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The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy

Your Girlfriends, of course — at least, the ones who've been through the exhilaration and exhaustion, the agony and ecstasy of pregnancy. Four-time delivery room veteran Vicki Iovine, "the Carrie Bradshaw of pregnancy" (Wall Street Journal), talks to you the way only a best friend can — in the book that will go the whole nine months for every mother-to-be. Now, in this newly revised and updated edition, get the lowdown on all those little things that are too strange or embarrassing to ask, practical tips, and hilarious takes on everything pregnant.

What Really Happens to Your Body — from morning sickness and gas to eating everything in sight — and what it's like to go from being a babe to having one.
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Pregnancy (Collins Need to Know?)

This one-stop practical guide will show you how to prepare week-by-week for a relaxed and confident birth. To make your progress easier, it comes in a handy format with colour photos and expert advice throughout.

This book gives a complete overview of baby development through pregnancy and birth. Its combination of conventional mainstream and complementary medical info reflects the way most pregnant women approach their care today. There’s also plenty of information for the father-to-be.
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Eating Expectantly: Practical Advice for Healthy Eating Before, During and After Pregnancy

Eating Expectantly gives moms-to-be the tools, tips and tricks they need to eat well from preconception through postpartum. The first interactive pregnancy book of its kind, Eating Expectantly contains QR codes which links the reader to websites, videos and updates.
Nothing is more important than a momÆs (and dad's) diet and lifestyle before and during pregnancy: it can set the stage for a lifetime of good health for their baby. But if mom's or dad's diet is severely lacking, it could program their baby for birth defects or chronic disease like heart disease or diabetes later in life. Eating Expectantly is the most comprehensive and up-to-date pregnancy nutrition book available. This edition has a focus on eating cleaner and greener and helps moms decide when it's best to buy organic, as well as which cleaning and beauty products are safe.
Just a few of the topics covered in Eating Expectantly: How to have a healthier lifestyle and diet before conception (for mom and dad) to improve fertility and the odds of delivering a healthy baby. Fertility boosting advice for women with PCOS. Step-by-step advice for each trimester including power nutrients and superfoods. How to gain just the right amount of weight with the smart carbs approach. Advice for a multitude of eating issues like vegetarian eating and gluten intolerance. Advice for tummy troubles like nausea, heartburn and constipation. How to plan and prepare healthy foods when time is short–and eat better when eating out. Food safety tips for pregnancy. How to eat cleaner and greener by limiting pesticides and other chemicals. Fitness tips for pregnancy and beyond. Diet and lifestyle tips to prevent high-risk conditions like gestational diabetes, hypertension, preeclampsia and preterm birth. Contributions from other Registered Dietitian authors and experts: David Grotto RD, Tammie Lakatos Shames RD, CFT, Connie Evers MS,RD, Angela Grassi MS,RD, Diane Welland MS,RD, Dr. Jo Lichten PhD,RD, Sharon Palmer RD, Judy Simon MS,RD, Tamara Duker Freuman MS,RD, Eizabeth Ward MS,RD, Carrie Zisman RD, Ann Dunaway Teh MS,RD, Marissa Van Dommelen MS,IBCLC and Christin Chan MBA.

Expecting 411: Clear Answers & Smart Advice for Your Pregnancy

Congratulations! You’re pregnant! Now, where do you turn to for the best advice? What if you could bottle the wisdom of all those women who came before you—and combine it with the solid medical advice from a renowned Beverly Hills’ OB/GYN and nationally known pediatrician? Expecting 411 is the answer: smart, up-to-date and refreshingly free of paranoia, this is the book you’ll turn to for quick answers to your most pressing questions. Inside, you'll find:
Is this normal? From morning sickness to stretch marks, you’ll learn what’s expected—and what’s not.
Is it safe? Sushi? Hair dye? Coffee? Get detailed do’s and don’ts.
How much weight should I gain? Find the latest guidelines.
Breastfeeding 101. Learn the secrets of nursing from an expert.
Detailed advice on prepping for parenthood, including all the decisions you need to make. What tests are required? Are optional?
Easy-to-find answers on natural childbirth, nutrition, epidurals, when to call the doc and more!

The new, revised and updated 2nd edition includes even more great advice:
New research on how to prevent preterm births. Fish facts and fish tales. What's safe, what's not, and why you SHOULD eat fish.
The latest warnings on medications during pregnancy.
Expanded tips and advice on exercise.
Protecting your newborn from whooping cough and flu.
All that and more in the revised and updated Expecting 411, 2nd editon.