Christine Koh


I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

Your Pregnancy for the Father-to-Be

fathertobe.jpgToday, Jules reviews Your Pregnancy for the Father-to-Be, a book designed to provide daddies with practical, helpful, rudimentary, and important details about what is happening to partner and baby during pregnancy. Read on for Jules’ review, and then learn how to be one of two winners to receive a copy of Your Pregnancy for the Father-to-Be:

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“The authors of Your Pregnancy Week by Week have brought us another pregnancy guide bible - Your Pregnancy for the Father-to-Be - which I am excited to say, is worth buying! Currently on my second pregnancy, I’ve raked through book after book and taken every book suggestion made by friends and family. When clumped together in one hazy, tired, pregnant brain, many of these books seem really similar in their messages and content.

Your Pregnancy for the Father-to-Be does share similar content as many of the other books out there, but its easy to follow style and straightforward talk for dads are what I like most. I particularly enjoy the small little boxed sections called, “Brownie Points: In the Doghouse,” which are tips spaced throughout the book to help dad impress mom with his thoughtful gestures. I’ll conveniently forget that my husband learned these tricks from this book when he impresses me with one of them.

Perhaps the most impressive part of this book is that it exists at all. There are very few books for expectant fathers and this one hits the nail on the head in terms of delivering practical, helpful, rudimentary, and important details about what is happening to partner and baby. In pregnancy, the dads are often overlooked; this is the MOTHER’S gig, right? Wrong. Your Pregnancy underscores how vital it is for you and your partner to share in the journey together by discussing ways to support your partner, changes you may experience in your relationship, and generally just remembering that you exist!

As mentioned previously, this is our second time around. It is amazing what we have both forgotten in one year and so I was pleased to hand this book to my dear husband. He read it cover to cover (apparently, he paid attention to “do as your pregnant wife asks without argument”) and we subsequently have enjoyed lots of conversations about this process. Going through pregnancy is both frightening and exciting. In my personal life, I have never gone through and shared such an amazing thing with anyone. What has really enabled us to savor this time is that we both have the shared knowledge—and love—of what it means to be pregnant, and it is the information that we feel equipped with that encourages that. Truly a terrific buy for any expectant guy!”

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Congrats to winners Bethany & Trish!
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Now, want to be one of two winners to receive a copy of Your Pregnancy for the Father-to-Be? Here’s how:

  • Visit the Your Pregnancy book series page, then email (with ‘Pregnancy’ in the subject), and name another book in the Your Pregnancy book series.

  • One entry permitted per person; US entrants welcome to enter.

  • Entry period closes at noon EST, Thursday, March 12, 2009.

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