The practical, comforting, honest, and hilarious bestseller for moms-to-be, with more than one and a half million copies in print! Your doctor gives you medical advice. Your mother buys you baby clothes. But who can give you the real skinny when you’re pregnant? Your girlfriends, of course—at least, the ones who’ve been through the exhilaration and exhaustion, the agony and ecstasy of pregnancy. Four-time delivery room veteran Vicki Iovine talks to you the way only a best friend can—in the book that will go the whole nine months for every mother-to-be. In this revised and updated edition, get the lowdown on all those little things that are too strange or embarrassing to ask, practical tips, and hilarious takes on everything pregnant. What really happens to your body—from morning sickness and gas to eating everything in sight—and what it’s like to go from being a babe to having one. The Many Moods of Pregnancy—why you’re so irritable/distracted/tired/lightheaded (or at least more than usual). Staying Stylish—You may be pregnant, but you can still be the fashionista you’ve always been (or at least you don’t have to look like a walking beachball)—wearing the hippest designers and proudly showing off your bump. Pregnancy is Down To a Science—from in vitro fertilization to scheduled c-sections, there are so many options, alternatives, and scientific tests to take that being pregnant can be downright confusing! And much more! For a reassuring voice or just a few good belly laughs, turn to this straight-talking guide on what to really expect when you’re expecting.
A revised edition of a best-selling reference features twenty-five-percent new material and the original work's trademark combination of humorous and down-to-earth advice, in a resource that features a wealth of anecdotal tips on everything from maternity clothes and pregnancy sex to birthing options and postpartum recovery. Original. 100,000 first printing.
With a combined total of over 300,000 Girlfriends' Guides in print, Vicki Iovine offers the kind of tongue-in-cheek humor and straight-from-the-hip advice that has made her one of today's most popular authorities on child rearing. Now she takes the next step in the Girlfriends series by helping mothers deal with that mysterious, baffling, often adorable and frequently alarming being their baby has become--a toddler.
Any woman looking for accurate, reliable, and authoritative information from a reliable source will surely appreciate this pregnancy book from the world-class Mayo Clinic. There are hundreds of pages of in depth information that new parents will find useful and informative. Features include week-by-week updates on baby’s growth as well as month-by-month changes that mom can expect and a forty-week pregnancy calendar as well as a symptom guide and a review of important pregnancy decisions. In this illustrated book you’ll also find pre-pregnancy advice: how to get pregnant in the first place and once you are pregnant, meal planning tips, healthy exercise, safe medication use, and general parenthood advice. This pregnancy book is the result of the efforts of a collective team of pregnancy experts who find nothing in medicine more exciting and satisfying than the birth of a healthy child with a healthy mother. Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is an essential pregnancy resource for parents-to-be.
Month by Month, Everything You Need to Know from America's Baby Experts
Author: Martha Sears,William Sears
Publisher: Little, Brown
Category: Health & Fitness
From "the man who remade motherhood" (Time) comes the definitive guide to having a healthy pregnancy--and a healthy baby. THE HEALTHY PREGNANCY BOOK guides expectant mothers and fathers through all stages of pregnancy from preconception through birth, focusing on how to enhance the health of mother and baby. In this uniquely authoritative and comprehensive month-by-month guide, the Searses address emotional and physical changes that take place during pregnancy, baby's brain development, healthy pregnancy habits, pregnancy superfoods, optimal weight gain, fitness, managing stress, sleep, choosing the right healthcare provider, birthing choices, the transition into parenthood, engaging personal stories, and more. Overflowing with the most up-to-date information, digestible and doable tips, and advice for every worry--and written in the Searses' trademark reassuring tone that makes their books long-term bestsellers--THE HEALTHY PREGNANCY BOOK is the must-have resource to fit the greater demands of today's savvy parents.
The enhanced ebook edition of Mommy IQ includes 11 exclusive video clips and a collection of audio discussions where Rosie Pope levels with you on the challenges of pregnancy. Travel with Rosie from her maternity boutique to her home and get personal advice on topics from what to wear while pregnant to how to handle difficult subjects like intimacy during pregnancy, prenatal testing, and learning the baby’s sex. Rosie’s own doctor, Dr. Amos Grunebaum, and husband Daron also lend their unique perspectives on topics like: the questions a pregnant woman should ask her doctor and how to make your partner feel included in the experience, and more. Rosie Pope, pregnancy expert, maternity fashion designer, and star of Bravo's hit show Pregnant in Heels offers an all-encompassing guide to pregnancy. What's your Mommy IQ? Every mom-to-be wants a perfect, healthy pregnancy. But as the nine months start to fly by, it's easy for new parents to become overwhelmed and intimidated by the mountains of information and advice available. Enter pregnancy expert Rosie Pope. With her signature style, humor, and razor-sharp expertise, Rosie offers women the ultimate guide to these unique nine months ahead. Chapter by chapter and month by month, Rosie helps women raise their own Mommy IQ by telling them exactly what's going on with their baby, their body, and their partner. Tackling everything that might weigh on a new mom's mind— from prenatal testing and ultrasounds, to setting nutrition and exercise goals, to creating a birth plan—Rosie guides new parents with humor and been-there insights, and plenty of medical facts and advice from renowned experts and doctors to back it all up. Through practical checklists, sidebars, and her own personal stories, Rosie shares the tips, tricks, and secrets that will ease moms from that initial nerve-racking checkup through the first sleepless nights at home with a new baby. The ultimate must-have guide for any mom-to-be, Rosie Pope's Mommy IQ will give women the confidence they need to stay healthy, keep relationships strong, and even laugh a little when the going gets tough. Please note that due to the large file size of these special features this enhanced e-book may take longer to download then a standard e-book.
Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong - And What You Really Need to Know
Author: Emily Oster
Category: Business & Economics
An award-winning social scientist uses economic tools to challenges popular misconceptions about pregnancy to counsel women on how to navigate contradictory and extreme abstinence-style advice to promote empowerment, reduce risks and enable practical choices.
Everything You Need to Know about Natural Pregnancy and Childbirth
Author: Allison Hill
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Category: Health & Fitness
A fresh perspective on traditional and natural pregnancies/childbirth, addressing the biggest myths and realities, highlighting the medical data behind the most common questions from patients who are looking to achieve a natural pregnancy, explaining the most common medical interventions and how to avoid them safely, and offering tips on how to select a health-care provider and birth setting that helps to achieve your goal of natural childbirth.
A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy
Author: Angela Garbes
Category: Health & Fitness
A candid, feminist, and personal deep dive into the science and culture of pregnancy and motherhood Like most first-time mothers, Angela Garbes was filled with questions when she became pregnant. What exactly is a placenta and how does it function? How does a body go into labor? Why is breast best? Is wine totally off-limits? But as she soon discovered, it’s not easy to find satisfying answers. Your obstetrician will cautiously quote statistics; online sources will scare you with conflicting and often inaccurate data; and even the most trusted books will offer information with a heavy dose of judgment. To educate herself, the food and culture writer embarked on an intensive journey of exploration, diving into the scientific mysteries and cultural attitudes that surround motherhood to find answers to questions that had only previously been given in the form of advice about what women ought to do—rather than allowing them the freedom to choose the right path for themselves. In Like a Mother, Garbes offers a rigorously researched and compelling look at the physiology, biology, and psychology of pregnancy and motherhood, informed by in-depth reportage and personal experience. With the curiosity of a journalist, the perspective of a feminist, and the intimacy and urgency of a mother, she explores the emerging science behind the pressing questions women have about everything from miscarriage to complicated labors to postpartum changes. The result is a visceral, full-frontal look at what’s really happening during those nine life-altering months, and why women deserve access to better care, support, and information. Infused with humor and born out of awe, appreciation, and understanding of the female body and its strength, Like a Mother debunks common myths and dated assumptions, offering guidance and camaraderie to women navigating one of the biggest and most profound changes in their lives.
What Doctors Don't Tell You, What Corporations Try to Sell You, and How to Put Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Before Their Bottom Line
Author: Jennifer Margulis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
An investigation into the business side of pregnancy and early childhood reveals how health care for parents and babies is being undermined by commercial interests, explaining how profit margins are leading to such consequences as potty training delays, prevalent cesareans, reduced breastfeeding and high mortality rates.
Discusses the physical, emotional, and social challenges that can occur during pregnancy, from dealing with morning sickness and weight gain to feuding with one's family over the baby's name to suspecting that one's husband is having an affair. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Are you going to become a new mom? It is the of the biggest, happiest, and scariest experience of your life! There is so much excitement and anticipation for the baby to come. And the next thought being of fear of going through pregnancy and what to expect. Your family and friends will tell you all of the great parts of pregnancy, such as the first time you feel your baby kick and getting to hear his or her heartbeat. But no one really prepares you for the not so pretty parts of pregnancy, labor, and post pregnancy. This is why this book was created. I want you to know what is to come during your pregnancy. I want you to be informed about what will or could happen. Knowing everything that will happen during your pregnancy will put your mind at ease and also let you know that your experiences are normal (nothing is wrong with you). It will also make your pregnancy a more enjoyable and relaxing experience. So if you are going to be a new mom and want to know what you really can expect during your pregnancy then get this book! I know it will be a great help!
A Candid, Week-by-Week Guide to the Unexpected Joys, Raging Hormones, and Common Experiences of Pregnancy
Author: Stacy Quarty,Miriam Greene, M.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Category: Health & Fitness
You're pregnant. It's exciting, and a little scary, and you are discovering that your body is doing things that you have never heard about or read about in any pregnancy manual. It would be great if your best girlfriend was going through this with you, but if not, Stacy Quarty is here to give you the truth about pregnancy - raging hormones and all. Stacy takes readers, week-by-week, through what she was experiencing and thinking about her pregnancy, her body, her husband, and more. She discusses the symptoms of the week (morning sickness, hemorrhoids, enormous breasts); experiences of girlfriends; and anecdotes on everything from cravings to c-sections. An extensive Q&A section includes questions from real women that are embarrassing, odd, and unusual and may include just the question you've been too nervous to ask yourself. Throughout the book Dr. Miriam Greene provides a dose of a medical perspective on the adventure of pregnancy. With warmth, humor, and no shame, Frankly Pregnant takes the myth and mystery out of pregnancy and really tells it like it is.
An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything in Between
Author: Ann Douglas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Health & Fitness
Whether you?re an expectant parent or you?re just thinking about it, this comprehensive guide features a nonbossy, fresh, and fun approach to the greatest adventure life has to offer. Based on the best advice from over 100 Canadian parents, this information is served up with a uniquely Canadian spin. Never one to shy away from the tough topics, Ann Douglas addresses the concerns that all parents have to consider when facing pregnancy. With over 225,000 ?Mother of All? books sold in Canada, Ann Douglas provides the inside scoop on what it?s really like to have a baby The straight goods on preparing your body for pregnacy Practical advice on how to increase your chances for conceiving quickly The top ten worries for each trimester -- with a hefty dose of reassurance A glossary of pregnancy -- and birth-related terms A sneak peek of life after baby This book is the manual for those looking for real-world advice to help them during all the stages of pregnancy, from conception to birth and all that can occur throughout!