America’s pregnancy bible answers all your baby questions. When can I take home a pregnancy test? How can I eat for two if I’m too queasy to eat for one? Can I keep up my spinning classes? Is fish safe to eat? And what’s this I hear about soft cheese? Can I work until I deliver? What are my rights on the job? I’m blotchy and broken out—where’s the glow? Should we do a gender reveal? What about a 4-D ultrasound? Will I know labor when I feel it? Your pregnancy explained and your pregnant body demystified, head (what to do about those headaches) to feet (why they’re so swollen), back (how to stop it from aching) to front (why you can’t tell a baby by mom’s bump). Filled with must-have information, practical advice, realistic insight, easy-to-use tips, and lots of reassurance, you’ll also find the very latest on prenatal screenings, which medications are safe, and the most current birthing options—from water birth to gentle c-sections. Your pregnancy lifestyle gets equal attention, too: eating (including food trends) to coffee drinking, working out (and work) to sex, travel to beauty, skin care, and more. Have pregnancy symptoms? You will—and you’ll find solutions for them all. Expecting multiples? There’s a chapter for you. Expecting to become a dad? This book has you covered, too.

Author Heidi Murkoff
Isbn 0761193154
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2016-05-31
Pages 656
Language English
File format PDF

What to expect. . . the first step. Answers to all your baby-making questions. Are there ways to improve our chances of having a girl (or boy)? Does stress affect fertility? Should we be having sex every day? Every other day? Three times a day? I’m 37. Does that mean I’ll have a harder time getting pregnant? How long should we keep trying to conceive before we get some help? What fertility treatments are available—and how will we be able to pay for them? Expecting to expect? Plan ahead. Here’s everything you need to know to help prepare for the healthiest possible pregnancy and the healthiest possible baby. Filled with practical tips, empathetic advice, and savvy strategies, all designed to help you get that baby of your dreams on board faster. How to get your body into the best baby-making shape. Which foods feed fertility. Which lifestyle habits to quit and which to cultivate. All about baby-making sex, from timing to positions to logistics—and how to keep it sexy. Figuring out your fertility (and his). When to seek fertility help, and the latest on tests, treatments, and reproductive technology. Expecting to become a dad? This book has you covered, too. Plus, all about the family-building options for single women and same-sex couples.

Author Heidi Murkoff
Isbn 1523501987
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2017-10-03
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF

Announcing Eating Well When You're Expecting, providing moms-to-be with a realistic approach to navigating healthily and deliciously through the nine months of pregnancyat home, in the office, over the holidays, in restaurants. Thorough chapters are devoted to nutrition, weight gain, food safety, the postpartum diet, and how to eat when trying to conceive again. And, very exciting, the book comes with 150 contemporary, tasty, and healthy recipes that feed mom and baby well, take little time to prepare, and are gentle on queasy tummies. A departure from its predecessor, What to Eat When Youre Expecting, which has 976,000 copies in print, Eating Well loses the whole-wheatier-than-thou attitude, and comes with a light, reader-friendly tone while delivering the most up-to-date information. At the heart of the book are hundreds of pressing questions every mother-to-be has: Is it true I shouldnt eat any food cooked with alcohol? Will the caffeine in coffee cross into my babys bloodstream? Help!Im entering my second trimester, and Im losing weight, not gaining. Is all sushi off limits? How do I get enough calcium if Im lactose intolerant? I keep dreaming about a hot fudge sundaecan I indulge? Guess what: the answer is yes.

