Expecting 411: The Insider's Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

Expecting 411: The Insider's Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

by Michele Hakakha, Ari Brown
     
 

Congratulations! You’re pregnant! Now, where do you turn to for the best advice? What if you could bottle the wisdom of all those women who came before you—and combine it with the solid medical advice from a renowned Beverly Hills’ OB/GYN and nationally known pediatrician? Expecting 411 is the answer: smart, up-to-date and refreshingly

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Overview

Congratulations! You’re pregnant! Now, where do you turn to for the best advice? What if you could bottle the wisdom of all those women who came before you—and combine it with the solid medical advice from a renowned Beverly Hills’ OB/GYN and nationally known pediatrician? Expecting 411 is the answer: smart, up-to-date and refreshingly free of paranoia, this is the book you’ll turn to for quick answers to your most pressing questions. Inside, you'll find:

  • Is this normal? From morning sickness to stretch marks, you’ll learn what’s expected—and what’s not.
  • Is it safe? Sushi? Hair dye? Coffee? Get detailed do’s and don’ts.
  • How much weight should I gain? Find the latest guidelines.
  • Breastfeeding 101. Learn the secrets of nursing from an expert.
  • Detailed advice on prepping for parenthood, including all the decisions you need to make. What tests are required? Are optional?
  • Easy-to-find answers on natural childbirth, nutrition, epidurals, when to call the doc and more!
This brand new, revised 3rd edition of Expecting 411 features these updates:
  1. New guidelines for child birth—why there are no more elective C-sections before 39 weeks.
  2. Caffeine and alcohol: the FACTS on how these affect your baby and pregnancy. 
  3. The latest research on autism risk factors during pregnancy: What you need to know and what to do to lower the risks.
  4. Home births: expanded info you need to make an informed decision on where to deliver.
All that and more in the revised and updated Expecting 411, 3rd editon.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Comforting! No woman should go through pregnancy without reading this book!"

Rachel Zoe

"A must-read for the mom-to-be!"

Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine

"Finally, a book for pregnant women and their families that's accurate and informative without being stuffy or alarmist!"

Lawarence Platt, MD, FACOG

Eve Pearlman
Move over, What to Expect. There's a new pregnancy guide in town!

Written in a clear, well-outlined form and peppered with cut-to-the-chase "reality checks," "red flags," "partner tips," and timelines, Expecting 411 is friendly, informative and comforting. It's funny too, with laugh-out-load lists such as "The Top 13 fears about labor---and how to defeat them!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781889392486
Publisher:
Windsor Peak Press
Publication date:
04/16/2014
Edition description:
Third Edition, Revised
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
223,932
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Michele Hakakha is a renowned Beverly Hills OB/GYN. She was honored with the prestigious John M. Ohtani award for outstanding achievement in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The author of numerous articles on pregnancy, Dr. Hakakha received her training as an OB/GYN at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and has been in private practice for eight years. As a mom of two young children, Hakakha brings a down-to-earth, real-life take on being pregnant.

 
Dr. Ari Brown is a pediatrician, mom and best-selling author of Baby 411 and Toddler 411. In addition to being an official spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Brown is a well-known media expert on babies and has been featured as a regular guest on Rachael Ray and NBC’s Today Show. She is also WebMD’s pediatric health expert and a medical advisor to Parents Magazine.

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