Your Pregnancy: Week by Week

Your Pregnancy: Week by Week

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by Glade B. Curtis
     
 

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New life is growing inside you and your body is changing. With this fact-filled book and your doctor's prenatal care you can follow your baby's progress and confirm what's happening in your own body.

Now in its third edition, this book provides the answers to your questions on all stages of pregnancy. Whether you are just beginning to plan your pregnancy or are

Overview

New life is growing inside you and your body is changing. With this fact-filled book and your doctor's prenatal care you can follow your baby's progress and confirm what's happening in your own body.

Now in its third edition, this book provides the answers to your questions on all stages of pregnancy. Whether you are just beginning to plan your pregnancy or are already pregnant, there's advice for taking care of yourself and having a healthy baby. Each week you will learn about:

  • Your baby's growth and development
  • How big your baby is
  • How your activities and actions affect your baby
  • Diet and exercise
  • Medicines and medical tests
  • Health precautions and illnesses
  • Special concerns

Illustrations show clearly how you and your developing baby change and grow week by week.

The most medically up-to-date book available, Your Pregnancy Week by Week is written by a leading obstetrician and fertility specialist. Here's helpful, clear advice for every mother-to-be.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This book is a worthy addition in this subject area. Its format, information, and language are both highly accessible and current. As the title states, pregnancy is followed week by week. A chapter is devoted to each week, covering six basic areas: baby size; mother's size; baby's growth and development; changes in the mother; how the mother's behavior affects development; and things ``you should also know.'' A vast range of material is included, making this a bargain for the price. Similar to but more comprehensive (and up to date) than When You're Expecting by Arlene Eisenberg & others (Workman, 1984), this would be an excellent complement to the more recent The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Complete Guide to Pregnancy ( LJ 4/15/89).-- Kathleen L. Atwood, Pomfret Sch. Lib., Ct.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555611439
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Series:
Your Pregnancy Series
Pages:
371
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.25(d)

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Your Pregnancy Week by Week 3.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 117 reviews.
cherryblossommj More than 1 year ago
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.
Lisa13 More than 1 year ago
There are many "week by week" books out there, but this by far is the best!! My doctor told me to burn any books given to me that started with "What to Expect when Expecting". She said that series tend to freak expectant mothers out and causes unnecessary anxiety. She recommended this book because the author(doctors) provided such great information surrounding pregnancy and what was going on inside our bodies. And they do it in a manor that doesn't cause you to worry. The information is delivered in such a manner that anyone can understand. The format of each week is the same and includes how big the baby is, how big you may be, what to be or not to be eating, what husbands should be doing, exercise, and then details of what is going on inside you. Another more scientific book is A Child is Born by Lennart Neilson I read these 2 books ONLY!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It actually does cover taking baths and easing morning sickness. This book got me through my pregnancy just fine and eased my worries. I didnt think it was negative,it was rather informative. And i prefer going into things with knowledge of very common (negative) possibilities as well. Pretty sure what happens will happen regardless of you reading about it first, just sayin.
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MrzIngram More than 1 year ago
Love this book! easy to read, fun facts, and most useful! great for all moms! also comes with some yoga positions to help with all your body changes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay yes I have to admit I was scared at first but when I found this book it helped alot! I am still nerveous because it is my first pregnancy and well I have never experienced this before. This book is slowly guiding me through this and I am so thankful that I found it. I am 4 1/2 months pregnant and I have been using it since I found out. Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think the people that find this book and What to Expect scary are people who would find any medical information scary. Often I can skim or skip sections that do not apply to me, but when something does, the information is helpful. I prefer to be informed. I think the people who have to stop reading out of fear are a bit childish. I do wish the chapters had a little more about the baby each week. Some weeks you get little more than size and weight. I would be interested in more of what is developing that week. Not a perfect book, but helpful and not scary.
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JSCLARK2610 More than 1 year ago
Love this book! I feel it's a little more detailed than What to Expect because it goes week by week and explains what you are feeling, along with how the baby is developing. It's also very good to help keep you in check with weight gain. Absolutely worth the money!
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Xakana More than 1 year ago
I liked the older one better--this one added in a lot heavier medical influence and mentioned a lot of stuff that doesn't fit with my preference for evidence-based care. However, I LOVE the week-by-week description of the baby as s/he grows and normal symptoms, tips for dad, etc. If you avoid the parts that focus on stuff that can go wrong (seriously, don't read that stuff! Ever hear of a self-fulfilling prophesy?), then this is a good book to have in your pregnancy library. Definitely NOT the ONLY one you should own, however!
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This book barely give any useful information, each week they are off with the information about the baby. It spends more time talking about things that only have small chance of happening per week. That information should be in a second area of the book and more your baby and you per week. I have found more informations via email from baby websites than this book. DO NOT BUY!!!
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mommybrain More than 1 year ago
I got this book at the start of my first pregnancy and found it to be very helpful. I personally preferred the layout of the book compared to some others. I thought the information was not only interesting but also helpful. For those who complain about the 'negative' information that made them stress out - It's a pregnancy quide for the general public, not a warm, fuzy, custom-tailored story of a fairy tale pregnancy. Yes, it does cover complications - but what good pregnancy guide wouldn't? {that would be irresponsible of the authors, wouldn't it?} This book caused less concern and stress for me than I got just from flipping though another popular pregnancy book about what I should be expecting.
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