David Caren
The Irish Dad's Survival Guide to Pregnancy [& Beyond]

The founder of delivers a practical guide for expectant dads which offers an honest and modern account of pregnancy from a dad’s perspective.

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304 pages
216x135 mm

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Updated edition of this light and accessible guide for expectant dads which offers an honest and modern account of pregnancy from a dad's perspective. Combining real-life experiences from a fraternity of Irish fathers and an expert panel of midwives, obstetricians, psychologists and family finance advisors, The Irish Sad's Survival Guide to Pregnancy [& Beyond...] will accompany the expectant Dad throughout each trimester, mood change, the labour ward and those first few months of new family life.

  • Includes technical, legal, medical and support issues.
  • Entitlements, including paternity leave.
  • Full of guidance from midwives, obstetricians and psychologists.
  • Deals with the financial impact of becoming a father.
  • Contains sections of advice from experienced fathers.

David Caren is a regular contributor on fatherhood and men’s health issues for print, web and radio. David is dad to three wonderful and welcoming distractions.

'everything an expectant dad will need to know'

Maternity & Infant Magazine

'practical and easy-to-follow'

Maternity & Infant Magazine

'just the book to see ‘Daddy’ through'

Maternity & Infant Magazine

'help you celebrate and understand everything that’s going on ... full of everything you need to know'

Woman’s Way

'straightforward, humorous'

'a really wonderful resource for men'

'if you’re an expectant mum and are sick and tired of explaining the ins and outs of pregnancy ... then it might be a wise decision to give the man in your life the gift of ‘The Irish Dad’s Survival Guide to Pregnancy and Beyond'

'no topic is off limit in David’s book, there is an answer for every question an expectant father might possibly have'

'packed full of practical advice'

'we frequently get asked by our mums (and dads-to-be) where they can find information that’s aimed at men about pregnancy and parenthood and we’re delighted to say we have found just the book!'

'honest and real'

'I wish I'd had this book to read when I was pregnant - I found it a lot easier to read - and far less annoying - than some of the 'What to expect' type books I found myself reading and throwing on the floor!'

'just what expectant father's have been waiting for'

'written in a down-to-earth, straight-talking, no nonsense, humorous way, the book goes through everything the other 'pregnancy' books go through, but with Dad in mind, rather than mum'

'I would highly recommend it to any new Dad, or second, third, fourth (etc.) time Dad as a refresher guide'

'David Caren may become the male equivalent of Gina Ford, with every father-to-be hanging on his every word'

'covers everything nearly-fathers will need to know'

Irish Independent

'a down-to-earth practical guide'

Books Ireland

'refreshing ... accessible'

Sunday World

'filled with the most useful and most important information ... contains all the stuff one would have liked to know, but never knew enough to ask about'

The Irish Catholic

'be welcomed ... practical ... the fact that it's specific to Ireland elevates it above the majority of guides for expectant fathers'

Sunday Business Post

'it’s brilliant'

Tom Dunne Show

'humourous and practical'

Sunday World

'a handbook for all new members of the "expectant fathers" club'

Irish Times

'answers all those questions many fathers-to-be would never utter in the light of a pre-natal class'

Sunday World

'a fantastic read!'

Mums & Tots Magazine

'practical pointers and top tips for any new dad or dad to be in Ireland'

Mums & Tots Magazine
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