Author Heidi Murkoff
Isbn 0761151028
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2005-05-02
Pages 470
Language English
File format PDF

One size fits all does not apply to pregnancy and childbirth. Each one is different, unique, and comes with its share of pleasure and pain. But how does one prepare for an unexpected loss of a pregnancy or hoped-for baby? In How to Expect What You’re Not Expecting, writers share their true stories of miscarriage, stillbirth, infertility, and other, related losses. This literary anthology picks up where some pregnancy books end and offers diverse, honest, and moving essays that can prepare and guide women and their families for when the unforeseen happens. Contributors include Chris Arthur, Kim Aubrey, Janet Baker, Yvonne Blomer, Jennifer Bowering Delisle, Kevin Bray, Erika Connor, Sadiqa de Meijer, Jessica Hiemstra, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Lisa Martin-DeMoor, Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Susan Olding, Laura Rock, Gail Marlene Schwartz, Maureen Scott Harris, Carrie Snyder, Cathy Stonehouse, and Chris Tarry. The fourth book in a loosely linked series of anthologies about the twenty-first-century family, How to Expect What You’re Not Expecting follows Somebody’s Child, Nobody’s Mother, and Nobody’s Father, essay collections about adoption and childless adults. Together, these four books challenge readers to re-examine traditional definitions of the concept of “family.”

Author Jessica Hiemstra,Lisa Martin-DeMoor
Isbn 1771510226
Genre Literary Collections
Year 2013-09-17
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF

The complete why, when, and how-to guide for parenting a one-year-old. When will my 13-month-old start to walk? Shouldn’t my 14-month-old be talking already? How can I get my picky eater to pick something besides pasta? Sure, I can ignore a tantrum at home—but what am I supposed to do in the middle of the mall? Why does my toddler have such a hard time sharing? Taking turns? Playing nicely? When should we break the bottle habit . . . and what about the pacifier? How do I get my almost-two-year-old to settle down for bed—and stay asleep all night? Just in time for those first steps, here’s the next step in What to Expect. Picking up the action at baby’s first birthday, What to Expect the Second Year is the complete guide to the “wonder year”—twelve jam-packed months of amazing milestones, lightning-speed learning, and endless discoveries. Filled with must-have information on everything from feeding (tips to tempt picky palates) to sleep (how to get more of it), talking (decoding those first words) to behavior (defusing those first tantrums). Plus, how to keep your busy one-year-old safe and healthy.

Author Heidi Murkoff
Isbn 0761165274
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2011-04-15
Pages 540
Language English
File format PDF

This new second edition is filled with the latest, most accurate wombhood information, including comforting answers to hundreds of questions, such as • “My mother just took a sip of white wine. Am I going to end up looking like some Chernobyl baby now?” • “So far Mommy is spending most of her pregnancy in a state of stress, anxiety, and depression. Which one should she focus on?” • “I’m kicking as hard as I can, but Mom says it feels like ‘butterflies fluttering.’ Am I doing something wrong?” • “Why do my parents blast Mozart at me every night right when I’m trying to sleep?!?” • “To the nearest hundred, how many people should Mommy invite to my birth?”

Author David Javerbaum
Isbn 1588369404
Genre Humor
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

“Emily Oster is the non-judgmental girlfriend holding our hand and guiding us through pregnancy and motherhood. She has done the work to get us the hard facts in a soft, understandable way.” —Amy Schumer *Fully Revised and Updated for 2021* What to Expect When You're Expecting meets Freakonomics: an award-winning economist disproves standard recommendations about pregnancy to empower women while they're expecting. From the author of Cribsheet, a data-driven decision making guide to the early years of parenting Pregnancy—unquestionably one of the most pro­found, meaningful experiences of adulthood—can reduce otherwise intelligent women to, well, babies. Pregnant women are told to avoid cold cuts, sushi, alcohol, and coffee without ever being told why these are forbidden. Rules for prenatal testing are similarly unexplained. Moms-to-be desperately want a resource that empowers them to make their own right choices. When award-winning economist Emily Oster was a mom-to-be herself, she evaluated the data behind the accepted rules of pregnancy, and discovered that most are often misguided and some are just flat-out wrong. Debunking myths and explaining everything from the real effects of caffeine to the surprising dangers of gardening, Expecting Better is the book for every pregnant woman who wants to enjoy a healthy and relaxed pregnancy—and the occasional glass of wine.

