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As you begin the life-changing journey toward motherhood, get helpful advice from the many pregnancy books available for moms-to-be. Ask other mothers for title recommendations or check online for reviews. It's also helpful to have at least one all-in-one guide that covers everything from your baby's development to prenatal fitness.
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Celebrating 10 years of helping hundreds of thousands of women achieve pregnancy, avoid pregnancy naturally, and gain better contr...ol of their health and lives, the 10th Anniversary Edition of the classic bestseller will include: ?New Preface to the 10th Anniversary Edition" ?Updates on new fertility technologies ?Natural approaches to conception ?Updated Resources and Books For any woman unhappy with her current method of birth control; demoralized by her quest to have a baby; or experiencing confusing symptoms in her cycle, this book provides answers to all these questions, plus amazing insights into a woman s body. Weschler thoroughly explains the empowering Fertility Awareness Method, which in only a couple minutes a day allows a woman to: ?Enjoy highly effective, scientifically proven birth control without chemicals or devices ?Maximize her chances of conception or expedite fertility treatment by identifying impediments to conception ?Increase the likelihood of choosing the gender of her baby ?Gain control of her sexual and gynecological health Read More

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The long-awaited revised edition! It s no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. D...edicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and empowering mothers in this natural art for generations. Now their classic bestselling guide has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today s mothers and lifestyles. Working mothers, stay-at-home moms, single moms, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from the book s range of nursing advice, stories, and information from preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy to feeding cues, from nursing positions to expressing and storing breast milk. With all-new photos and illustrations, this ultimate support bible offers ? real-mom wisdom on breastfeeding comfortably from avoiding sore nipples to simply enjoying the amazing bonding experience ? new insights into old approaches toward latching and attaching, ages and stages, and answers to the most-asked questions ? strategies for moms who choose to breastfeed for a short time or who plan to nurse for a year or more ? reassuring information on nursing after a C-section or delivery complications ? recent scientific data that highlight the many lifelong health benefits of breastfeeding ? helpful tips for building your support network at home or when back at work ? nursing special-needs infants, premies, multiples, and how to thrive no matter what curveball life throws ? guidance on breast health issues, weight gain, day care, colic, postpartum depression, food allergies, and medications Plus Internet references for further information, including La Leche League support sites and groups. Mothers bringing babies into a new world want sustainable, healthy, positive ways to help their children blossom and thrive. There is no better beginning for your baby than the womanly art of breastfeeding. "Mothers of healthy babies and those with special needs will learn how to recognize and overcome common problems, maintain an ample milk supply, and safely lose weight while breastfeeding...revised and updated." Read More

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With millions of copies sold worldwide, Your Pregnancy Week by Week is the established go-to resource for expectant parents time a...nd time again. The book s trademark week-by-week formula helps expectant parents compare the details of their pregnancy with the same weekly schedule their doctor uses easily and effortlessly. In this completely revised seventh edition, parents-to-be will find the latest information on preparing for their baby s birth as well as many new topics addressing today s most pressing questions and concerns. Compassionate, reassuring, and medically grounded, this guide provides everything expectant parents need for a healthy, happy pregnancy, including descriptions of the fetus s development each week, up-to-date information about medical tests and procedures, safe weekly exercises to help expectant moms stay in shape, and helpful hints for the father-to-be. "...the author of several best-selling pregnancy guides takes the mother-to-be through her pregnancy step by step, addressing the baby s growth and development, diet and exercise, and important precautions." Read More

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Oh, the joys of pregnancy! There s the gassiness, constipation, queasiness, and exhaustion, the forgetfulness, crankiness, and the... constant worry. Of course, no woman is spared the discomforts and humiliations of pregnancy, but most are too polite to complain or too embarrassed to talk about them. Not Jenny McCarthy! In the New York Times best-selling Belly Laughs, actress and new mother Jenny McCarthy reveals the naked truth about the tremendous joys, the excruciating pains, and the unseemly disfigurement that go along with pregnancy. Never shy, frequently crude, and always laugh-out-loud funny, McCarthy covers it all in the grittiest of girlfriend detail. From morning sickness and hormonal rage, to hemorrhoids, pregnant sex, and the torture and sweet relief that is delivery, Belly Laughs is must-read comic relief for anyone who is pregnant, who has ever been pregnant, is trying to get pregnant, or, indeed, has ever been born! Read More

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How to navigate healthily and tastily from conception through delivery and beyond at home or at the office, in restaurants or over... the holidays, when you re short on time or money, and when you re too queasy to eat. How to satisfy your taste buds and your baby s nutritional requirements at every meal (and in between). How to keep your weight gain on target, ease pregnancy symptoms, gratify your inner gourmet, and nourish yourself pre-pregnancy and postpartum. Plus the latest lowdown on low carbs, vegetarian diets, caffeine, supplements, food safety, and more. Includes 175 delicious, easy-to-prepare, and nutrition-packed recipes, developed especially for mom-to-be and her baby (but yummy enough to satisfy the whole family). Expect to eat well! Read More

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Announcing a brand new, cover-to-cover revision of America s pregnancy bible. What to Expect When You re Expecting is a perennial ...New York Times bestseller and one of USA Today s 25 most influential books of the past 25 years. It s read by more than 90% of pregnant women who read a pregnancy book the most iconic, must-have book for parents-to-be, with over 14.5 million copies in print. Now comes the Fourth Edition, a new book for a new generation of expectant moms featuring a new look, a fresh perspective, and a friendlier-than-ever voice. It s filled with the most up-to-date information reflecting not only what s new in pregnancy, but what s relevant to pregnant women. Heidi Murkoff has rewritten every section of the book, answering dozens of new questions and including loads of new asked-for material, such as a detailed week-by-week fetal development section in each of the monthly chapters, an expanded chapter on pre-conception, and a brand new one on carrying multiples. More comprehensive, reassuring, and empathetic than ever, the Fourth Edition incorporates the most recent developments in obstetrics and addresses the most current lifestyle trends (from tattooing and belly piercing to Botox and aromatherapy). There s more than ever on pregnancy matters practical (including an expanded section on workplace concerns), physical (with more symptoms, more solutions), emotional (more advice on riding the mood roller coaster), nutritional (from low-carb to vegan, from junk food?dependent to caffeine-addicted), and sexual (what s hot and what s not in pregnant lovemaking), as well as much more support for that very important partner in parenting, the dad-to-be. Overflowing with tips, helpful hints, and humor (a pregnant woman s best friend), this new edition is more accessible and easier to use than ever before. It s everything parents-to-be have come to expect from What to Expect...only better?. A month-by-month pregnancy guide. Read More

