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At last! A comprehensive guide to worry-free pregnancy!
Bringing a baby into the world is one of life’s defining moments. But there’s no getting around it: Being pregnant can feel overwhelming.
Fortunately, The Pregnancy Instruction Manual is here to answer all of your most pressing questions. Will the morning sickness ever go away? How big is my baby at 26 weeks? Are beef jerky cravings normal? How do I ward off the unwanted tummy-touch era? And most of all, will I ever get a good night’s rest again? Expectant parents will find the answers here courtesy of veteran mom Sarah Jordan and certified OB-GYN (and three time dad) David Ufberg.
Pregnancy is a time of excitement, joy, and no small amount of anxiety. Fortunately, you don't have to go it alone The Pregnancy Instruction Manual is a comprehensive yet irreverent guide to everything you need to know, with information and advice on:
Your baby's-and your-growth, trimester by trimester
What to expect from your doctor's visits
The joys of pregnancy brain and what to do about it
Separating fact from fiction when it comes to labor and delivery
Each chapter is brimming with essential tips for expectant moms and dads and illustrated in the fresh, award-winning visual style that has made our Baby Owner's Manual (more than 350,000 copies sold ) a huge hit with readers everywhere.
A comprehensive yet irreverent guide to everything women need to know about pregnancy, this guide offers information and advice on baby's--and mom's--growth trimester by trimester, the joys of "pregnancy brain" and what to do about it, labor and delivery, and more.
About the Author
About the Author -
Sarah Jordan is a National Magazine Award–nominated author who has written for magazines and newspapers including Parents, Parenting, Philadelphia Magazine, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She is also the coauthor of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Parenting and The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Weddings. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two children. David Ufberg, M.D., is a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. An assistant clinical professor with the University of Pennsylvania Health System, he has written several research publications and received many teaching awards. He is a devoted husband and father of three and has delivered thousands of babies. Paul Kepple and Scotty Reifsnyder are better known as the Philadelphia-based studio Headcase Design. Their work has been featured in many design and illustration publications, such as AIGA 365 and 50 Books/50 Covers, American Illustration, Communication Arts, and Print. Paul worked at Running Press Book Publishers for several years before opening Headcase in 1998. Paul graduated from the Tyler School of Art, where he now teaches. Scotty is a graduate of Kutztown University and received his M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, where he had Paul as an instructor. Scotty's mother claims he came close to having a brilliant career as a TV baby, but his lack of comic timing kept him on the casting couch. Paul’s mother also thought he should have been a TV baby, but unfortunately no one else agreed.