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The Expectant Father Audiobook

The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be

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Publisher's Summary

The fourth edition of this best-selling, groundbreaking, information-packed guide for dads-to-be is now significantly updated, revised, and expanded.

We are expecting! The 20th anniversary edition of this thoroughly updated and revised parenting classic remains the most informative and reassuring book for expectant fathers everywhere. In addition to sharing the wisdom of the ages, Armin A. Brott, Mr. Dad, presents new insights into the emotional, financial, and physical - yes, physical - effects of impending parenthood on men. Thanks to this handy reference, moms-to-be will know their partners understand and support them during this anxious and exciting time, and that they have all the tools they need to be fantastic, hands-on dads.

This information-packed month-by-month guide incorporates the expertise of top practitioners in their fields, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists. It also draws from Brott's own experience as a father of three and from the real-world experiences of the thousands of dads he's interviewed. With the humor of New Yorker cartoons and Brott's gentle approach, The Expectant Father serves as a friendly and listenable companion for dads-to-be seeking confidence, guidance, and joy!

What's new in this edition of The Expectant Father?

  • The latest health and safety info
  • How technology is changing fatherhood
  • How men's brains change by being involved during pregnancy
  • Society's shifting expectations for dads
  • The amazing effects on children when fathers are active partners before birth
  • How prebirth participation makes dads more likely to be active parents postbirth
  • Updated resources and new research on the big questions that haven't changed much over the years: Am I really ready to be a dad? How are we going to afford this? How do I balance work and family?

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2015, 2010, 2001, 1995 Armin A. Brott and Jennifer Ash (P)2016 Armin A. Brott and Jennifer Ash

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    handslapper 02-04-17
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    "Great advice"

    Excellent intro to pregnancy. Most of the advice is given with an objective POV and there isn't a lot of fear mongering. The authors sincerely want to help and the book was written with both a male and female perspectives so it's not too one sided. This was the first parenting/pregnancy book I listened to and I listened to it in almost one sitting on a Florida to Colorado road trip. To expectant fathers, take what advice sounds good to you and take advice from a. few sources. To the author's, thanks for a great book, you have soothed a lot of my anxiety.

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    "Impressive paternal perspectives!"

    I loved this book. It quelled many fears of mine and introduced new challenges I never realized were headed my way. More importantly I imlreased my wife not only by simply reading the book but by sharing my learnings with her.

    Mr. Brott has a gentle and humorous delivery that felt grandfatherly.

    I will be reading this again as we move towards the big day.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    heidi 05-28-17
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    "For Dads"

    Great to hear the perspective of being a parent from a Dad. I hope his other books come out on Audible as well!!!

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    eric 12-06-16
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    "Straddles Between Textbook and Storybook"

    The book read more like a series of facts/information more so than a story or a persons take on fatherhood. I loved how informative it was, but I could only listen to it in about 3 hour chunks or I would start to get a bit of information overload. Still great though since it covers just about everything in great detail. I'd recommend it for sure.

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    "Great book!!"

    I learned a lot. Would recommend this book to new dads. It's very detailed and goes through a lot and give you a ton of information that is very useful

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    "Useful, but less to non-USA readers."

    A lot of information useful only for USA residents, such as tax or insurance. Too many mentions to studies which, in my opinion, mean nothing or are very debatable, such as "Babies with names starting with D have a 5% more probability of becoming dentists" and the like...

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    Chen W. 07-27-16
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    "Audio book not great format for this book"

    Too detailed at times. Biased at times. Lots of common sense information. May have been better as actual book where irrelevant sections can be skipped.

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    Kyle 07-13-17
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    "Hits Every Possible Important Point"

    Parenting needs to be given more hard work, attention, & passion in our world today. I have so much respect and admiration for the authors. Thank you so much for writing this book! It helped me understand a myriad of topics I knew nothing or little about. I'm so grateful I came across it. I feel so prepared and confident in raising my first child now. This is the book - get this one! And for the next stages of your children's lives get the others Armin A. Brott wrote as well! Kids deserve the best parenting possible - right? Thank you again :)
    -Kyle

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    Jeffrey Watkins Biloxi,MS 07-27-16
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    "First time dad"

    I got this book late in the game, month 8 to be exact. I listen to the last few chapters many times. It was a good book and I cannot wait to met my little guy.

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    Contains irrelevant check lists instead of advice. I gave up partway through the first chapter.

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