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For expectant parents who want to know everything about their developing baby at every stage, Pregnancy Day by Day provides a dail...y countdown to the date of delivery. Covering each day of pregnancy in detail, as well as labor, birth, and life with a new baby, Pregnancy Day by Day is an unprecedented and comprehensive guide that is written by a team of experts and is the one resource no parent-to-be should be without. Read More

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An information-packed, month-by-month guide to all the emotional, financial, and yes, even physical changes the father-to-be may e...xperience during the course of his partner s pregnancy-now significantly updated and expanded. Incorporating the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists, the Third Edition of The Expectant Father includes the latest research about assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and many other topics and is filled with sound advice and practical tips for men, such as: Ways to support and encourage your partner throughout pregnancy Overcoming infertility What childbirth classes don t teach you How to make sense of your conflicting emotions How to juggle your work and family roles Special ways to prepare if you re adopting a baby How to become the father you really want to be Illustrated throughout with New Yorker cartoons that will make even the most anxious fathers-to-be chuckle, this book-the essential reference for all expectant couples-reassures, commiserates, informs, and entertains. Read More

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"More readable, more attractive, and more accessible? is how pregnant couples describe the latest edition of this million plus-cop...y seller! And, of course, it s got all the latest medical information and advice. The new edition is designed to expand the retail market for this authoritative and complete guide. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide is already one of the bestselling pregnancy books on the market, with more than one million copies in print! Now newly revised and redesigned, this comprehensive, authoritative ?bible? provides expectant couples with abundant, valuable information about pregnancy, labor, birth, the postpartum period, and newborn care. This award-winning book presents the latest research-based information on pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood, including: ? New information on complementary-medicine approaches such as acupuncture ? Updated information on interventions during childbirth ? Revised statistics and discussions on cesarean birth and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) ? New advice on informed decision-making, one of the hottest topics in maternity care today ? Plus much, much more! The book has been redesigned so it s more accessible and reader-friendly, with more photos, illustrations, and boxed features that allow for important information to be highlighted. Also included in the new design are fun and informative sidebars, such as ?Common QandAs? about pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn care; ?In Their Own Words,? in which parents describe their pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting experiences from their point of view; and ?Fact or Fiction?? in which the authors present common misinformation and the facts. New to this edition is an accompanying website, www.PCNGuide.com, where readers can find additional maternity care information as well as helpful forms and worksheets. Mom s Choice Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn (2010) ? GOLD AWARD: Pregnancy and Childbirth; iParenting Media Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn (2009) ? Best Products Winner: Book; Living Now Book Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (2009) ? Family (Parenting/Health/Safety): BRONZE AWARD; National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn (2009) ? GOLD AWARD: Parenting Resources; USABookNews.com Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn (2009) ? WINNER: Parenting/Family: Pregnancy and Childbirth; ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn (2008) ? FINALIST: Parenting Read More

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There are approximately 3,712 ways for a guy to look stupid during pregnancy - this book s here to help you avoid all most of them.... And here s your first hint: Focus on what you can be doing for her rather than what s happening to her. She s pregnant. She knows that. You know that. And her 152 baby books tell her exactly what she can expect. Your job is to learn what you can do between the stick turning blue and the drive to the delivery room to make the next nine months go as smoothly as possible. That s where John Pfeiffer steps in. Like any good coach, he s been through it. He s dealt with the morning sickness and doctor visits, painting the baby s nursery and packing the overnight bag, choosing a name, hospital, and the color of the car-seat cover. All the while he remained positive and responsive - there with a "You re beautiful" when necessary - but assertive during the decision-making process (he didn t want to wind up with a kid named Percy). And now it s your turn. She might be having the baby, but you have plenty of responsibilities. Read More

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Prepare for a safe and joyful birth-with the help of America s foremost baby and childcare experts Since women enjoy more birthing... options today than ever before, the path toward a safe and satisfying birth can be fraught with important decisions. Planning, understanding the resources available to you, and developing your own birthing philosophy can make all the difference. In this comprehensive, reassuring, and authoritative guide, Dr. Bill and Martha Sears, the pediatrics specialists whose books on pregnancy, babies, and parenting have become widely praised bestsellers, thoroughly explore the abundant choices couples face when anticipating the birth of their child. The topics covered in The Birth Book include: ? Selecting the right birthing environment and team *preparing physically and emotionally for childbirth *using prenatal tests and technology wisely *defining the father s role *selecting a childbirth class *lessening the discomfort and speeding the process of labor *choosing or avoiding anesthesia *finding the birthing position that s best for you and your baby *decreasing your chances for a cesarean birth *turning a surgical birth into a rewarding experience As the parents of eight children and as medical professionals with nearly three decades of experience, Dr. Bill and Martha Sears are uniquely qualified to answer virtually every question you might have about the birth process. Their one-of-a-kind guide, rich in information as well as inspiration, enables you to plan and create the birth you want. William and Martha Sears, pediatric specialists and the parents of seven children, detail the options available to today s expectant parents in an up-to-date, factual, and unbiased fashion. Read More

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Did you know that simple changes in your diet could increase your fertility by 60 percent? That what you eat when you re pregnant ...could affect whether your child will need to wear glasses or braces? That increasing your intake of certain nutrients before you become pregnant could radically decrease your chances of suffering from morning sickness? In Beautiful Babies, nutrition educator Kristen Michaelis reveals the truth about diet and pregnancy. Based on her research of the nutrient-rich diets of healthy and fertile populations around the world, she lays out exactly what you should and shouldn t eat when trying to conceive, during pregnancy, and while breast-feeding. In the first half of the book she explains the ways industrialized foods can prevent pregnancy, how a low-fat diet can increase your likelihood of infertility by 85 percent, what to do if breast-feeding doesn t work for you, why babies can t digest cereal, and gives step-by-step instructions on how and when to introduce your baby s first foods. In the second half of the book she equips you with more than 50 recipes for incorporating traditional fertility-boosting foods into your diet. Beautiful Babies provides you with everything you need to know about having a healthy pregnancy and nourishing your growing baby. ISBN-13: 9781936608652 Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing Publication date: 3/19/2013 Edition description: Original Pages: 256 Sales rank: 243,830 Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d) Read More

