What to Expect Before You're Expecting

What to Expect Before You're Expecting


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761152767
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/15/2009
Series: What to Expect Series
Pages: 275
Sales rank: 149,739
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Heidi Murkoff is the author of the What to Expect® series of pregnancy and parenting books with over 38 million copies in print. She is also the creator of WhatToExpect.com and the WhatToExpect app, which reach over 18 million expecting and new parents, and the What to Expect Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping at-risk moms around the world expect healthier pregnancies, safer deliveries, and healthy, happy babies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments iv

Foreword Charles J. Lockwood vi

Introduction: What Can You Expect Before You're Expecting viii

Part 1 Getting Ready to Make a Baby

Chapter 1 Prepping Before You're Expecting 2

Chapter 2 Weighing In Before You're Expecting 36

Chapter 3 Eating Well Before You're Expecting 49

Part 2 Making a Baby

Chapter 4 The Biology of Baby Making 72

Chapter 5 Predicting Ovulation 84

Chapter 6 Figuring Out Your Fertility 94

Chapter 7 Getting Busy Making a Baby 100

Chapter 8 Are You Pregnant? 124

Part 3 Bumps on the Road to Baby

Chapter 9 Challenges to Fertility 138

Chapter 10 When You Need a Little Help 151

Chapter 11 Beginning Again After a Loss 178

Part 4 Keeping Track

Chapter 12 Your Fertility Planner 194

TTC Glossary 254

Your TTC Journal 256

Index 263

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From the Publisher

“The book to read before the journey of pregnancy begins—the one resource that will fully prepare you and your partner for one of life’s most miraculous experiences, at the time when preparation will benefit your future baby most: before you’re expecting.” —Charles J. Lockwood, M.D.

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What to Expect Before You're Expecting 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 123 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting but not a good layout for reading on your Nook. In fact it sucks reading it on an e-reader. These types of books should be specifically restructured to be interactive with the reader with pop-ups & pictures...similar to what some magazine publishers have done to attract readers with Nooks and other devices. I'd say you're better off NOT buying this in the electronic format.
NOOK_obsessed More than 1 year ago
I read this book, took its advice and the next time my spouse and I tried to conceive, a baby appeared! I am currently 22 weeks pregnant with my first child, a baby girl. They do give you really good advice and they make it really easy to pinpoint ovulation but the advice was kind of the sme thing over and over again. Recommended but borrow it, dont waste money on something that gives you the same advice over and over again without going on to something new.
DVBWalker More than 1 year ago
This is the first pregnancy book that I purchased when my husband and I decided to start trying for baby. I wanted a book that could guide me past the basic information that everyone learns in sex education to more detailed information. I found the book to be quite informative about the direction that I needed to move in first before becoming pregnant. The book is written in question and answer format which I did not like. My questions about some topics were answered and others were not. This is a perfect way to create your list of questions for you doctor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pleased with information in book, but disappointed about how it reads in Nook form
krystal0212 More than 1 year ago
I am 28 and plan on getting pregnant in the next year or so. This book helped my feel more prepared. I was feeling overwhelmed, and I didn't really know what to do. Now, I feel like I have a solid game plan! I plan on buying the other books in this series as well. They are very easy to read and are enjoyable! Just buy the book, and you will not regret it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall, this is a great book for anyone who is looking to plan on TTC or is TTC. This book explains all the little things that health class in high school didn't tell you and beyond. I stongly recommend this book for anyone who may be having fertitlity issues. Lots of charts and such to keep you on track. I lost three lbs just by reading chapter 2 about healthy weights for TTC. Easy read for soon to be mom and dad!
WordCandie More than 1 year ago
I picked this book over "What to Expect When You're Expecting" because I thought it would more specifically target a person TTC. There isn't much in this book that can't be found in the "When You're Expecting" version, so that's why I rated it lower in some areas. I would skip this selection and just go for "When You're Expecting" if given the choice again for myself or for others that have some ideas of what preconception planning brings. This book is a good choice for someone who really feels lost and doesn't know where to start, but unless that is you just skip it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be very interesting and informative. It's great for anyone that is entertaining the idea of getting pregnant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband and I purchased this book in May. I thought this book was very helpful and organized. The charts in the back were also very helpful. We had thisbook for almost 3 months now, and we jus found out July 24th that we are Pregnant!! we're about 5 weeks along now and are going to the bookstore to purchase "What to Expect while you're Expecting"!!
tundra on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read most of this book, and it has a lot of good information. A lot of it reminded me of things I read in the book, Taking Charge of your Fertility.
miyurose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
We¿ve been trying to have a baby for a couple of years now, and I thought it was time that I made sure that I was as educated as I thought I was about conception. I definitely learned a few things from this book. This is a book you can skip around in easily, because not all of the topics are going to apply to everyone. It¿s informational without being dry and boring. There is also information here for the man you are trying to conceive with. I especially appreciated that the book acknowledged that not everyone can get pregnant at the drop of a hat, and addressed different options that are available. I¿ll definitely be holding on to this to refer to from time to time.
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This book has amazing advice. But it just seemed so overwelming. It got to the point where i started crying in the waiting room of my doctors office because i was deadly afraid to do somthing bad to effect the baby. However, after i followed everyword of what this book had to say i got preagnet and we are due for our little girl, Edith in May. My advice is: Don't overwelm your self. Its not good for you. But do take it into concerderation what this book says. Good Luck!:)
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