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Adrian Kulp

The First-time Dad's Pregnancy Handbook

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    We're Pregnant!
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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.

    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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