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Love comes a riveting new narrative about surrogate pregnancy from both sides ...of the equation the parents and the gestational carrier. Once considered a desperate, even morally suspect option, surrogacy is now sweeping headlines, transforming the lives of celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman and Elton John, and changing the face of the American family. But how much do we really know about it? And is it really as easy and accessible ? emotionally, financially, legally and physically ? as magazines make it out to be? We often hear about successful outcomes, but little about the journey ? about the precious hope that starts it all, the ups and downs of finding a surrogate, the heartache and obstacles, the risks and expenses at every step, or the unbelievable joy when years of determination pay off. In The Baby Chase, acclaimed writer Leslie Morgan Steiner weaves three stories together of a nurse, a firefighter, and the Indian gestational carriers and doctors who helped them to provide one intensely personal look at what makes surrogacy so controversial, fascinating, and in some cases, the only ray of hope for today s infertile parents-to-be. Rhonda Wile and her husband Gerry struggled for years with infertility. With perseverance that shocked everyone around them, they tried every procedure and option available ? unsuccessfully ? until they finally decided to hire a surrogate. While surrogacy was being touted as a miracle for hopeful parents, for Rhonda and Gerry, it seemed an impossible and unaffordable dream. Until they came across the beaming smile of a beautiful Indian woman on the internet? and, within a few short months, embarked on a journey that would take them deep into the emerging world of Indian carriers, international medical tourism, and the global surrogacy community. Moving, page-turning, and meticulously researched, this complex human story is paired with an examination of the issues religious, legal, medical and emotional that shapes surrogacy as a solution both imperfect and life-changing. Read More

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Why, despite our state-of-the-art medical technology, does the United States have among the highest maternal and infant mortality ...rates in the industrialized world? Why do pregnant women who are planning to breastfeed receive ?free? samples of infant formula from American obstetricians? Why are American newborns given a vaccine at birth against hepatitis B, a sexually transmitted disease? The Business of Baby, an eye-opening work of investigative journalism, exposes how our current cultural practices during pregnancy, childbirth, and the first year of a baby s life are not based on the best evidence or the most modern science, revealing how American moms and their babies are being undermined by corporate interests. An illuminating combination of meticulous research and in-depth interviews with parents, doctors, midwives, nurses, health care administrators, and scientists, Margulis s impassioned and eloquent critique is shocking, groundbreaking, and revelatory. The Business of Baby arms parents with the information they need to make informed decisions about their own health and the health of their infants. ISBN-13: 9781451636086 Publisher: Scribner Publication date: 4/16/2013 Pages: 344 Sales rank: 250,567 Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d) Read More

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You re expecting more than one baby? Congratulations! Effective, encouraging, and up-to-date, When You re Expecting Twins, Triplet...s, or Quads is essential for you and your babies. Like all mothers-to-be, you re experiencing the full spectrum of human emotions: joy, fear, confusion, and excitement maybe all at once. As a woman pregnant with more than one baby, you re feeling all these things . . . only more so! In When You re Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads, Dr. Barbara Luke, an acknowledged expert on the prenatal care of multiples, outlines a practical, nutrition-based program to keep you and your babies healthy, and she offers a comprehensive tour of what you can expect during your unique pregnancy and childbirth experience. Women who follow this program have significantly fewer complications during pregnancy and their babies are born weighing 20 to 35 percent more than the average twin, triplet, or quad. Included is crucial information on: Finding a qualified maternal/fetal medicine specialist Dietary guidelines for maximizing birthweight Safe limits on exercise, physical activity, and work Taking a leave from your job and negotiating the best deal Reducing your risk for pregnancy complications Recognizing the signs of preterm labor and what to do about them What to expect during and after delivery Feeding and caring for your newborns . . . and yourself Getting back into shape after delivery "...offers special medical and nutritional guidelines for prenatal care, detailed information on what to expect during pregnancy, and anecdotal stories from mothers." Read More

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FATHERHOOD DEMYSTIFIED! Finally-a manual for new dads that deciphers the immensely confusing world of fatherhood and gives crucial... tips and advice from a man s point of view. No psychobabble, no warm fuzzies-just a hilarious (and surprisingly practical) military-style guide to surviving and thriving through even the queasiest moments of pregnancy, birth, and babyhood. Seasoned father and master infant-tamer Scott Mactavish breaks the Baby Code down and lays it out in straight-up guyspeak. The New Dad s Survival Guide includes declassified information on such topics as: ? Cutting the Cord: The Moment of Truth ? Feeding and Cleaning the NFU (New Family Unit) ? Surviving Sleep Deprivation ? Relieving Stress Without Booze ? The Great Boob Irony ? Pee, Poo, Hurl, and Snot: Getting Used to the Bodily Functions ? Critical Survival Tips Never Before Revealed ? Sex: Let the Games Begin Again...Finally ? Dozens of Essential Terms Defined, Including Binky, Onesie, Diaper Genie, Passy, and Sippy Cup GRAB YOUR BOOTS AND STRAP ON YOUR HELMET! THE BABIES ARE COMING! Read More

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Now completely revised and updated for today s parents-to-be... The book that started a revolution in the birthing experience and ...helped millions of women and their partners to a safe and natural childbirth. The Bradley Method has changed the way men and women and the medical establishment think about childbirth today. Now this new, updated edition of the groundbreaking work by Robert A. Bradley, M.D., has all the information you need to approach a natural childbirth safely, confidently, and wisely. From the reasons to choose the Bradley Method to the steps you will take as your birth day approaches and after the birth of your baby this book is designed to help couples share completely in the birthing experience. ?Build better, deeper, and more trusting communication skills with your partner in preparation for a drug-free childbirth ?Learn the physical, emotional, and mental relaxation techniques essential to a natural childbirth ?Discover how you and your doctor can work together toward your natural delivery ?Monitor your weight, nutrition, and your overall well-being during pregnancy ?Use natural prevention methods for the most common pregnancy problems ?Get the most out of the bonding experience you will share with your baby and your partner With its time-tested wisdom, medical soundness, and reassuring first-person accounts of natural childbirth, this book is the ?gold standard? of childbirth books. The Bradley Method is an essential guide for anyone considering childbirth without unnecessary medications or medical intervention and to share fully in your child s arrival into the world. Read More

