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What to Expect When You're Expectingby Arlene Eisenberg
Synopses & Reviews
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 Im 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 Im not sure. How do I tell?
• Will my body ever be the same after I deliver?
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?
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
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