Irish Dad's Survival Guide to Pregnancy [& Beyond] - David Caren

Irish Dad's Survival Guide to Pregnancy [& Beyond]

New updated edition.



Congratulations, you're having a baby. Yes, that's right, you're expecting too!



David Caren delivers a long 'overdue' practical, straight-talking pregnancy guide for Irish expectant dads - all from a dad's perspective. Les mer
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New updated edition.



Congratulations, you're having a baby. Yes, that's right, you're expecting too!



David Caren delivers a long 'overdue' practical, straight-talking pregnancy guide for Irish expectant dads - all from a dad's perspective. Combining real-life experiences from a fraternity of Irish fathers, tried-and-tested tips and expert views, with highlights including:





Testing, Testing: Scans and Checks
What's Up, Doc? Monitoring Mum
Prams, Trams & Automobiles: Choosing the Right Wheels
Lights, Camera (Maybe?), ACTION: The Delivery
Gone with the Sleep: Surviving Sleep Deprivation


Accessible, entertaining, reassuring - everything an expectant and new dad needs to know!



Fully reviewed and updated.
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Forlag: O'Brien Press Ltd
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 304
ISBN: 9781788492508
Utgave: 3. utg.
Format: 22 x 14 cm
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'just the book to see ‘Daddy’ through'

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'a really wonderful resource for men'

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'if you’re an expectant mum and are sick and tired of explaining the ins and outs of pregnancy ... then it might be a wise decision to give the man in your life the gift of ‘The Irish Dad’s Survival Guide to Pregnancy and Beyond'

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'no topic is off limit in David’s book, there is an answer for every question an expectant father might possibly have'

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'packed full of practical advice'

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'help you celebrate and understand everything that’s going on ... full of everything you need to know'

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highly recommended

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entertaining and reassuring – everything an expectant and new dad needs to know

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definitely one of our must reads

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'everything an expectant dad will need to know'

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'just what expectant father's have been waiting for'

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'written in a down-to-earth, straight-talking, no nonsense, humorous way, the book goes through everything the other 'pregnancy' books go through, but with Dad in mind, rather than mum'

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'I would highly recommend it to any new Dad, or second, third, fourth (etc.) time Dad as a refresher guide'

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'David Caren may become the male equivalent of Gina Ford, with every father-to-be hanging on his every word'

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'covers everything nearly-fathers will need to know'

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'a down-to-earth practical guide'

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'refreshing ... accessible'

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'filled with the most useful and most important information ... contains all the stuff one would have liked to know, but never knew enough to ask about'

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'be welcomed ... practical ... the fact that it's specific to Ireland elevates it above the majority of guides for expectant fathers'

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'a handbook for all new members of the "expectant fathers" club'

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'honest and real'

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'answers all those questions many fathers-to-be would never utter in the light of a pre-natal class'

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'practical pointers and top tips for any new dad or dad to be in Ireland'

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'we frequently get asked by our mums (and dads-to-be) where they can find information that’s aimed at men about pregnancy and parenthood and we’re delighted to say we have found just the book!'

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'I wish I'd had this book to read when I was pregnant - I found it a lot easier to read - and far less annoying - than some of the 'What to expect' type books I found myself reading and throwing on the floor!'

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Congratulations ... 12



Introduction: You're going to be a dad ... 15



It All Started with The 'Late Late' Show: Tell-tale signs that she's pregnant! 15



