I am looking for suggestions on pregnancy books for my DH.
He was pretty un-involved last time around, so for him this is almost like he is a first time dad. Sense we are having a homebirth I feel that its pretty important for him to be informed about pregnancy and labor. The problem is that DH has adult ADD pretty bad, so that makes reading pretty hard for him, especially if it about something he isn't particularity interested in.
I wish that DH was one of those super supportive men that naturally take an interest, but he just isn't.
I have already checked out A Father's Homebirth Handbook, but I am worried that it will be a little...dry...for him. But I got DH's promise that he would read at least 2-3 books this time, even if I have to read them to him (Dunno why, but that seems to help).
I need something that gives plenty of accurate info about pregnancy stages, labor and delivery, how to be a support person, but that is also entertaining to read. I am running into the problem of "Your wife is bat shit crazy with hormones, run for your life!" and " All this stuff is gross, but I guess I will tell you about it anyway." type attitude in a lot of these books. Can they not write an entertaining book for men to read about birth that doesn't A. make jokes at their partner's experience or B. make a beautiful and natural process seem gross.
My goal is to have a peaceful birth with a supportive husband that doesn't have to ask me what is going on every few minutes, would know how/where to rub my back, and that would understand what was going on if something where to go wrong and we needed to transfer, without us having to take time to explain it to him first.
So, do you ladies have any suggestions?