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What To Expect When Youre Expecting 3RD Editionby Arlene Eisenberg
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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?.
The best just got better.
Expect the best! A brand-new fourth edition—filled with the most up-to-date, accurate, and relevant information on all things pregnancy. Realistic, supportive, easy to access, and overflowing with practical tips, covering everything you'll need—and want—to know about life's most amazing journey, from preconception planning to birth to those first miraculous weeks with a new baby. It's all here: the lowdown on lifestyle trends and life in the workplace; the latest in prenatal testing and alternative therapies; the best in birthing options.
Comforting answers to hundreds of questions:
• I'm so queasy I can't even eat for one. How can I eat for two?
• Can I get highlights in my hair? How about my monthly wax?
• I'm only in my second month—why am I showing already?
• Can I stick to my normal workout routine while I’m expecting?
• Why is my skin broken out and blotchy? And how can I cover it?
• What's safe when it comes to sex?
• I think I felt the baby kicking—but I’m not sure. How do I tell?
• Will my body ever be the same after I deliver?
Two years in the making, this cover-to-cover revised and updated edition of America's pregnancy bible includes recent developments in medicine, more coverage of alternative birthing, and all-new b&w illustrations. Recipes, charts & pregnancy diary.
About the Author
Heidi Murkoff is the co-author of the What to Expectseries with her mother, Arlene Eisenberg, and sister Sandee Hathaway. In addition, Heidi is the President of The What To Expect Foundation. The Foundation's prenatal health literacy program helps underserved families in-need know what to expect when they're expecting. Heidi writes monthly "What to Expect" columns for Baby Talkand Parentingmagazines and lectures nationwide on parenting and pregnancy issues. She lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her husband and two children.
Table of Contents
Part 1 - IN THE BEGINNING
Chapter 1: Are You Pregnant?
Chapter 2: Now That You're Pregnant
Chapter 3: Throughout Your Pregnancy
Chapter 4: The Pregnancy Diet
PART 2 - NINE MONTHS AND COUNTING
Chapter 5: The First Month (Approximately 1 to 4 Weeks)
Chapter 6: The Second Month (Approximately 5 to 8 Weeks)
Chapter 7: The Third Month (Approximately 9 to 13 Weeks)
Chapter 8: The Fourth Month (Approximately 14 to 17 Weeks)
Chapter 9: The Fifth Month (Approximately 18 to 22 Weeks)
Chapter 10: The Sixth Month (Approximately 23 to 27 Weeks)
Chapter 11: The Seventh Month (Approximately 28 to 31 Weeks)
Chapter 12: The Eighth Month (Approximately 32 to 35 Weeks)
Chapter 13: The Ninth Month (Approximately 36 to 40 Weeks)
Chapter 14: Labor and Delivery
PART 3 - LAST BUT NOT LEAST
Chapter 15: Postpartum: The First Week
Chapter 16: Postpartum: The First Six Weeks
Chapter 17: Fathers Are Expectant, Too
PART 4 - OF SPECIAL CONCERN
Chapter 18: If You Get Sick
Chapter 19: Coping with a Chronic Condition
Chapter 20: When There's a Problem
PART 5 - THE NEXT BABY
Chapter 21: Preparing for the Next Baby
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