Synopses & Reviews
Comforting and intimate, this and#8220;girlfriendand#8221; guide to getting pregnant gets to the heart of all the emotional issues around having childrenand#8212;biological pressure, in-law pressures, greater social pressuresand#8212;to support women who are considering getting pregnant.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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.
andlt;bandgt;and#8220;This book is comforting, accurate, and very funny! I recommend it!"andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;--Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of andlt;iandgt;Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdomandlt;/iandgt; andandlt;iandgt; The Wisdom of Menopauseandlt;/iandgt;
"Reducing stress is essential for healthy conception,
"Psychology professor Twenge (Generation Me) cuts to the chase in this wonderful (and often humorous) guide to getting pregnantand#8212;and fast. The author explains that when she was trying to conceive, she read everything she could get her hands onand#8212;and found that much of the commonly accepted information was false. She decided to set matters straight and help women get pregnant as quickly and effortlessly as possible. Twenge takes a active and confident approach from the get-go, assuring women that if they use her methods of and#8220;fertility awareness,and#8221; thereand#8217;s a good chance of getting pregnant on the first try. She offers three ways to determine the time of ovulation: charting, ovulation predictor kits, and fertility monitors, advising that the and#8220;Very Impatient Womanand#8221; use all three. Twenge details the vital importance of timing, citing research on the best daysand#8212;and hoursand#8212;to procreate as well as to synchronize ovulation with the chances for a boy or girl. This is a fine science, indeed, but Twenge explains her approach with clarity and precision. She debunks the myth that a relaxed attitude affects outcome and shoots down outdated statistics (e.g., oft- cited research about the fertility of women over 35 culled from birth records from France in the 1600s). Women hoping to conceive will swiftly find very helpful information in this manageable, informative, and entertaining guide." -- andlt;Iandgt;Publishers Weeklyandlt;/Iandgt;
and#8220;Reducing stress is essential for healthy conception, and this book is sure to help!and#8221;andlt;BRandgt; --Stephanie McClellan, M.D., coauthor of andlt;iandgt;So Stressedandlt;/iandgt;
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
Jean M. Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, is the author of more than 100 scientific publications and two books based on her research, andlt;iandgt;Generation Me andlt;/iandgt;and andlt;iandgt;The Narcissism Epidemicandlt;/iandgt;, as well as andlt;iandgt;The Impatient Womanand#8217;s Guide to Getting Pregnantandlt;/iandgt;. Her research has been covered in andlt;iandgt;Timeandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Newsweekandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;The New York Timesandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;USA TODAYandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;The Washington Postandlt;/iandgt;, and she has been featured on the andlt;iandgt;Todayandlt;/iandgt; show, andlt;iandgt;Good Morning Americaandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Fox and Friendsandlt;/iandgt;, and National Public Radio. She lives in San Diego with her husband and daughters.