What to Expect Before You're Expecting

What to Expect Before You're Expecting

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Workman Press.
Announcing the prequel. From Heidi Murkoff, author of America's bestselling pregnancy and parenting books, comes the must-have guide every expectant couple needs before they even conceive—the first step in What to Expect: What to Expect Before You're Expecting.

An estimated 11 million couples in the U.S. are currently trying to conceive, and medical groups now recommend that all hopeful parents plan for baby-making at least three months before they begin trying. And who better to guide wanna-be moms and dads step-by-step through the preconception (and conception) process than Heidi Murkoff?

It's all here. Everything couples need to know before sperm and egg meet up. Packed with the same kind of reassuring, empathetic, and practical information and advice and tips that readers have come to expect from What to Expect, only sooner. Which baby-friendly foods to order up (say yes to yams) and which fertility-busters to avoid (see you later, saturated fat); lifestyle adjustments that you'll want to make (cut back on cocktails and caffeine) and those you can probably skip (that switch to boxers). How to pinpoint ovulation, time lovemaking, keep on-demand sex sexy, and separate conception fact (it takes the average couple up to 12 months to make a baby) from myth (position matters). Plus, when to seek help and the latest on fertility treatments—from Clomid and IVF to surrogacy and more. Complete with a fill-in fertility journal to keep track of the babymaking adventure and special tips throughout for hopeful dads. Next step? What to Expect When You’re Expecting, of course.


Baker & Taylor
Offers answers to common pre-conception questions, from how to chart fertility cycles to when to seek medical assistance.

Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., c2009
ISBN: 9780761155522
9780761148579
Branch Call Number: PC 618.2 Mur
Characteristics: ix, 275 p. : ill., charts ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Mazel, Sharon

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This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. GC 100M 2009

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kellibaker
Aug 14, 2012

This book is helpful to a certain extent, but it is of the "What to Expect" style, as you'd guess. Some people love it, but I'm not a huge fan.

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akscheets
Mar 29, 2012

I read or looked through many of the "pre-conception plan" books available through the JoCoLibrary System and this one is by far my favorite.

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