What to Expect When You’re Expecting was conceived during Heidi Murkoff’s first pregnancy, when she discovered that most books only added to her questions and worries. She delivered the proposal for What to Expect just hours before delivering her daughter, Emma.
Heidi cofounded the What to Expect Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping low-income families expect healthy pregnancies. She is a senior contributing editor and columnist for Baby Talk and Parenting magazines and is a frequent guest on talk shows. She has an interactive website for expectant mothers at www.whattoexpect.com.
America’s bestselling guide to caring for a baby is now better than ever: Announcing a line-by-line revision of What to Expect the First Year.
The second edition incorporates the most recent developments in pediatric medicine.
This new Spanish-language edition of What to Expect When You’re Expecting is a livelier, altogether more user-friendly version. The use of a less formal verb tense in the title signals a fresh spirit much more suited to the Hispanic-American audience.
From the first birthday to the second, this must-have book covers everything parents need to know in an easy-to-access, topic-by-topic format, with chapters on growth, feeding, sleeping, behaviors of every conceivable kind, discipline (including teaching right from wrong), and keeping a toddler healthy and safe as he or she takes on the world.
The indispensable companion is all new and provides a realistic approach to navigating healthily and deliciously through the nine months of pregnancy—at home, in the office, in restaurants. Thorough chapters are devoted to nutrition, weight gain, food safety, the postpartum diet, and how to eat when trying to conceive again.
For the 11 million couples who are trying to conceive, it’s the prequel: Which baby-friendly foods to order up and which fertility-busters to avoid; lifestyle adjustments that you’ll want to make. How to pinpoint ovulation, time lovemaking, keep on-demand sex sexy, and separate conception fact from myth (position matters: myth!).