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What to Expect When You're Expecting (3rd Edition)
What to Expect When You're Expecting - 3rd Edition
Author: Heidi Murkoff
ISBN-13: 9780761121329
ISBN-10: 0761121323
Publication Date: 4/1/2002
Pages: 624
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3.8 stars, based on 586 ratings
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Book Type: Paperback
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Personally, I think there is no better reference for a woman who is pregnant. Granted, they are a little paranoid about some things (such as taking medications and what you eat, etc.) but overall the information is very helpful, particularly with its question & answer format. I highly recommend this book.
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Most women consider this the pregnancy Bible. :] I have read it with each of my pregnancies and while I don't agree with a lot of the "do what the doctor says every time" mentality, it does have some great info about each stage of pregnancy and what the baby is doing, etc. I enjoyed it for that part.
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I think that this book is one of the worst pregnancy books that I have ever read! Every chapter is full of what can go wrong with your baby, the pregnancy and birth. Yes it does have lots of pregnancy info. But it represented so negatively, and doesn't even come close to representing the wonder, joy, beauty, and anticipation that should be felt by expectant moms.

My favorite pregnancy book is the Mayo Clinic Guide to Pregnancy. I read this book during my first pregnancy, and I though it was great, answering all my questions, but it also made me depressed and scared. It wasn't until my next child that I got other books to compare to it. There are many other books that are far, far better than this one.
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I hated this book. I tell everyone I know who's pregnant never to read it. It focuses so much on every little thing being a sign of disaster, almost all of which are the mother's fault for not eating the right thing/sleeping the right way/whatever. There is no joy in this book, only gloom. Try the Sears & Sears Baby Book instead!
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As a natural childbirth educator in training and a normal birth advocate, I cannot endorse this book. While there is some very good information, there is a definite bent toward extremely "medical" childbirth.
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This is not called 'the pregnancy bible' for nothing! It has info for all situations you might encounter and is a great resource for all your 'what if's'.
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I used this book 2 times, once with my first child then, with my second. I found it really helpful and easy to use when i was looking up something. It takes you month by month, and thats how i would recomend reading it. Plus, its a great book to have for reviewing the important stuuf you might have forgotten.
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More like, 'What to Fear When You're Expecting'. Don't recommend. Better to get a book by Sheila Kitzinger or Ina May Gaskin.
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Absolutely essential reading when you are expecting. Includes decent coverage of twin/multiple pregnancies as well.
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Every new mom needs this!!! Answers questions before, during, and after the birth of your baby.
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The pregnancy bible! A month-by-month guide, full of answers to all your questions! Very reassuring to know that you're not the only one suffering from all the weird symptoms!
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This book is kind of vague. It is also set up to prepare you for a hospital birth instead of a natural one.
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As a first time mom, this book was an invaulable resource to me as I went through pregnancy. There were so many questions in the book asked by other moms that were the same questions I had. I read this book constantly when I was pregnant and have given it as a gift to many friends who were pregnant for the first time.
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Was very helpful during my pregnancy! Straight-forward and informative. A good read for parents-to-be.
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An old standby, and just as helpful the 3rd time around as it was the 1st!
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Great book for all new Moms - especially first timers.
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This is a fantastic book for any expectant parents to read. There is a lot of useful information regarding many topics.
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A good basic book about the first months. It does, however, minimize the "discomforts" of pregnancy (especially in that third trimester) and provides an unrealistic view of the options available to birthing mothers during labor and delivery (take note if you live in a small town). A good book, but not the definitive resource on pregnancy.
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All the standard medical advice in one place, and many details about what is happening to you and your baby. For that, it is good. However, I would recommend looking into more natural ways of dealing with pregnancy and childbirth. Pregnancy is not an illness--it's a natural process for most women, and doesn't need the medical interventions most of us come to expect with any pregnancy in America.
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I didn't really like the way this book emphasizes the mother's weight so much. There are many more important issues to focus on that would give the book a more positive bent. There was plenty of good information, but none that cannot be gleaned from surfing the internet or looking at other childbirth books. I also wish it had more information and guidance about unmedicated birth, which is best for the baby.
