Being Dad - the two films, the book and the Essential Baby site. For men, and the pregnant women who love them
Being Dad is an honest, hilarious and informative series of films and a newly released book - all about Pregnancy and Birth, whilst the wildly successful sequel, Bringing the Baby Home follows 6 dads as they bring the baby home.
Described as “Up the Duff for Men”, this film series and book combines the eternal, hilarious and “tell-it-like-it-is” wisdom of mates over a few beers with some of Australia’s leading experts - medical, financial, relationship experts, sleep experts, psychologists - even some ideas from a master brewer... to find some unbelievable insights into pregnancy, from the bloke’s point of view.
As maybe only Aussies can do - we walk the incredibly thin line between laugh out loud humour and true information, a shot in the arm for the historically pathetic, underwhelming world of pregnancy information for men.
Pick up tips from the new dads, start a conversation and be a better family - all without getting off the couch.
We created Being Dad to inform and inspire Dads-to-be. Many first time pregnant mums are looking for something to help get him more involved in their pregnancy. Being Dad has helped tens of thousands of dads across the US, UK and Australia to become more supportive and engaged in pregnancy.
Being Dad features dozens of new dads from all over the country who share the thoughts, fears, concerns and joys they experienced from the first time they heard, "Honey, I'm pregnant!" through the first time they held their newborn child.
First produced in Australia in 2006, Being Dad's success has translated to US and UK versions, dozens of appearances on Television, Radio and Print, and global sales in advance of 100,000 copies.
Being Dad 2 is all about the real work - bringing the baby home and coping, as a new family. We follow 6 dads, and gain tips that will help you become a better dad. No doubt.
Have a look around, leave a comment, watch the Being Dad films, get the book, try the free iPhone app, wander over to the Essential Baby "Being Dad" site - and let us know what you think!!
"Striking in this is not just the depth of the emotion, but where it takes hold. For men, pregnancy isn't somatic, obviously: so there's a moment when the knowledge comes home and the pregnancy feels real." Sam Leith - The Guardian (UK)
“...had me laughing so hard I was shaking the bed and DH was getting cranky lol was when they were trying to decipher the 'hyroglyphics' such as OPK, DH, DF, PG, BFN, BFP etc, oh man I nearly wet myself reading that it was hilarious!!” -
Extract from a forum chat on BabyCentre.com.au
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