What to Expect Before You're Expecting

What to Expect Before You're Expecting

by Heidi Murkoff
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What to Expect Before You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff

Announcing the prequel. From Heidi Murkoff, author of America's bestselling pregnancy and parenting books, comes the must-have guide every expectant couple needs before they even conceive—the first step in What to Expect: What to Expect Before You're Expecting.

An estimated 11 million couples in the U.S. are currently trying to conceive, and medical groups now recommend that all hopeful parents plan for baby-making at least three months before they begin trying. And who better to guide wanna-be moms and dads step-by-step through the preconception (and conception) process than Heidi Murkoff?

It's all here. Everything couples need to know before sperm and egg meet up. Packed with the same kind of reassuring, empathetic, and practical information and advice and tips that readers have come to expect from What to Expect, only sooner. Which baby-friendly foods to order up (say yes to yams) and which fertility-busters to avoid (see you later, saturated fat); lifestyle adjustments that you'll want to make (cut back on cocktails and caffeine) and those you can probably skip (that switch to boxers). How to pinpoint ovulation, time lovemaking, keep on-demand sex sexy, and separate conception fact (it takes the average couple up to 12 months to make a baby) from myth (position matters). Plus, when to seek help and the latest on fertility treatments—from Clomid and IVF to surrogacy and more. Complete with a fill-in fertility journal to keep track of the babymaking adventure and special tips throughout for hopeful dads. Next step? What to Expect When You’re Expecting, of course.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761155522
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/15/2009
Series: What to Expect Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(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.

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What to Expect Before You're Expecting 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 121 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"!!
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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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