I recently received the book You’re Going To Be A Dad by Daddilife Books, to review. Although I am not going to be a Dad and am not having anymore children. I have seen my two sons become Dads, and how they have coped with Fatherhood. As I have not been too well recently, it has given me time to sit and read this book from cover to cover.
When I became pregnant with C, I had support from pregnancy magazines and online forums (who I am still friends with those I met on the forums). We also have our Mums and friends to talk to and confide our worries in. Believe me you worry from that pregnancy test kit all the way through pregnancy and beyond.
But, what about the Dad’s to be, what support do they have? This book has everything they need to know and probably things they never thought they needed to know.
The book is split into sections from the first trimester all the way through the first year. In putting this book together to help first time Dads, Daddilife Books interviewed other first time Dads and Dads to be.
The book is split into weeks and has a checklist for you to tick off.
I love that the book explains that for some getting pregnant is not as easy as you would think. I have often spoken about our struggle to conceive our daughter, having lost 8 babies before and being very closely monitored throughout my pregnancy. `It is good to know that others are struggling, as you know it is not just you which you do need to hear. The first trimester covers
- Food & Drink
- Baby Growth
- And more
The second trimester, you will find more things going on, as the baby grows and the bump starts growing overnight. The second trimester covers
- Pregnancy Brain
- Pregnancy Pains
- And more
This is the final trimester, as you start to prepare for the impending arrival of your newborn in three months. The bump is still growing, and the realisation kicks in even more. The third trimester covers
- Baby movements
- Baby Showers
- Birth Plans
- And more
The book then talks about the birth and then being parents to this newborn baby and coping during the first year.
I have read the book from cover to cover, and it covers everything you could possibly want or need to know. Plus comments from other Dads. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has just found out they were going to have a baby. Plus it also talks about COVID so as I said it covers everything.
The book is available to buy from Amazon