What to Expect When You're Expecting

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Workman Publishing, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 614 pages
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Announcing a brand new, cover-to-cover revision of America's pregnancy bible. What to Expect When You're Expecting is a perennial New York Times bestseller and one of USA Today's 25 most influential books of the past 25 years. It's read by more than 90% of pregnant women who read a pregnancy book—the most iconic, must-have book for parents-to-be, with over 14.5 million copies in print.

Now comes the Fourth Edition, a new book for a new generation of expectant moms—featuring a new look, a fresh perspective, and a friendlier-than-ever voice. It's filled with the most up-to-date information reflecting not only what's new in pregnancy, but what's relevant to pregnant women. Heidi Murkoff has rewritten every section of the book, answering dozens of new questions and including loads of new asked-for material, such as a detailed week-by-week fetal development section in each of the monthly chapters, an expanded chapter on pre-conception, and a brand new one on carrying multiples. More comprehensive, reassuring, and empathetic than ever, the Fourth Edition incorporates the most recent developments in obstetrics and addresses the most current lifestyle trends (from tattooing and belly piercing to Botox and aromatherapy). There's more than ever on pregnancy matters practical (including an expanded section on workplace concerns), physical (with more symptoms, more solutions), emotional (more advice on riding the mood roller coaster), nutritional (from low-carb to vegan, from junk food–dependent to caffeine-addicted), and sexual (what's hot and what's not in pregnant lovemaking), as well as much more support for that very important partner in parenting, the dad-to-be.

Overflowing with tips, helpful hints, and humor (a pregnant woman's best friend), this new edition is more accessible and easier to use than ever before. It's everything parents-to-be have come to expect from What to Expect...only better?.
  

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It's a good starting point. - Goodreads
... the puns never end! - Goodreads
Nice to have as a reference too. - Overstock.com
meh. the writing in this book is laughably bad. - Goodreads

Great tool while you're pregnant

User Review  - LRahe - Target

As a first time mom, this book helped me a lot. With every week I could track my baby's progress and feel relief when a new symptom or question arose. I read it every day to prepare for birth of my daughter which made delivery day so stress free. I recommend this book to every pregnant woman. Read full review

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I got a copy of this looking to gain understanding of my procreating friends. It's got a calm, considerate tone, but I swiftly became overwhelmed and abandoned it. No, I'm not pregnant. Read full review

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Contents

First Things First
1
Nine Months Counting From Conception to Delivery
119
Twins Triplets More When Youre Expecting Multiples
401
After the Baby Is Born
419
For Dads
471
Staying Healthy When Youre Expecting
493
The Complicated Pregnancy
535
Index
587
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About the author (2008)

Heidi Murkoff is the author of the What to Expect(r) series and author of Eating Well When You're Expecting, The What to Expect Pregnancy Journal Organizer, What to Expect the First Year, The What to Expect Baby-Sitter's Handbook, and the What to Expect Kids series from HarperCollins. Her interactive website is www.whattoexpect.com, and she lives with her family in Los Angeles, California.

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