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Highly praised by expectant parents and childbirth educators alike, this comprehensive pregnancy reference (704 pages) is specific...ally designed for today s hurried moms (and dads) for getting them through pregnancy and early baby care. Numerous navigation aides in the volume help parents to rapidly access critical information. The beautifully-illustrated, Your Pregnancy Week-by-Week section details every body change for both Mom and Baby for nine months with hundreds of timely coping tips. The Managing Your Pregnancy section includes: strategies for planning maternity leave; exercise guidelines; what to eat and what to avoid; safe and unsafe medications; and how to locate the best childcare and pediatricians. The illustrated Baby Gear Guide warns about unsafe products and offers solid, research-based facts for choosing the safest car seats, cribs, soft carriers, baby diapers and clothing. Your Guide to Giving Birth is the most up-to-date labor and birth resource available to parents today. Based on brand-new medical evidence, it helps families to realistically plan for labor and delivery, including detailed "you are there" descriptions for every major intervention and medication they re likely to encounter -- such as epidurals, inductions and cesarean sections. You and Your Baby presents a complete guide for the first six months of life after birth. There s mom-friendly advice for post-birth recovery, and baby-sensitive care strategies for feeding, bathing, diapering, soothing and helping a baby to sleep. The book s Resource Guide lists over 100 of the best Internet sites for parents. The comprehensive Pregnancy Dictionary translates 200-plus pregnancy and medical terms into easy-to-understand lay language. "I have this book as well as What to Expect When Expecting, and I find this book to be so much better as it gives a week to week breakdown of what is happening to both mom and baby. I pick up this book each week as my pregnancy progresses and even though not every issue listed in each week s summary necessarily happens to me, it s good to know what I could expect. I would highly recommend this book to any expecting mom!" -- Cynthia, an expectant mother "If you are searching for one book for your pregnancy or for that one book to refer all of your expectant clients to, this book is by far the greatest achievement in childbirth education reading material! Sandy Jones and her daughter Marcie Jones have included absolutely everything an expectant woman and her family needs to know. This book should be on everyone s recommended reading list"--Connie Livingston, BS, RN, FACCE (Dona), CCE, CLD, birthsource.com "Great Expectations is the perfect resource for moms-to-be. Sandy and Marcie Jones speak to the expectant mother of today in a friendly, approachable tone, and present their thorough information in a way that s great for both quick look-ups, and in-depth reading."--Stacia Ragolia, VP, Community and Parenting, iVillage.com "Accurate, comprehensive, empowering, and current. I see this as being the new Dr. Spock for pregnancy...This is definitely a book I will recommend to my clients who are planning a pregnancy or currently pregnant."--Cherie C. Binns, RN, BS, MSCN Read More

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For when you need the facts not fear about what food, drinks, activities, and procedures you should avoid during each month of you...r pregnancy. Over the years, Dr. Elisabeth Aron has soothed the worries of many soon-to-be moms who have come to her with questions such as: ? Can I exercise during my first trimester? ? Is canned tuna safe to eat throughout my pregnancy? ? Do self-tanners contain chemicals I should be worried about? ? I have to fly for work during my second trimester. Is this safe? ? Is cookie-dough ice cream safe to eat? ? Can I wear an underwire bra during my pregnancy? ? I m six months pregnant. Is it alright for me to have a glycolic peel facial? ? Are peanuts safe to eat or will my baby develop a peanut allergy if I eat too many? ? There is a lot of chlorine in my health club s pool. Is that a good or bad thing? Pregnancy Do s and Don ts includes hundreds of entries on possible concerns from apple cider to zinc and everything in between. In each entry, Dr. Aron identifies the item, the possible cause for concern, and explains the bottom line whether it is something a woman should avoid completely, something to take a better-safe-than-sorry approach toward, or something that is perfectly fine. Read More

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Make your sexual relationship the fulfilling experience God meant it to be God gave humankind the gift of sex. But many couples do...n t experience the kind of joy and fulfillment God intended. If you ve ever been frustrated with a lack of intimacy in your marriage, or if you just want to know more about how you can get the most out of your relationship, Intended for Pleasure is for you. This honest and frank resource will answer your questions about sex and sexuality, improving sexual response, sex techniques for pregnancy, birth control, sex at any age, solutions for sexual problems, and much more. All of the questions you ve been afraid to ask (or didn t even know to ask!) are answered right here. Read More

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Here is a holistic approach to childbirth that examines this profound rite-of-passage not as a medical event but as an act of self...-discovery. Exercises and activities such as journal writing, meditation, and painting will help mothers analyze their thoughts and face their fears during pregnancy. For use during birth, the book offers proven techniques for coping with labor pain without drugs, a discussion of the doctor or midwife s role, and a look at the father s responsibilities. Childbirth education should also include what to expect after the baby is born. Here are baby basics, such as how to bathe a newborn, how to get the little one to sleep, and tips for getting nursing off to a good start. Pregnancy, birth, and postpartum is a process of continuous learning and adjustment; Birthing From Within provides the necessary support and education to make each phase of birthing a rewarding experience. Read More

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A pregnant, upper class nineteen-year-old Philadelphia Main Line debutante is confined, against her will, to a state mental hospit...al. She spends her pregnancy surrounded by the mentally challenged and the criminally insane. On April 19, 1964, she gives birth to a child, whom she is forced to give up for adoption. A loving middle-class couple adopts a month-old little girl from Catholic Charities. She is adored and cherished from the very beginning. It is as though she is dropped into the first chapter of a fairy tale-but we all know how fairy tales go. This is the story of a mother and daughter. Of what it is to give up a child and what it is to be given up. Of what it is to belong, what it is to be a family and what it is to yearn deeply, and to never lose hope-because anything is possible. In this exquisite memoir, Julie Mannix von Zerneck and Kathy Hatfield recount the stories of their lives. Deliciously strange, surprising and sweetly funny, this tenderly written book takes us on a wild and frightening journey. Written in two distinct and deeply expressive voices, their stories seamlessly meld together in a breathtaking ending. PRAISE FOR SECRET STORMS: "The book shifts between sections narrated by mother von Zerneck and daughter Hatfield, and both authors have gripping stories to tell. Readers will delight in their shared narrative, which is as heartwarming as it is engaging. von Zerneck s life alone would be a fascinating read, but combined with Hatfield s search for her mother it becomes compulsive reading." -Publishers Weekly "The book is beautifully written and...compelling, to the extent that readers might feel they are sitting with the authors, listening to them tell their tale...more like a novel than a memoir." -ForeWord Reviews "Shining through both narratives is goodness and the power of the human spirit. A dually narrated, uplifting tale on overcoming profound adversity." -Kirkus Reviews "This story will break your heart, bring on tears of joy, and make you believe in the healing power of love, forgiveness, and family." -Meredith Rollins, Executive Editor, Redbook Magazine "A heartbreaking but ultimately life-affirming mother-daughter story that defies fiction. Every plot twist, every emotion touches a chord, even for those of us who have not had to endure such a brutal separation. Read it and weep-and then finally rejoice. An ode to the enduring power of family ties." -Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, author of A Woman of Independent Means "In my writers workshops, the greatest gospel I can preach is the obvious one-to tell the truth, whatever form it takes. This amazing mother-daughter writing team exemplifies the concept to the max. The plot is Dickensian, rife with villains and struggle, the revealing of it, breathtaking in its simplicity and heartbreaking in its courage. What a story." -Ernest Thompson, Academy Award-winning writer of On Golden Pond "What an extraordinary and compelling story, all the more so because it s true-and told so beautifully by its two heroines." -Alice Maltin, producer and Leonard Maltin, film critic and correspondent for Entertainment Tonight "This is an uplifting story of hope and personal courage that is sure to resonate with most readers." -Monsters and Critics Read More

