dvd: being dad

being dad

Ok, not really a book, but this DVD was given to me by a friend – another expectant father. There are a lot of tips, including lengthy interviews with an Obstetrician to get the technical information right, but the whole thing (except perhaps the footage of a birth) has the feel of a conversation down the pub amongst blokes.

Perhaps the one drawback is the lack of mention of God; the impression is that no-one in the DVD is really religious (the doctor talks a lot about the way that “mother nature” designed things) except briefly, in the lead-up to the birth. Not surprising, but worth pointing out.

As you’d expect from conversations in a pub, the language is at times coarse, but this does give a pretty good cross-section of blokey opinions in the lead-up to fatherhood, and in life after birth.