Introduction 1 Part I: You?re Going to Be a Dad (Yes, You) 5 Chapter 1: Welcome to Dad Land 7 Chapter 2: Your Conception Primer 23 Part II: The Final Countdown: Nine Months (Or Less!) to Baby 49 Chapter 3: Balancing Joy, Anxiety, and Nausea: The First Trimester 51 Chapter 4: Growing into the Second Trimester 75 Chapter 5: Nesting, Registering, and Naming (Oh My!) 95 Chapter 6: Preparing for What Could ? But Probably Won?t ? Go Wrong 113 Chapter 7: Nearing the Finish Line: The Third Trimester 135 Chapter 8: The Copilot?s Guide to Birthing Options 151 Part III: Whoa Baby! Labor, Delivery, and the First Days at Home 175 Chapter 9: Wowing the Maternity Floor: How to Be the Best Labor and Delivery Partner 177 Chapter 10: Caring for Your Newborn 203 Chapter 11: Supporting the New Mom 231 Part IV: Under Pressure: How to Worry the Right Way about the Big Stuff 255 Chapter 12: Dealing with Difficult Issues after Delivery 257 Chapter 13: Survival Tips for Bumps, Boo-Boos, and More 273 Chapter 14: Fun, Freedom, and Finances: The Cost of Having a Baby 299 Chapter 15: Ensuring a Bright Future for Your New Family 323 Part V: The Part of Tens 341 Chapter 16: Ten Must-Do?s to Compensate for Not Having to Give Birth 343 Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Bond as a New Family 349 Index 355
Matthew M.F. Miller is a father of two and author of Maybe Baby: An Infertile Love Story. Sharon Perkins is a seasoned author and registered nurse with 25+ years experience providing prenatal and labor and delivery care.