When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads 4th Edition: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy

When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads 4th Edition: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy

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ISBN-13: 9780062379481
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 132,672
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Barbara Luke, Sc.D., M.P.H., R.N., R.D., is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Michigan State University. She has published numerous research studies on multiple pregnancy through the University Consortium on Multiple Births, with colleagues from universities around the country. She is also the author of Every Pregnant Woman's Guide to Preventing Premature Birth and coauthor, with Tamara Eberlein, of Program Your Baby's Health.


Tamara Eberlein, an award-winning health journalist, has published hundreds of articles on health, parenting, and psychology. She is the author of four books, including Sleep: How to Teach Your Child to Sleep Like a Baby. She is also the mother of twins.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Your Unique Pregnancy 1

Chapter 2 The Best Medical Care for Expectant Mothers of Multiples 31

Chapter 3 Your Weight-Gain Goals 63

Chapter 4 Need-to-Know-Nutrition 97

Chapter 5 Smart Dietary Strategies: Supplements and Special Situations 131

Chapter 6 Your Body: How to Look Good, Feel Great, Work Smart, and Play It Safe 168

Chapter 7 Pregnancy Complications: How to Lower Your Risk 201

Chapter 8 The Emotional Ups and Downs of Pregnancy … Multiplied 252

Chapter 9 Giving Birth to All Those Babies 273

Chapter 10 Your Babies' Hospital Experience: The Nursery and the NICU 304

Chapter 11 Feeding the Masses-Including the Breast-feeding Mom 339

Chapter 12 A Better Body After Babies 364

Chapter 13 The Crazy First Months at Home 385

Chapter 14 Becoming One Big Happy Family 407

Appendix A Best Recipes for Moms-to-Be of Multiples 423

Appendix B Birthweight References for Twins 507

Appendix C Birthweight Refer for Triplets 509

Appendix D Resources for Parents of Multiples 513

Appendix E Doctor to Doctor: A Research Update 523

Glossary 561

Bibliography 573

Index 605

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