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A guy's guide to pregnancy : preparing for parenthood together / Frank Mungeam.

By: Mungeam, Frank, 1961-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Hillsboro, Or. : Beyond Words Pub., c1998Description: 145 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781885223753(pbk).Subject(s): Pregnancy -- Psychological aspects | Pregnant women -- Physiology | Pregnant women -- Relations with men | Pregnancy -- Humour | Pregnancy | Pregnancy -- Popular worksDDC classification: Online resources: Publisher description
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Every day, four thousand American men become first-time dads. There are literally hundreds of pregnancy guidebooks aimed at women, but guys rarely rate more than a footnote. A Guy's Guide to Pregnancy is the first book to explain in "guy terms" the changes that happen to a guy's partner and their relationship during pregnancy, using a humorous yet insightful approach.

Future fathers will find out what to expect when they enter the "Pregnancy Zone." They'll discover the right and wrong answers to Trick Questions like "Do I look fat?" They'll also learn baby-shower etiquette ("It's sooo cute!"), the truth about sex during pregnancy (yes, you can touch her) and Boys' Night Out (negotiate it), plus delivery room dos (stay upright) and don'ts (complain about missing the big game).

A Guy's Guide to Pregnancy is designed to be guy-friendly -- approachable in appearance as well as content and length. It is divided into forty brisk chapters, one for each week of the pregnancy.

Frank Mungeam is the executive producer of local programs at the ABC-TV affiliate in Portland, Oregon, supervising the Emmy-nominated daily live talk show AM Northwest and the series Parenting in the 90's. Mungeam combines his years of expertise as a communicator and his personal experiences as an expectant dad to create a humorous yet helpful guide for guys.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-145).

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. 7)
  • Introduction (p. 9)
  • 1 Starting Out
  • 1 Making Babies (p. 13)
  • 2 "You're Going to Be a Dad!" (p. 15)
  • 3 The Pregnancy Zone (p. 19)
  • 4 Prego Lingo (p. 25)
  • 5 Reading Her Book (p. 27)
  • 2 Symptoms
  • 6 Physical Symptoms (p. 31)
  • 7 "Moody? Who Are You Calling Moody?" (p. 35)
  • 8 Sympathy Pains (p. 37)
  • 3 Looking Good, Feeling Good
  • 9 "Do I Look Fat?" and Other Trick Questions (p. 41)
  • 10 Weight Gain and Clothes Gain (p. 45)
  • 11 Breasts (p. 47)
  • 12 Sex! (p. 49)
  • 4 Let's Get Medical
  • 13 Where to Give Birth (p. 53)
  • 14 Visiting the Doctor (p. 57)
  • 15 Hearing the Heartbeat (p. 59)
  • 16 Abstain or Indulge: The Drinking Dilemma (p. 61)
  • 17 The Dreaded Dad-Nag (p. 63)
  • 5 Getting Along
  • 18 What Women Really Want (p. 67)
  • 19 Helping with Household Chores--for the First Time? (p. 69)
  • 20 Tossing and Turning (p. 71)
  • 21 Boys' Night Out (p. 73)
  • 22 Mother-in-Law (p. 75)
  • 23 Will I Be a Good Dad? (p. 77)
  • 6 Getting Ready
  • 24 The Baby's Room: "Is It Done Yet?" (p. 81)
  • 25 The Name Game (p. 83)
  • 26 Fitting In at the Baby Shower (p. 87)
  • 27 Official Baby Stuff: You've Never Heard of It But Must Have It (p. 89)
  • 7 Home Stretch
  • 28 Birthing Class (p. 95)
  • 29 "Give Me Drugs!" (p. 99)
  • 30 Scary Moments (p. 101)
  • 31 "Honey, We Need to Talk" (p. 103)
  • 32 To Beep or Not to Beep (p. 107)
  • 8 Delivery Day
  • 33 What to Bring (p. 111)
  • 34 Will Faint? (p. 113)
  • 35 Lights, Camera ... Delivery! (p. 115)
  • 36 The Delivery (p. 117)
  • 37 The Gift (p. 121)
  • 9 Going Home
  • 38 The First Week (p. 125)
  • 39 Sex Again! (p. 139)
  • 40 Having More Kids (p. 131)
  • Epilogue (p. 133)
  • Profiles (p. 135)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 137)
  • Glossary (p. 139)
  • Bibliography and Resources (p. 143)