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Very comprehensive month-by-month information. Tons of information. Very helpful
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I found this book both helpful and terrifying. I have not given birth yet, but felt I should read the whole book in order to prepare myself. BIG MISTAKE! The book offers insight on many medical maladies (most of which are incredibly rare) and all of this medical knowledge made me paranoid about all of the horrible things that could possibly be wrong with my unborn child. Also, I didn't find out I was pregnant until I was 20 weeks pregnant, and the book doesn't really take situations like mine into account. The information early in the book is referenced repeatedly and I ended up reading it, though a lot of it didn't apply to me. Each pregnancy is different, and I feel that I would be a lot less paranoid if I hadn't read this great reference.
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This book was helpful in giving a general idea of what to expect. But please know that it is not going to contain everything to be expected. Everyone is individual and can experience more or less, or none of what is mentioned. The book also briefly discusses what is happening in the womb, which is really neat! Congratulations, if you are expecting a miracle!
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Awesome book for the first time mom ! A Classic.
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This is the definitive pregnancy guidebook, written in easy-to-read format. It delivers on what its title promises, giving information on what you can expect throughout your pregnancy. It is a very helpful book.
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I used this every day during my pregnancies with my three children. I would highly recommend this to any pregnant women that has doubts and fears about her pregnancy.
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A very good book for the first-time mom-to-be.
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Month by month information on pregnancy. It's good if you have the typical problems at the typical time. If your pregnancy isn't "textbook" you may have to dig for information. For example, I have severe all day nausea during my 2nd trimester. Not the typical first trimester morning sickness. So I had to go look in the earlier months to get advice on morning sickness.
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Very informative. I used it through both of my pregnancies.
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Most moms have heard of this book so it practically needs no review! If you haven't though, it is sort of a pregnancy "bible"! It proceeds by month of your pregnancy and continues with information on postpartum period, fathers and your next baby, for example. It is a very useful book, particularly for your first pregnancy (when there are no kids to distract you from reading it cover to cover!). I don't remember encountering anything in my own pregnancies that this book didn't cover to some degree. EXCELLENT book!
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Very informative, covering many topics I had not previously considered. Includes recipes that "help insure a healthy baby and mother", plus month by month anylsis of development of baby and changes the mother can expect. Also, common tests performed during pregnancy and the issues of the first 6 weeks postpartum. Perfect for a first time mom-to-be or as a new, detailed view for repeat moms.
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Very informative. Brief in content per subject.
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The must have book for all pregnant women. #1 pregnancy book.
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Classic pregnancy guide. A must for every mother-to-be.
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Some of it is pretty scary--focusing on everything that could go wrong in pregnancy. But otherwise, a pretty good manual of what goes on those nine months.
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At this point, this book is pretty much required reading for pregnancy. Seriously... they should just issue you a copy as you walk into the OB's office! But they don't so I'm lising it here. The book is arranged by months of pregnancy, so you know... "what to expect"... and also has a very good index for looking up particular symptoms. It will not, however, tell you when the baby is coming. I know this because I keep looking for a book that will do that. Apparently, it is still up to God. LOL But in the meantime, take it from a mom of 7... you DO need a good pregnancy book as a guide so that you and your OB can be friends (as opposed to the enemy who keeps clogging his phone lines). This is the book for you.
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Went to 2 preg with this book. It is a great reference tool. Answered almost all my questions. If you are preg...you need this book!
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Great information about pregnancy and what to expect. Very medical oriented.
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I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who is expecting. I loved it and for my first pregnancy (he's 12 now) and my 2nd (the baby just turned 4!!!) And they just keep revising it! Can it get any better??
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Expectant moms MUST have this book!
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Excellent reference for each stage of your pregnancy. Wouldn't have been without it.
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A must have if your pregnant, answers all your questions.
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Great info, Heavily geared towards Hospital birth.
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This was the usual first purchase when you found out you were pregnant before this market totally expanded. It has pretty good information for a basic introduction, but is very in keeping with mainstream medical thinking.
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It's informative, but can also make you very paranoid, so I would suggest using it as a resource, but not a pregnancy bible!
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This is the best pregnancy book ever!
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"This excellent book should be required reading...For expectant parent."
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While the format is friendly, this book is not my favorite book for pregnant mamas to read. Some of the information is presented in a rather alarmist way and complementary therapies are either not discussed or discouraged. Try "The Pregnancy Book" by William & Martha Sears, or "Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn" by Penny Simkin for a more balanced read. Pregnancy is not a disease, don't read books that promote fear!

from a midwife, mother of 6
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American's pregnancy bible. Complete info on choosing a caregiver, prenatal diagnosis, exercise, childbirth options, second pregnancies, twins, have a c-section and practical tips for coping with common pregnancy symptoms.
