By Matthew M. F. Miller
Practical, hands-on info for fathers-to-be
When it involves being pregnant, dads' roles have replaced lots long ago few a long time that expectant fathers do not regularly comprehend the place to show to for information and recommendation in this milestone occasion. Now they do!
Dad's advisor to being pregnant For Dummies is jam-packed with sensible, ordinary info for fathers-to-be, masking all the logistical, actual, and emotional elements of being pregnant from dad's aspect of view.
- What to count on at doctor's visits
- Tips for being a supportive companion while pregnant and getting ready for fatherhood
- Advice on delivery plans, hard work and supply, and the 1st days and weeks of a baby's life
Packed with priceless info at the common struggles and emotions expectant fathers face, Dad's advisor to being pregnant For Dummies provides first-time fathers and veteran dads alike a wealth of important details.
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Extra info for Dad's Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies
Indd 31 10/25/10 12:25 PM10/25/10 12:25 PM 32 Part I: So You Want to Be a Dad . . ✓ Female smokers have a 50 percent higher rate of miscarriage. ✓ Smokers are two to four times more likely to have ectopic pregnancy, pregnancy that implants outside the uterus. Drinking alcohol Alcohol has far-reaching issues for the fetus long past the moment of conception, so cutting out alcohol before trying to get pregnant and avoiding it like the plague after getting pregnant are essential for your partner.
Women who douche are 73 percent more likely to have pelvic inflammatory disease, which can seriously damage the fallopian tubes and increases the chance of ectopic pregnancy by about the same percentage. indd 32 10/25/10 12:25 PM10/25/10 12:25 PM Chapter 2: Beyond the Bed: Conception Smarts 33 And because you want your partner around for a long time, remind her of this statistic: Women who douche are 80 percent more likely to develop cervical cancer. ✓ Not sitting on the couch enough: No, not really — some exercise is definitely good for you.
Yes, giving up bad habits is painful, but not getting pregnant month after month is pretty painful, too. Take the step of cutting the following bad habits out of your life before you start trying to get pregnant. Smoking Smoking can affect sperm and eggs and increase miscarriage rates. Nearly one in four adults smoke in America. If either of you is a smoker, quit for at least a few months before trying to get pregnant. It may help you avoid these pitfalls: ✓ Smokers have sperm that are less motile (capable of moving spontaneously).
Dad's Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies by Matthew M. F. Miller