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A three-trimester evolutionary crash course to guide the prehistoric papa-to-be through the prenatal, preparental wilderness. Ever...y man should read it! What s a clueless caveman about to become DAD to do? After all, it s tough carrying a child for nine months for him as well as for her. He s just not sure how to behave. But help is on hand, in the form of a reassuring (and hysterically funny) course for the totally perplexed. Along with a large dose of humor, it provides the father-to-be with all the know-how he needs to become a well-prepared, well-heeled partner who s really ready to stand upright and embrace his new responsibilities?rather than cowering from them. Every cave-student will find out how to support his mate through this emotional time, cope with his own feelings, deal with baby-related projects, and perform admirably during labor and delivery. So whether it s catering to his exhausted companion s needs by preparing a nutritional and tasty meal or engaging in a snuggle session when she craves a little cuddling, with the help of this book a guy will become the proud Cro-Magnon caregiver he longs to be! Read More

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From the authors of the million-copy best seller Your Pregnancy Week by Week, a comforting companion volume detailing baby s first... twelve months in the world. About the Authors: Glade B. Curtis, M.D., OB/GYN, is in private practice in Sandy, Utah. Judith Schuler, M.S., has collaborated with Dr. Curtis on all his books. Read More

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Help any new or expecting father become the coolest, smartest, and most prepared dad around with Show Dad How, a fully illustrated..., step-by-step guide to everything a dad needs to know from conception through baby s first year. For dads who are excited to be involved with their new baby, but might not quite know where to start, Show Dad How is an ideal resource. From practical to playful, 156 awesome things every new father needs to know one step at a time. In a series of nearly wordless, highly informative, often hilariously illustrated, step-by-step activities, dads-to-be learn how to do dozens of useful (and fascinating and important and sometimes surprisingly fun) tasks, including: - Preparing to impregnate - Recognizing the signs of pregnancy - Childproofing a home - Delivering a baby in the subway - Handling diaper disasters - Making bath time fun - Inventing a fairy tale - Mixing formula the right way - Making baby laugh . . . and much, much more. Presented in the bold visual style of the award-winning Show Me How series, drawing on the best of information technology and graphic-novel communication, this is a innovative reference book that can and will be enjoyed as a work of art and as a quirky, thoughtful gift. Packed with useful hands-on tutorials, Show Dad How is a real-life resource that can turn dad into an expert in any situation, from the bedroom to the kitchen to the playground. ISBN-13: 9781616281113 Publisher: Weldon Owen Publication date: 5/17/2011 Edition description: Original Pages: 144 Sales rank: 189,399 Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d) Read More

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Announcing a brand new, cover-to-cover revision of America s pregnancy bible. What to Expect When You re Expecting is a perennial ...New York Times bestseller and one of USA Today s 25 most influential books of the past 25 years. It s read by more than 90% of pregnant women who read a pregnancy book the most iconic, must-have book for parents-to-be, with over 14.5 million copies in print. Now comes the Fourth Edition, a new book for a new generation of expectant moms featuring a new look, a fresh perspective, and a friendlier-than-ever voice. It s filled with the most up-to-date information reflecting not only what s new in pregnancy, but what s relevant to pregnant women. Heidi Murkoff has rewritten every section of the book, answering dozens of new questions and including loads of new asked-for material, such as a detailed week-by-week fetal development section in each of the monthly chapters, an expanded chapter on pre-conception, and a brand new one on carrying multiples. More comprehensive, reassuring, and empathetic than ever, the Fourth Edition incorporates the most recent developments in obstetrics and addresses the most current lifestyle trends (from tattooing and belly piercing to Botox and aromatherapy). There s more than ever on pregnancy matters practical (including an expanded section on workplace concerns), physical (with more symptoms, more solutions), emotional (more advice on riding the mood roller coaster), nutritional (from low-carb to vegan, from junk food?dependent to caffeine-addicted), and sexual (what s hot and what s not in pregnant lovemaking), as well as much more support for that very important partner in parenting, the dad-to-be. Overflowing with tips, helpful hints, and humor (a pregnant woman s best friend), this new edition is more accessible and easier to use than ever before. It s everything parents-to-be have come to expect from What to Expect...only better?. Read More

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"Move over, Lamaze. HypnoBirthers say their form of deep relaxation takes the panting and pain out of labor." -Time Magazine Hypno...Birthing®: A Celebration of Life Childbirth is not something to be feared; it is a natural expression of life. With HypnoBirthing, your pregnancy and childbirth will become the gentle, life-affirming process it was meant to be. In this easy-to-understand guide, HypnoBirthing founder Marie Mongan explodes the myth of pain as a natural accompaniment to birth. She proves through sound medical information that it is not our bodies but our culture that has made childbirth a moment of anguish, and that when we release the fear of birth, a fear that is keeping our bodies tense and closed, we will also release the pain. HypnoBirthing is nature, not manipulation. It relaxes the mind in order to let the body work as it is designed. The HypnoBirthing exercises positive thinking, relaxation, visualization, breathing and physical preparation will lead to a happy and comfortable pregnancy, even if you are currently unsure of an intervention-free birth. Your confidence, trust and happy anticipation will in turn lead to the peaceful, fulfilling and bonding birth that is your right as a mother. More than 10,000 happy couples have had their lives changed for the better by HypnoBirthing. More than 500 news organizations including Good Morning America, The Today Show, Dateline, The Richard and Judy Show, Time, Newsweek, Parenting and Better Homes and Gardens have joined the movement for better birthing. Why is HypnoBirthing changing the way the world gives birth? That s simple. Because it works. Read More

