Pregnancy Books for Dads and Real Men


She’s pregnant, and this means you are pregnant too! Fatherhood is just around the corner, and dads-to-be need to have all hands on deck during their partners’ pregnancy period and get prepared for the upcoming bundle of joy. Men don’t usually have firsthand knowledge on becoming dads, they first need to be informed, and this information can be gotten from books. Below are some of the best pregnancy books for men.

pregnancy books for men

Pregnancy for Men: The Whole Nine Months

By Mark Woods

Unlike most pregnancy books, this one is just for the father. The international bestseller Pregnancy for Men serves as a guide for men through the nine months of fear, joy, excitement and their partners growing belly. It helps prepare the dad-to-be for whatever curve balls fatherhood throws at him. The book takes him from how the baby grows to how to assist his partner with grooming the baby. The book is also packed with humor as new dads give their advice and share stories about becoming a dad.

The Dad’s Playbook to Labor and Birth: A practical and strategic guide for preparing for the big day

By Theresa and Brad Halvorsen

In this book, the author did a great job of helping men understand what is in store for them as dads to be. Most men believe they have little or nothing to do with childbirth, but the book teaches men that in the present day world, they have an obligation to be more involved with the process of pregnancy and childbirth. The book begins with lots of stories and illustrations to motivate dads about the upcoming birth experience. If you love sports analogies, trust me this book is for you!

Dad’s Expecting Too: Expectant fathers, expectant mothers, new dads, and new moms share advice, tips, and stories about all the surprises, questions, and joys ahead

By Harlan Cohen

This book by New York Times bestselling author Harlan Cohen is like a sequel to ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ but this time, it involves dads. The book has something for everybody, including all types of dads and adoptive parents. It gives a perspective on everything from preparing mentally for parenthood to the ins and outs of labor and delivery.

Pacify Me: A Handbook for the Freaked-Out New Dad

By Chris Mancini

This engaging book is written in a stand-up comedy style by Chris Mancini who was once apprehensive towards becoming a father. The book targets young men who are still overwhelmed or feeling uneasy about becoming a parent, Chris simplifies things and helps you laugh away the tension. It is straight to the point and will give you the information that you need now.

Your Pregnancy for the Father-To-Be: Everything Dads Need To Know About Pregnancy, Childbirth And Getting Ready For A New Baby

By Glade B. Curtis, M.D., M.P.H., and Judith Schuler, M.S.

This book is a Best Seller book on It focuses on the needs of the dad to be and contains tips on medical information and examinations of his partner, how to plan for the family finances, how to handle his relationship with his partner during pregnancy, and how to support his partner during the delivery of the baby.

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