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What to Expect When You're Expecting: 4th Edition

by Heidi Murkoff, Sandee Hathaway, Sharon Mazel

Workman Publishing Co | April 10, 2008 | Trade Paperback

2.5455 out of 5 rating. 11 Reviews
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?.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 640 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 1.18 in

Published: April 10, 2008

Publisher: Workman Publishing Co

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0761148574

ISBN - 13: 9780761148579

Found in: Pregnancy and Childbirth

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What to Expect When You're Expecting: 4th Edition

What to Expect When You're Expecting: 4th Edition

by Heidi Murkoff, Sandee Hathaway, Sharon Mazel

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 640 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 1.18 in

Published: April 10, 2008

Publisher: Workman Publishing Co

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0761148574

ISBN - 13: 9780761148579

About the Book

Announcing a brand-new, cover-to-cover revision of America's pregnancy bible. The perennial "New York Times" bestseller and one of "USA Today's" 25 most influential books is a must-have for parents to be.

Read from the Book

Chapter 5 - The First Month Approximately 1 to 4 Weeks Congratulations-and welcome to your pregnancy! Though you almost certainly don''t look pregnant yet, chances are you''re already starting to feel it. Whether it''s just tender breasts and a little fatigue you''re experiencing, or every early pregnancy symptom in the book (and then some), your body is gearing up for the months of baby-making to come. As the weeks pass, you''ll notice changes in parts of your body you''d expect (like your belly), as well as places you wouldn''t expect (your feet and your eyes). You''ll also notice changes in the way you live-and look at-life. But try not to think (or read) too far ahead. For now, just sit back, relax, and enjoy the beginning of one of the most exciting and rewarding adventures of your life. What You Can Expect at Your First Prenatal Visit Your first prenatal visit will probably be the longest you''ll have during your pregnancy, and definitely will be the most comprehensive one. Not only will there be more tests, procedures (including several that will be performed only at this visit), and data gathering (in the form of a complete medical history), but there will be more time spent on questions (questions you have for the practitioner, questions he or she will have for you) and answers. There will also be plenty of advice to take in-on everything from what you should be eating (and not eating) to what supplements you should be taking to whether (and how) you should be exerci
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Table of Contents

Part 1: First Things First Chapter 1: Before You Conceive . Preconception Prep for Moms . Preconception Prep for Dads Chapter 2: Are You Pregnant? . What You May be Wondering About . Choosing and Working with Your Practitioner Chapter 3: Your Pregnancy Profile . Your Gynecological History . Your Obstetrical History . Your Medical History . Prenatal Diagnosis . First Trimester . First and Second Trimester . Second Trimester Chapter 4: Your Pregnancy Lifestyle . What You May be Wondering About . Complementary and Alternative Medicine Chapter 5: Nine Months of Eating Well . What You May be Wondering About Part 2: Nine Month & Counting Chapter 6: The First Month . Your Baby This Month . What You May be Feeling . What You Can Expect at Your First Prenatal Visit . What You May be Wondering About . Your Pampered Pregnancy Chapter 7: The Second Month . Your Baby This Month . What You May be Feeling . What You Can Expect at This Month''s Checkup . What You May be Wondering About . Weight Gain During Pregnancy Chapter 8: The Third Month . Your Baby This Month . What You May be Feeling . What You Can Expect at This Month''s Checkup . What You May be Wondering About . Pregnant on the Job Chapter 9: The Fourth Month . Your Baby This Month . What You May be Feeling . What You Can Expect at This Month''s Checkup . What You May be Wondering About . Exercise During Pregnancy Chapter 10: The Fifth Month . Your Baby This Month . What You May be Feeling . What You Can Expect at This Month''s Che
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From the Publisher

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?.

From the Jacket

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?

About the Author

It all started with a baby and a book. Heidi Murkoff conceived the idea for What to Expect When You''re Expecting during her first pregnancy, when she couldn''t find answers to her questions or reassurance for her worries in the books shed turned to for much-needed advice. Determined to write a guide that would help other expectant parents sleep better at night, Heidi delivered the proposal for What to Expect When You''re Expecting just hours before delivering her daughter, Emma. Dubbed the pregnancy bible, the iconic New York Times bestseller is now in its all-new fourth edition, with over 17 million copies in print, and according to USA Today, is read by 93 percent of women who read a pregnancy book. Other titles in the series include Eating Well When You''re Expecting, What to Expect the First Year, What to Expect Before You''re Expecting (a complete preconception plan), and the newest member of the What to Expect family: What to Expect the Second Year, the must-have guide for parents of toddlers. The What to Expect books have sold more than 34 million copies in the US alone, and are published in over 30 languages. In 2005, Heidi expanded the What to Expect (WTE) brand online with WhatToExpect.com the interactive, state-of-the-internet companion to the WTE books, and home to a vibrant, vast, yet close-knit community of 3 million parents. In 2009, WTE went mobile with the WTE Pregnancy Tracker (the most popular pregnancy app in the world), the WTE Fertility Tracker, the WTE
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