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What to Expect When You're Expecting

What to Expect When You're Expecting

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By (author) Heidi E. Murkoff

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  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 614 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 232mm x 38mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 10 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0761148574
  • ISBN 13: 9780761148579
  • Edition: 4, New editionRevised
  • Edition statement: 4th
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 3,666

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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?.

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By Melissa Bellemare 03 Jun 2011 1

Seriously, this is the worst thing that a woman can read when pregnant.

Awful information, impossible standards of diet, dangerous advice on birth and too many scenarios to make even the strongest willed new expecting mom start being a hypochondriac.

This book is designed for women who have no idea about pregnancy and birth and don't want to know more. It is designed for those who want a very limited and stressful pregnancy and highly medicalized birth and basically tells women not to question any of the procedures or the doctors.

Unless you want to make life miserable for the expecting person in your life, or for yourself if you are expecting, do not get this book.

There are many better ones out there: "The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth" by Sheila Kitzinger or "The Pregnancy Book" by William and Martha Sears are two examples.

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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 I'm 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 I'm not sure. How do I tell? - Will my body ever be the same after I deliver?