- Paperback: 640 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd; Export edition (2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847393896
- ISBN-13: 978-1847393890
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1.6 x 7.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 458 g
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- Category Type : Parenting & Families
- Author : Heidi E. Murkoff
- ISBN : 9781847393890
- Binding : Paperback
- Book Language : English
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster Ltd
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Good info but similar to website
April 24, 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
67 people found this helpful.
I bought this book when I found out I was pregnant based off of my doctors recommendations. It definitely has a lot of useful information, however, the website is very similar. If you sign up for their emails, or I'm sure just browse the site, the info is exactly what you're reading in the book. If you wanted to not spend the money on the book, I would just just check out the website or sign up for the emails if you want the info on a weekly basis. If you want the info right at your fingertips in book form, then this is for you.
February 22, 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
6 people found this helpful.
Cannot stand the outline of the book. I also don't like how the content is geared towards people using hospitals. I did a home birth with two midwives and a nurse. No drugs or invasive procedures. I think this book would have been better if organized differently.
February 3, 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
15 people found this helpful.
I bought this along with the What to Expect Before Expecting and I personally do not like either one. I sold the other book the same day I got it. On the other hand I love the Mayo Clinic's pregnancy book along with a book called pregnancy day by day which shows colored photos. When reading my other pregnancy books I'm actually interested and learn something every time, unlike the books by Heidi Murkoff, I think she should stick to writting childrens books. I also have What to expect your first year which I haven't looked at yet but I'm sure I'll be just as disappointed. I guess the reason I bought this set is because it was the first pregnancy book to come up on Amazon. I wish I would have done more research before wasting my money on these. I really couldn't tell you why it's a number 1 bestseller, maybe because when you look at the cover and read the describtion it sounds like you are getting a really informative book. Any questions I had just said to talk to a healthcare professional about it, gee thanks, that helps a lot, not.
Great for Grandmas Too
January 8, 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
6 people found this helpful.
When both of my children announced they were expecting babies, I realized I had forgotten hundreds (or thousands) of details about pregnancy and birth in the three and a half decades since they were born. Also I was ignorant of most of the medical advances and societal changes that have altered child-bearing for today's expectant parents. So I read _What to Expect When You're Expecting_, because I'd heard it was THE book preferred by pregnant moms. I loved reading it, partly because it made me even more excited to be a grandma, and partly because I regained some of the factual knowledge I'd lost and acquired a bunch of new knowledge besides. An extra perk: after reading this, I felt I could talk with my children and their partners intelligently and sensitively about their own pregnancies, and these conversations delighted us and drew us closer. If you're a grandma-to-be, _What to Expect When You're Expecting_ can bring you up-to-date on what your kids are experiencing. If you're a pregnant mom, buy this for your own mom or mom-in-law and enjoy the conversations that follow.
Throw it out the window
January 3, 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
18 people found this helpful.
There are many better resources out there. Do your own research instead of reading this archaic "rule book" ... full of DO's and DON'T's without the data/facts to back it up, this book will increase your anxiety levels and make you feel like you're not in control of your pregnancy, needing to adhere to the written guidelines.