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What to Expect...The First Step Expecting to Expect? Plan Ahead. Everything you need to know before you re expecting to help you p...repare for the healthiest possible pregnancy and the healthiest possible baby. Filled with practical tips, empathetic advice, and savvy strategies all designed to help you get that baby of your dreams on board faster. How to get your bodies into tip-top baby-making shape. Which foods feed fertility. Which lifestyle habits to quit and which to cultivate. How to have sex for conception success (from timing to positions to logistics). And when to seek fertility help. There s even a fertility planner to help you keep track of your conception adventure. Read More

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The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care makes the principles of traditional nutrition available to modern parents. T...he book provides holistic advice for pregnancy and newborn interventions, vaccinations, breastfeeding and child development, as well as a compendium of natural treatments for childhood illnesses, from autism to whooping cough. The work of Rudulf Steiner supports the book s emphasis on the child s spiritual requirement for imaginative play. Read More

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What s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child s brain? What s the best w...ay to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know. In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really work and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control. Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child s brain develops – and what you can do to optimize it. You will view your children and how to raise them in a whole new light. You ll learn: Where nature ends and nurture begins Why men should do more household chores What you do when emotions run hot affects how your baby turns out, because babies need to feel safe above all TV is harmful for children under 2 Your child s ability to relate to others predicts her future math performance Smart and happy are inseparable. Pursuing your child s intellectual success at the expense of his happiness achieves neither Praising effort is better than praising intelligence The best predictor of academic performance is not IQ. It s self-control What you do right now before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and through the first five years will affect your children for the rest of their lives. Brain Rules for Baby is an indispensable guide. Read More

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Announcing the new Spanish-language translation of What to Expect When You re Expecting: 4th Edition, America s pregnancy bible wi...th over 16 million copies in print. Originally published as Que se Puede Esperar Cuando Se Esta Esperando, this new edition is a livelier, less formal, altogether more user-friendly Spanish-language version. Approximately 1 million Hispanic-American women give birth each year. This is a book for the mother-to-be who either doesn t speak English or doesn t feel comfortable with her English; for the doctor who is having trouble communicating with a patient; for the expectant parents at a stressful time when what s most familiar their first language is most welcome. The book will be the book to turn to for the broad range of Spanish-speaking Americans in the United States be they Puerto Ricans in the Northeast, Cuban-Americans in Florida, Mexican-Americans on the west coast, Dominicans, and Spanish-speaking Americans of Spanish, and Central and South American descent. Read More

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Expectant mothers snapped up Great Expectations: Your All-in-One Resource for Pregnancy and Childbirth (135,000 copies sold), and ...reviewers praised it for its warm, reassuring voice of expertise. This is the logical follow-up, an innovative baby book that will guide and reassure new moms and dads through every nuance of the first 12 months of life with baby. Of course, it maintains all the design elements that are the signature of the Great Expectations series and have proven so appealing: innovative graphics; clear-cut, contemporary styling; and sensitive drawings of babies as they develop month-by-month. The text, too, continues that same friendly, supportive, parent-to-parent tone of the earlier book but now with dads playing an integral role. Inside, there s a plethora of information on the nuts and bolts of feeding, diaper changing, and immunizations, as well as cutting-edge research on baby intelligence and development, nutrition and medical care, and insights into the dynamics of the parenting process. Checklists, bulleted sidebars, and quick-reference tables speed up the process of finding needed information. Unique tables in the extensive medical reference section will present the gamut of symptoms, so parents will have help distinguishing between common baby ailments and more serious emergencies that may require immediate attention. Includes a foreword by Dr. Michael Crocetti, Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and also an extended resource guide and parent s dictionary. Read More

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Eat the best foods for your baby s development! Nutrition is never more critical than during pregnancy. What you choose to put on ...your plate affects you and your baby s health not just in utero but for years to come. However, many nutritional guidelines for pregnancy are complex, confusing, and offer an uninspiring list of things to eat for the next nine months. Backed up by the latest nutritional research, this guide debunks pregnancy food myths and uncovers a number of surprising food choices that are superfoods for expectant mothers. Anchovies are a high-protein, naturally salty snack a great food for avoiding feelings of nausea; and they contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which foster baby s brain development during the first trimester. Leeks are the vegetable equivalent of a super multivitamin-mineral tablet containing high amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron, plus fiber, B vitamins, and other minerals. Their mild, slightly sweet flavor makes them appealing if you re suffering from morning sickness. Cherries contain melatonin, an antioxidant hormone that promotes healthy sleep for you and stimulates cell growth in your growing baby. Celery is a healthy snack rich in silica, a mineral which tones and firms your skin the perfect nutritional support for your stretching and expanding breasts and belly. This one-of-a-kind nutrition reference guide is also packed with helpful quick-reference charts and sidebars, highlighting healthy (but no less delicious!) substitutes for commonly craved foods like ice cream and potato chips. You ll also discover the most up-to-date research regarding pregnancy dilemmas, such as how to get more omega-3s from fish in your diet while avoiding mercury. It s pregnancy nutrition made easy! Read More

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Rosie Pope, pregnancy expert, maternity fashion designer, and star of Bravo s hit show Pregnant in Heels, offers an all-encompassi...ng guide to pregnancy. What s your Mommy IQ? Every mom-to-be wants a perfect, healthy pregnancy. But as the nine months start to fly by, it s easy for new parents to become overwhelmed and intimidated by the mountains of information and advice available. Enter pregnancy expert Rosie Pope. With her signature style, humor, and razor-sharp expertise, Rosie offers women the ultimate guide to these unique nine months ahead. Chapter by chapter and month by month, Rosie helps women raise their own Mommy IQ by telling them exactly what s going on with their baby, their body, and their partner. Tackling everything that might weigh on a new mom s mind from prenatal testing and ultrasounds, to setting nutrition and exercise goals, to creating a birth plan Rosie guides new parents with humor and been-there insights, and plenty of medical facts and advice from renowned experts and doctors to back it all up. Through practical checklists, sidebars, and her own personal stories, Rosie shares the tips, tricks, and secrets that will ease moms from that initial nerve-racking checkup through the first sleepless nights at home with a new baby. The ultimate must-have guide for any mom-to-be, Rosie Pope s Mommy IQ will give women the confidence they need to stay healthy, keep relationships strong, and even laugh a little when the going gets tough. Read More

