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Your Pregnancy Week by Week

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8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Best Weekly Pregnancy Guide

In the category of pregnancy reads, I would say this is one of my favorites and most useful books. In the category of weekly updates of what is most likely happening in your pregnancy, this is by far the best book of it's kind. I had so many recommendations to read a di...
In the category of pregnancy reads, I would say this is one of my favorites and most useful books. In the category of weekly updates of what is most likely happening in your pregnancy, this is by far the best book of it's kind. I had so many recommendations to read a different book that has been around, but I am so glad that I found this one, in comparison the "other" book has nothing on this one. When curious about this book in it's republication, I found several negative reviews that talked about how it could cause a person to become neurotic knowing all the possible things that can go wrong. Really, what I can tell you from reading this cover to cover, is that it definitely has information on a bit of everything, most plausible diseases and complications. When I was reading this, if I came to a section on smoking mothers, it obviously did not apply to me, so I skipped over it. Same with other categories such as ethnic specific diseases and so on.

I find that this book is a wealth of information. Reading through can tell you plausible things to go wrong, but it also tells you all the miracles that are occurring step by step along the way. There are drawings that show about what the development looks like for your babies stage. There are fabulous exercise suggestions for each week and I would easily say that this is medically current and a comprehensive guide. With my background in nursing I would suggest this book highly.

posted by cherryblossommj on July 22, 2009

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2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

DO NOT BUY- YOU WILL WORRY WORRY WORRY

ENJOY YOUR PREGNANCY!! IT'S A HAPPY TIME! STAY AWAY FROM THIS BOOK!!
My mother, husband, and DOCTOR asked me to please stop reading this book because it did nothing but make me worry. Each chapter begins with a very nice overview of the baby's development for the week ...
ENJOY YOUR PREGNANCY!! IT'S A HAPPY TIME! STAY AWAY FROM THIS BOOK!!
My mother, husband, and DOCTOR asked me to please stop reading this book because it did nothing but make me worry. Each chapter begins with a very nice overview of the baby's development for the week as well as its size and what you may be feeling, etc. I enjoyed that part. But that is only about 2 pages of each chapter. Then, the medical worries begin. Each and every chapter discusses about 5 complications during that week that you should worry about. The entire book has a very negative tone. It does not give you information to aid in the joy of pregnancy and ways to do the RIGHT thing. About 85% of the book is what happens when something IS WRONG. My favorite part (sarcasm) is when you get to the Chapter on 20 weeks (example) and they tell you a food that you should have been avoiding THE WHOLE TIME. ???!!! I think it's a great reference for a Doctor. I would want my Doctor to, obviously, know about all these things and let me know if something was wrong, but I don't find it necessary to know as it just made me worry.
ENJOY YOUR PREGNANCY!! ITS A HAPPY TIME! STAY AWAY FROM THIS BOOK!!

posted by TexasMomG on August 15, 2010

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  • Posted August 15, 2010

    DO NOT BUY- YOU WILL WORRY WORRY WORRY

    ENJOY YOUR PREGNANCY!! IT'S A HAPPY TIME! STAY AWAY FROM THIS BOOK!!
    My mother, husband, and DOCTOR asked me to please stop reading this book because it did nothing but make me worry. Each chapter begins with a very nice overview of the baby's development for the week as well as its size and what you may be feeling, etc. I enjoyed that part. But that is only about 2 pages of each chapter. Then, the medical worries begin. Each and every chapter discusses about 5 complications during that week that you should worry about. The entire book has a very negative tone. It does not give you information to aid in the joy of pregnancy and ways to do the RIGHT thing. About 85% of the book is what happens when something IS WRONG. My favorite part (sarcasm) is when you get to the Chapter on 20 weeks (example) and they tell you a food that you should have been avoiding THE WHOLE TIME. ???!!! I think it's a great reference for a Doctor. I would want my Doctor to, obviously, know about all these things and let me know if something was wrong, but I don't find it necessary to know as it just made me worry.
    ENJOY YOUR PREGNANCY!! ITS A HAPPY TIME! STAY AWAY FROM THIS BOOK!!

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2006

    This book makes you worry

    This book is all negative!! This is my second pregnancy and it STILL has me freaking out about things I know are fine! I would like to concentrate more on the positives of being pregnant, not focus on all the things that COULD go wrong.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2006

    Not for the faint of heart

    This book is okay. Wouldn't recommend if you are a hypochondriac or a worrier like me. Every chapter informs you of what could go wrong that week or month with the baby. I don't like that. I want to know positive things going on with the baby not that she could develop this abnormality this week. Also, very random topics are thrown around the weeks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2006

    No Joy Here

    This book lightly touches on the baby's week by week development, with drawings, which is nice. But there is not enough information about this positive event (the baby's growth) and way too much detail about all the things that might go wrong and things you should have done before you got pregnant (like achieve your ideal weight?!?). I felt fine until I read this book, then I imagined all sorts of symptoms and deficiencies. When I stopped reading it, I felt fine again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2006

    Where are the statistics?

    I like the updates on the baby's size every week, but I hate how information on rare problems are presented. No statistics or risk factors-- just 'ohh, you might have this'. It is irresponsible to put fear into people without painting the whole picture.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2004

    Don't like this book!

    I give this book a 'one star' because it doesn't do a good job explaining what is happening to your baby during the particular week. I want to know that my baby is growing a kidney, etc and this book never mentions the 'tiny' details. I HIGHLY recommend 'The Pregnancy Journal by A. Christine Harris' for someone who wants to know the details, like myself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2002

    Scary

    This book was interesting in that it showed what the baby was doing every week, but it concentrated on all the things that can go wrong. It also seemed condescending.

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