Thursday, October 23, 2008
Whenever I was pregnant (three times with four children), I read everything I could put my hands on about being pregnant. I wanted to know how the baby was developing, what new pregnancy symptoms I could expect, whether things in my environment could hurt my baby, and so much more. I would read and re-read my books, making sure that I didn’t miss a thing. Every book was a little bit different and presented new information.
I recently stumbled across a pregnancy book that I really wish I’d had during my pregnancies. With my hunger for information, its week-by-week format would have been a real plus for me! Your Pregnancy Week by Week, by Glade B. Curtis, M.D., M.P.H. and Judith Schuler, M.S., contains all the latest information about fetal growth, diet and exercise, prenatal screening, labor, delivery, and so much more. The authors have recently released the 6th Edition, so it is extremely current and comprehensive. It even tells you how to prepare yourself before you get pregnant and what to expect with your body after your pregnancy. I could fill pages with the topics that are covered in this book, so let’s just say that I couldn’t think of a topic that wasn’t included! And lest you fathers feel left out, it even has “Dad Tips” sprinkled throughout the book.
Your Pregnancy Week by Week is part of a whole series of books by Curtis and Schuler. Others include: Your Pregnancy for the Father-to-Be, Your Pregnancy Journal Week by Week, and several Quick Guides on nutrition and weight management, fitness and exercise, tests and procedures, women of color, and multiples. (I could have used that last one with my last pregnancy when I was carrying twins!) And after your baby is born, you’ll want to pick up a copy of Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week.
You can learn more about the authors and their books at www.yourpregnancybook.com. You’ll also find an ovulation predictor and a due date calculator, as well as pregnancy information, on the site. And then pick up a copy of Your Pregnancy Week by Week!
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