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What to Expect When You're Expecting

What to Expect When You're Expecting

Book - 2008
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Cuts through the confusion surrounding pregnancy and birth by debunking dozens of myths that mislead parents, offering explanations of medical terms, and covering a variety of issues including prenatal care, birth defects, and amniocentesis.
Publisher: New York :, Workman Pub.,, 2008.
Edition: Fourth edition.
Copyright Date: ©1984
ISBN: 9780761150794
Branch Call Number: WQ 150 M977 2008
618.24 MU
Characteristics: xxiii, 614 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Mazel, Sharon


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alleycat Jul 19, 2017

Ugh, I really really dislike this book: it is and always has been a dreadful pre-pregnancy book. If you want to be better informed please pick up a copy of one of William Sears' books: either The Pregnancy Book, or The Baby Book (which has a lot of good info that might be best read before baby comes).

While the What to Expect series has gained much of a following since its inception, you can be more discerning and don't have to accept what this book offers. In other words, to all of the newly pregnant moms-to-be: please, do not blindly jump on this bandwagon. Question everything and be fully informed.

Jul 18, 2017

If you want to feel scared, worried, or apprehensive before or during your pregnancy, then this book will help you achieve that.

Should you prefer to feel informed, confident and competent, try books like The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, Dr. Sear's The Pregnancy Book, or the Guide to Childbirth by Ina Mae Gaskin.

You will have a better birth if you feel empowered and confident and if you address concerns from a positive vantage point.

I highly recommend using a program like Hypnobirthing too!

JCLCaitlinT May 25, 2017

I love how this addresses so many aspects of pregnancy. From worrying that you're experiencing X symptom to worrying that you're NOT experiencing X symptom, it has a section for you. I understand why it's referred to as the Pregnancy Bible.

Sep 16, 2015

If you want to be filled with unreasonable anxiety throughout your pregnancy, read this book.

If you want to be well prepared and confident about a healthy pregnancy and birth, read something else. The Pregnancy Book by Dr. Sears, or the Healthy Pregnancy Book whose author I can't remember, or anything by Penny Simpkin are all very positive and informative.

Oct 15, 2014

Much preferred the Mayo Clinic's very thorough and steadier "Guide to a healthy pregnancy." It uses a similar approach to What to Expect but it so much more positive, reassuring, and it feels well informed by the consensus of many doctor-parents.

riccimiller15 Oct 09, 2013

I love this book

This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. GF 100 M 2008

Dec 13, 2011

i read this book every single day when i was pregnant i think every mom-to-be should have 1

Jul 22, 2011

Very one sided and biased towards medicated hospital births. Watch the buisness of being born to see what is not covered

debwalker May 09, 2011

The movie version of What to Expect When You're Expecting, based on Heidi Murkoff's bestselling book, will be released May 11, 2012--which is, appropriately enough, Mother's Day weekend next year. Variety reported that Lionsgate and Phoenix Pictures "are in talks with Cameron Diaz for the lead in Expecting. Kirk Jones has been on board since March to direct."


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