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Babycenter's Essential Guide to Pregnancy and Birth: Expert Advice and Real-World Wisdom from the Top Pregnancy and Parenting Resource

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Millions of moms-to-be consult BabyCenter, the world's #1 pregnancy and parenting Web site, for the latest, most trustworthy advice. Now all that wisdom is gathered in The BabyCenter Essential Guide to Pregnancy and Birth by Linda J. Murray, Leah Hennen, Jim Scott and the Editors of BabyCenter.

Combining expert advice with real-world mom-to-mom wisdom, the people at BabyCenter have been communicating through the contemporary medium of the Internet with new and expectant ...

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Overview

Millions of moms-to-be consult BabyCenter, the world's #1 pregnancy and parenting Web site, for the latest, most trustworthy advice. Now all that wisdom is gathered in The BabyCenter Essential Guide to Pregnancy and Birth by Linda J. Murray, Leah Hennen, Jim Scott and the Editors of BabyCenter.

Combining expert advice with real-world mom-to-mom wisdom, the people at BabyCenter have been communicating through the contemporary medium of the Internet with new and expectant moms—intimately, reassuringly, effectively—for more than 7 years. They have helped an estimated 15 million mothers negotiate the often strange and scary but always miraculous worlds of pregnancy and parenting. And now the editors have put together all of this accumulated knowledge, including brand-new information that is not on the Web site, in a book that will immediately be recognized as the standout in the field.

Here expectant moms will find:

o Insights into the amazing changes they experience

o Practical advice from leading pregnancy experts

o Hundreds of great tips from experienced moms

o Breathtakingly detailed fetal-development illustrations

o Answers to all questions they are too embarrassed to ask, don't think to ask, or don't know whom to ask

Featuring many of the popular elements that distinguish the BabyCenter Web site—such as Is It Safe? and Just for Dad, plus worksheets, charts, quizzes, checklists, and more—this superb guide will only solidify BabyCenter's reputation as the world's #1 resource on pregnancy and parenting.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594862113
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/22/2005
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 1,359,606
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.93 (h) x 1.59 (d)

Meet the Author

LINDA MURRAY, BabyCenter's executive editor, has been a senior editor at Child magazine and has also worked at Redbook, Self, and Cosmopolitan. She lives in Oakland, California.

LEAH HENNEN is a senior editor at BabyCenter and the mother of two young children. She lives in Oakland, California.

JIM SCOTT, editor-in-chief of BabyCenter, has been managing editor of the online site Thrive and senior editor of Health magazine. He is also a coauthor of Six Months Off. He currently resides in Northern California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2008

    Overall - very nice

    Overall the book covers everything from nutrition to baby week by week to postpartum.But the only thing I disliked was the pregnant women naked pictures.For some reason I find it very uncomfortable because not only will I be reading this book even my husband,mother,mom-in-law and in the future my kid will also be reading this book,I haven't purchased this book but I read it at my local B&N.I am not yet ready to purchase this book because of the naked pictures,they could have simply put their images they have in their website itself.Anyway if people are comfortable looking at those pictures along with their family they may purchase,other than that the book is perfectly fine for a pregnant women.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2005

    Great resource for expecting moms.

    Moms-to-be will find all sorts of necessary and interesting info in this book. It gives a week by week guide for what to expect during pregnancy and addresses issues such as health, emotions and 'the rest of your life.' There are sections about the birth, the weeks after the birth and a section about special situations. Not only is the run-of-the-mill advice in this book, but there are sections on things like, 'managing lupus during my pregnancy' and 'making the most of your changing look.' My favorite parts were the 'Babycenter Buzz' sections. Comments made by pregnant women on babycenter's website were put into the book, so expecting moms get tips from other pregnant women as well as from the professionals.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2005

    It really is the essential guide!

    This is a great book that covers everything you need to know about your pregnancy and those first few overwhelming weeks of motherhood. It answers all those questions about what is safe to do and eat. It explains each stage of your pregnancy step by step and has stories and quotes from real moms. There are checklists and information on everything you could ever need to know about. I used the 'What to Expect' book when I was pregnant last time, but this book has so much more information and is very easy to read. The index is excellent and all topics are easy to find. I was very pleased to discover that it not only covered the basics of pregnancy and birth, but talked about alternatives for birthing like hypnosis and home births. There's a section for dads, how to cope with friends and family, and an area with advice for dealing with work issues.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2005

    Must Have Book

    I remain taken aback at the wealth of information in this book. It covers every trimester and every little thing that may or may not happen to your body during each one. It also contains quotes from average moms and moms-to-be , which is very welcoming . It is full of expert advice (to the brim, I might add.). There are father sections included as well. There are checklists, worksheets, 'is it safe to' question and answers, and web resources...which is rare to find in a few other pregnancy books. This book also covers the birthing process and several facts and concerns that may arise in the process. There are also 'after the baby arrives' sections, which cover breastfeeding, illnesses, among others. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing many side bar stats included, as well as tips. Overall, I enjoyed this book, and out of all I've read, this one ranked the highest for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2005

    easy and awesome comprehensive book

    This is an awesome book full of great inbformation for the to be mom and the first what to expect out of birth. It offers what you can or cant do and why. An extensive FAQ section. Its broken into easy to follow sections. Its easy to read and totally helpful. I would recommend it to any person who wants to think about getting pregnant or who are pregnant.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2005

    All the information you need at your fingertips

    The Babycenter Essential guide is a wonderful resource for questions you have about your baby. The contents provides useful information and is well written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2005

    For Dads too!!

    Even dads-to-be can get a lot out of this book! Very well written with great information that can be shared between mom and dad! With everything from checklists of things to know to what is safe for mothers and forming children and what to ask the doctor this book is loaded with great information and insights into what is going on! Make sure you visit babycenter.com as well to get the full experience of this one!

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