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This is the best pregnancy book to have. It gives excellent, detailed information and advice, and has a great month-by-month guide.
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This book helped give me an overview of what was going on! I think I read almost every book about being pregnant!
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Every pregnant momma needs one of these.
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I found this book to be very helpful during all three of my pregnancies. I think it is a must have for any woman who is pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
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One of the pregnancy bibles . . .
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The best comprehensive guide to pregnancy that I found. It was my "Bible" for 9 months!
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A great resource for the first-time expectant mom (and dad)
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This book is great. It has helped me through 3 pregnancies and has a lot of information. It has answered a lot of questions I've had during pregnancy.
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Excellent book for the expectant mother. I went and bought this each time I was pregnant.
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Great book for the pregnant. Just don't take it too seriously.
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A must have for new parents. It answers almost any question that you might have.
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This book was a god send. If I wasn't done having babies I wouldn't sell it! But I want to pass it on. It has to be a classic for pregrant women. It answers questions with warmth and humor. You know you will be alright!
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A great help for first time Mothers!
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It is a book that trains you, prepares you to know what the Dr. is going to do. It does not give you alternatives that are very common now, and it does not account to why you must have certain tests done.
It is very hospital friendly, meaning it will make all hospitals happy if all their patients would just comply with their impositions.
It is better to read a book that has the benefit of the mother and child in mind rather than the comfort of the Doctor and his/her staff.
I recommend to read Bradley Method of Child birth.
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Great for first-time moms!
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I loved this book, I read it faithfully while I was expecting, it was very helpful and wriiten in an easy to read format. It was divided into sections that were easy to follow along with during different stages of pregnancy.
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Great book! Answers any questions you might have while pregnant! A must for every pregnant woman.
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This book is the must have pregnancy book!!! Soooooo informative and easy to understand.
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I loved this book, a wonderful resource for first time mothers. It walks you through month by month.
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Invaluable for the first-time expecting parent.
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The pregnancy guide that reassuringly answers the concerns of mothers- and fathers-to-be, from the planning stage through postpartum, in a clear, comprehensive month-by-month format.
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This book has become a "must have" for every expecting mother. The book gives basic information on almost everything related to your pregnancy. Divded by months it serves as a quick and informative reference.
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A must have reference for the new expectant Mom!
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This is a must-have for anyone that wants to know what's going on during all the different stages of pregnancy. It's got TONS of information, advice, and tips - helpful to ANYONE who's new (or new again!) to having a baby.
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Very handy to have for your first pregnancy!
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Must have pregnancy manual. Can't really comment as I wound up not having a baby so it didn't apply to me, but everyone else I know relied on it during their first pregnancy....
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I found this book to be immensely helpful to me during my first pregnancy, and I'd recommend it to anyone. I read a little of it every night as I went to bed. I found it fascinating to learn about the developmental stages of my son during each week and month.
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This is the most important book to own during your pregnancy! I referenced this for every twitch, pain, or weird "symptom" that came up. Get it for ANY expecting mom!
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The bible of pregnancy. This book was great!!
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I really enjoyed reading this as I anxiously and excitedly awaited the birth of my first child.
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I have had 3 children, and this book is never far from my bedside when I am pregnant!! It includes details about everything, from how the baby is progressing, to what things I will be feeling and experiencing! I could not recommend a book more highly than this one!
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In general I thought this was a good reference book. Not that it was entirely accurate, but it helped identify things that came up in my pregnancy that worry a first time mother (and calm a first time mother). Also, it actually helped me identify a condition that even my doctor wasn't aware of and I was suffering from (PUPPS)!
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You can't have a baby without this book. Although the internet makes it easier to know what to expect, this book and the first year one are must haves! And not only that, you need to read them! Lots of common sense and wisdom, and although I didn't have this until my 4th child (when my oldest was 28 and I was 48!), I learned a lot and was reassured when I had questions.

I also recommend the website and daily e-mail Heidi runs. More good stuff.
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Great reference book for knowing what to expect when raising kids.
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Great information, especially for a first time mom.
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The title is a great summary of the contents. The book is very comprehensive and written in a clear and very easy to understand manner.
