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Dads and Fatherhood Bookshelf

The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-To-Be
by Armin A. Brott; Paperback - 271 pages, published May 2001 by Abbeville Press, Inc

Synopsis: An information-packed guide to all the emotional, financial and physical changes the father-to-be may experience during the course of his partner's pregnancy. Incorporating the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists, this book is filled with sound advice and practical tips for men, as well as New Yorker-style cartoons that will keep anxious fathers-to-be chuckling.

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My Boys Can Swim!: The Official Guy's Guide to Pregnancy
by Ian Davis; Paperback - 112 pages, published October 1999 by Prima Publishing

Synopsis: Author Ian Davis believes most men will dedicate the equivalent of four trips to the john to reading about pregnancy. With this in mind, he wrote "My Boys Can Swim," a rollicking, irreverent, laugh-out-loud book designed for new Dads in search of bottom line pregnancy information. Coupled with the hilarious drawings of cartoonist/humorist Steve Skelton, "My Boys Can Swim" will keep you laughing throughout, providing every guy what he really needs to know about pregnancy, and a great window for women on their mates' thinking during pregnancy.

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The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year
by Armin A. Brott; Paperback - 288 pages, published May 2004 by Abbeville Press, Inc

Synopsis: An indispensable handbook on all aspects of fatherhood during the first 12 months, The New Father charts the physical, intellectual, verbal, and emotional changes which a child experiences in the first year and examines the emotional and psychological developments the father may be experiencing.

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Father's First Steps: 25 Things Every New Dad Should Know
by Robert W. Sears, MD and James M. Sears, MD
Paperback - 160 pages, published June 2006 by Harvard Common Press

Synopsis: In Father's First Steps, pediatricians Robert and James Sears discuss 25 important aspects of new fatherhood, including supporting the mother during labor and beyond, bonding with baby, deciphering baby talk, being a good husband and a good father, and much more. With its emphasis on fathers taking an active role in parenting, this is a book that every new mother-to-be will definitely want their partner to read.

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The New Dad's Survival Guide: Man-to-Man Advice for First-Time Fathers
by Scott Mactavish; Paperback - 144 pages, published January 2005 by Little, Brown and Company

Synopsis: Humorous book written by a dad for dads. The author keeps it light, at the same time conveying what's really important to the new dad with honesty and a brutal sense of humor.

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