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What to Expect Before You're Expecting

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"Pregnancy guru Murkoff (What to Expect When You're Expecting) explains that a healthy pregnancy actually begins long before sperm and egg meet. In fact, she suggests that couples add at least three months to the requisite nine in order to prepare both their bodies for the best outcome. Backed by research and expert advice, Murkoff and Mazel present a preconception program that includes tips on what to eat (and not eat), how to maintain a healthy weight and advice about preconception medical care, such as having a physical and dental checkup. The text points out that dads are vitally important to pre-pregnancy health, with warnings that heavy drinking and smoking can damage or reduce sperm, as can certain sports such as spinning, cycling or heavy workouts. (Shaded boxes throughout the text address the ways in which men can contribute to baby-to-be's successful arrival.) The text also covers fertility issues, clearly explaining 'the biology of baby making' and outlining the options available to couples who are facing conception problems. Readers who like to think ahead will also benefit from a detailed fertility planner, which includes a fertility chart to track ovulation and space to record various pre-baby appointments and information. Couples who are trying to conceive will find plenty of useful ideas to consider and implement in the months preceding their baby's debut." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

From the author of America's bestselling pregnancy and parenting books comes the must-have guide every expectant couple needs before they even conceive, from how to pinpoint ovulation to when to seek help for infertility.

Synopsis:

Expecting to Expect? Plan Ahead.

Everything you need to know before you're expecting to help you prepare for the healthiest possible pregnancy and the healthiest possible baby. Filled with practical tips, empathetic advice, and savvy strategies all designed to help you get that baby of your dreams on board faster. How to get your bodies into tip-top baby-making shape. Which foods feed fertility. Which lifestyle habits to quit and which to cultivate. How to have sex for conception success (from timing to positions to logistics). And when to seek fertility help. There's even a fertility planner to help you keep track of your conception adventure.

Answers to all your baby-making questions:

  • How can I tell when I'm ovulating if my cycles aren't regular?
  • Should we be having sex everyday? Every other day? Three times a day?
  • I've heard certain sex positions can help you conceive--true?
  • I'm overweight--does that affect my chances of getting pregnant?
  • Can certain foods help you get pregnant?
  • I'm 37. Does that mean I'll have a harder time getting pregnant?
  • How long should we keep trying to conceive before we get some help?

About the Author

Heidi Murkoff is the author of the What to Expectandreg;series and author of Eating Well When You're Expecting, The What to Expect Pregnancy Journal andamp; Organizer, What to Expect the First Year, The What to Expect Baby-Sitter's Handbook, and the What to Expect Kids

Table of Contents

Contents:

Acknowledgements

Foreword by Charles J. Lockwood, M.D.

Introduction: What Can You Expect Before You're Expecting

Part 1: Getting Ready to Make a Baby

Chapter 1: Prepping Before You're Expecting

Chapter 2: Weighing In Before You're Expecting

Chapter 3: Eating Well Before You're Expecting

Part 2: Making A Baby

Chapter 4: The Biology of Baby Making

Chapter 5: Predicting Ovulation

Chapter 6: Figuring Out Your Fertility

Chapter 7: Getting Busy Making a Baby

Chapter 8: Are You Pregnant?

Part 3: Bumps on the Road to Baby

Chapter 9: Challenges to Fertility

Chapter 10: When You Need a Little Help

Chapter 11: Beginning Again After a Loss

Part 4: Keeping Track

Chapter 12: Your Fertility Planner

TTC Glossary

Your TTC Journal

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761152767
Author:
Murkoff, Heidi
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
With:
Mazel, Sharon
Foreword by:
Lockwood, Charles J.
Foreword:
Lockwood, Charles J.
Author:
Mazel, Sharon
Subject:
Pregnancy & Childbirth
Subject:
General
Subject:
FAMILY and RELATIONSHIPS / General
Subject:
Pregnancy
Subject:
Childbirth
Subject:
Family
Subject:
RELATIONSHIPS / General
Subject:
Family & Relationships : General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Subject:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Women's Health
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
275
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.75 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Family Planning
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Pregnancy and Birth
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Reference

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Pregnancy guru Murkoff (What to Expect When You're Expecting) explains that a healthy pregnancy actually begins long before sperm and egg meet. In fact, she suggests that couples add at least three months to the requisite nine in order to prepare both their bodies for the best outcome. Backed by research and expert advice, Murkoff and Mazel present a preconception program that includes tips on what to eat (and not eat), how to maintain a healthy weight and advice about preconception medical care, such as having a physical and dental checkup. The text points out that dads are vitally important to pre-pregnancy health, with warnings that heavy drinking and smoking can damage or reduce sperm, as can certain sports such as spinning, cycling or heavy workouts. (Shaded boxes throughout the text address the ways in which men can contribute to baby-to-be's successful arrival.) The text also covers fertility issues, clearly explaining 'the biology of baby making' and outlining the options available to couples who are facing conception problems. Readers who like to think ahead will also benefit from a detailed fertility planner, which includes a fertility chart to track ovulation and space to record various pre-baby appointments and information. Couples who are trying to conceive will find plenty of useful ideas to consider and implement in the months preceding their baby's debut." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , From the author of America's bestselling pregnancy and parenting books comes the must-have guide every expectant couple needs before they even conceive, from how to pinpoint ovulation to when to seek help for infertility.
"Synopsis" by , Expecting to Expect? Plan Ahead.

Everything you need to know before you're expecting to help you prepare for the healthiest possible pregnancy and the healthiest possible baby. Filled with practical tips, empathetic advice, and savvy strategies all designed to help you get that baby of your dreams on board faster. How to get your bodies into tip-top baby-making shape. Which foods feed fertility. Which lifestyle habits to quit and which to cultivate. How to have sex for conception success (from timing to positions to logistics). And when to seek fertility help. There's even a fertility planner to help you keep track of your conception adventure.

Answers to all your baby-making questions:

  • How can I tell when I'm ovulating if my cycles aren't regular?
  • Should we be having sex everyday? Every other day? Three times a day?
  • I've heard certain sex positions can help you conceive--true?
  • I'm overweight--does that affect my chances of getting pregnant?
  • Can certain foods help you get pregnant?
  • I'm 37. Does that mean I'll have a harder time getting pregnant?
  • How long should we keep trying to conceive before we get some help?

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