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Summary

  • The first doctor-written guide to becoming a dad
  • Combines the medical knowledge of a health-care professional with real-life experience
  • Step-by-step - from conception to caring for your newborn baby
  • Honest, humorous and engaging, this book answers the questions you've been too afraid to ask        

At this crucial life moment, knowledge is power, but you probably know less than you think: what's a cervix? Can we still have sex? Why's the midwife doing that? How do I make up a bottle, and is that poo normal? Dad's role is more important than you might ever have imagined, so what can you do to help?

"I hope that as a doctor and a new dad, I will go some way towards answering those 'man questions' that never quite make it to the pub, locker room, water cooler or any other locations where men might find themselves having meaningful chats with another guy. Think of this as a man hug in what is a potentially treacherous world of terminology, hormones, social change, sleep deprivation and finally dirty nappies with tiny feet attached." (Oscar Duke)

©2019 Oscar Duke (P)2019 Octopus Publishing Group

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Very informative

Good listen, down to earth thoughts and explanation throughout, dotted with further information, worth it

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Perfect for a dad to be!

Loved this! Helped me understand a lot more of what my wife's pregnancy entails and also helped me understand the anti natal classes better. A fun and insightful listen and I would highly recommend it to anybody about to be a first time dad... and completely terrified just like me!

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great help for dads

loved it great help for new dads...... hope I will do little better because of this book.

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I will let You know in 3 months

I won’t know just how good this advice is until my little lady is born, the build up and advice prior to birth has been really helpful, easy to listen too and having advice from “the dad , the doctor & what women want” is great thank you

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what a help

this is by far the most helpful thing ive used in prep for our first child! cannot speak highly!

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Dr Duke has nailed it with this book!

Loved every minute. Managed to smash this out while working and driving between jobs. Having it as a audible version, was incredible, as I really was dreading reading the numerous books my partner had bought me in preparation. I really believe this has informed me and made me alot more prepared for what's to come.

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So good, very informative and emotional

Thank you doctor!

The book describes different stages of the pregnancy and beyond and the physical processes happening in the body as doctor and dad.
As a doctor author gives load of details and busts myths and as a dad he describes his own often emotional experience

Unlike random bloggers you can trust the real NHS doctor

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Excellent

As a first time father to be, I had very little clue as to what to expect. I’ve flicked through my other half’s books and found them either extremely tedious or written from a women’s perspective and difficult to relate to.

This book however is very well written/ narrated, in an informative and relaxed way. It’s a must have for any new dad. It’s made me feel a lot more confident as to whats to come and how to deal with it. I will be buying a hard copy for reference. Thank you.

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Brilliant exactly what I needed.

Just skip a few chapters to where you are during pregnancy or if your like me you wanted advice when baby arrives skip to that part.

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Bravo. Also relevant for dads outside of the UK!

Read by the author (from a doctor's & father's perspective) ánd his wife (what women want/need), this book offers some great guidelines for fathers-to-be. Some anecdotes only apply to UK healthcare system, but > 95% of information is relevant for dads worldwide. Looking for a high-yield audiobook? This is it.