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What to Expect When You're Expecting

Format:  Paperback,

614 pages

Edition: New, Revised

Publisher: Workman Pub Co

Publish Date: Apr 2008

ISBN-13: 9780761148579

ISBN-10: 0761148574

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For its fourth edition, the best-selling pregnancy book of all time has been given a completely fresh and contemporary feel. With her finger on the pregnancy pulse, Heidi Murkoff has revamped the entire book, revisiting and updating each aspect, plus adding all new, asked for sections. The book now has a week-by-week pregnancy development section in each of the monthly chapters. There's also more lifestyle information, addressing women's concerns with workplace issues, skin and hair products (is it safe to add hair color), diet (how much weight gain is the right weight gain? And why is the answer always changing?) and fashion. There's new full chapter on pre-conception and one on carrying multiples. There's greatly expanded chapter for the father-to-be. And all information on pregnancy complications has been move to the end of the book, so that you only need refer to it if necessary. Two generations of moms-to-be have relied on "What to Expect" turning to its frank, friendly voice to clear answers to their questions about prenatal health.


Publisher: Workman Pub Co
Publish Date: Apr 2008
ISBN-13: 9780761148579
ISBN-10: 0761148574
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 614
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.9
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.0 x 1.25

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Biography of Eisenberg, Arlene

Arlene Eisenberg, 1934-2001 Arlene Eisenberg was born June 8, 1934 in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, daughter to the Head of the Sanitation Department. She is best known for her instructional books on pregnancy and the early years of childhood, " What to Expect When You're Expecting", as well as the"What to Expect Foundation", an organization which prints lower literacy manuals for disadvantaged women. At the tender age of 18 she dropped out of Queens College, opting for babies and marriage to Howard Eisenberg, a press agent for Eddie Fisher, instead of a higher education.

The two wrote articles together for many magazines until their children were grown. At this point, Eisenberg began to collaborate on question and answer type pregnancy books with her adult daughters. Together, the three women wrote " What to Expect When You're Expecting", the follow ups "What to Expect the First Year", "What to Expect the Toddler Years" and "What to Eat when You're Expecting", which were hungrily sought out by pregnant women.

It was a series that answered all serious and silly questions and made an expectant mother all the more comfortable. Through these books, Eisenberg became a mother to the multitudes, explaining to all women that they didn't have to be perfect mothers. Arlene Eisenberg died at the age of 66 of breast cancer.

Biography of Murkoff, Heidi

Heidi Murkoff is the author of the world's best-selling pregnancy and parenting series, What to Expect, that began with What to Expect When You're Expecting. She is also the creator of WhatToExpect. com and founder of the What to Expect Foundation. Time magazine named Heidi one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2011. In 2005, she was inducted into the Books For A Better Life Hall of Fame.

Heidi Murkoff conceived the idea for What to Expect When You're Expecting during her first pregnancy, when she couldn't find answers to her questions in the books she'd turned to for advice. The The New York Times bestseller is now in its fourth edition, with more than 17 million copies in print. According to USA Today, What to Expect When You're Expecting is read by 93 percent of women who read a pregnancy book.

USA Today also named What to Expect When You're Expecting one of the most influential books of the last 25 years. The sequel, What to Expect: The First Year, has sold over 10 million copies and is in its 2nd edition. Other titles in the series include What to Eat When You're Expecting, What to Expect Before You're Expecting (a complete preconception plan), and the newest member of the What to Expect series: What to Expect: the Second Year, the must-have guide for parents of toddlers.

The What to Expect books have sold more than 34 million copies in the U.S. alone and are published in more than 30 languages. Murkoff's What to Expect Kids picture book series for preschoolers include What to Expect When Mommy's Having a Baby, What to Expect When the New Baby Comes Home, What to Expect When You Use the Potty, and What to Expect at Preschool. In 2005, Murkoff expanded the What to Expect (WTE) brand online with www.whattoexpect.com as a companion to the books. In 2009, WTE went mobile with the WTE Pregnancy Tracker (a popular pregnancy Lapp), the WTE Fertility Tracker, the WTE Baby Name Finder, and the WTE First Year Tracker.

Chapter outline

Before You Conceivep. 2
Are You Pregnantp. 14
Your Pregnancy Profilep. 32
Your Pregnancy Lifestylep. 68
Nine Months of Eating Wellp. 88
The First Monthp. 120
The Second Monthp. 150
The Third Monthp. 170
The Fourth Monthp. 198
The Fifth Monthp. 232
The Sixth Monthp. 262
The Seventh Monthp. 282
The Eighth Monthp. 308
The Ninth Monthp. 338
Labor & Deliveryp. 362
Expecting More than Onep. 402
Postpartum: The Firstp. 6
Weeksp. 450
Fathers are Expectant Toop. 472
If You Get Sickp. 494
If You Have a Chronic Conditionp. 514
Managing a Complicated Pregnancyp. 536
Coping With Pregnancy Lossp. 576


Review by Library Journal (2002-04-01)

First published in 1984, this has become the favorite resource of pregnant women. Written by Arlene Eisenberg, who died last year, and her daughters Heidi Murkoff and Sandee Hathaway, this third edition is completely revised and updated. The woman on the cover still sits in a rocking chair, but she now wears pants, clogs, and a fashionable haircut. Inside, readers will find completely new illustrations and 175 additional pages. The most current information about birthing options, nutrition, changes in appearance, choosing healthcare practitioners, and multiple births is here, along with new in-depth coverage of complementary and alternative medical therapies, postpartum depression, dealing with managed care, and working while pregnant.

The authors also discuss subsequent pregnancies and offer an expanded section on the father's role. The book retains its user-friendly accessible question-and-answer format. Planning for conception, a month-by month guide to pregnancy, the postpartum period, and special concerns such as illness, chronic conditions, complications and pregnancy loss receive thorough treatment. An appendix features common tests, non drug treatments, calorie and fat requirements and resources. Better than ever, still a classic, and a fitting memorial to Eisenberg, this new edition is highly recommended for all collections (Not everyone is a fan: Naomi Wolfe's Misconceptions and Sandra Steingraber's Having Faith are a bit critical of the book's cheery attitude.

-Ed.) Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L.

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5★ by 80reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 i was trying to get pregnant but i had a miscarriage this book help me understand a lot and still is it is a must for any wanting to get pregnant or already is i know because i read it often to make sure i am doing what i need to to make sure i am healthy. 08/29/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by LUVED LAST BOOK WILL LUV THIS 1 Just found out pregnant with #2 ,have older copy which was great but need updated version which i know i will luv!!!! 12/26/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by A great book I have been reading through this book and ABSOLUTELY love it!! My mom recommended this since she read some of the original ones during her pregnancies, but I love the new material and how applicable it is to "moms of today"! This is a must read for any mom-to-be or mom who enjoys honesty and an enlightening, educating book about pregnancy and raising children. I also highly recommend the corresponding Organizer/Journal, I also purchased that book and it is a god send!! 02/12/2009
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