) I just make my DH read bits that i find for him in the two books i mentioned above!




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Saturday, August 16th 2008, 6:59pm

I made my dh read the pregnancy guide for dummies it explained things really easily, I think you can get one like a haynes car manual as well lol!!!!

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Saturday, August 16th 2008, 7:17pm

We got the rough guide to pregnancy and birth
Short chapters divided by week.
Great for reading out loud from :)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rough-Guide-Preg…h/dp/1858287650
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Saturday, August 16th 2008, 7:20pm

Thanks everyone, I shall look into those!
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Sunday, August 17th 2008, 8:54pm

Hello Mrs.Smiff

My dh got; The Bloke's Guide to Pregnancy by Jon Smith and he got me Your Pregnancy Bible by Dr.Anne Deans, both from Amazon.

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Sunday, August 17th 2008, 9:18pm

I got my hubby the blokes guide to pregnancy as well and have scanned it myself - it seems pretty good.
The ones I liked are the week by week ones - I got Your Pregnancy, week by week by Dr Curtis and Judith Schuler which is fairly good. I find it a bit American and wrap yourself in cotton wool at times but its fairly good. Best Friends guide to pregnancy is quite tongue in check but I enjoyed it. The idea for that book was the sort of stuff about being pregnant that you only get from your friends, not the doctors etc.
I also got a fun little book with a page per day which gives advice, things to do, quotes from mothers that is great fun just to dip in and out of - I keep it by the loo and catch up every few days.
I sat down in a bookshop and read a few bits per book til I found ones that I liked. I found it easier to pick one subject e.g. eating advice, then you could compare the different books.

Good luck with the search

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Monday, August 18th 2008, 8:26am

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Originally posted by lulu27
I think you can get one like a haynes car manual as well lol!!!!


I got this, its rubbish. I wouldn't bother with it.





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Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 3:21pm

I have the one Chrissy mentioned (Your Pregnancy Bible by Dr.Anne Deans) and it's very informative and also has week by week stuff in there. Also the one Kat mentioned ( Best Friends guide to pregnancy) which was spot on and funny at same time!
Another dad we know gave my hubbie the book he was bought by his wife ( Every Guy's Guide as to What to Expect When She's Expecting) but he found it a little patronising as he likes straight forward facts/scientific explanation for everything and felt it dummed things down for dads!
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