What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 18, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 640 pages
We're expecting again! Announcing the COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED FOURTH EDITION of this bestselling pregnancy book. This is a cover-to-cover, chapter-by-chapter, line-by-line revision and update.

It's a new book for a new generation of expectant mums, featuring a fresh perspective and a friendlier-than-ever voice. 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 foetal development section in each of the monthly chapters, an expanded chapter on pre-conception, and a brand new one on carrying multiples. 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 (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 humour (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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Contents

Foreword to the Fourth Edition by Charles J Lockwood MD
Are You Pregnant?
ALL ABOUT
Your Pregnancy Profile
Your Obstetrical History
Your Medical History
ALL ABOUT
Trimester Ultrasound How to Freak Out a Pregnant Woman
The Ninth Month
What You May Be Feeling
Prelabour False Labour Real Labour
What You May Be Wondering About
ALL ABOUT
ALL ABOUT
Pushing and Delivery
Delivery of the Placenta

Alcohol Smoking Dont Put That in Your Pipe An Early
Nine Months of Eating Well
Nine Months of Healthy Eating The SixMeal Solution No More
Vegetarian Diet LowCarb Diets Cholesterol Concerns Junk
The Fifth Month
What You May Be Feeling
ALL ABOUT
The Second Month
What You Can Expect at This Months Checkup
ALL ABOUT
Weight Gain During Pregnancy
A Look Inside
ALL ABOUT
The Fourth Month
Sex and the Pregnant Woman
Your Baby This Month
Childbirth Education
A Look Inside
What You Can Expect at This Months Checkup
Twins Triplets More
ALL ABOUT
Getting Back into Shape
After the Baby Is Born
Workout Rules for the First Six Weeks
Staying Healthy When Youre Expecting
What You May Be Wondering About
ALL ABOUT
If You Have a Chronic Condition
ALL ABOUT
Managing a Complicated Pregnancy
Childbirth and Postpartum Complications
ALL ABOUT
Coping with Pregnancy Loss
Index
Exercise During Pregnancy
ALL ABOUT
Copyright

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Heidi Murkoff is the author of the world's best-selling pregnancy and parenting series, What to Expect, that began with What to Expect When You're Expecting. She is also the creator of WhatToExpect.com and founder of the What to Expect Foundation. Time magazine named Heidi one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2011. In 2005, she was inducted into the Books For A Better Life Hall of Fame. Heidi Murkoff conceived the idea for What to Expect When You're Expecting during her first pregnancy, when she couldn't find answers to her questions in the books sheżd turned to for advice. The The New York Times bestseller is now in its fourth edition, with more than 17 million copies in print. According to USA Today, What to Expect When You're Expecting is read by 93 percent of women who read a pregnancy book. USA Today also named What to Expect When You're Expecting one of the most influential books of the last 25 years. The sequel, What to Expect: The First Year, has sold over 10 million copies and is in its 2nd edition. Other titles in the series include What to Eat When You're Expecting, What to Expect Before You're Expecting (a complete preconception plan), and the newest member of the What to Expect series: What to Expect: the Second Year, the must-have guide for parents of toddlers. The What to Expect books have sold more than 34 million copies in the U.S. alone and are published in more than 30 languages. Murkoff's What to Expect Kids picture book series for preschoolers include What to Expect When Mommy's Having a Baby, What to Expect When the New Baby Comes Home, What to Expect When You Use the Potty, and What to Expect at Preschool. In 2005, Murkoff expanded the What to Expect (WTE) brand online with www.whattoexpect.com as a companion to the books. In 2009, WTE went mobile with the WTE Pregnancy Tracker (a popular pregnancy app), the WTE Fertility Tracker, the WTE Baby Name Finder, and the WTE First Year Tracker.

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