'The first book you should buy after the pregnancy test comes back positive!' Sally Wendkos Olds, co-author of THE COMPLETE BOOK OF BREASTFEEDING With over 14.5 million copies in print, Australia's pregnancy bible WHAt tO EXPECt WHEN YOU'RE EXPECtING is the iconic, must-have book for parents-to-be. this is tHE book for a new generation of expectant parents. Its up-to-date information reflects what's new in pregnancy and what's relevant to today's pregnant women. Heidi Murkoff has rewritten every section, answering dozens of new questions and including new by-demand material, such as detailed week-by-week fetal development guides in each of the monthly chapters, more on pre-conception, and a section on carrying multiples. More comprehensive and reassuring than ever, the fourth edition incorporates the most recent developments in obstetrics and addresses current lifestyle trends: from tattooing and belly piercing to Botox and aromatherapy. there's more than ever on practical matters: an expanded section on workplace concerns; physical - with more symptoms and more solutions; emotional - more advice on riding the mood rollercoaster; nutritional - from low-carb to vegan, from junk food-dependent to caffeine-addicted; and sexual - what's hot and what's not in pregnant lovemaking; as well as much more support for the expectant dad. Overflowing with tips, helpful hints, and humour - a pregnant woman's best friend, this new edition is easier to use than ever before.
From the Back Cover
The best just got better.
Expect the best! A brand-new fourth editionfilled with the most up-to-date, accurate, and relevant information on all things pregnancy. Realistic, supportive, easy to access, and overflowing with practical tips, covering everything you'll needand wantto know about life's most amazing journey, from preconception planning to birth to those first miraculous weeks with a new baby. It's all here: the lowdown on lifestyle trends and life in the workplace; the latest in prenatal testing and alternative therapies; the best in birthing options.
Comforting answers to hundreds of questions:
I'm so queasy I can't even eat for one. How can I eat for two?
Can I get highlights in my hair? How about my monthly wax?
I'm only in my second monthwhy am I showing already?
Can I stick to my normal workout routine while Im expecting?
Why is my skin broken out and blotchy? And how can I cover it?
What's safe when it comes to sex?
I think I felt the baby kickingbut Im not sure. How do I tell?
Will my body ever be the same after I deliver?