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What to expect when you're expecting

Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel; foreword by Charles J. Lockwood.

This cover-to-cover (including the cover!) new edition is filled with must-have information, advice, insight, and tips for a new generation of moms and dads. With its trademark warmth, empathy, and humor, What to Expect When You're Expecting answers every conceivable question expecting 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 Zika virus, prenatal screening, and the safety of medications during pregnancy, as well as a brand-new section on postpartum birth control. Current lifestyle trends are incorporated, too: juice bars, raw diets, e-cigarettes, push presents, baby bump posting, the lowdown on omega-3 fatty acids, grass-fed and organic, health food fads, and GMOs. Plus expanded coverage of IVF pregnancy, multiple pregnancies, breastfeeding while pregnant, water and home births, and cesarean trends (including VBACs and "gentle cesareans").

The everything father-to-be book : a survival guide for men

Kevin Nelson.

If you're like most first-time dads-to-be, you have a lot of questions about what's ahead for you and your new family. This guide gives you step-by-step instructions as you enter this all-new territory.


Your pregnancy week by week

Glade B. Curtis, M.D., M.P.H., OB/GYN and Judith Schuler, M.S.

In this completely revised edition, parents-to-be will find the latest information on preparing for their baby's birth while addressing today's most pressing questions and concerns. Includes weekly development charts, up-to-date information about medical tests and procedures, safe exercises for expectant moms, and helpful hints for the father-to-be.


Yoga for pregnancy : poses, meditations, and inspiration for expectant and new mothers

Leslie Lekos and Megan Westgate.

Yoga for Pregnancy offers detailed, precise instruction for over a hundred yoga poses to support you during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Accompanying sequences focus on a range of applications, from quick daily practices to poses for common pregnancy ailments. Woven throughout the book, you'll find resources to help prepare you for an empowered labor.


Super easy drinks, soups, and smoothies for a healthy pregnancy

Fiona Wilcock

An optimal supply of vitamins and minerals is important in any diet but nutrient needs increase dramatically during pregnancy and are critical for ensuring baby's healthy development. However, common pregnancy complaints such as nausea often make eating properly difficult. Smoothies, juices, and soups provide a easy and digestion-soothing way to get essential vitamins and minerals--and can be prepared quickly and easily. Super Easy Drinks, Soups, and Smoothies for a Healthy Pregnancy provides over 100 recipes developed to meet the nutritional needs of pregnant and nursing women, ease pregnancy complaints such as nausea and sleeplessness, and keep moms-to-be nourished and energized.


The new pregnancy bible

consulting editors: Joanne Stone, Keith Eddleman.

Updated to reflect advances in prenatal and newborn care, a comprehensive guide for expectant mothers and fathers discusses the trimesters and birth process, labor preparation and care of the newborn, and medical treatments and procedures.


Pregnancy : the beginner's guide

Shaoni Bhattacharya, Claire Cross, Elinor Duffy, Kate Ling, and Susannah Marriott.

A guide to pregnancy offers nervous first-time parents with information, to-do lists, and advice on such topics as diet, exercise, and what to buy.


Pregnancy, childbirth, and the newborn : the complete guide

Penny Simkin, PT, Janet Whalley, RN, IBCLC, Ann Keppler, RN, MN, Janelle Durham, MSW, ICCE, LCCE, April Bolding, PT, DPT, CD, CCE.

If you only buy one pregnancy book, this should be the one! It’s the most complete. It covers all aspects of childbearing, from conception through early infancy, and tells you what to expect. It offers detailed information, suggestions on decisions to make, and advice on steps to take to have a safe and satisfying experience.

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