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We're expecting again! Announcing the COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED FOURTH EDITION of this bestselling pregnancy book. This is a cover-to-cover, chapter-by-chapter, line-by-line revision and update.

It's a new book for a new generation of expectant mums, featuring a fresh perspective and a friendlier-than-ever voice. Heidi Murkoff has rewritten every section of the book, answering dozens of new questions and including loads of new asked-for material, such as a detailed week-by-week foetal development section in each of the monthly chapters, an expanded chapter on pre-conception, and a brand new one on carrying multiples. The Fourth Edition incorporates the most recent developments in obstetrics and addresses the most current lifestyle trends (from tattooing and belly piercing to Botox and aromatherapy). There's more than ever on pregnancy matters practical (including an expanded section on workplace concerns), physical (with more symptoms, more solutions), emotional (advice on riding the mood roller coaster), nutritional (from low-carb to vegan, from junk food-dependent to caffeine-addicted), and sexual (what's hot and what's not in pregnant lovemaking), as well as much more support for that very important partner in parenting, the dad-to-be. Overflowing with tips, helpful hints and humour (a pregnant woman's best friend), this new edition is more accessible and easier to use than ever before. It's everything parents-to-be have come to expect from What to Expect...only better.

Topics: Pregnancy, Parenting, Babies, Women's Health, Mothers, Made into a Movie, Informative, and Guides

Published: Simon & Schuster UK on
ISBN: 9781847379535
List price: $25.99
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this ubiquitous book is pretty good. some women feel that it has made them feel more nervous about pregnancy & birth. it doesn't offer a balanced, comprehensive view of birthing options nor does it portray birth as a natural, normal process. it has some helpful information but you would be wise to balance your reading of ultra-mainstream and fear-based titles like these with books by: sheila kitzinger, henci goer, ina may gaskin, and penny simpkin. having said that, this book is unique in that it offers so much detail about each month and it was fun/informative for me in each of my pregnancies to refer to it often. in my second pregnancy, i found that this was the only pregnancy books i looked at; i felt i already knew most of what i needed to know about pregnancy and especially birth. but i really enjoyed reading about how my baby was developing and what he was up to in the various months.more
A good read with positive advice for mother's to be. An easy conveinant read with you only have a little time or all day to kick back. Helps you relax a bit a remember that you aren't the first woman to give birth. It is also informs you that helpful and hurtful tips are all over the place.more
There is too much worry in this book for it to be my hands down favorite pregnancy book. While it is helpful to give you an idea of how your baby is growing and developing, it is also wrought with things to stress about. Enjoy your pregnancy. Only read this book if you aren't one to easily stress.more
Very helpful for first time Moms - takes the reader from conception to birth (and beyond). Pregnancy can be an exciting and scary condition that suggests more questions than answers. No one book can give you all the answers, but this one is great place to start. One warning though, the book does go into explicit detail on numerous things that could go wrong during pregnancy.more
An absolutely necessary book for all expectant mothers.more
Extremely helpful book! Not just for first time mothers, or fathers for that matter! This book answers just about every question that comes up while expecting!more
This book is awesome. I read it at least once a week in order to get an update on what the week may bring, I have also read What to Expect Before You're Expecting and I look forward to reading the First Year & Toddler Years. This book really answers all of my questions, calms concerns, and becomes a keepsake as it begins a vital part of your journey. Must read for first time moms.more
I loved this book. I read it everyday while I was pregnant. Any weird feelings I had I would run to the book to see what it might be. This book is perfect for first time moms who need to be talked through every step of the way.more
I don't hate this book...I just feel it is the weakest and least factual of the preganacy books that I have read. Many of the comments are made with very little scientific backing and/or without differentiating between meaningful differences in medical data and statistical blips that might not hold up over time. If there is a positive thing about the book it is that it does mention many stranger things that happen in pregnancy (i.e., having your ribs kicked repeatedly...). If you find it used and/or get it as a gift, put it in your pregnancy library. Not recommended as a book on its own...more
This book has been updated obviously... When I was pregnant with my first child I received this as a gift, and for a person that's had NO experience whatsoever with babies or pregnant women... it has helped. The other reviewers naysay it, but I felt pretty well informed reading it. I'd rather know about what's happening, the good and potentially bad, then be left in the dark. I still flip through it sometimes, being pregnant again, just to refresh my memory of what's going on.more
Makes having a baby sound so dull.more
great book excellent informationmore
This book was good but I think Great Expectations is better because it had a bibliography at the end and it gave you a week by week look at the baby instead of month by month.more
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this ubiquitous book is pretty good. some women feel that it has made them feel more nervous about pregnancy & birth. it doesn't offer a balanced, comprehensive view of birthing options nor does it portray birth as a natural, normal process. it has some helpful information but you would be wise to balance your reading of ultra-mainstream and fear-based titles like these with books by: sheila kitzinger, henci goer, ina may gaskin, and penny simpkin. having said that, this book is unique in that it offers so much detail about each month and it was fun/informative for me in each of my pregnancies to refer to it often. in my second pregnancy, i found that this was the only pregnancy books i looked at; i felt i already knew most of what i needed to know about pregnancy and especially birth. but i really enjoyed reading about how my baby was developing and what he was up to in the various months.more
A good read with positive advice for mother's to be. An easy conveinant read with you only have a little time or all day to kick back. Helps you relax a bit a remember that you aren't the first woman to give birth. It is also informs you that helpful and hurtful tips are all over the place.more
There is too much worry in this book for it to be my hands down favorite pregnancy book. While it is helpful to give you an idea of how your baby is growing and developing, it is also wrought with things to stress about. Enjoy your pregnancy. Only read this book if you aren't one to easily stress.more
Very helpful for first time Moms - takes the reader from conception to birth (and beyond). Pregnancy can be an exciting and scary condition that suggests more questions than answers. No one book can give you all the answers, but this one is great place to start. One warning though, the book does go into explicit detail on numerous things that could go wrong during pregnancy.more
An absolutely necessary book for all expectant mothers.more
Extremely helpful book! Not just for first time mothers, or fathers for that matter! This book answers just about every question that comes up while expecting!more
This book is awesome. I read it at least once a week in order to get an update on what the week may bring, I have also read What to Expect Before You're Expecting and I look forward to reading the First Year & Toddler Years. This book really answers all of my questions, calms concerns, and becomes a keepsake as it begins a vital part of your journey. Must read for first time moms.more
I loved this book. I read it everyday while I was pregnant. Any weird feelings I had I would run to the book to see what it might be. This book is perfect for first time moms who need to be talked through every step of the way.more
I don't hate this book...I just feel it is the weakest and least factual of the preganacy books that I have read. Many of the comments are made with very little scientific backing and/or without differentiating between meaningful differences in medical data and statistical blips that might not hold up over time. If there is a positive thing about the book it is that it does mention many stranger things that happen in pregnancy (i.e., having your ribs kicked repeatedly...). If you find it used and/or get it as a gift, put it in your pregnancy library. Not recommended as a book on its own...more
This book has been updated obviously... When I was pregnant with my first child I received this as a gift, and for a person that's had NO experience whatsoever with babies or pregnant women... it has helped. The other reviewers naysay it, but I felt pretty well informed reading it. I'd rather know about what's happening, the good and potentially bad, then be left in the dark. I still flip through it sometimes, being pregnant again, just to refresh my memory of what's going on.more
Makes having a baby sound so dull.more
great book excellent informationmore
This book was good but I think Great Expectations is better because it had a bibliography at the end and it gave you a week by week look at the baby instead of month by month.more
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