What to Expect When You're Expecting ePUB ↠ Expect

What to Expect When You're Expecting ePUB ↠ Expect


What to Expect When You're Expecting ➥ [Epub] ➟ What to Expect When You're Expecting By Heidi Murkoff ➯ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Incorporating everything that s new in pregnancy, childbirth, and the lifestyles of parents to be, complete with a preconception plan, information on choosing a practitioner, birthing alternatives, se Incorporating everything that s new Expect When PDF ↠ in pregnancy, childbirth, and the lifestyles of parents to What to PDF \ be, complete with a preconception plan, information on choosing a practitioner, birthing alternatives, second pregnancies, to Expect When PDF/EPUB ¿ twins, making love while pregnant, and coping with common and not so common pregnancy symptoms.


10 thoughts on “What to Expect When You're Expecting

  1. Senda Senda says:

    I seem to disagree with most of the reviews of this book.This book got me through my pregnancy Period.I wasn t overwhelmed by the amount of information instead I found it to be the only friendly, comforting book out there While other books were telling me that if I d had a glass of wine before I knew I was pregnant, my child would have extra limbs and no face, What to Expect reminded me how minute the chances actually were When the my overly clinical other books told me to panic if I hadn I seem to disagree with most of the reviews of this book.This book got me through my pregnancy Period.I wasn t overwhelmed by the amount of information instead I found it to be the only friendly, comforting book out there While other books were telling me that if I d had a glass of wine before I knew I was pregnant, my child would have extra limbs and no face, What to Expect reminded me how minute the chances actually were When the my overly clinical other books told me to panic if I hadn t noticed the baby moving for three hours, What to expect told me that that actually happens to most women sometime in the third trimester, why I should be concerned, and again, how extremely low the probability was that something was actually wrong, but that I should still check in with my doctor just in case Essentially this book kept me well informed so that I didn t freak out about things like loosing my mucus plug one morning at work and knew what to look out for and when to call the doctor The first book I got after my baby was born was What To Expect the First Year, and I couldn t live without that either I don t have my mother around to give me advice any, and these books feel like a mom sitting you down with a nice cup of tea and telling you exactly what they say what to expect


  2. Mayim de Vries Mayim de Vries says:

    For obvious reasons, I am not going to rate this book What I can say, however, is that while it kept me company, it also kept me well informed I grant you, this kind of comprehensive infodump might not be for everyone I can see thatneurotic and insecure person could feel overwhelmed and even anxious for me, it was just OK I like knowing things on the one hand, and on the other, the pregnancy was a wonderful broadening and deepening of our family life and not something akin to the revo For obvious reasons, I am not going to rate this book What I can say, however, is that while it kept me company, it also kept me well informed I grant you, this kind of comprehensive infodump might not be for everyone I can see thatneurotic and insecure person could feel overwhelmed and even anxious for me, it was just OK I like knowing things on the one hand, and on the other, the pregnancy was a wonderful broadening and deepening of our family life and not something akin to the revolution that necessitates reorganisation of a whole life ___The good thing about Goodreads is the one doesn t have to make any grand statements One look at the currently reading shelf is enough.Month 1 Apparently something s cooking A baby bun And I thought it inconceivable Month 2 First sonogram Oh my, a pollywog on a balloon Month 3 The Mothers know So It s official.Month 4 Seedling took a shortcut to Heaven skipping the Earth altogether


  3. Ellen Ellen says:

    If you have to read one book on pregnancy, do yourself a favor and pick a different one than What to Expect If you have lots of time on your hands and want to read several books, go ahead and read this one too The general tone of this book is alarmist and condescending Unless, of course, you planned the conception perfectly Why, you and your partner didn t even take Tylenol while trying to get pregnant , your diet during pregnancy is a model that the USDA would be proud of, you wouldn t dre If you have to read one book on pregnancy, do yourself a favor and pick a different one than What to Expect If you have lots of time on your hands and want to read several books, go ahead and read this one too The general tone of this book is alarmist and condescending Unless, of course, you planned the conception perfectly Why, you and your partner didn t even take Tylenol while trying to get pregnant , your diet during pregnancy is a model that the USDA would be proud of, you wouldn t dream of medicating your cold, you exercise daily, your desire to experience unmedicated birth is overwhelming, and you beleive that anything other than wearing your baby 24 7 to promote attachment is akin to child abuse I m not quite sure how to explain how this book makes me feel other than this analogy it felt like going to your doctor to ask for the morning after pill to only receive a lecture on the dangers of multiple sex partners from the old school nurse While sitting on a cold exam table in a paper gown While nursing a hangover and trying not to throw up.Anyway, I do give the book two stars because the section When to Call The Doctor is a pretty useful and easy to find reference when something freaky is happening and you have lost all common sense and are panicky and don t know what to do Similarly, the What To Expect The First Year book has useful references for when you don t know what to do with your out of sorts infant I kinda feel bad slamming this book so hard when the First Year book was my bible whenever my son was sick Surely though, other books must have this handy reference too


