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.
what parents are saying
Good&traditional. My complaint is if you read too much about all the symptoms to come it brings alot of anticipation & anxiety. Almost better to just go through it, then research if problem arises (Jul 13, 2020)
This is an OG baby book that I just had to pick up. I teach college development and everything in this book is stuff I already knew but great for anyone who doesn't. A little dated but it is a classic
Apr 07, 2022
Good&traditional. My complaint is if you read too much about all the symptoms to come it brings alot of anticipation & anxiety. Almost better to just go through it, then research if problem arises
Jul 13, 2020
I'm a little mixed on this one, I had all of these books and I got them as a set with my first child but as I had my second I realized there wasn't much this book told me that I couldn't figure out!
Oct 26, 2018
There is helpful information in this book, but it felt like this book was explaining to me as if I couldn't comprehend even the basics of pregnancy. This would be great for someone that know nothing
Oct 24, 2017
If you’re pregnant you need to own any version of this book possible. I would highly recommend the paper back version of this book in oarticular because it is almost a rite of passage these days. ❤️
Oct 10, 2017
I was in nursing school when I got this, and didn't feel like it had much info I didn't already know. Years later, I think it's more useful. But, there are lots of apps that provide the same info.
Oct 04, 2017
Used during pregnancy with DS 4 yrs ago and purchased again during pregnancy with LO, who will be on the way in a few weeks.Both times, has been educational with updated facts.App is a great addition!
Dec 08, 2016
Helps you to know what to expect and also put my mind at ease, as things I was wondering about was actually normal pregnancy stuff. I like to prepare, so this helped me a lot with my first.
Oct 05, 2016