Author Emily Oster
Isbn 1101617934
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2013-08-20
Pages 336
Language English
File format PDF

There are approximately 3,712 ways for a guy to look stupid during pregnancy - this book's here to help you avoid all(most) of them. And here's your first hint: Focus on what you can be doing for her rather than what's happening to her. She's pregnant. She knows that. You know that. And her 152 baby books tell her exactly what she can expect. Your job is to learn what you can do between the stick turning blue and the drive to the delivery room to make the next nine months go as smoothly as possible. That's where John Pfeiffer steps in. Like any good coach, he's been through it. He's dealt with the morning sickness and doctor visits, painting the baby's nursery and packing the overnight bag, choosing a name, hospital, and the color of the car-seat cover. All the while he remained positive and responsive - there with a "You're beautiful" when necessary - but assertive during the decision-making process (he didn't want to wind up with a kid named Percy). And now it's your turn. She might be having the baby, but you have plenty of responsibilities.

Author John Pfeiffer
Isbn 144050962X
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2011-03-18
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

A simple, easy-to-follow guide for staying fit while pregnant and shedding the post-baby pounds after! Being a mom is the toughest job in the world. It's difficult to take time for yourself. Now, in How to Exercise When You're Expecting, even the busiest moms can learn how to stay strong and fit during their pregnancy and lose the post-baby weight after. Lindsay Brin, a women's fitness expert and creator of #1 bestselling Moms Into Fitness DVD series, shares insider tips to: -Understanding and tackling food cravings -Exercises that are safe to perform during different stages of pregnancy -Preparing for labor through relaxation and yoga techniques -How your body and metabolism changes after childbirth -Keeping fitness and nutrition a priority when time is scarce Battle-tested through Lindsay's own pregnancies, How to Exercise When You're Expecting offers a before, during, and after guide that will get moms back in pre-baby shape-or better.

Author Lindsay Brin
Isbn 1101513454
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2011-03-29
Pages 336
Language English
File format PDF

"What a gift to new and expecting moms. You have no idea the mountain and rollercoaster you're about to embark on, but Nurture somehow gives you a peek in and gives you essential information to help ground you." –Catherine McCord, founder of Weelicious and One Potato A comprehensive and judgement-free pregnancy companion: Nurture is the only all-in-one pregnancy and birthing book for modern mothers-to-be and their partners who want a more integrative approach. Author Erica Chidi Cohen has assisted countless births and helped hundreds of families ease into their new roles through her work as a doula. Nurture covers everything from the beginning months of pregnancy to the baby's first weeks. This empowering book includes: • Supportive self-care and mindfulness exercises, trimester-specific holistic remedies, nourishing foods and recipes for every month of pregnancy, and expert tips for every birth environment. • More than 40 charming and helpful illustrations, charts, and lists can be found throughout. • Dozens of important topics that every modern mom needs to know including fetal development, making choices for a hospital, home or birth center birth, the basics of breastfeeding, tips on what to expect postpartum, and more. Nurture is an all-inclusive pregnancy and birthing guide book that gives soon-to-be mothers and their partners the information they need to make decisions, feel confident, and enjoy the beauty of creating new life. Nurture is a thoughtful and helpful gift for expecting mothers and their partners. Erica Chidi is co-founder and CEO of Loom in Los Angeles, CA. She began her work in San Francisco, volunteering as a doula within the prison system, working with pregnant inmates. She went on to build a successful doula and health education practice in Los Angeles and has been featured in Women's Health, Vogue, Goop, The Cut and Marie Claire.

Author Erica Chidi Cohen
Isbn 1452152799
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2017-10-24
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF

An approachable guide to what to eat--as opposed to what to avoid--while pregnant and nursing, to support the mother's health and the baby's development during each stage of pregnancy, with 50 recipes. New research suggests that the foods you eat during pregnancy can have lasting effects on your baby’s brain development and behavior, as well as your waistline. Drawing from the fields of medicine, nutrition, and psych­ology, this easy-­to-follow guide, which also includes 50 recipes, gives you a clear understanding of what your body really needs and how certain foods contribute to the development of a healthy and happy baby.

