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What to Expect When You're Expectingby Heidi Murkoff
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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?.
Announcing the new Spanish-language translation of What to Expect When You're Expecting: 4th Edition, America's pregnancy bible with over 16 million copies in print. Originally published as Que se Puede Esperar Cuando Se Esta Esperando, this new edition is a livelier, less formal, altogether more user-friendly Spanish-language version. Approximately 1 million Hispanic-American women give birth each year. This is a book for the mother-to-be who either doesn't speak English or doesn't feel comfortable with her English; for the doctor who is having trouble communicating with a patient; for the expectant parents at a stressful time when what's most familiar'Č ;their first language'Č ;is most welcome. The book will be the book to turn to for the broad range of Spanish-speaking Americans in the United States'Č ;be they Puerto Ricans in the Northeast, Cuban-Americans in Florida, Mexican-Americans on the west coast, Dominicans, and Spanish-speaking Americans of Spanish, and Central and South American descent.
Cuts through the confusion surrounding pregnancy and birth by debunking dozens of myths that mislead parents, offering explanations of medical terms, and covering a variety of issues including prenatal care, birth defects, and amniocentesis.
Table of Contents
pt. 7. The complicated pregnancy — 22. Managing a complicated pregnancy — Pregnancy complications — Early miscarriage — Types of miscarriage — You'll want to know ... — If you've had a miscarriage — Management of a miscarriage — Late miscarriage — Repeat miscarriages — Ectopic pregnancy — You'll want to know ... — Subchorionic bleed — You'll want to know ... — Hyperemesis gravidarum — You'll want to know ... — Gestational diabetes — You'll want to know ... — Preeclampsia — The reasons behind preeclampsia — You'll want to know ... — HELLP syndrome — Intrauterine growth restriction — You'll want to know ... — Placenta previa — You'll want to know ... — Placental abruption — Chorioamnionitis — You'll want to know ... — Oligohydramnios — Hydromnios — Preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PROM) — You'll want to know ... — Preterm or premature labor — You'll want to know ... — Predicting preterm labor — Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) — Cord knots and tangles — Two-vessel cord — Uncommon pregnancy complications — Molar pregnancy — You'll want to know ... — Choriocarcinoma — You'll want to know ... — Eclampsia — You'll want to know ... — Cholestasis — Deep venous thrombosis — Placenta accreta — Vasa previa — Childbirth and postpartum complications — Fetal distress — Cord prolapse — Shoulder dystocia — Serious perineal tears — Uterine rupture — Uterine inversion — Postpartum hemorrhage — Postpartum infection — All about : if you're put on bed rest — Types of bed rest — Moms helping moms — 23. Coping with pregnancy loss — Miscarriage — A personal process — Coping with repeat miscarriages — Loss in the uterus — Loss during or after birth — Postpartum depression and pregnancy loss — Lactation suppression when a baby dies — Loss of one twin — Why? — Pregnancy reduction — Stages of grief --Trying again — Index.
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