A Game of Three Parts: Trimesters 25



Chapter 1: The First Trimester: Times they are a changin' 27



Trimester 1: Weeks 0-12 27



The 'All-Day' Infliction: Morning sickness 30



CATastrophe in Waiting: Toxoplasmosis 34



Take That out of Your Mouth ... The no-no foods of pregnancy 36



Won't He Feel IT? Sex in pregnancy 38



What's up, Doc? Well in advance of your new arrival 43



The 'M' Word: Miscarriage in pregnancy 47



Keeping Mum: The 12-week rule 54



Joe Public v Peter Private: Irish maternity care - an overview 55



Testing, Testing ... Scans and checks 63



What's up, Doc? Monitoring mum 64



Join the Club: The waiting room 69



Chapter 2: The Second Trimester. When reality 'kicks' in 73



Trimester 2: Weeks 13-28 73



In My Day ... Handling advice 76



Nobody puts Baby in a Corner! Preparing a child forthe new arrival 77



Woof Time of It: Your dog and your unborn baby 79



I Can't See Him as a Thor FitzGerald! The baby name game 81



Is That His Little ...? Finding out the sex of your baby 84



Seeing Things: Expecting multiples 86



The Name's 'Bond': Bonding with your unborn baby 90



Small Change: The price of parenthood 92



A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Choosing the right family car 95



Buckle up! Choosing the car seat 98



Chapter 3: The Third Trimester. The final stretch 105



Trimester 3: Weeks 28-Birth 105



'I Love It When a Plan Comes Together ...' The birth plan 108



The MANternity Bag: The expectant dad's survival kit 112



Getting Anti about Attending: The antenatal class 114



In the Thick of It: Attending the birth 117



Grounded! Air restrictions 120



What's up, Doc? Health concerns in the third trimester 121



Twigs and Berries: Preparing the nest 124



Kitting out Your Kid: The essentials 125



Prams, Trams and Automobiles: Choosing the right wheels 131



Chapter 4: Labour: The main event 139



Show Me the Baby ... Signs that she is in labour 140



Get that Kettle away from Me! How to deliver a baby ... 142



What's up, Doc? The three stages of labour 145



Tongs of Praise: Assisted deliveries 148



Exploring Other Avenues: Caesarean section 151



Help Wanted: Pain relief in labour 153



I Like It in Here ... Natural methods for bringing out baby 159



Not the Cooking Appliance! Induction 163



Lights, Camera (Maybe?), ACTION ... The delivery 164



Afterbirth Antics: The third stage 179



Keep the Cord: Stem-cell collection 180



The Iceman Cometh: How are you REALLY feeling? 180



Chapter 5: Surviving the First Six Weeks: We are family ... 183



Home Alone: The final checklist 184



Get Into Line: Managing visiting hours 185



Mothering Mum: Postnatal depression 188



SAD DAD: Male postnatal depression 191



How to:

Change a nappy 195



Wind a baby 199



Bathe a baby 202



Stop a baby crying 206



Wolverine Rocks! Say no to rocking 209



Gone with the Sleep: Surviving sleep deprivation 210



It's Breast to Bottle It ... The methods of feeding 214



Game on, Dad: Video games & fatherhood 223



Left Holding the Baby: Going back to work 225



Relight the Fires: Sex after birth 226



When Sex Can Mean More Babies!



The dad's guide to contraception 228



What's up, Doc? The six-week check-up 233



Dad's the Final Word 235



Chapter 6: Men of the House 237



Role Reversal: The stay-at-home-dad 237



10 Survival Tips for the Irish SAHD 238



Putting Word to Web 241



Daddy Dragon 243



Chores Are All Done: Education & Innovation 245



Show Me the Money: What are your entitlements? 247



Chapter 7: Legal Issues: Everything you need to know but were afraid to ask ... 257



Paternity Leave & Benefit 257



Parental Leave 265



Force Majeure Leave 269



Parent's Leave 269



Maternity Leave for Fathers 271



Unmarried Dads and Guardianship Rights 271



Registering the Birth 276



Chapter 8: What's up, Doc? The glossary 281



Useful Resources 289



References 291



Index 295
Originally from Dublin, and now living in Cork, David Caren is a freelance writer and author of the bestselling parenting guide, 'The Irish Dad’s Survival Guide to Pregnancy & Beyond’. 


David’s first children’s book is the inspiring story of the Senior Women’s Irish hockey goalkeeper, Ayeisha McFerran.