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From Here to Paternity: The Diary of a Pregnant Man
Frank, funny, and insightful, this recollection of one man's experiences during his wife's pregnancy reveals the day-to-day reality and emotional turmoil of his journey into fatherhood. The male perspective on pregnancy, which is often overlooked, is revealed as the author reflects on the effects of the pregnancy on his relationship, his changing and often conflicting ...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Vision
(first published September 1st 2006)
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Every father to be should read this book. The author keeps a diary of his partners pregnancy and it is by turns, touching, worrying and hilarious. This book was recommended to me by a friend who is a father when he found out my wife was pregnant. The best recommendationI can give this book is to say that I cannot count the amount of times I exclaimed out loud "I KNOW, I KNOW", in recognition of my own or my wifes behaviour. This is not an incredibly informative book, it's not meant to be, but ...more
Are you going to be a dad in about 9 months? "From here to paternity" is a positive, informative, and light hearted book that can be read at a leisurely pace, say over 9 months or so. It is the journal of a writer battling his emotions about becoming a dad as he watches his wife* go through the many stages of pregnancy. I think most soon-to-be fathers will be able to relate to the roller coaster of experiences the author and his wife go through both together and as individuals. Two great things ...more