What to Expect Before You're Expecting

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Workman Publishing, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 275 pages
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Announcing the prequel. From Heidi Murkoff, author of America's bestselling pregnancy and parenting books, comes the must-have guide every expectant couple needs before they even conceive—the first step in What to Expect: What to Expect Before You're Expecting.

An estimated 11 million couples in the U.S. are currently trying to conceive, and medical groups now recommend that all hopeful parents plan for baby-making at least three months before they begin trying. And who better to guide wanna-be moms and dads step-by-step through the preconception (and conception) process than Heidi Murkoff?

It's all here. Everything couples need to know before sperm and egg meet up. Packed with the same kind of reassuring, empathetic, and practical information and advice and tips that readers have come to expect from What to Expect, only sooner. Which baby-friendly foods to order up (say yes to yams) and which fertility-busters to avoid (see you later, saturated fat); lifestyle adjustments that you'll want to make (cut back on cocktails and caffeine) and those you can probably skip (that switch to boxers). How to pinpoint ovulation, time lovemaking, keep on-demand sex sexy, and separate conception fact (it takes the average couple up to 12 months to make a baby) from myth (position matters). Plus, when to seek help and the latest on fertility treatments—from Clomid and IVF to surrogacy and more. Complete with a fill-in fertility journal to keep track of the babymaking adventure and special tips throughout for hopeful dads. Next step? What to Expect When You're Expecting, of course.
  

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This book was a good encyclopedia for a reference. - Goodreads
Overuse of puns and silly jokes drove me crazy. - Goodreads
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The painful writing style makes it so hard to take anything the author says seriously. Furthermore, she emphasizes the importance of each point, and then in the summary at the end of each small ... Read full review

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Honestly, the writing style in this book was an awful attempt at trying to be conversational. There were way too many asides and bad attempts and humor. It seems mostly useful for women who are having ... Read full review

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The book to read before the journey of pregnancy begins-the one resource that will fully prepare you and your partner for one of life's most miraculous experiences, at the time when preparation will benefit your future baby most: before you're expecting." -Charles J. Lockwood, M.D., from the Foreword

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