Author Nicole M. Avena, PhD
Isbn 1607746808
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2015-06-09
Pages 240
Language English
File format PDF

Eating Well When You're Expecting provides mums-to-be with a realistic approach to navigating healthily and deliciously through the nine months of pregnancy - at home, in the office, at Christmas, in restaurants. Thorough chapters are devoted to nutrition, weight gain, food safety, the postpartum diet, and how to eat when trying to conceive again. And the book comes with 150 contemporary, tasty and healthy recipes that feed mum and baby well, take little time to prepare and are gentle on queasy tummies. At the heart of the book are hundreds of pressing questions every mother-to-be has: Is it true I shouldn't eat any food cooked with alcohol? Will the caffeine in coffee cross into my baby's bloodstream? I'm entering my second trimester, and I'm losing weight, not gaining - help! Is all sushi off limits? How do I get enough calcium if I'm lactose intolerant? I keep dreaming about a hot fudge sundae - can I indulge? (The answer is yes!)

Author Heidi Murkoff
Isbn 1471175332
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2021-01-21
Pages 480
Language English
File format PDF

With over 7 million copies sold worldwide, WHAT TO EXPECT THE 1st YEAR is one of the world's bestselling books on infant care - and it has now been updated and revised throughout by Heidi Murkoff. This comprehensive and practical month-by-month guide clearly explains everything parents need to know - or might be worrying about - in the first year with a new baby. The book covers monthly growth and development, feeding for every age and stage, and sleep strategies that really work. It is filled with the most practical tips (how to give a bath, decode your baby's crying, what to buy for baby, and when to return to work) and the most up-to-date medical advice (the latest on vaccines, vitamins, illnesses, SIDS, safety, and more). Featuring dozens of Q&A sections, as well as a first-aid guide and charts on monthly growth and development, feeding and sleeping habits, this is the only book on infant care to address both the physical and the emotional needs of the whole family. Covering the most up-to-date knowledge, both medical and developmental, WHAT TO EXPECT THE 1st YEAR is, above all, down-to-earth and reassuring - and an invaluable aid for all parents of new babies.

Author Heidi Murkoff
Isbn 0857201727
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2010-07-15
Pages 832
Language English
File format PDF

What to Expect When You’re Black, Pregnant, and Expecting “This book stands as the modern-day guide to birthing while Black.” ―Angelina Ruffin-Alexander, certified nurse midwife, owner of Touch of Osun Midwifery Services #1 New Release in Pregnancy & Childbirth and Minority Demographic Studies, Medical Ethics, and Women's Health Nursing Written with lighthearted humor and cultural context, Oh Sis, You’re Pregnant! discusses the stages of pregnancy, labor, and motherhood as they pertain to pregnant Black women today. Tailored to today’s pregnant Black woman. In the age of social media, how do pregnant women communicate their big announcement? What are the best protective hairstyles for labor? Most importantly, how many pregnancy guides focus on issues like Black maternal birth rates and what it really looks like to be Black, pregnant, and single today? Written for the modern pregnant Black woman, Oh Sis, You’re Pregnant! is the essential what to expect when you're expecting guide to understanding pregnancy from a millennial Black mom’s point of view. Interviews, stories, and advice for pregnant women. Written by Black Moms Blog founder, Shanicia Boswell, Oh Sis, You’re Pregnant! tackles hard topics in a way that truly resonate with modern Black moms. With stories from her experiences through pregnancy, labor, and motherhood, and lessons learned as a mother at twenty-two, Oh Sis, You’re Pregnant! focuses on the common knowledge Black pregnant mothers should consider when having their first baby. It also shares topics beneficial to pregnant Black women on their second, third, or fourth born. Inside you’ll find answers to questions like, how: • Do I financially plan for my birth? • Can I maintain my relationship and friendships during motherhood? • Will I self-advocate for my rights in a world that already views me as less than? If you enjoyed books like Medical Apartheid, 50 Things To Do Before You Deliver, The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy, or Birthing Justice, then you’ll love Oh Sis, You’re Pregnant!

