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Your Pregnancy Week by Week

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2001

    Pregnant? This one's an absolute must have!

    I bought this book at the begining of my pregnancy. Its like the pregnant womans 2nd bible. I read it everyday. It was so helpful and answered so many of my questions.I plan on pulling this one out again for my 2nd pregnancy. I definitly recomend this book for mommy's and daddy's to be!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2001

    A must have for all pregnant couples!!

    My husband and I loved this book! It was a quick read every week to find out what our babies (we had twins) were going through in utero. I now buy it for all my pregnant friends and they love it just as much!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2001

    A MUST have for first time mothers

    This was a great book. It gives you weekly updates about your body and your baby. It has great illustrations of how big your baby is and what the baby looks like. I also had What to Expect, and I feel the only part of that book that was helpful was the labor and delivery portion of the book. Your Pregnancy Week By Week does lack that portion of your pregnancy. It is more the developmental part of your body and the babies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2000

    The best baby book

    This book was very helpful. My family and I read what was going on for me and the baby every Saturday. It was more understandable than the 'What to Expect When You're Expecting' because it dealt with issues on a weekly basis. When you're pregnant things do change from week to week. It gave insight and educated us about the possible problems with the pregnancy and labor while at the same time giving a list of symptoms so you wouldn't get panicked about yourself.

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