Love, love, love this book! If you’re bound for a nine-month “bumpy” adventure, this is truly a good read. What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Dr. Heidi Murkoff is America’s Pregnancy Bible. Now in its 4th edition, it has loads of current information for new-generation parents. Its comprehensive take on pregnancy takes its readers from preconception to post-labor (including coping with pregnancy loss) and everything in between.
It has answered tons of my own questions…including embarrassing ones, with a medically professional, yet amusing tone. Some personal questions answered:
- Can I get highlights in my hair? How about my monthly wax?
- What’s safe when it comes to sex?
- Can I really be this emotional?
- Is an epidural safe?
- What’s up with these skin blotches?
- Will my body go back to normal after delivery?
Part 5 was especially appreciated by both my husband and I. (Okay, so the part's entitled “For Dads.” Still, who was gonna stop me from reading it?) ;)
Lucky for me, my sister-in-law who’s also expecting gave this book to me as a gift. (Hint, hint, to friends and family looking for a great gift for parents-to-be.) This book’s a must-buy.
P.S. Did I mention they have website with lots of helpful tools and articles too? Here's the link: http://www.whattoexpect.com/