What to Expect When You're Expecting

What to Expect When You're Expecting

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What to Expect When You're Expecting by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi Murkoff, Sandee Hathaway


The best just got better.
Expect the best! A brand-new fourth edition—filled with the most up-to-date, accurate, and relevant information on all things pregnancy. Realistic, supportive, easy to access, and overflowing with practical tips, covering everything you'll need—and want—to know about life's most amazing journey, from preconception planning to birth to those first miraculous weeks with a new baby. It's all here: the lowdown on lifestyle trends and life in the workplace; the latest in prenatal testing and alternative therapies; the best in birthing options.

Comforting answers to hundreds of questions:
• I'm so queasy I can't even eat for one. How can I eat for two?
• Can I get highlights in my hair? How about my monthly wax?
• I'm only in my second month—why am I showing already?
• Can I stick to my normal workout routine while I’m expecting?
• Why is my skin broken out and blotchy? And how can I cover it?
• What's safe when it comes to sex?
• I think I felt the baby kicking—but I’m not sure. How do I tell?
• Will my body ever be the same after I deliver?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780894808296
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/11/1996
Series: What to Expect Series
Pages: 454
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

It all started with a baby…and a book. Heidi Murkoff conceived the idea for What to Expect When You're Expecting during her first pregnancy, when she couldn’t find answers to her questions or reassurance for her worries in the books she’d turned to for much-needed advice. Determined to write a guide that would help other expectant parents sleep better at night, Heidi delivered the proposal for What to Expect When You’re Expecting just hours before delivering her daughter, Emma.

Dubbed the “pregnancy bible”, the iconic New York Times bestseller is now in its all-new fourth edition, with over 17 million copies in print, and according to USA Today, is read by 93 percent of women who read a pregnancy book. Other titles in the series include Eating Well When You’re Expecting, What to Expect the First Year, What to Expect Before You’re Expecting (a complete preconception plan), and the newest member of the What to Expect family: What to Expect the Second Year, the must-have guide for parents of toddlers. The What to Expect books have sold more than 34 million copies in the US alone, and are published in over 30 languages.

In 2005, Heidi expanded the What to Expect (WTE) brand online with WhatToExpect.com – the interactive, state-of-the-internet companion to the WTE books, and home to a vibrant, vast, yet close-knit community of 3 million parents. In 2009, WTE went mobile with the WTE Pregnancy Tracker (the most popular pregnancy app in the world), the WTE Fertility Tracker, the WTE Baby Name Finder, and the WTE First Year Tracker.
Heidi’s passionate commitment to moms and babies led to the creation of the What to Expect Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping underserved families expect healthy pregnancies, safe deliveries, and healthy, happy babies. With a beautiful, culturally appropriate low-literac

