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The Birth Guy's Go-To Guide for New Dads

How to Support Your Partner Through Birth, Breastfeeding, and Beyond
Narrated by: Daniel Jones
Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
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A must-have baby shower gift for expectant dads! In this one-of-a-kind guide, dad, doula, and certified lactation counselor Brian Salmon and perinatal mental health and relationship expert Kirsten Brunner offer practical, modern-day survival tips for expectant dads and birth partners.

Gone are the days when fathers would nervously pace the waiting room while their partners gave birth. Dads are participating in childbirth now more than ever before. However, if you’re like many men, you may feel unprepared, uncomfortable, or even unwelcome in the birth room. For you, this book offers battle-tested tips to help you get in the game and prepare for one of the most incredible adventures of your life.

Based on the author’s Rocking Dads childbirth course, this book will teach you everything you need to know about supporting your partner through birth, breastfeeding, and beyond. In this guide, you’ll discover pointers and advice you won’t find in any other childbirth or breastfeeding guide, including: 

  • A list of items to pack for the hospital that will help mom’s labor go more smoothly
  • Stealth communication skills that you can utilize during early labor to support mom and keep her in a positive state of mind
  • How to write a birth plan that the labor and delivery nurses will actually pay attention to
  • What to say and do - and what not to say and do - when mom is in active labor and feeling all the feelings
  • A detailed account of what to expect in the delivery room as a birth partner, and how to navigate the unknown terrains when things don’t go as planned
  • How to help mom achieve proper nipple latch when she attempts breastfeeding for the first time

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, you’ll find tips for maintaining a strong relationship with your partner before, during, and after the birth so that you feel closer than ever when you launch into the wild yet wonderful world of parenthood. 

©2019 Brian W. Salmon and Kristen Brunner (P)2019 New Harbinger Publications

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  • mike
  • 03-01-2020

loved it. made me appreciate mothers even more.

i loved this book. i would definitely recommend it. it made me appreciate mother even more.

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  • Fabio Fina
  • 29-10-2019

New dads: step by step approach

I really enjoyed Salmon and Brunner's book, both the audio and paper versions. It's broken down in a simple manner and gets to the point quickly and efficiently. It provides good tools for supporting my wife practically and psycho-emotionally. The pdf file provided has exercises to get you ready for the birth and for the postpartum period. There is also a video with different supporting exercises you can do with your partner by using a rebozo.