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My pic is different and it is a revisted and expanded second edition. THIS book was a God send. It was like a Bible to me while I was pregnant the first time and a great asset still during my second pregnancy. I believe this is still the most saut after book for new mothers today. It has sound advice, great medical advice, month by month things to watch for and to be aware of. It was so valueable to me that I read it daily. If you are expecting, you will want to have this book on hand for a variety of reasons... but first and foremost you will want it because it is reliable and a wealth of information!
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An excellent resource, especially for someone who is pregnant for the first time.
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Good material for the expectant parent's library.
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Crucial for New Moms! Also need to read A Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy!
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Every soon-to-be-mom needs this book. As I am finished with babies, I'd love to pass this invaluable resource along.
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This book is so helpful for reference and answering questions - I used it in all four of my pregnancies for basic information and reassurance. While it isn't a perfect fit for everyone's vision of pregnancy and childbirth, I don't know anyone who didn't find it helpful.
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This book was most informative during my pregnancy with my first child. I learned questions to ask my OB/GYN that might have been skipped otherwise and it also helped me to not bug the doctor 24/7 with common situations that new mothers would totally "freak out" over. This was undoubtedly the best book I read during my pregnancy and I would certainly recommend it to new mothers.
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I loved this book. It gave great insite and information durring my pregnancy.
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This is a MUST have book for new Moms to use for reference. It answers questions that cause concern and worry, so you don't have to wait until your next appointment, make special calls to your DR office or ask family or friends (and POSSIBLY getting a load of 'helpful' advice you DON'T need LOL)
Congratulations and may GOD Bless You!
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This book was VERY helpful while I was pregnant the first, second AND third time. Highly suggest this for ANY mother.
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Very helpful, especially for a first-time pregnant mom!
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very helpful - a must when you're expecting
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Very informative....great book to have!
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Great for first time mothers
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Very helpful during pregnancy
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LOTS of great info in this must-have pregancy book. I learned a lot from it and if I was going to have more kids would use it again to refresh.
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Must have for pregnacy!
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I love this book! I even went through and reread it with my second pregnancy.
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A book that every expecting mother should have. A true resource for a first pregnancy.
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A must if you are pregnant.
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Easy to use and read book about pregnancy. Covers almost everything you can think of happening and tells lots of stories about possible scenarios. Great book for first time moms, goes month by month with possible issues.
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I used this book with both of my pregnancies, a great book for a first time mom.
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Great resource for the pregant woman!! It guided me through both pregancies and was my favorite of all pregancy books.
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This book was really useful to me when I was pregnant with my son. There are follow up books as well.
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It was my bible when I was pregnant. Full of advice.
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great book!
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Do not read while you are pregnant. Terrific reference - not a good idea to read about everything that can possibly go wrong.
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Not as helpful as I was expecting! I would have liked more statistics and things to be aware of, rather than stories.
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It's like having a best friend/doctor throughout your pregnancy.
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I thought this book was a bit out of date and actually a bit sexist. I know it is the industry standard, but it's time for either a truly updated version, or a new standard. I much preferred the combination of "I'm Pregnant" and "Eating Expectantly."
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probably the most informative book i've ever read.
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I really enjoyed having this book to read through as my pregnancy progressed. It is also a great reference guide when things come up during your pregnancy, especially when no one else is available to answer any questions. The question and answer format is easy to follow, and a must have for the expectant mother.
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I was scared out of my mind before I had my first daughter. Think goodness for this book, it was a lifesaver. Everytime she kicked or I felt something was wrong I could pick up this book and save myself from calling my doctor and sounding like a lunatic.
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This book was so helpful. I referred to it constantly while I was expecting.
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The pregnancy guide that answers all concerns of the mother to be. Month by month format.
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Very Helpful!!
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A must-read for pregnant women!
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This is a good information source for mothers to be.
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This was a very helpful book I used to prepare for the upcoming months. The title says it all.
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very accurate book. Enjoyed reading this through my pregnancy.
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wonderful read for any expecting mother
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This book is a must have! I have referred to it for 5 pregnancies now, and couldn't live without it!
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Lots of information. A very good reference.
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The preganancy guide that answers the concerns of the mother and father to be. I personally found that this book scared me more than it helped. However it did spark a lot of questions for my midwives which helped me communicate with them.
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Great for first time pregnancies!!
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This book is a must for first time expectant mothers. It is very informative and covers pretty much all aspects of pregnancy.
