UPDATE: Congrats to Kori, Elsa, Lisa and Ruth for winning copies of What to Expect!
Authors Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel do an amazing job at providing a play-by-play guide of well, what to expect when you’re expecting. As soon as I found out I was pregnant with Reese, What to Expect When You’re Expecting was the first book I purchased and kept it by my side throughout my entire pregnancy.
The book covers everything an expectant mom needs to know - from preparing for pregnancy to birth to those first miraculous (and exhausting) weeks with a new baby. It is overflowing with tips, helpful hints, and humor.
I remember many nights sitting in bed (at like 8:30/9pm because that is all I could make it until) reading parts out loud to Josh. For example and I quote: “After I have an orgasm, my baby usually stops kicking for about half an hour. Does that mean that sex isn’t safe at this point in pregnancy?” (p. 291) Or “Can you blame it on your hormones? You bet. These [mood] swings may be more pronounced in the first trimester (when hormonal havoc is at its peak) and, in general, in women who ordinarily suffer from marked emotional ups and downs before their periods (it’s sort of like PMS pumped up).” (p. 162). So when I’d have one of my mood swings I’d look at Josh and say, “It’s sort of like PMS pumped up, it’s not my fault!”
There is ton of great information that just helped me understand what the heck was going on with my body and inside my body. And mostly, why I was such an emotional basket case! I remember there were things in the book that were briefly brought up, that I wouldn’t have thought about and I was able to do more research online.
There are three other books just like it including, What To Expect Before Your Expecting, What To Expect The First Year and What To Expect The Second Year.
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