The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be (The New Father #12) (Paperback)

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Trusted by millions of fathers, the New York Times–bestselling guide for dads-to-be is back in a fully revised and updated fourth edition.

Armin Brott—best-selling author, broadcaster, nationally syndicated columnist, and dad of three—is America’s foremost expert on fatherhood. His wisdom—along with the advice of leading obstetricians and researchers, and the experience of hundreds of real-life dads—is collected here in The Expectant Father, the essential guide for dads-to-be.


Brott’s reassuring month-by-month overview of your partner’s pregnancy gives you the tools you need to support your partner, prepare for the baby’s arrival, and take care of yourself during this exciting time. Each chapter covers:

What’s going on with your partner, emotionally and physically

  What’s going on with the baby, every step of the way from fertilized egg to newborn

What’s going on with you, as you adjust to the new life stage of fatherhood

  How to stay involved: specific ways you can help (and feel included), from attending birthing classes with your partner to starting a college fund


This fully revised fourth edition also includes:

 More information about adoptions, multiples, infertility and assisted reproductive technology, and dads in the military

  A special section on labor and delivery: what to expect on the big day

A special section on what comes next, in the first few months after the baby’s arrival

  A handy resource section, connecting you to the best information on every topic related to pregnancy and fatherhood


Illustrated throughout with stress-relieving New Yorker–style cartoons, The Expectant Father is a friendly and readable companion for dads-to-be seeking confidence, guidance, and joy. (And Moms will love it, too!)

About the Author

Armin A. Brott is a nationally recognized parenting expert and the author of ten critically acclaimed books for fathers, including The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year and The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the Toddler Years, 12–36 Months. He also writes a syndicated newspaper column, Ask Mr. Dad, and hosts a weekly radio show, Positive Parenting. To learn more, visit his website,

Jennifer Ash Rudick is the author of several books on interior design, the design editor at large for Galerie magazine, and a producer of documentary films, including the award-winning Iris (with Maysles Films) and Scandalous.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780789212139
ISBN-10: 0789212137
Publisher: Abbeville Press
Publication Date: May 26th, 2015
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: The New Father