Author Shanicia Boswell
Isbn 1642504998
Genre Medical
Year 2021-03-16
Pages 299
Language English
File format PDF

Bailey Summers is very good at taking care of herself. So good, in fact, that she shuts others out with very little effort. But when her brother and his partner want a child, she pushes out of her comfort zone and offers to be their surrogate. It’s just nine months out of her life, right? Right. Because of course when she’s struggling with morning sickness, she encounters the hottest man she’s ever met. To make matters worse, he’s the new bartender at her popular bar. Rick Cassidy comes with his own complications. He’s a middle school teacher taking a summer job as a bartender to help out his brother’s family. His brother is in a rehab hospital after colliding with a drunk driver, and Rick is trying to help them make ends meet. He’s just out of a relationship himself, with a woman who couldn’t handle him spending so much time caring for his brother. So what’s he doing eyeballing his boss, the boss of a job he needs? But late nights, close quarters and second-trimester hormones overrule better judgement, and complications intertwine. This is definitely not what they were expecting.

Author MJ Fredrick
Isbn
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-05-18
Pages 260
Language English
File format PDF

Congratulations, insect parents-to-be! You re about to meet your squirmy, wormy bundles of joy. They re called larvae. Read this book to find out where to lay your eggs, how many babies to expect, what they ll eat, and how to keep them safe from harm. Whether you re a butterfly or a bee, a moth or a fly, a beetle or even a bloodsucking mosquito, you ll find answers to all your parenting questions here.

Author Bridget Heos
Isbn 0761372636
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2011-04-01
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

This book is a translation of 'What to Expect When You are Expecting' by Heidi Murkoff. This book is read by 93% of women who are pregnant or are planning pregnancy. It was named one of the most influential books of the last 25 years. This edition is filled with must-have information, advice, insight, and tips for a new generation of moms and dads. It answers every conceivable question the expectant parents could have, including dozens of new ones based on the ever-changing pregnancy and birthing practices and choices they face. Advice for dads is fully integrated throughout the book. All medical coverage is completely updated, including the latest on prenatal screening and the safety of medications during pregnancy. It's filled with the most up-to-date information reflecting not only what's new in pregnancy, but also what's relevant to pregnant women. Heidi Murkoff has written 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 fetal development section in each of the monthly chapters. Overflowing with tips, helpful hints, and humor, this 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.

Author Heidi Murkoff
Isbn 9352782054
Genre Health & Fitness
Year
Pages 410
Language English
File format PDF

What To REALLY Expect, When Expecting. is a crash course guide, on pregnancy. If youre looking for any medical guidance what so ever, this is not that book! And if a little thought of a vagina upsets you, then this book is not for you. Do not get me wrong, I love kids so friking much, but I fucking hated every single second of pregnancy! It didnt help that all my pregnancy books I owned left out a few major details on pregnancy. In this book, I will fill in a few of those details that some books wont tell you.

Author Terrin Granlund
Isbn 1514485419
Genre Self-Help
Year 2016-07-29
Pages 60
Language English
File format PDF

This book is a translation of 'What to Expect When You are Expecting' by Heidi Murkoff. This book is read by 93% of women who are pregnant or are planning pregnancy. It was named one of the most influential books of the last 25 years. This edition is filled with must-have information, advice, insight, and tips for a new generation of moms and dads. It answers every conceivable question the expectant parents could have, including dozens of new ones based on the ever-changing pregnancy and birthing practices and choices they face. Advice for dads is fully integrated throughout the book. All medical coverage is completely updated, including the latest on prenatal screening and the safety of medications during pregnancy. It's filled with the most up-to-date information reflecting not only what's new in pregnancy, but also what's relevant to pregnant women. Heidi Murkoff has written 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 fetal development section in each of the monthly chapters. Overflowing with tips, helpful hints, and humor, this 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.

Author Heidi Murkoff
Isbn 9352782038
Genre Health & Fitness
Year
Pages 410
Language English
File format PDF