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the ALL TIME BEST baby book for expectant mothers. With my first pregnancy, I looked and looked for a book that could guide me and I just kind of stumbled across this one and it was like a 'GOD' send. Now that we are expecting again (after 6yrs), I knew that I must find another copy somewhere. This book is definitely one of the most comprehensive, when it comes to expectant mothers & fathers! I have recommended it to all of my friends!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the greatest pregnancy book ever, I had about 8 books and this was the most comprehensive book of all of them. It covers just about everything, has great advice, and really helps with those little questions you are too embarassed to ask. I would buy it for anyone who is pregnant, oh, and make dad read it too, it will help him understand why you are the way you are when you are in a family way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was given to me in early 1999, and I found it to be so helpful. Between the years I don't know what happened to it, but now that i'm expecting my 2nd born in April 2005, I had to go out and buy this book. It's a newer edition than the one I had before and includes alot more. So bottom line if I just had to go out and find this book again it's obviously worth alot to me. Thanks So Much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
AS AN EXPECTING NEW MOM I CALL THIS BOOK MY BABY BIBLE. IF I HAVE AN ACHE,PAIN OR GENERAL QUESTION I LOOK IT UP IN THE BOOK AND GET SOME GREAT ADVICE FOR MY GENERAL CONCERNS. THE BEST ADVICE I CAN GIVE IS TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR AS MANY QUESTIONS AS POSSIBLE. NOT EVERYTHING CAN BE EXPLAINED IN A BOOK BUT FOR QUICK GENERAL REFRENCE THIS BOOK COVERS IT ALL.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the book offered as much information as it could. I experierenced many symtoms that the book spoke of and was relieved to hear that they were pregnancy related and not anything more serious. Every pregnancy is different so this book, I guess, is not for everyone, but I was glad my doctor gave it to me as a gift. I recommend it to all my friends who are pregnant.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a first time mother to be I have lots of questions and concerns. I bought this book the day I found out I was pregnant and have read and reread it three times so far. It is informative and helpful in the best way that a book can be...after all experience is the best teacher...therefore I am using the book as a guide NOT a bible to my pregnancy and asking lots of question of my doctor, friends and family members...Good luck to all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a first time mother with absolutely no idea of what to expect from my pregnancy. After buying this book, I still don't know what to expect. There was no information about the various aches and pains that I was experiencing. It has absolutely no information to answer the questions I have about my pregnancy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a first time expectant mother I thought this would be a great choice and with some great info. It does contain some interesting and helpful tidbits, but it also scared the heck out of me. Since this is my first experience, I admit to being a little neurotic, so everything I feel is freaking me out. The book offered no reassurance. I was glad to read I'm not the only one who felt this way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fun and well thought out, I loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this to be a very informative and helpfull book, but the diet section is too extreme. It makes it sound like you will kill your baby if you eat one thing that they consider 'bad'. This is simply not true and for anyone who is newly pregnant and wondering what to eat, just use your common sense, eat what you know is healthy and don't stress yourself out over everything you eat...that will do more damage than the junk food ever could. Your instincts will kick in if you already know what is healthy. If not see a dietician for a more realistic plan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't buy this with my first pregnancy, just flipped through it at the book store. I am glad I bought it this time around because I can read it in full detail. Great book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely lived by this book throughout my pregnancy, it answers every question possible. I had no worries after reading this book, I still continue to keep it just in case I have another one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was an excellent help for me while I was pregnant. I got it right after I found out I was pregnant and it became the most used book in my house. It had the answer to about every question I had. It even answered obscure questions, like 'what is that shooting pain in my wrists that wakes me up at night.' This book will definitely save you from calling your doctor with symptoms that are not dangerous.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read my wife's copy of this book when we were expecting and it helped me a lot to understand what she might be feeling and going through. I was often able to answer her questions about pregnancy because I read faster than she did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. My OB/GYN gave this book to me on my first visit and I have given copies to many friends. It had a lot of the answers to questions that came up. This left my doctor's office free to answer other paitents calls. Many many nights this book became my best friend. It was the last thing I saw at night and the first thing I saw in the morning. It even helped me figure out how to control my nausea and vomiting. Once you read it, you won't leave home without it. Trust me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book to all my expecting friends! Every woman that is pregnant has some type of concern. This book is written with answers to a lot of questions that you wanted to ask but didn't have a chance at a once a month doctors appointment. It is also very easy to read. Buy the book you'll love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I used this book during two problem pregnancies and found it very informative and supportive.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want to be terrified your entire pregnancy, this is the book for you. There is way too much medical babble and not enough basic material for first time mothers. This book does not help you to maintain a positive outlook on your pregnancy and what is happening to your body. 'What To Expect In the First Year' is a great book for after you've had the baby, but please by-pass this book unless you are a medical professional or you want to spend your entire pregnancy depressed and afraid to even move!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The authors do provide a great deal of information on medical issues related to pregnancy but their book could use a reality check. So much of it seems to be written solely for the anything-but-modern woman. Perhaps some women do gain too much weight during pregnancy, but not everyone lives in fear of this -- and not everyone is in danger of putting on too much weight, whether they follow the authors' spartan diet or not. If calorie-counting sometimes leads to anorexia and the authors are advocating calorie-counting.... Also, the section on how to endure painful post-partum sex left me bewildered. Maybe that section was written for women with the kind of sex drive that doesn't listen to pain, but the book never made it clear -- and left me wondering if the target audience was the sort of woman who feels obligated to provide her husband with sex even if doing so results in 'severe pain.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is not for the faint of heart or for potential hypochondriacs. It is all about every single tiny (or huge) thing that could possibly go wrong in your preganancy. It is very bossy, and can make you feel guilty for eating one bite of a cookie! It literally says 'Every Bite Counts'! Personally I did not find it reassuring at all; it just caused me to worry.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Easy to read and wonderfully packed with information. If you have any worries about your pregnancy, this book is also very reassuring. I love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am going on my FOURTH prgnancy. This book has helped me through all four! It has always had a good answer for me. I always give out this book to expecting Mom's. It makes a great gift. It's well worth the money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The format is good and most of the information covered is helpful, but there was not much information regarding certain diseases the mothers may have that could affect a pregnancy or cause a miscarriage. I found out I have Antiphospholipid Syndrome after I miscarried 2 months ago, and it is not mentioned at all. This book is good for minor references, but the best information will come from a doctor who knows you and your situation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. This my first time being pregnant and it is big help. I would recommend this book to anyone.