From Dude to Dad: The Diaper Dude Guide to Pregnancy

By Chris Pegula

Congrats: You’re going to be a dad!
Now what?

Dude, sit back; you’re going to be advantageous. however it wouldn’t damage to get a number of pointers—a highway map of what lies forward. That’s what this ebook is for.

From Dude to Dad gives you the need-to-know necessities on being pregnant, birthing, and parenthood, and the way it’s ok to be scared from your brain. You’ll study what the anticipating mother goes via in the course of each one trimester, how one can be the easiest companion and dad-to-be, and the way to right away commence bonding with baby.

Be ready for the coming that would eventually switch your existence within the most sensible means attainable.

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And thanks to the sunshine of my existence, my daughter, Bella. you are making me who i'm at the present time. concerning the Authors photograph via JEFF LINETT Actor-turned-father-turned-designer Chris Pegula is the author of Diaper Dude, America’s so much high-profile line of hip equipment for cool dads. After the beginning of the 1st of his 3 childrens, Pegula spotted that almost all diaper baggage and add-ons have been designed with women’s experience of favor in brain and created the Diaper Dude for dads. In addressing an easy desire, Pegula revolutionized an undefined. He has when you consider that been featured on Rachael Ray, Ellen, The Nate Berkus convey, E! information, HGTV’s Gotta Have It! , The Oprah Winfrey convey, and various different television and radio spots. because the release of Diaper Dude, Chris has emerged as a way of life professional on all issues family-, parenting-, and partner-related. The Diaper Dude is not only a bag . . . it’s a lifestyle. From Dude to Dad: The Diaper Dude advisor to being pregnant is step one in tips on how to in achieving that lifestyle. television tube- and Webby-award-winning writer Frank Meyer is senior content material manufacturer at NBC’s Esquire community. He penned while the Wall of Sound Met the hot York Underground: The Ramones, Phil Spector and finish of the Century and is coauthor of at the street with the Ramones (so basically he likes the Ramones! ). Frank has written positive factors for type, Yahoo! , los angeles Weekly, and New instances, edited Neil Zlozower’s Van Halen: a visible heritage, and is front guy of punk band the Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs. Frank is usually the proud unmarried father of a ten-year-old lady, who loves football and examining. Her first live performance together with her dad was once KISS! Index The web page numbers during this index seek advice from the published model of this booklet. to discover the corresponding destinations within the textual content of this electronic model, please use the “search” functionality in your e-reader. observe that now not all phrases should be searchable. actions with acquaintances, via father, 23, seventy four, eighty, 88, one hundred forty recommendation nutrients, in the course of moment trimester, 52–53, fifty six, fifty seven looking parenting, 146 Amniocentesis try, sixty five Anatomy, intercourse lifestyles and, 38 Apgar review, 103 child, bringing domestic child weight reduction, 118 calling health care provider, a hundred and twenty first weeks’ duties, 117–18 formulation feeding, 118 postpartum melancholy, 119–20 child, lifestyles with, 115–38 baby-proofing, 121–25 bringing child domestic, 117–20 acquaintances, 129–30 males as caregivers, 136–37 pets, 125–29 regimen, 116 touring for paintings, 131–32 child fears, after start, 108–12 slicing umbilical twine, 108 swaddling, 109, a hundred and ten switching child, 109–10 Baby-proofing choices for traditional, 123 for child pulling up, 121, 123 burns, 122 choking and suffocation, 122 cleansing items, 123–24 electric retailers, 123 falling, 122 lead paint, 122–23 poison, 122 Baby-proofing (cont. ) specialist prone for, 121 security gates, 124 small gadgets and toys, 124–25 child showers attendance at, 87 reward registration, seventy five, 88 Bag to pack for beginning, 83–84, ninety three goods to take, ninety five Bicycle driving, sperm creation and, four start, 91–114 Apgar overview at, 103 child fears, 108–12 circumcision, 106–8 C-section, 104–6 judgements for, ninety two supply, ninety two, 98–99, 102–4, 108 adventure of, 91–92 father’s hard work position, 96–100 presents for mom, 111 health center wisdom, 94–96 health facility room, 112–13 hard work tedium, 100–101 meal earlier than, ninety three packing bag, 83–84, ninety three, ninety five placenta, ninety nine postpartum bleeding, a hundred and five social media and, one hundred and one time ahead of, 92–94 water breaking, 92–93 beginning certificates, 113 start issues breech presentation, 104 miscarriage, eleven placenta previa, one zero five Birthing type, seventy five, 78–81 deepest, seventy nine social point advantage of, eighty Birthing position selection domestic start, eighty two health facility start, 83–84 packing bag, 83–84, ninety three, ninety five travel of, 81–82 Blood vessels, dilation in moment trimester, 59–60 Bowel circulate, in the course of supply, 102 Braxton Hicks contractions, fifty nine, 60 Breast alterations, in the course of moment trimester father’s reviews approximately, sixty two myths approximately, sixty three nipple stimulation, sixty two tenderness, 61–62 Breast-feeding, sixty three freezing breast milk, 117 lactation professional for, 112 pressure and, 119 Breast milk, freezing, 117 Breech presentation, 104 Brizendine, Louann, 30 Brown, Judith, fifty four Burns, baby-proofing for hazard of, 122 vehicle seats, eighty four, 113 Cats, previous better halves’ stories on, 128 Cesarean (C-section) supply breech presentation, 104 placenta previa, a hundred and five postpartum room, ninety five approach for, a hundred and five intercourse after beginning and, 134 adjustments to breast, in the course of moment trimester, 61–63 hormonal, while pregnant, 15, 28–31 from parenting, 151–52 pets and, 126 actual, in the course of first trimester, 22 actual, in the course of moment trimester, 58–61, sixty seven in relationships, 15 baby, pulling up of, 121, 123 Childless buddies lack of, 27, 28, one hundred thirty relationships with, 25, 129 Choking, baby-proofing for hazard of, 122 Circumcisions, 106–8 cleansing items, baby-proofing for, 123–24 conversation approximately studying intercourse prestige, of little one, 49–50 parenting and, 141–42 for dating, in the course of moment trimester, 67–68 in the course of moment trimester, forty five, 67–68 approximately intercourse existence, 38–39, forty-one problems at delivery, 104–5 miscarriage, eleven from morning illness, 33–34 of being pregnant, moment opinion for, 2 Compromise, in parenting, 148 notion, thirteen Condoms, one hundred thirty five Cooking, in the course of 3rd trimester, 76–78 for heartburn, seventy seven recipes for, 77–78 twine.

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