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What to Expect Before You're Expecting: The Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant Paperback – October 3, 2017
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- Are there ways to improve our chances of having a girl (or boy)?
- Does stress affect fertility?
- Should we be having sex every day? Every other day? Three times a day?
- I’m 37. Does that mean I’ll have a harder time getting pregnant?
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Expecting to expect? Plan ahead. Here’s everything you need to know to help prepare for the healthiest possible pregnancy and the healthiest possible baby. Filled with practical tips, empathetic advice, and savvy strategies, all designed to help you get that baby of your dreams on board faster. How to get your body into the best baby-making shape. Which foods feed fertility. Which lifestyle habits to quit and which to cultivate. All about baby-making sex, from timing to positions to logistics—and how to keep it sexy. Figuring out your fertility (and his). When to seek fertility help, and the latest on tests, treatments, and reproductive technology. Expecting to become a dad? This book has you covered, too. Plus, all about the family-building options for single women and same-sex couples.
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Heidi Murkoff is the author of the world’s bestselling What to Expect® series of pregnancy and parenting books, with over 43 million copies in print in 44 languages. She is also the creator of WhatToExpect.com and the WhatToExpect app, a community of 20 million parents, and the face of the app’s week-by-week pregnancy and first year videos. Using the power of the WTE platforms, Heidi works closely with the CDC, HHS, AAP and other public health organizations to share vital messages about maternal and infant health and safety. Her passionate commitment to the wellbeing of all moms and babies led her to found the What to Expect Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every mom receives the empowering information and nurturing support she needs to deliver a healthy pregnancy, safe delivery, and healthy future to herself and the baby she loves. Along with the WTEP, Heidi advocates actively in Congress for legislation and policies supporting expecting and new moms and families, including military families. Since 2013, she has hosted close to 300 Special Delivery baby showers for tens of thousands of military moms and dads serving far from family and friends at bases around the world. In 2022, she and her husband Erik received the Elizabeth and Zachary Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award for their support of military families.
Visit Heidi on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @HeidiMurkoff and @WhattoExpect.
- Publisher : Workman Publishing Company; 2nd edition (October 3, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1523501502
- ISBN-13 : 978-1523501502
- Item Weight : 12.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.69 x 9.06 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #21,023 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1. It is a really in-depth walk through of the same material covered at only a high level in the books I bought to compare it with. The all-in-one books don't hold a candle to this book's depth, but you are only getting the pre-pregnancy perspective. So, this is expected.
2. It doesn't pretend to be super scientific and is more like a chat with a well-informed midwife. The authors opinions are general and fun. However, the style doesn't make me think it was meant to be published in a scientific journal, if you know what I mean. So, I give it more leniency than I would some other books that I've purchased.
3. I enjoyed reading it.
1. What is it with nonfiction writers in the medical field forgetting to cite their material? Readers deserve to have the sources you used to form your opinions and advice! Please do better in the future.
2. There aren't diagrams or other visual means of communicating the data. Although the data is given well in text form. Some of the data would have been better conveyed with visuals. An example would be the viscosity of CM visualized at different stages or a nice pie chart of the full cycle to go along with the descriptions.
3. The 8 empty charts in the back are really complex, which is great. However, it would be nice to have a more simplified version for ladies not taking all of those tests/measurements and just focusing on the high level details marking the different phases of the cycle. As it stands, I'll probably never have cause to use the charts provided. So, maybe do 4 detailed ones, and 4 simplified ones in your next edition.
Summary: An in-depth and levity filled walkthrough of pre-pregnancy experiences that really should have cited their claims. :)
1. what are necessary changes that need to be made.
2. What are some things that should be done prior.
3. What to do when things don’t go as planned or when you are faced with some milestones.
So on and so forth..
This book is good for people with pcos, endometriosis and other hormonal issues who feel or fear the struggles of trying to conceive. And the best part is, you don’t need a medical dictionary to read this book. The book reads like a simplified visit with your ob-GYN. Very easy to understand language and as though you are actually having a conversation (being spoken too.) I would personally recommend this book.
That said, if, like me, you were thinking, "Maybe I'm just not sure about getting pregnant because I need to educate myself!" and plan to read it in one sitting, don't get this book. Being a manual, this guidebook will cover all the good things, but also ALL THE HORRIBLE THINGS THAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG, and in one sitting it's exhausting and nerve-wrecking. If you're in 100%, you might feel assured having all these helpful checklists and reminders and vocabulary lists, but, if not, you might end up feeling even less ready and a bit unnerved.