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This was a great reference book during my pregnancy. Very helpful in answering all those questions that you forgot to ask your doctor at the appointment...lol
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Absolutely one of the best expectant mother books out there and continuously updated so you're not back in the stone ages with information. I have given this book many times to expectant moms only to later be thanked over and over!!!
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Complete info on choosing a caregiver,prenatal diagnosis,exercise,childbirth options,second pregnancies,twins.
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This book helped me a lot with my first pregnancy. Answers lots of questions in plain english.
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Lots of information about pregnancy and getting reading for baby.
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Must have book for pregnancy. Will calm your nerves and boost your confidence. :)
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We call this book "what to expect when you're expecting the worst!"
Do Not Read if you Are Pregnant!!!
It will just scare you.
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read and read and read, read through all three of my pregnancies and if i recommend to everyone moms and dads
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I used this book during both my pregnancies. I would recommend it to anyone who is expecting.
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The pregnancy bible, you've got a question, there's probably an answer in here.
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Awesome information if you are a first time pregnancy.
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Very educational & informative! Super book! Kept it on my night stand & referred to it for both of my pregnancies.
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Great reading for those expecting for the first time!!
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I lived by this book when I was pregnant. It has so many answers to so many of the questions that I had.
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We LOVED this book. It is very informative. Thanks for looking :)
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Great information when you are pregnant. Very Helpful!
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Fantastic book!
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this book has tons of great information in question and answer form. It does a month by month detailed overview of what to expect. (it covers planning through postpartum)
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This a must have for first time mom's to be. It's like the dictonary of knowledge for pregnate women who have questions. Was very helpful and I resourced it often during my pregnancy.
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Must have for the expecting mother, good illustration, and easy to skip through and find just what you're looking for
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Very frilly, not much medical information, but a pretty good book.
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This is a pretty helpful guide. Don't let it make you neurotic.
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Very informative, the best pregnancy book I read.
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I absolutely LOVED this book when I was pregnant the first time. It answered questions I was too embarrassed to ask at the beginning of my pregnancy, and helped me with the difficulty of nursing when my son was a newborn. (And, don't let anyone fool you--- you don't just pop out your breast and the baby goes to town; it can be difficult to get the proper latch, and frustrating and scary.)But, this book was a great comfort to me at that time.
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I preferred the Sears's "Pregnancy Book" but it's a useful, comprehensive guide.
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This book is really great for all the first time moms. If you aren't sure what is going on with you, and are too shy to ask anyone. It has an easy to fallow month-to-month guide so that you can know what you can expect for the up coming months. This information can help ease your anxieties of what you are going through and let you know what you might need to see your doctor about or what might just be "normal".
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This book is very slanted toward the medical industry and leaves moms to worry about all the things that can go wrong in a pregnancy instead of just allowing them to enjoy the pregnancy. I wish this was no longer the standard that moms read. I would suggest any of the books by Dr. Sears.
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This book is very helpful while you're pregnant. It helps to answer a lot of questions that first-time parents have.
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I'm one of those Moms who had to know about the baby inside while I was pregnant for the first time. It helped my calm my anxiety and really gave good advise and guidance. I loved this book! I even was gifted the next one as my first grew older. This book was a great tool and I'm happy to pass it on to the next new mommy.
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A wonderful book to read during your pregnancy! Very informative!
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Very helpful and informative for a first time mother.
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This is a very good book. Lots of information on having a baby. Found it very helpful.
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This is a really out dated book. The book has useless knowledge and can even scare and worry expected parents. I would not recommend this book. If you have any questions, talk with your Dr. They are the best resource for up to date information.
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A must have book when expecting!! I loved it through all my 5 children and now I have 2 of these books so here is one must have for you.
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A good book to use as a general information sort of resource but not the be all end all. I like Your Pregnancy Week by Week much better
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This is America's pregnancy Bible!! Incorporating everything that's new in pregnancy, childbirth, and the lifestyles of parents-to-be, complete with a preconception plan, information on choosing a practitioner, birthing alternatives, second pregnancies, twins, making love while pregnant, and coping with common and not-so-common pregnancy symptoms. Plus: a new section for working mothers, an expanded chapter for fathers-to-be, an updated Pregnancy Diet, monthly illustrations of your baby's progress, and step-by-step guides through labor and delivery, the postpartum period, and breastfeeding.
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Great book.
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An excellent book for all expectant mothers, whether it is your first or fifth!
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An absolute must for an expecting mother. I read it with all 4 of my pregnancies.
