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So You're Going to Be a Dad, Revised Edition by Peter Downey

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Appendix I

Parental Education Films

A lot of guys learn from movies and TV series, and there are plenty of them that deal with – or at the very least contain informative scenes about – conception, pregnancy, labor and life at home with a new baby. Some are better than others. Here are my suggestions of the ones to see . . . and the ones to avoid. These are just my opinions, of course, but my opinions are very, very good.

Alien

Watch, and be grateful that human babies aren’t born like this.

Alien Resurrection

The alien has a baby. Again, be grateful that human babies aren’t born like this.

Babies (1990)

Hollywood slop. Young couples struggle through pregnancy, sperm testing, infertility, ultrasounds and so on, and all is wholesome at the end. ...

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