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The Expectant Dad's Survival Guide

Everything You Need to Know
By: Rob Kemp
Narrated by: Simon Darwen
Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Expectant Dad's Survival Guide by Rob Kemp.

From buying buggies and cutting the cord to dealing with your wife's breastfeeding in public - the life of a first-time father will throw up new experiences every day. 

The Expectant Dad's Survival Guide tells you everything you need to know during your partner's pregnancy and the first few weeks of your new life as a dad. Combining expert advice from midwives, psychologists and obstetricians with first-hand accounts, it explains what's happening with her, what's going on with your baby, and what the hell you should be doing every step of the way. 

With tips from those who know, what-to-do explanations and fascinating facts, this survival guide will ensure you're armed and ready for your role as a new father - from discovery to delivery and beyond. A must-listen for all fathers-to-be.

©2019 Rob Kemp (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Awful.

In an apparent effort to seem irreverent, this book adopts a horrible "bloke-y" tone throughout that makes it close to unlistenable. Expect to include constant references to the pub and "your missus" and hilarious comments like "your 20 week scan might be the first time you've attended a hospital appointment together...well apart from that time you had to go to the STI clinic". Even as a relatively old first time dad-to-be I found references to the Subbuteto figurines and the Grandstand Vidiprinter a bit dated and grating.

There are some useful bits of advice and information, which are generally adequately resourced. An exception is the "Advice From Expectant Dads" section at the end of every chapter, which include completely unchecked unsourced statements (eg "I've done some research - the main reason the hospital advise against Caesarean sections is the cost".

Avoid if you're looking for a book for grown-ups.

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