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Old Aug 12th, 2018, 06:59 AM   1
Maple_Fairy
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Helpful pregnancy books for Dad?


Hi everyone,

I just got my official yesterday!! Still can’t quite believe it and very nervous (but excited!!) at the moment!!

I was just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for pregnancy/birth books for Dads? My OH is wanting some reading materials but I want to get him something that will keep him interested so he doesn’t get bored after 5 mins of picking the book up!

If anyone has any recommendations for me as well that would be fab!!

Thank you! Xx



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Old Aug 12th, 2018, 11:01 AM   2
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This not helpful at all but I got my DH a book for my DS. It was supposed to be funny but freaked him out because had lots of what could go wrong and strange advice. It advised keeping track of what I was eating etc I was like you try telling a pregnant lady what to eat at your peril. Fast forward to labour and he mentioned the book to midwife. The two of us spent rest of labour slagging him off the midwife saying what did the book say about this. Tears of laughter ran down my face. Best $15 I ever spent



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Old Aug 12th, 2018, 12:02 PM   3
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No recommendations as it would be like pulling teeth to ever get my DH to willingly read a book, but I wanted to congratulate you and wish you a healthy pregnancy



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2018, 12:24 PM   4
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Mine has constantly been doing his own research online. Google is the way forward here. A book would be lovely though



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Old Aug 12th, 2018, 15:45 PM   5
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If there isn't one out there, someone needs to write one! Any writers around here?



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2018, 16:34 PM   6
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Sorry no recommendations for a pregnancy/birthing book. I'm currently trying to get my DH to read 'The gentle parent.' He struggles reading anything 🙄



 
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Old Aug 13th, 2018, 06:26 AM   7
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Haha! Thanks anyway guys!

My OH is the same when it comes to books to be honest.. I don't think he's ever really read a book in his life so I was quite surprised when he said he wanted something to read! I think I need a picture book!



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Old Aug 13th, 2018, 09:32 AM   8
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If I could recommend some parenting books in general I would definitely recommend:
'Unconditional Parenting' by Alfie Kohn
'The Gentle Parent' by LR Knost
'The Conscious Parent' by Shefali Tsabary
'Hold onto your Kids: Why parents need to matter more than Peers' by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Maté

Because if I could go back and read these while pregnant and get my husband on board too life would be so much easier. Bringing up a baby is tiring but nothing compares to making sure we are fully there for them emotionally as they get older.

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Old Aug 13th, 2018, 12:36 PM   9
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Haha! Thanks anyway guys!

My OH is the same when it comes to books to be honest.. I don't think he's ever really read a book in his life so I was quite surprised when he said he wanted something to read! I think I need a picture book!
Maybe not a picture book about delivery 🤣



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