  4. Anne Anne says:

    I got about halfway through with this back in 1999 when I was preggo with my 1st , before I chucked it I m getting pissed off just thinking about it right now There I was, a brand new mother to be, and this ridiculous book had me convinced that every time I farted there was something wrong with me And believe me, I farted quite a bit Trust me, if you want to be a nervous wreck, run out and buy this book Otherwise, relax Babies are hearty little suckers Just because you take Tylenol for h I got about halfway through with this back in 1999 when I was preggo with my 1st , before I chucked it I m getting pissed off just thinking about it right now There I was, a brand new mother to be, and this ridiculous book had me convinced that every time I farted there was something wrong with me And believe me, I farted quite a bit Trust me, if you want to be a nervous wreck, run out and buy this book Otherwise, relax Babies are hearty little suckers Just because you take Tylenol for headaches, drink a cup of coffee, or opt to eat the entire chocolate cake instead of veggies, does not mean that your kid will be born with hideous birth defects Here s my advice, after having four healthy kids Don t drink a bottle of wine for breakfast, and stay away from crack Ta da


  5. Liz Liz says:

    How do I give this zero stars This book should be called What to Freak Out About When You re Expecting and, unfortunately, goes hand in hand with TLC s Baby Story for gross negligence in maternity infotainment It addresses everything that could possibly go wrong or be of concern, emphasizing rare high risk complications that do NOT effect the VAST majority of women Rather than explaining normal, healthy pregnancy in a positive and reassuring manner, it talks down to women and convin How do I give this zero stars This book should be called What to Freak Out About When You re Expecting and, unfortunately, goes hand in hand with TLC s Baby Story for gross negligence in maternity infotainment It addresses everything that could possibly go wrong or be of concern, emphasizing rare high risk complications that do NOT effect the VAST majority of women Rather than explaining normal, healthy pregnancy in a positive and reassuring manner, it talks down to women and convinces them that every new sensation or pregnancy symptom they feel is cause for alarm or a sign that their body or their baby may be defective To me, this is just oneway doctors make money off of unnecessary office visits and routine interventions UGH


  6. Kevin Simons Kevin Simons says:

    It is unfortunate that sometimes no one tells us we are bad at something, and then we bumble on through life thinking we are good at it That s what s happened to Heidi Murkoff, who is a terrible writer laboring under the delusion that she is a good writer and comedic to boot This book has somehow managed to attain status as some kind of pregnancy bible, but in reality it is an unbearable slog through every worst case scenario any expectant parents could ever hope to avoid The author looks dow It is unfortunate that sometimes no one tells us we are bad at something, and then we bumble on through life thinking we are good at it That s what s happened to Heidi Murkoff, who is a terrible writer laboring under the delusion that she is a good writer and comedic to boot This book has somehow managed to attain status as some kind of pregnancy bible, but in reality it is an unbearable slog through every worst case scenario any expectant parents could ever hope to avoid The author looks down on her thick headed audience, constantly stooping to explain for us morons something that was already spelled out for children in the previous sentence Worse, she breaks up the flow hah of her writing with parenthetical comments ad fucking nauseam If you re pregnant and even if you re not , exercise is a good idea but don t overdo it Start slowly no marathons the first week and then you want to stick a knitting needle in your eye The whole goddam book is like that, with pointless jokey asides stuffing the pages until the book tries to commit suicide by bloat Such a thing is possible, by the way Somehow this incompetent writer has made a cottage industry of this I hear What to Expect the First Year is far worse, if one can imagine such a painful fate.Are you planning to have children Are you and your spouse pregnant now Find a doctor you trust in your neighborhood Talk to your parents, siblings, and friends who have children, especially those who ve had kids recently Ask about Braxton Hicks contractions so you don t wind up in the emergency room thinking you re having your baby at seven months when you first feel some contractions Skim a pregnancy guide you can t learn everything, you won t remember everything, and there s no point learning about every single terrible thing that might go wrong one out of a million times Throw this rotten piece of trash as far away from yourself as you possibly can Good luck


