Book: Rob Kemp - The Expectant Dad’s Survival Guide

So much fuss is usually made of moms-to-be but prospective dads also deserve TLC and guidance.

Gone are the days when they stood to the side. Now they’re expected to be proactive during pregnancy and after, says the UK author of this helpful little book.

In it he explains a lot of what one needs to know about fatherhood and how to be a support­ive partner.

This handy guide, packaged neatly into chronological chapters, covers most things dads-to-be need to know from the moment the pregnancy test proves positive to after the birth.

It answers key questions such as: when to tell people the good news, what to do about crazy pregnancy cravings and how to stop a newborn crying.

It also has some ­hilarious, insightful do’s and don’ts – such as not asking, “Does it hurt?” during labour.

WIN: You can win one of three copies of Rob Kemp's The Expectant Dad’s Survival Guide. To enter SMS the name of the author, your name and address to 34923 by 5 pm on 7 October. Each SMS costs R1,50. The sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prizes to the winners within a reasonable time.

The Expectant Dad's Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know by Rob Kemp.

Vermilion, R185

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