Cheers to Childbirth

$29.95

Cheers to Childbirth tells it how it is, giving expectant fathers specific details on how to help their partner have a faster, easier birth. From what to say and what not to say during childbirth to tips on how to be an advocate for a woman in labour, this book gives dads-to-be the information they need to be involved in the births of their babies in a positive and empowering way, together with insightful interviews with men who’ve been there before and learned the hard way!

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The best childbirth book as recommended by midwives, obstetricians and expectant couples. Cheers to Childbirth is the must-have handbook for expectant fathers.

Childbirth can be a daunting prospect for dads who are usually overlooked when it comes to birth preparation. Yet when it comes to the big day, they are expected to know exactly how to support their partner through what can be the most physically challenging and emotionally charged event in their lives. Most men are shocked to learn that this is not a spectator sport and that they can have a profound impact on their partner’s birth experience.

Cheers to Childbirth tells it how it is, giving expectant fathers specific details on how to help their partner have a faster, easier birth. From what to say and what not to say during childbirth to tips on how to be an advocate for a woman in labour, this book gives dads-to-be the information they need to be involved in the births of their babies in a positive and empowering way, together with insightful interviews with men who’ve been there before and learned the hard way!

Written by Lucy Perry, the founder of Beer + Bubs: childbirth education for men at the pubCheers to Childbirth features some of Australia’s best known fathers and their birth stories: boxer Danny Green, radio presenter Adam Spencer, champion surfer Mark Occhilupo, news presenter Mark Ferguson, neurosurgeon Charlie Teo and Olympic rower James Tomkins, opera singer Jud Arthur and blind adventurer Gerrard Gosens, to name a few.

“This book busts the myth that men are helpless onlookers when it comes to childbirth and gives them the tools they need to make birth easier, faster and more rewarding for their partner. It’s also a very entertaining read with quite a lot of laugh–out–loud moments” – Akal Khalsa, midwife

Soft cover – 288 pages – 153 x 234mm – $29.95
Published by Pure Publishing
Cheers to Childbirth – ISBN 9780980413212

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    What has been written about Cheers to Childbirth?

    “Instructive and entertaining…a straight-talking Perry advises men on how they can play an active, useful – and non-irritating – role in the birth of their babies”
    The Sunday Telegraph, September 2010

    “Each chapter is very readable, with practical advice from someone who has ‘been there, done that’. The fathers’ stories are one of the highlights of the book. Lucy has been able to gather stories from a wide range of men from many walks of life…”
    Judy Gifford, Essence Magazine, Australian Breastfeeding Association, November 2010

    “For too long we have ignored the importance of men in birth. A supportive man during labour is vital and can dramatically change the dynamics and outcomes. Most men want to be the best support they can be and this book can help make that happen.”
    Hannah Dahlen, Australian College of Midwives

    “Cheers to Childbirth is both informative and entertaining and should be read by all men who are soon to become fathers, whether it be for the first time, or if they want to improve their role in the birth process for subsequent babies. For men who run a mile when their partners ask them to read boring, text book style birth books, this one is an easy read and in parts will no doubt have them laughing out loud.”
    Birthings Magazine, Spring 2010 issue 107

    “Cheers to Childbirth is THE Dad’s guide to childbirth support. It honours fathers and their role in the birth of their child deeply and empowers them to ‘be there’ and play it. It’s a timely reminder of how important the contribution of fathers can be before, during and after birth. It strikes the ideal balance between the practical elements (‘the doing’) and the emotional elements (‘the being’) that guide a father to be a strong, caring and supportive presence during this life-changing event. The birth stories from other fathers brings us in in a way that traditional ante natal classes can’t and don’t. This is the stuff that a lot of fathers have been asking to know and that all fathers would be well off to know. Cheers to Childbirth is a comprehensive ‘road map’ and ‘toolbox’ for dads who want to jump onboard at the very beginning of their fatherhood journey and be the best father and partner they can be. I would highly recommend it to any father who wishes to prepare for the adventure ahead and will actively encourage expectant dads participating in our programs to read every page of it.” Darren Mattock, Chief Executive, The Fatherhood Project

    “[This is]…a fantastic resource for expectant fathers that gives them all the information they need to support their partner and take an active role in…birth and parenting.”
    Capers Bookstore

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