  7. Jessica Jessica says:

    This is probably not the worst pregnancy book in the universe, but it is the worst one I ve ever read Unfortunately it s also the most popular, no doubt due to its admittedly catchy title and unavoidable ubiquity I m sure that many, many women, like me, zipped off to the library and grabbed this first thing after their positive pregnancy test.I had zero ambivalence about being pregnant, but I imagine that for other thinking women less sure they want a baby, this book could do a lot to make the This is probably not the worst pregnancy book in the universe, but it is the worst one I ve ever read Unfortunately it s also the most popular, no doubt due to its admittedly catchy title and unavoidable ubiquity I m sure that many, many women, like me, zipped off to the library and grabbed this first thing after their positive pregnancy test.I had zero ambivalence about being pregnant, but I imagine that for other thinking women less sure they want a baby, this book could do a lot to make them decide that in fact they might not A lot of people have complained about its alarmist tone and cataloguing of things that can go wrong, but I don t particularly remember that what I hated was its insultingly cutesy but hideously uncute, grating, idiotic style The entire book is written in peppy, spunky awful puns that aren t even really puns and moronic jokes that aren t actually jokes These aren t real examples, because I don t have the book, but seriously the whole thing is like, Being pregnant is a gas And you ll have gas the whole time your little bun is in the oven Speaking of buns, you may want to indulge your cravings for sticky buns, but be careful or your buns will get fat and no one wants that Teeheehee I mean, obviously that is not a direct quotation, but in essence it really is not so far off I hate this book because it makes pregnancy seem stupid, and seems to imply that being pregnant is going to make you stupid If this is something you re already kind of worried about, What to Expect can be a highly distressing read I found its tone so nauseating and awful that it made me slightly less excited about being pregnant for awhile It really made the whole thing seem like a lame project for stupid, infantilized women, and something I didn t want to be a part of at all despite really wanting a baby.To be fair, I have a hard time with a lot of accepted pregnancy book conventions, beyond just this book Use of the word baby with no article rankles me, and referring to a six week old embryo as a baby or, infinitely worse, just as baby completely skeezes me out A lot of this is due to a lifetime of programming and conviction about reproductive rights, but it s also because I m aware that there are high rates of miscarriage in the first trimester Of course it s a personal choice when you decide to think of your fetus as having personhood, but it seems irresponsible to me the way all these books start personifying and burbling on about an adorable bundle of joy so early on in the process But of course, that s just me.I m not made of stone and I was incredibly emotional and excited about being pregnant, but I found the discourse of these books really alienating, and this one was the worst A lot of people seem to love it, but if you re like me you d do better off with something else Honestly, I didn t ever find a pregnancy book I loved childbirth yes pregnancy, no and wound up getting most of my intel from the BabyCenter website, which isn t perfect but is decent and has an infinitelytolerable tone


  8. HeavyReader HeavyReader says:

    Avoid this book at all costs It infantilizes pregnant women and tells them to just go along with whatever the doctor says they should do I also remember it being very hetero normative.A much better book is The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger.The only thing What to Expect When You re Expecting is good for is starting a fire to keep the expectant mother warm.


  9. Lain Lain says:

    When I was pregnant with my first child, I picked up nearly every book on the bookstore shelves having to do with pregnancy and childbirth I wanted comfort, a friend in the form of a book, a companion to hold my hand and let me know everything was going to be okay This book was not that friend Instead, everytime I read this book, I found myself gettingandagitated It exposed me to almost TOO much information, verging on the point of overload You know how medical students become c When I was pregnant with my first child, I picked up nearly every book on the bookstore shelves having to do with pregnancy and childbirth I wanted comfort, a friend in the form of a book, a companion to hold my hand and let me know everything was going to be okay This book was not that friend Instead, everytime I read this book, I found myself gettingandagitated It exposed me to almost TOO much information, verging on the point of overload You know how medical students become convinced they have every wacky and rare disease they learn about in med school That s how I felt when I read this book After each chapter, I became convinced my child had Downs Syndrome, that I had placenta previa, that I was suffering from gestational diabetes, etc., etc Now that I have three children, I feel like I m in the position to make a recommendation get this book if you must, but don t read it cover to cover Use it as a resource if one of the other books you read I suggest The Mother of All Pregnancy Books by Ann Douglas leaves you wantinginformation By the way, I didn t follow the Best Odds Diet and my kids still turned out fine


  10. Jen Jen says:

    It felt to me like this book is out to scare moms to be Instead of celebrating how normal many of our pregnancy changes are, this book makes you question any weight gain hello, we re growing babies here They weigh alot and can often take a hectoring tone I don t think ladies need that Check out any of the other fine pregnancy and labor books out there by Sears, Gaskin, Kitzinger, Simkin, England and others.


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