From Publishers Weekly
When the average American male sees the telltale blue line on a pregnancy indicator, the first thing that crosses his mind isn't likely the number of "nappies" in his future or missed nights out with his "mates" at the pub. Yet these are the worries that occupy the refreshingly honest, and utterly British, author of this informative guide to one of life's greatest adventures. The sheer otherness of this pregnancy handbook might be just the key to easing "blokes" into reading about what to expect during their partner's pregnancy. True, there's the world of difference between British socialist medicine and our American system, but the basics of how a baby develops through the three trimesters remains the same, as do the down and dirty details of labor. Smith tackles these topics with self-deprecating humor but also with a surprising amount of detailed knowledge. His book is a natural gift for expectant fathers, and even mothers-to-be may be entertained as Smith moves chronologically from conception to the earliest postpartum days, covering topics like breast-feeding and what to do if things don't go as planned. He breaks the information down into digestible segments that never exceed two pages and that have witty headings like "Big Belly, Big Toes" or "The Crowning Glory." Men who pick up this book expecting to give it a halfhearted skim may very well find themselves hooked by Smith's anecdotes and the casual, addictive way he dispenses knowledge.
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Présentation de l'éditeur
This book takes a 'warts and all' sensible yet humorous look at the many stages of pregnancy. It explores the changes, physical and emotional, that any man can expect to see in his partner and in their relationship over the coming months. Becoming pregnant involved two people. The rearing of a child will involve two people; there is every reason that your partner's pregnancy should also involve the two of you, together. For any man that has been put off reading pregnancy books because he doesn't feel he was the intended audience or that something about the tone of these books was alien to him , yet he still has questions that need answers; then The Blokes' Guide to: Pregnancy is the book he's been looking for. As a father himself, Jon Smith realised, when his partner Lisa became pregnant that there was nothing out there that he could relate to. The Bloke's Guide to Pregnancy is the result. Jon takes a comical yet informed look at the ups and downs of life as a father to be.