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Adrian Kulp

The First-time Dad's Pregnancy Handbook

4.2 (20 ratings)
14 mins

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"We're Pregnant!" by Adrian Kulp is a humorous and informative guidebook for soon-to-be parents. It covers everything from conception to birth, with insights and advice from experienced parents.

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    Preparing for Pregnancy

    Planned or unplanned, it’s good to start rallying when you first learn you’re having a baby.

    Gather as much information as you can about mom’s health history. Confirm the pregnancy with a home test one week after mom misses her period. The test can sometimes be negative if taken too early but it’s rare to have a false positive.


    Let that excitement show so that mom knows she has your full support.

    It’s also time to set things in motion by shoring up your finances. Start saving for needs and hospital appointments.

    Equally important are your living arrangements. Are they comfortable enough to accommodate your pregnant partner? What changes do you need to make before you welcome your newborn home? Do you need to move to a bigger place or more affordable town? Figure out what kind of help you’ll need going forward.

    Hygiene, comfort, and access will become very important when mom’s belly grows. It’ll take more effort to move around later in the pregnancy so you need to start looking at how she can pick up stuff with little effort.

    As her primary caregiver, make sure she eats healthily. As her number one coach, offer encouragement and support. Most of the cleaning and laundry will fall on you, so make room for the lifestyle adjustments that’ll follow.

    At this point, she’ll need a lot of folic acid to prevent birth defects in the baby’s brain and spinal cord. Get in the kitchen and try recipes with ingredients rich in folic acid like avocado, dried beans, peas, nuts, broccoli, okra, and collard greens.

    Above all, help her relax. Hold her hand. Take her out on a date!

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    What is We're Pregnant! about?

    We’re Pregnant! (2018) answers all those questions first-time dads scratch their heads over. It shows you how to tackle daily, weekly, and monthly tasks to provide strategic support to your partner throughout pregnancy and childbirth.

    We're Pregnant! Review

    We're Pregnant! (2018) is an essential guide for couples expecting a baby, providing valuable insights and advice. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • It offers practical tips and guidance for both parents-to-be, addressing everything from pregnancy symptoms to preparing for childbirth.
    • Written by a dad for dads, it provides a unique perspective on the challenges and joys of pregnancy, making it relatable and helpful for fathers-to-be.
    • With its humorous anecdotes and honest portrayal of the highs and lows of pregnancy, the book is an engaging and entertaining read that keeps you hooked from start to finish.

    Who should read We're Pregnant!?

    • First-time dads seeking practical advice on how to support their partners during pregnancy and childbirth
    • Dads keen on acing the next pregnancy
    • Anyone trying to understand the challenges women experience during pregnancy

    About the Author

    Adrian Kulp is one of the leading voices in the daddy community through his blog Dad or Alive. His work in entertainment also centers around family life with reality series like Modern Dads. He’s written hundreds of articles on parenting, some of which have evolved into books including Dad or Alive, We’re Parents!, We’re Parenting a Toddler!, and World’s Greatest Dad Jokes.

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    We're Pregnant! FAQs 

    What is the main message of We're Pregnant!?

    The main message of We're Pregnant! is to navigate the ups and downs of pregnancy as a team, all while maintaining a sense of humor and supporting each other.

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    Is We're Pregnant! a good book? Is it worth reading?

    We're Pregnant! is worth reading. It offers a relatable and humorous take on pregnancy, providing valuable insights and advice for expectant couples.

    Who is the author of We're Pregnant!?

    The author of We're Pregnant! is Adrian Kulp.

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