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What to Expect When You're Expectingby Arlene Eisenberg
Synopses & Reviews
Now with over 9.9 million copies in print, What to Expect When You're Expecting is AmericaIs pregnancy bible. Featuring an easy-to-follow month-by-month format, this indispensable book reassuringly leads readers through a wealth of information.
Here is what parents-to-be need to know about choosing a caregiver, prenatal diagnosis, exercise, childbirth options, second pregnancies, twins, making love during pregnancy, having a cesarean, and coping with common and not-so-common pregnancy symptoms. Also included are step-by-step guides through labor and delivery, postpartum care, and breastfeeding, a full section just for fathers-to-be, and a 24-page "Pregnancy Notes" insert for keeping detailed records of prenatal test results, weight gain, doctorIs visits, observations, and more.
Updated with each printing, What to Expect When You're Expecting incorporates the most recent developments in medical science and responds to the many letters and queries received from readers. Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, the Better Homes and Gardens Family Book Service, and ABA Basic Booklist. Winner of the ParentIs Choice FoundationIs 1991 Parenting Shelf Award.
THIS EXCELLENT BOOK SHOULD BE REQUIRED READING . . . FOR EXPECTANT PARENTS. -Dr. Richard Aubrey from the foreword
"The first thing you should buy after the pregnancy test comes back positive!"
--Sally Wendko Olds, co-author, The Complete Book of Breastfeeding
"The hands-down choice ofpregnancy guides . . . ahealth classic."
Complete with information on choosing a caregiver, prenatal diagnosis, exercise, childbirth options, second pregnancies, twins, making love during pregnancy, having a cesarean, and practical tips on coping with common and not-so-common pregnancy symptoms.
Step-by-step guides through labor and delivery, postpartum care, and breastfeeding. Plus the Best-Odds Pregnancy and Nursing Diets. And a full section specifically for fathers-to-be.
Comforting Answers to Hundreds of Questions
Is it safe to have a baby after 35?
Will the drinks I had before I knew I was pregnant hurt my baby?
How much weight gain is too much? How much is too little?
My baby doesn't seem to be kicking as much. Is she okay?
Will I recognize real labor when it starts?
Would you like to know what to expect during the first stages of motherhood and parenthood, from pregnancy to the toddler years? To be prepared for whatever may come your way? To be able to compare your baby's progress with the progress of others? If so, the phenomenal WHAT TO EXPECT series should be your indispensable guide. This group of six books has captured the hearts America's top pediatricians-and America's most conscientious parents. With over 14 million volumes in print, this is the series that has been reassuring parents for over ten years. Also available in the series: WHAT TO EXPECT THE FIRST YEAR, the most comprehensive guide to newborn care; WHAT TO EXPECT THE TODDLER YEARS, a lively coverage of years two and three; WHAT TO EAT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING, an easy-to-follow up-to-date diet plan using a simple system to monitor servings from 12 food groups; the WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING PREGNANCY ORGANIZER, a companion for every stage of pregnancy; and QUE SE PUEDE ESPERAR CUNADO SE ESTA ESPERANDO, the Spanish translation of WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING.
About the Author
Arlene Eisenberg worked on all three editions of What to Expect When You're Expecting and remained active in the What To Expect Foundation until her death in February 2001. She was also co-author, with Heidi Murkoff, of the "What to Expect" magazine columns.
Table of Contents
Foreword to the Second Edition: Another Word From the Dcotor
Foreword: A Word From the Doctor
Introduction to the Second Edition: Why This Book Was Reborn
Introduction: How This Book Was Born
In the Beginning
Nine Months and Counting: From Conception to Deliver
Of Special Concern
Last But Not Least: Postpartum, Fathers, and the Next Baby
What Our Readers Are Saying
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