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Practical, hands-on information for fathers-to-be When it comes to pregnancy, dads roles have changed so much in the past few dec...ades that expectant fathers don t always know where to turn to for guidance and advice on this milestone event. Now they do! Dad s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies is packed with practical, straightforward information for fathers-to-be, covering all of the logistical, physical, and emotional aspects of pregnancy from dad s point of view. What to expect at doctor s visits Tips for being a supportive partner during pregnancy and preparing for fatherhood Advice on birth plans, labor and delivery, and the first days and weeks of a baby s life Packed with helpful information on the typical struggles and feelings expectant fathers face, Dad s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies gives first-time fathers and veteran dads alike a wealth of useful information. Read More

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Pregnancy naturally separates a mother s outermost abdominal muscles to make room for her growing uterus. Called a diastasis, this... separation doesn t fully close up in 98 percent of new moms. The larger the diastasis, the weaker the muscles and the greater chance for mom to develop back problems down the road. Of perhaps greater concern for moms, new and veteran alike, the larger the diastasis, the bigger the belly that just won t seem to go away after baby s delivery!Lose Your Mummy Tummy introduces the Tupler Technique, a set of deceptively simple abdominal and breathing exercises that decrease the diastasis and result in a firmer, flatter, and stronger belly. Like Kegels-those all-important and privately-practiced pregnancy exercises-the Tupler Technique can be practiced almost anywhere and at anytime. Including illustrations for a 15 or a 30-minute at-home exercise routine, Lose Your Mummy Tummy ensures: A tighter, flatter stomach A smaller waistline A reduction or elimination of back pain The ability to safely lift your baby and heavy objects More energy Better posture The perfect preparation for your next pregnancy ISBN-13: 9780738209814 Publisher: Da Capo Press Publication date: 12/12/2004 Pages: 140 Sales rank: 244,573 Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.45 (d) Read More

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Your guide to living with your new family! Pregnancy was just the warmup. Now, it s time to get into the game and help your family... through your baby s first year. From 4 A.M. feedings and visiting the pediatrician to getting back to work and hopping into bed with Mom, Dude, You re a Dad leads you through all the trials and tribulations you ll face as a new dad. Author John Pfeiffer has braved the journey not just once but three times, and will tell you exactly what changes to expect as well as what you can be doing for your baby and your baby mama during this time. Complete with foolproof parenting strategies for handling tricky situations, this book also braces you for the years to come, which will be full of head banging, temper tantrums, and restless days. The first twelve months are make-or-break when it comes to parenting and Dude, You re a Dad is your guide to making sure that nothing gets broken. Read More

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Prime-time star and new mom Tia Mowry delivers a frank and hilarious modern pregnancy guide A generation of women grew up watching... Tia Mowry on Sister, Sister. Like a best friend Tia always told it like it was with hilarity and compassion. Now, in a pregnancy guide like no other, she leaves no topic off-limits while helping expectant moms stay empowered, pampered, and laughing out loud. Sharing personal experience with cravings (she couldn t have done it without sourdough bread and Funyuns); maternity clothes (Tia prefers black, with sequins); vagina exercises (just say No!); and hiding your bump from your coworkers (tricky for Tia, since her character on The Game was in lingerie half the time), Tia also discusses Ask the OB QandA s she posed to her own ob-gyn, along with dozens of tried-and-true tips for combating morning sickness, fear, and everything else that might overshadow a radiant glow. ISBN-13: 9781583335284 Publisher: Avery Trade Publication date: 6/4/2013 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 240 Sales rank: 219,892 Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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The creator of Twiniversity delivers the ultimate survival guide for parents of twins The rate of twin births has risen 79 percent... over the last three decades, and continues to increase. A mom of fraternal twins and a national guru on having two, Natalie Diaz launched Twiniversity, a supportive website with advice from the twin-trenches. What to Do When You re Having Two is the definitive how-to guide to parenting twins, covering how to make a Birth Plan checklist, sticking to one sleep schedule, managing double-duty breastfeeding, stocking up on all the necessary gear, building one-on-one relationships with each child, and more. Accessible and informative, What to Do When You re Having Two is the must-have manual for all parents of twins. Read More

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Can I get a cavity filled while pregnant? Will avoiding spicy foods make my kid a picky eater? Can I really increase my baby s IQ ...while she s in utero? Whether you re pregnant for the first time, are trying to start your family, or already have enough children to start your own basketball team, you re bound to have questions about what it means to be pregnant and how you can increase your odds of having a healthy and happy pregnancy. But no matter how much you ve read, watched, studied, or talked about this amazing biological journey, you have never read anything like this. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz act as mythbusters for the hundreds of questions surrounding pregnancy in the same scientific, informative, and entertaining ways that have made them America s Doctors. In these pages, you ll learn everything you need to know about the miracles of fetal development, your health throughout the pregnancy, and providing the best possible environment for your growing child. Pregnancy is a complicated balancing act, but it doesn t have to be frightening. The doctors will help you de-stress as they describe accurately and rationally what happens during a thrilling nine months of life. While every pregnant body is different, odds are you ll experience some of the cravings, crying, and discomfort that almost all women go through. Your best tactic? Learn why these things are happening and what you should do about them. YOU: Having a Baby will teach you everything you need to know about what to eat (should I be eating for two?), how much to exercise, and what guilty pleasures will actually make pregnancy easier on you(and the loved ones who get to be around you for the whole thing). Each phase of pregnancy has different challenges, but the right information will prepare you for what s ahead. The interactive week-by-week calendar inside provides an even more detailed guideline for how and what you should feel through every step of the process. Exciting, cutting-edge scientific research in the fi eld of epigenetics has changed the way the medical profession looks at pregnancy, and now it can change your perspective, too. Epigenetics explores what makes us develop in certain ways why some people thrive at math while others are prone to chronic diseases. It turns out that there are easy things you can do that will not just help your baby s development in utero but will actually improve his or her chances of living a healthy, fulfi lling adult life. Filled with recipes for nutritious, satisfying snacks and meals even Pop can cook (yes, he can!), safe exercises for staying fit, and tons of YOU tips that will help you stay comfortable, YOU: Having a Baby is the ultimate guidebook for what to do from the moment of conception to the weeks after your child has arrived home. From morning sickness and food cravings to choosing a doctor and changing a diaper, YOU: Having a Baby will give you the real scoop about what s in store for you during this amazing time in your life. Read More

