Two years in the making, this cover-to-cover revised and updated edition of America's pregnancy bible includes recent developments in medicine, more coverage of alternative birthing, and all-new b&w illustrations. Recipes, charts & pregnancy diary.
Murkoff is back with yet another edition of the indispensable What to Expect When You're Expecting--this time with a largely rewritten and revised edition of the comprehensive guide she introduced 24 years ago. The book has undergone an extensive overhaul, beginning with the cover, which depicts a stylish expectant mom dressed in jeans and a form-fitting shirt--a far cry from the original text's comfy, frumpy mom seated in a rocking chair. Inside, the author has added a number of new features, including a chapter that draws upon current research to steer parents-to-be to a healthier lifestyle even before conception begins, chapters on healthy eating and giving birth to multiples (a growing trend) and expanded sections on working during pregnancy. While the general layout and appearance of the book will be familiar to readers, Murkoff has successfully broadened and sharpened the material while keeping the overall style and presentation intact. (Apr.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
First published in 1984, this has become the favorite resource of pregnant women. Written by Arlene Eisenberg, who died last year, and her daughters Heidi Murkoff and Sandee Hathaway, this third edition is completely revised and updated. The woman on the cover still sits in a rocking chair, but she now wears pants, clogs, and a fashionable haircut. Inside, readers will find completely new illustrations and 175 additional pages. The most current information about birthing options, nutrition, changes in appearance, choosing healthcare practitioners, and multiple births is here, along with new in-depth coverage of complementary and alternative medical therapies, postpartum depression, dealing with managed care, and working while pregnant. The authors also discuss subsequent pregnancies and offer an expanded section on the father's role. The book retains its user-friendly accessible question-and-answer format. Planning for conception, a month-by month guide to pregnancy, the postpartum period, and special concerns such as illness, chronic conditions, complications and pregnancy loss receive thorough treatment. An appendix features common tests, nondrug treatments, calorie and fat requirements and resources. Better than ever, still a classic, and a fitting memorial to Eisenberg, this new edition is highly recommended for all collections (Not everyone is a fan: Naomi Wolfe's Misconceptions and Sandra Steingraber's Having Faith are a bit critical of the book's cheery attitude.- Ed.) Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information
This book was originally published in the US and doesn't seem to have been altered at all for theAustralian market except for the resources listed at the back. If you can get past this, there's a lot of detailed medical information about your pregnancy. In fact, I sometimes suffered from information overload! Written in a very dry style and covers everything from common, minor ailments like heartburn and constipation through to very rare, life-threatening conditions - but doesn't really distinguish between the two. Worth reading but don't use it as your sole source of info.
While this book is good at explaining the pathology of pregnancy and so has a role for women with potentially complicated pregnancies, it is terrible in many other respects. It is one of the most breastfeeding unfriendly books out there and gives POOR advice which really threaten the breastfeeding relationship. It is very much parent oriented rather than baby oriented. Use it as a reference during pregnancy but otherwise you are better off leaving it alone. Miriam Stoppard's books are better.
This is a good book to have when you are expecting your first baby but after a while I felt it would more aptly be called "What to Expect to Go Wrong when you are Expecting". It seemed to paint a particularly gloomy picture of pregnancy and I did much better second time around just looking up particular symptoms as they arose rather than reading this like a book. Good for reference though.
I thought this book was easy to read and informative. Like any resource, you need to combine your own common sense with the information provided and use it as a guide rather than follow it like a bible. It covers just about everything that you can think of, and has a comprehensive index so you can use it as a reference book, or read it cover to cover. Having had success with this book, I'm about to move on to 'What to Expect in the First Year'.
Apart from the fact this book is so American in content and tone, I also had a problem with how much information it included. There are chapters on every concievable thing that could go wrong - even some of the more obscure. I found it helpful during my first pregnancy when things did go wrong, but it just scared the wits out of me during the second! At one point my midwife confiscated it! i would recommend the Miriam Stoppard book over this one.
I found this book really great, easy to read, comprehensive, easy to navigate to find specific information. I think it is an invaluable book to any pregnant woman, and i'm sure to some extent fathers to be. My only gripe with this book is that it can be a little american, and obviously some things are quite different here.
I found this book absolutely invaluable while pregnant, and it's common sense and detailed approach was incredibly helpful. I used it to read the conditions and ailments as each month of my pregnancy passed and what to expect at each ante-natal appointment, but I also referred to the index at the back for every little concern I had (especially great for first-time mum's). There were very few times any issue I wanted to read about wasn't there. The accompanying book "what to eat when you're expecting" is also very good, but this book is the one I mention to mums-to-be.
A really comprehensive and informative book about pregnancy that is broken into month by month sections. I constantly refer back to this book, but tend to use the index at the back to find what i need rather than just read month by month. The ailments, concerns and questions are divided into the monthly sections so it is hard to guess where to find information.
This book also tends to inspire a lot of "mother guilt" in me. It can be a bit preaching at times.
This book is absolutely fantastic. It goes month by month thru your pregnancy. I answers all those questions that you want to ask like "Can I dye my hair in pregnancy?", "How much coffee is ok?"
This was like a bible to me and I would give it to anyone who became pregnant. It provided alot of valuble guidance and reassurance when you were worried.
To me this should be every pregnant woman's bible!! This is an extremely helpful and extensive guide to everything you may need to know during you're pregnancy. I'm currently pregnant now, and this book is picked up at least three times a day by me. A great price for such a wealth of knowledge. This book will ease any concerns you may be having about your pregnancy experiences.
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