Book Reviews of Your Pregnancy Week-by-Week

Your Pregnancy Week-by-Week
Your Pregnancy Week-by-Week
Author: Glade B Curtis
ISBN-13: 9781555610241
ISBN-10: 1555610242
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 408
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Fisher Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
excellent book, esp. for first time moms but helps assure even the third time mom in my experiences. detailed and thorough. literally is week by week as the title suggests.
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I really like this series much better than the "What to Expect". This has more pictures and is broken up differently with more details. I was able to get get more excited during the pregnancy.
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An excellent guide, especially for first-time pregnant moms and dads. We used it to track every week -- now the baby is the size of a raisin! Now a blueberry!
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A great guide. I didn't care if it was my second baby - I still like to follow the progress of my pregnancy. Now that he's here and healthy, I'd love to share this with another mom!
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This book was wonderful while I was expecting my first child. It went into much more detail than what to expect so it was nice to read both and really see and read about what was going on. I reccommend it to any expecting mother.
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A very interesting week-by-week guide to fetal development as well as changes in mom's body. Full of helpful tips and other information. I often found myself reading ahead! I liked that it was broken down by week, so I didn't have to wait so long between chapters!
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I really like this series much better than the "What to Expect". This has more pictures and is broken up differently with more details.
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Helpful Score: 2
Good reference book for a new mom-to-be
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This is a MUST have for a first time mom. I used it almost every day. It has so much more than the month by month style books!
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Helpful Score: 2
very comprehensive, easy to understand, lots of illustrations, comes with a cd.
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book when I was pregnant with my first child. I found it to be much easier to read and more helpful than What to Expect When You're Expecting. Now I'm pregnant with my second child, and I still find it very useful. My 6-year-old daughter enjoys looking at the pictures of the developing baby, and asks me to read bits to her. I was given a duplicate copy of this book, otherwise I would not be posting it here.
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The best pregnancy book of them all.
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I have four children and read this book throughout each pregnancy, cover to cover. I loved reading each week as I went through my pregnancies.
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I loved being able to follow along during my pregnancy to learn how my unborn baby was changing and developing! It was fun to sit down with my husband each week and find out what our little bean was doing!
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A must have for all who are pregnant, I used it for all 4 of mine.
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Answers and Questions on everything. Including diet, exercise, pre-existing medical conditions, labor, weight gain, and much much more.
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In the category of pregnancy reads, I would say this is one of my favorites and most useful books. In the category of weekly updates of what is most likely happening in your pregnancy, this is by far the best book of it's kind. I had so many recommendations to read a different book that has been around, but I am so glad that I found this one, in comparison the "other" book has nothing on this one. When curious about this book in it's republication, I found several negative reviews that talked about how it could cause a person to become neurotic knowing all the possible things that can go wrong. Really, what I can tell you from reading this cover to cover, is that it definitely has information on a bit of everything, most plausible diseases and complications. When I was reading this, if I came to a section on smoking mothers, it obviously did not apply to me, so I skipped over it. Same with other categories such as ethnic specific diseases and so on.

I find that this book is a wealth of information. Reading through can tell you plausible things to go wrong, but it also tells you all the miracles that are occurring step by step along the way. There are drawings that show about what the development looks like for your babies stage. There are fabulous exercise suggestions for each week and I would easily say that this is medically current and a comprehensive guide. With my background in nursing I would suggest this book highly.
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I found this book to be extemely helpful! During my first pregnancy, I read and read, but kept returning to this book. What a wonderful resource it was for me, week by week!
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I did not wind up using this book during my pregnancy. I do have one complaint about the book. It covers "itching" by saying that a lot of women get it and it's caused by your skin stretching. They then go on to say that it may only occur when you are pregnant and then also when you take oral contraceptives. Well, taking oral contraceptives wouldn't cause your skin to stretch, would it? That means there must be some other reason you are itching - something related to pregnancy hormones. Well, there is. It's called ICP - intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. It's a real condition and if you itch while pregnant, you should be tested for it. Check www.itchymoms.com. By no means does every itchy pregnant woman have ICP, but don't allow your doctor to dismiss you cavalierly.
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This book is great. I was able to read weekly about the changes I would go through and how my baby was developing. It was great to know what to expect during my pregnancy because the doctor's visits are far between till the last trimester, and those visits are brief and you don't have a lot of time to ask all your questions.
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Wonderful book! Gives a week by week guideline of what changes to expect. Very helpful and informative.
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Absolutely loved following my 1st pregnancy with this book.
There are graphics to show the development each step of the way...
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Provided a lot of info/answered questions during my pregnancy.
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Very helpful during pregnancy. I used it straight from the beginning all the way to the end.
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Excellent book for pregnant moms who just can't get enough information about her pregnancy.
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It was fun to read this book throughout my pregnancies each week to see what was going on in there.
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I would never have gotten through my prenancies without this book!
Each week you will learn about:
Your baby's growth and development
How your activities and actions affect your baby
Medicines and medical tests
Health precautions and illnesses
Special considerations
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A good read but a bit to wordy for me, I just wanted answers and it goes into a ton of details. So if you like details go for it.
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Great book to go through each week of pregnancy.
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I found this book to be very comprehensive and informative. I enjoyed the week by week format as well. It was pretty good about thoroughly explaining any medical terms used, and I did find it to be quite helpful in understanding what was going on with my pregnancy. I would recommend it to any pregnant woman, but definitely to a first timer like myself.
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I really enjoyed the week by week guide compared to the What to Expect when Expecting which is only a month by month guide. I was too anxious to wait for the next month.
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Excellent reference book.
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I loved this book. It tells you the size your baby is for that week. I carried around a bean when my baby was that size. It was really neat. I didn't feel like my moodiness or tiredness was just me. I knew that is was normalk to feel this way in pregnancy.

