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WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING


 
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING, Heidi Murkoff

 

WHY A NEW WHAT TO EXPECT® WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING?

A Note from Heidi Murkoff


What to Expect all started with information—or, actually, lack of it. There I was, pregnant for the first time, not knowing what to expect and finding answers to my questions wasn’t as easy as you’d think. I created What to Expect® When You’re Expecting because the books that were available didn’t have answers to my questions or the reassurance for my worries that I was searching for. I was a mom on a mission—and I have been ever since.
 

So what sent me back to recreate What to Expect®—for a fourth time? Today, there’s no lack of information on pregnancy—in fact there’s more information than ever before. But what’s still sometimes hard to find in that sea of information is the right kind. Information that’s accurate yet empathetic, reassuring yet realistic—that empowers, but doesn’t overwhelm or confuse, that guides but doesn’t dictate. Information that’s presented in the way that’s most helpful—easy to access, easy to digest, easy to use to make pregnant life less stressful and more enjoyable.

I have a passion for pregnancy, and always have—I love moms, I love dads, and I love babies. Everything about this fourth edition—from the happy, excited mom-to-be
on the cover, proudly

Everything about this fourth edition—from the happy, excited mom-to-be on the cover, proudly caressing her beautiful belly and its even more beautiful contents, to the week-by-week description of the making of baby, to the overwhelmingly positive (yet realistic), mom-to-mom tone throughout—is not just an explanation of those nine amazing (though often bewildering) months.
It’s a celebration of them.

And I’m a proud mama all over again.

 

Announcing a new arrival—just in time for a new generation of arrivals: What to Expect® When You’re Expecting, 4th edition. This cover-to-cover revision of America’s pregnancy bible is bigger, better, and more invaluable than ever, giving moms- (and dads!)-to-be information they can count on and advice that works—all shared with empathy, humor and a friendlier-than-ever voice.

 

The fourth edition includes all-new answers to every question (and more questions than ever before) and practical tips on a whole new range of topics. It takes into account what’s new in obstetrics and what’s new in pregnancy, as well as what’s relevant and important to pregnant women now. Lifestyle. Working. Eating well on the run. Fitting in fitness. Juggling the pregnant life with real life. Keeping up with relationships (including sex). Birthing options that are family friendly and prenatal care that integrates complementary and alternative therapies into traditional obstetrics. Managing multiples (which more and more moms are carrying). Sorting out the information from the misinformation—the reality from the hype, fact from Internet legend.

 

Among the new features to look for:   

 

·         A brand new cover: After all these wonderful years, the What To Expect® cover mom-to-be is finally off her rocker!  The 4th edition cover celebrates expectant moms, their beautiful bellies—and life’s most amazing and exciting journey. Plus, all-new illustrations.  

·         Week-by-week updates on baby’s incredible growth from microscopic bundle of cells to cuddly newborn. (Did you know that at six months, not only can a fetus hear, but it can taste what you’re eating for dinner?)

·         Text Box: More→

 

Much more on pregnancy symptoms (from the obvious, like fatigue, cravings and queasiness, to the surprising, like forgetfulness and extra-keen sense of smell) and practical solutions that really work.                                              

 

 

·         Much more for dads, that very important partner in pregnancy—from how to help your partner cope with her symptoms to how to cope with your own (Indeed, dads “feel” pregnant, too, thanks to hormonal changes), to a pregnant sex primer—how to ride out the inevitable yet unpredictable sexual ups and downs.

·         The latest on all things pregnancy—what’s the latest in prenatal testing, labor and delivery trends, what’s an expectant “do” and an expectant “don’t” (how many cups of coffee can I have—and does a venti count as one…or six? Can I belly up to the sushi bar?  Whiten my teeth?)

·         More fun pregnancy factoids—Did you know that the more heartburn you have, the more hair you’re baby’s likely to be sporting at birth? Or that women expecting girls are more forgetful than those who have a boy bun in the oven?

·         More accessible format—this fourth edition is organized to be as easy to use and apply to your busy life as possible.

 

Nearly 15 million parents-to-be have already turned to What to Expect® When You’re Expecting as their go-to pregnancy guide. And now, America’s best-loved, best-known, bestselling pregnancy book has just gotten even better.  Packed with more information, insight, and support than ever before, it’s a new What to Expect for a new generation of expectant parents.  Expect the best! 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT® WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING 4TH EDITION

Paperback $14.95 ISBN: 978-0-7611-4857-9

PUBLICATION DATE: April 2008

 

 



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