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The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnantby Jean M. Twenge
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Trying to get pregnant is enough to make any woman impatient. andlt;Iandgt;The Impatient Womanand#8217;s Guide to Getting Pregnant andlt;/Iandgt;is a complete guide to the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects of getting pregnant, told in a funny, compassionate way, like talking to a good friend whoand#8217;s been through it all. And in fact, Dr. Jean Twenge andlt;Iandgt;has andlt;/Iandgt;been through it alland#8212;the mother of three young children, she started researching fertility when trying to conceive for the first time. A renowned sociologist and professor at San Diego State University, Dr. Twenge brought her research background to the huge amount of informationand#8212;sometimes contradictory, frequently alarmist, and often discouragingand#8212; that she encountered online, from family and friends, and in books, and decided to go into the latest studies to find out the real story. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The good news is: There is a lot andlt;Iandgt;less andlt;/Iandgt;to worry about than youand#8217;ve been led to believe. Dr. Twenge gets to the heart of the emotional issues around getting pregnant, including how to prepare mentally and physically when thinking about conceiving; how to talk about it with family, friends, and your partner; and how to handle the great sadness of a miscarriage. Also covered is how to know when youand#8217;re ovulating, when to have sex, timing your pregnancy, maximizing your chances of getting pregnant, how to tilt the odds toward having a boy or a girl, and the best prenatal diet. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Trying to conceive often involves an enormous amount of emotion, from anxiety and disappointment to hope and joy. With comfort, humor, and straightforward advice, andlt;Iandgt;The Impatient Womanand#8217;s Guide to Getting Pregnant andlt;/Iandgt;is the bedside companion to help you through it.
Comforting and intimate, this “girlfriend” guide to getting pregnant gets to the heart of all the emotional issues around having children—biological pressure, in-law pressures, greater social pressures—to support women who are considering getting pregnant.
The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is a complete guide to getting pregnant—the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects, told in a straight-forward, funny, and compassionate manner, like talking to a good friend who’s been through it all. Jean Twenge covers everything you'll be wondering about and advises what you can do at home, before getting a doctor involved.
Twenge explains how to prepare mentally and physically when thinking about having a child, how to talk about it with family, friends, and your partner, how to know when you’re ovulating, and when best to have sex, how to tilt the odds toward having a boy or a girl, how to handle the great sadness of a miscarriage, and what to do when you do get pregnant.
Trying to conceive often involves an enormous amount of emotion, from anxiety and utter disappointment to hope and joy. With comfort, humor, and straightforward advice, The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is the bedside companion to help you through it.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D.,andlt;/bandgt; is author of andlt;iandgt;Generation Me andlt;/iandgt;and coauthor ofandlt;iandgt; The Narcissismandlt;/iandgt; andlt;iandgt;Epidemic andlt;/iandgt;and a professor of psychology at San Diego State University. Her research has appeared in andlt;iandgt;Timeandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;USA TODAYandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;The New York Timesandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;The Washington Postandlt;/iandgt;, and she has been featured on andlt;iandgt;Todayandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Datelineandlt;/iandgt;, and National Public Radioand#8217;s andlt;iandgt;All Things Consideredandlt;/iandgt;. She holds degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan. She lives in San Diego with her husband and two daughters.
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