MUST have for every woman pregnant for the first time!!
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Very helpful and informative for the first time mother.
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I really liked this book. I looked forward to seeing what each new week had to offer, especially the pictures of the baby's development each week. I found it very helpful!
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Great illustrations to the text. Great for any pregnancy.
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Tons of information on Pregnancy, fetal development and lots of extras!
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I used this book daily during my pregnancies. Not 'preachy' but very informative and useful.
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I loved these Week by Week books - both the pregnancy book and the Baby's First Year book. The weeks don't always exactly correspond with where you or your child are at, but it is still very helpful to have a general idea of developmental stages. I especially enjoyed the pictures in actual size that depict typical fetus growth. It really makes it all seem very real!
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The million-copy bestselling doctor-authored pregnancy book.
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My husband and I really like this book. We pick it up periodically (at least once a week) to check out my progress. Very inofrmative.
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This is a great book for anyone who will be a first time mom.
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Good book for first-time moms. Goes thru gestational age week-by-week with pictures of what your baby looks like in utero. Only criticism....not medical in any sense.
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this is actually a hardcover 4th edition not the 5th. No jacket cover. Good condition.
It really helped me watch how my baby was growing every week. I thought it was really cool to see what/how a baby develops over time. Loved this book.
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This book is chock-full of information... maybe TOO MUCH of it. On the one hand, it gives a detailed description of the developing baby week by week, as the title implies. This I loved. But every week the authors include fairly detailed information about a new possible negative development that could end with your pregnancy or with the chance of having a healthy baby. The first trimester I looked forward to each new chapter to know what was going on with my baby. However, reading week after week every conceivable thing that COULD go wrong but in the majority of cases NEVER do was kind of paralyzing. To make it worse, they don't include statistics about the frequency with which these abnormalities occur in real life, which leaves the mother-to-be with the impression that doom is lurking just around the corner. I stopped reading the book at the 29th week.

On another note, the authors give a dire warning to women who are planning of having a home birth. They say that it's an extremely unsafe and dangerous practice, and should not be done under any circumstances. Although I did give birth in a hospital (and dreading every minute of the experience) I plan on giving birth to my second child (whenever that happens!) at home. I've met quite a few women who have done it, under proper medical care, and everything turned out wonderfully --including VBACs. My advice is: IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO HAVE A NATURAL CHILDBIRTH, WITHOUT THE COMPLETE HOSPITAL PROTOCOL (that includes pitucin, IV, epidural, episiotomy, no eating, etc.) DO NOT READ THIS BOOK. Better read "Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Natural Childbirth".
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This was one of my favorites during pregnancy I remember borrowing it from the library over and over again! Definitly one for your must read keeper pile during pregnancy.
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informative and useful for a week by week study of what to expect, what to think about and questions you may have to go over with your doc.
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This book goes into GREAT detail! I have really enjoyed becoming more knowledgable.
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Excellent book. Helped me a lot when I was pregnant! Gives week by week info.
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This book was VERY helpful during my pregnancy; I highly recommend it to all expecting mama's and papa's.
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Calming effect
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This was a great book. I enjoyed reading each week to see where I was in my pregnancy.
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A must have informational book for pregnancy! A great help!
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This book is a great information source for what to expect week by week during your pregnancy. It has pictures, measurements and gives you a very good idea about what your baby looks like each week - from the time you find out you may be pregnant! I used this book with both of my pregnancies and found it helpful each time.
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AWESOME-Loved looking at each week to know where I was at. VERY INFORMATIVE
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Very helpful book with great pictures!
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Very informational!
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Loved it!!!!! Great illustrations of chages in fetus throughout pregnancy.
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Some interesting content, week by week approach is good.
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Very informative!
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good guide
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AWESOME BOOK!!!
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This is a book that details events and concerns, week by week, throughout an average pregnancy. I liked this book--I found it much easier to read and less fear inspiring than the "What to expect" series.

The back cover of my copy has a bend in the cover. It's not bad, and it won't impair the reading, but there is a crease there. It's not mint condition, but it's not excessively worn, either.
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I loved the week-by-week format. Since I was only reading about what to expect for the current week, I didn't have any "spoilers", and I was able to stay informed while still experiencing everything as it happened, instead of anticipating the next development. This book was surprisingly detailed and full of immediately useful information (how to get a good night's sleep once it starts getting difficult), larger issues to consider as your pregnancy progresses (like how much a baby is going to cost), and surprising information (How is pregnancy weight distributed? only 7-1/2 lbs is baby!). This book focuses on the positive aspects of pregnancy and how to intelligently manage everything that comes up, so I found that it reassured me (as opposed to worrying me by emphasizing everything that can go wrong). I found it comforting and greatly helpful.
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someone gave to me and i already had a differant one.