When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 512 pages
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A Clinically Proven Program for Women Pregnant with Multiples

Completely Updated, with 50 Recipes for Optimal Birth Weight

You're expecting more than one baby? Congratulations! In When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads, Dr. Barbara Luke's practical, nutrition-based program has been proven to lower complications, resulting in much healthier babies. This revision offers more nutritional information, 50 recipes to maximize birth weight, and new guidelines on nutritional needs and vegetarian options. It also includes updated information that reflects the most current obstetric and pediatric practices, such as expanded safety information on exercise and reducing your risk for complications.


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This was very helpful in understanding my pregnancy with twins. Most helpful were the diet recommendations during and after pregnancy which totally changed my habits (I wasn't eating near enough). My ... Read full review

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The Best Medical Care for Expectant Mothers of Multiples
Chapter 3
Putting Your Food Plan into Action
Chapter 5
The Emotional Ups and Downs
Chapter 8
Chapter 11
Survival Tips for Those Crazy
Chapter 12
Best Recipes for MomstoBe of Multiples
Resources for Parents of Multiples

Chapter 9
Feeding the Masses Including

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Page 353 - Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a rack.
Page 388 - Luke, B., The changing pattern of multiple births in the United States: maternal and infant characteristics, 1973 and 1990, Obstet.
Page 324 - Stir the stock, wine, and the juices from the roast meat into the onions and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.
Page 387 - Multicenter randomized clinical trial of home uterine activity monitoring for detection of preterm labor.
Page 387 - Knuppel RA, Lake MF, Watson DL, et al. Preventing preterm birth in twin gestation. Home uterine activity monitoring and perinatal nursing support.
Page 336 - Bake the quiche for 40 to 45 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Makes 6 servings.
Page 399 - Luke B, Keith L. The contribution of singletons, twins and triplets to low birthweight, infant mortality and handicaps in the United States./ Reprod Med 1992;36:661-6 8.

About the author (2009)

Barbara Luke, Sc.D., M.P.H., R.N., R.D., is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Michigan State University. She has published numerous research studies on multiple pregnancy through the University Consortium on Multiple Births, with colleagues from universities around the country. She is also the author of Every Pregnant Woman's Guide to Preventing Premature Birth and coauthor, with Tamara Eberlein, of Program Your Baby's Health.

Tamara Eberlein, an award-winning health journalist, has published hundreds of articles on health, parenting, and psychology. She is the author of four books, including Sleep: How to Teach Your Child to Sleep Like a Baby. She is also the mother of twins.

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