New Edition of What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Many of you moms and moms-to-be have probable read, or at least heard of, Heidi Murkoff’s book What to Expect When You’re Expecting. The book has been a staple for pregnant women for over two decades. You’re probably also familiar with the cover: yellowish, with a drawing of a woman in frumpy clothes sitting in a rocking chair. The 600+ page book covers a variety of pregnancy related topics and questions.
Some of the common complaints about the book are that it specializes in fear mongering, isn’t written by a doctor, and causes women to freak out about minuscule issues. There are of course, some great perks to the book. Because it was written by a woman, a mom, it covers topics that women worry and think about, not just the topics that doctors think about. Also, the book addresses issues that many women might feel uncomfortable asking their doctor about.
A new, 4th edition, of the book was published April 2008. The new edition takes into consideration the fact that many women want to feel comforted, not scared by what they read. With this in mind, the book takes a friendlier, less bossy approach to offering pregnancy information to its readers.
You can check out the book What to Expect When You’re Expecting and its reviews at Amazon.
Don’t forget to take a prenatal vitamin before pregnancy. During pregnancy vitamins can be a great backup for a diet lacking in full nutritional value.