Synopses & Reviews
You're expecting more than one baby? Congratulations! Like all mothers-to-be, you're experiencing the full spectrum of human emotions: joy, fear, confusion, and excitement; maybe all at once. As a woman pregnant with more than one baby, you're feeling all these things...only more so!
In When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads,Dr. Barbara Luke, a renowned expert on the prenatal care of multiples, outlines a practical, nutrition-based program to keep you and your babies healthy and offers a comprehensive tour of what you can expect during your unique pregnancy and childbirth experience. Women who follow this program experience significantly fewer complications during pregnancy -- and their babies are born weighing 20 to 35 percent more than the average twin, triplet, or quad! Included is crucial information on:
- finding a qualified maternal/fetal medicine specialist
- dietary guidelines for maximizing birth weight
- safe limits on exercise and physical activity
- taking a leave from work and negotiating your best deal
- reducing your risk for pregnancy complications
- recognizing signs of preterm labor and what to do about
Effective, encouraging, and up-to-date, When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads is essential for you and your babies.
About the Author
Barbara Luke, Sc.D., M.P.H., R.D., a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and author of When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads, directs a successful prenatal program for mothers of multiples at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is also a practicing dietitian and the author of Every Pregnant Woman's Guide to Preventing Premature Birth and Good Bones: The Complete Guide to Building and Maintaining the Healthiest Bones.