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a bible for pregnant women everywhere
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Very helpful
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Great book for mommies to be
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I thought this book was a great reference. We used it to answer questions. I wouldn't advise reading it page by page it might freak a new parent out.
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Great book for when you have any questions or concerns about pregnancy.
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Best book on the subject for new Moms (and Dads!)
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Full of information and things you need to know. A lot of people get freaked out by some of the things it talks about (like preeclampsia and other things that happen more often on TV than in real life) but I found it kind of reassuring to read about what you can do if you *do* develop complications.
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Great book this is a book I never put down when expecting my children.
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good book
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Wonderful resource for pregnant women!
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used this book very much and found it very useful a wonderful tool to use for answering questions and easing fears w/o turning to the internet where you end scaring yourself with more what if's
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Great resource for any mom-to-be.
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Really helpful book for first time moms or a refresher for other expecting moms. Tells about symptoms you should be experiencing each month and what to expect at dr. visits. Very good book.
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This book is great! I am going to be a first time mom in March (2010), and it has everything that I could possably want to know in it! I am so glad that I bought it and actually read the whole thing!
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A must have
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It's very informative, although I don't like how opinionated it is. It makes it sound like you'll never lose the baby weight and/or your baby will be unhealthy if you don't eat totally healthy or have an occasional junk food, or if you're within a mile of someone whose smoking your baby will have serious complications. Other than that it's a great read.
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lots of great info in this and a very easy format to read.
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very imformative
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I have had three boys and all three time this book was a life savor. My husband even got some good advice, most for those days I went nuts and could not understand. A handy book to use for good times and bad. This book answer most of all questions I had.
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It's a great book to have if you have lots of questions about anything during pregnancy.
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Doesn't everyone get 100 copies of this when they're pregnant? This is one of my extras. It could be subtitled, "A Thousand Things That Can Go Wrong Over Which You Will Have No Control."
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Very informational and helpful book. It answered a lot of questions for me and I used is as a guide through my pregnancy for sure! I would definitely recommend this book to any new moms.
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This classic book answers all the basic pregnancy questions in a very handy format.
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I was actually very disappointed with this book. It was about things I already knew or things that I wasn't experiencing. Once I got to about five months I quit reading it.
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The authors provide medical advice without offering any legitimate references to support their statements. I am much more impressed by the books on pregnancy available by Dr. Sears who is a licensed OBGYN.
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The must have book for expectant mothers! My daughter found it quite helpful!
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A must have for especting mothers
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i read this book, front to back while i was pregnant!
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This book is a long list of problems. If you are prone to worry, avoid it.
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This is THE must-have guide for any new mom-to-be!
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Brand new book. Excellent for first time parents.
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Be very careful with the eating recommendations in this book. They recommend almost no fat for the mother while pregnant. This results in an extremely thin baby. My child is a teen and is still thin, whereas my other child, who I ate normally while pregnant with, is normal weight. Just my opinion, of course, but take this book with a grain of salt.
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excellent resource for pregnancy... absolutely everything imaginable is covered here!!
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This is a pregnacy bible! Very helpful! I read it during my 2 pregnancies!
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When you are expecting the bun in the oven is geting close please refer to this book, I will help out tons!
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i used this book for all 3 of my pregnancies and I really enjoyed it with each one.
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the pregnancy bible.
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I found this book helpful when going through my first pregnancy. They seem to be a dime a dozen, very popular.
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This is the third printing, from 1991.
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*note: this book is in very good condition besides some writing on the back inside cover

In corporating everything that's new in pregnancy, childbirth, and the lifestyles of parents to be, complete with preconception plan, information on choosing a practitioner, birthing alternatives, second pregnancies, twins, making love while pregnant, and coping with common and not so common pregnancy symptoms. PLus: new section for working mothers, an expanded chapter for fathers to be, an updated pregnancy diet, monthly illustrations of your baby's progress and step by step guides through labor and delivery, the postpartum period and breastfeeding.
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This is the 3rd edition printing
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This is the 1996 edition.
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2nd edition
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not the revised edition, but same ISBN#
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Very good clean pages
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alarmist and doctor-centric. There are MUCH better baby books out there. However, I would like you take my copy... please!
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This book is in good condition! The corners are curled, but still in good condition.
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Some wear of the cover and bending of the cover corners. Otherwise clean interior and in great shape!
Condition: Very Good