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Every year, four million women experience the joy of pregnancy along with backaches, indigestion, sore feet, and difficulty sleepi...ng. And after baby arrives, that persistent postpartum belly. Now proven relief is here. From Elaine Petrone, author of The Miracle Ball Method, with over 11 million copies in print, comes The Miracle Ball Method for Pregnancy, a program designed to help women deal with the pains, stress, and physical changes of pregnancy, and then help them regain a flat belly afterward. Elaine Petrone, a former dancer who created the original Miracle Ball Method to heal herself after suffering a career-ending injury, developed The Miracle Ball Method for Pregnancy after her own high-risk pregnancy with twins. A complete kit containing two squishy miracle balls and a fully illustrated instruction book, the Miracle Ball Method works because it s the un-exercise: muscles relax and become supple enough to allow the body to realign and reshape. The program starts with how to breathe properly, and why focusing on exhalation strengthens the diaphragm and relieves anxiety and fatigue. There are movements for specific problem areas Neck on the Ball, the Rib Cage Side Stretch and whole-body moves like Standing Body Hang Over. There are also variations to use in later months, when it s no longer advised to lie flat on your back. The final exercises help reshape the body after birth, plus address labor, breastfeeding, and carrying a new baby around, now on the outside. Read More

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A fully revised and updated version of the classic baby name guide After the initial joy of discovering a pregnancy, the question ...every mom- or dad-to-be asks is inevitably: What will I name my baby? There s no shortage of names to choose from, and the task can be overwhelming. Enter The Baby Name Wizard. Since its original publication in 2005, The Baby Name Wizard has used groundbreaking research and computer-generated models to pinpoint each name s image, examine its usage and popularity over the last one hundred years, and suggest other promising ideas. A completely revised and updated guide to the modern world of names, The Baby Name Wizard is the only tool parents need to discover the perfect name. Read More

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Parenting is one of the hardest but most rewarding jobs there is. It requires patience, kindness, and, most of all, a sense of hum...or. This hilarious and touching collection of hundreds of quips, quotes, and anecdotes highlights the funny side of being a parent. ParentLaughs covers all stages of raising kids, from preparation and pregnancy through raising toddlers, school-aged children, and teenagers. Witty views on parenting come from parents who are famous for their sense of humor, including Ray Romano, Erma Bombeck, Dave Barry, Joan Rivers, and other well-known and less well-known moms and dads. Award-winning professional speaker and therapeutic humor expert ?Mr. Jollytologist? Allen Klein has carefully selected these lighthearted quips, quotes, and anecdotes to keep parents laughing even when the baby is crying. A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic. Ralph Waldo Emerson The main purpose of children s parties is to remind you that there are children worse than your own. Katharine Whitehorn Childhood is a time of rapid changes. Between the ages of twelve and seventeen, a parent can age thirty years. Sam Levenson Read More

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Funny, warm, poignant, and inspiring, this lovely gift book celebrates mothers in fine art reproductions and quotations. The well-...chosen words, from sources as diverse as Anne Morrow Lindbergh, President John F. Kennedy, and Erma Bombeck, take the reader on a journey through pregnancy, infancy, friendship, and personal reflection. The accompanying art, featuring 46 touching images of mothers and children, is drawn from the world s finest galleries and museums. Read More

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When Susan Tate s seventeen-year-old daughter, Lily, announces she is pregnant, Susan is stunned. A single mother, she has struggl...ed to do everything right. She sees the pregnancy as an inconceivable tragedy both for Lily and herself. Then comes word of two more pregnancies among other high school juniors who happen to be Lily s best friends. The town turns to talk of a pact. As fingers start pointing, the emotional ties between mothers and daughters are stretched to breaking in an emotionally wrenching story of love and forgiveness. Read More

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Emily Miller knew her life was about to change forever the day her mother said, "I m pregnant." She d hear those words again and a...gain--and with every pregnancy Emily s father changed from bad to worse. For years the Miller family suffered through his rages. It took a terrible loss for the family to regroup, and all the love Emily can muster to save her siblings. Lorraine Bartlett s powerful short story "Abused: A Daughter s Story" grabs hold immediately and doesn t let go. This heart-tugger s hero, Emily, displays amazing resilience and strength. I know I ll remember this story for a long, long time. --Julie Hyzy, Barry- and Anthony-award winning author of the White House Chef Mysteries Read More

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Love me. Love me. I m not what you expected, but oh, please love me. That was the most defining moment of my life. That was the be...ginning of my story. From the outside looking in, Kelle Hampton had the perfect life: a beautiful two-year-old daughter, a loving husband, a thriving photography career, and great friends. When she learned she was pregnant with her second child, she and her husband, Brett, were ecstatic. Her pregnancy went smoothly and the ultrasounds showed a beautiful, healthy, high-kicking baby girl. But when her new daughter was placed in her arms in the delivery room, Kelle knew instantly that something was wrong. Nella looked different than her two-year-old sister, Lainey, had at birth. As she watched friends and family celebrate with champagne toasts and endless photographs, a terrified Kelle was certain that Nella had Down syndrome a fear her pediatrician soon confirmed. Yet gradually Kelle s fear and pain were vanquished by joy, as she embraced the realization that she had been chosen to experience an extraordinary and special gift. With lyrical prose and gorgeous full-color photography, Bloom takes readers on a wondrous journey through Nella s first year of life a gripping, hilarious, and intensely poignant trip of transformation in which a mother learns that perfection comes in all different shapes. It is a story about embracing life and really living it, of being fearless and accepting difference, of going beyond constricting definitions of beauty, and of the awesome power of perspective. As Kelle writes, "There is us. Our Family. We will embrace this beauty and make something of it. We will hold our precious gift and know that we are lucky." Read More

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Announcing Eating Well When You re Expecting, providing moms-to-be with a realistic approach to navigating healthily and delicious...ly through the nine months of pregnancy at home, in the office, over the holidays, in restaurants. Thorough chapters are devoted to nutrition, weight gain, food safety, the postpartum diet, and how to eat when trying to conceive again. And, very exciting, the book comes with 150 contemporary, tasty, and healthy recipes that feed mom and baby well, take little time to prepare, and are gentle on queasy tummies. A departure from its predecessor, What to Eat When You re Expecting, which has 976,000 copies in print, Eating Well loses the whole-wheatier-than-thou attitude, and comes with a light, reader-friendly tone while delivering the most up-to-date information. At the heart of the book are hundreds of pressing questions every mother-to-be has: Is it true I shouldn t eat any food cooked with alcohol? Will the caffeine in coffee cross into my baby s bloodstream? Help! I m entering my second trimester, and I m losing weight, not gaining. Is all sushi off limits? How do I get enough calcium if I m lactose intolerant? I keep dreaming about a hot fudge sundae can I indulge? Guess what: the answer is yes. Read More

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