Your Pregnancy Week by Week

Your Pregnancy Week by Week

by Glade B. Curtis, Judith Schuler

Paperback(Eighth Edition)

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The only week-by-week pregnancy guide that shares with parents-to-be what to expect and offers a doctor's advice on having a healthy pregnancy

For over 25 years, Your Pregnancy Week by Week has helped millions of parents-to-be prepare for one of the most exciting times in their lives. Now in its eighth edition, this go-to guide has been updated to cover the most recent information, from trends and safety recommendations to medical concerns.

Doctors recommend it, pregnant couples rely on it, and you and your partner will find it indispensable. With its signature format, you can follow your baby's development based on the same weekly schedule your doctor uses. You will also find the latest information on preparing for their baby's birth while addressing today's most pressing questions and concerns, including:
  • Detailed descriptions and illustrations of baby's development
  • The most up-to-date information on medical tests and procedures
  • Tips on nutrition, your overall health and how it affects your growing baby
  • Safe and easy weekly exercises to help you stay in shape
Covering a wide range of new topics such as elective delivery, Chinese gender chart, electronic cigarettes, nonalcoholic beer and wine, pregorexia, salt-therapy spas, belly bands before and after pregnancy, and men preparing for pregnancy, Your Pregnancy Week by Week makes sure you and your partner will have all you need to know at your fingertips.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738218939
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 05/24/2016
Edition description: Eighth Edition
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 85,930
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Glade B. Curtis, MD, MPH, is board certified by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the father of five. He lives in Utah. Judith Schuler, MS, the mother of one son, has co-authored seventeen books with Dr. Curtis in the last twenty-five years. She lives in Wyoming and Arizona.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

Mid-Ohio Valley Parent, January 2012
“This has been a great resource for moms-to-be throughout the years and this latest edition is no exception!”, 1/12/12
“This excellent book…certainly does make the process from pregnancy to birth (and for the first month or so afterwards) much easier to cope with and understand…The sensitivity and care with which Curtis and Schuler present all information—positive, negative or neutral—remain hallmarks of this fact-packed and thick oversize paperback…Reading it provides much of the assurance of a knowledgeable 24-hour-a-day companion who can take you through the many vicissitudes of pregnancy with a firm and knowing hand. Even women who have been pregnant before will benefit from the information here—and those in their first pregnancies will find the book invaluable.” Sacramento Book Review, February 2012
“Most women will find that this book contains everything they need for a healthy pregnancy.”

Bookviews blog, March 2012 “As comprehensive a body of information about pregnancy as you will find anywhere.”

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Your Pregnancy Week by Week 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
elkeursin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really liked the way this book was organized. I felt that some of the information at the very end was incorrect (i.e. saying that under no circumstances can you eat or drink while in labor when my hospital provides jello and other light snacks to laboring mamas). I also found myself at week 38 of my pregnancy and thinking "Geez, what if I go into labor now and I don't make it through weeks 39-41?" Needless to say I quickly finished the book, throwing the weekly routine to the wind. :) Overall, I felt that this book was really good and would recommend this book over the other standard book (What to Expect When You're Expecting) but feel that reading both is really the way to go.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best pregnancy book that I read! My husband and I enjoyed reading it weekly and seeing the changes that the baby and I were going through. It was great to compare reality to the book and see it match up. I have recommended this book to every expecting mother I have known. I can't wait to read it again for my second child.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book I found most helpful during my pregnancy. Not only is it full of alot of information it tells you how your baby is developing and changing as the weeks go by. It also shows illustrations of what it looks like, and mentions about what time you have certain test done. It states how to cope with some problems such as sleep. I recommend this book! It is a great guide to a week by week preveiw of your child.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gave great information about growth and development week by week including camparisons to better understand the size of your baby through your pregnancy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is most informative. My friend gave me What to expect.. but this book is great it tells me each week what I can expect.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this to be the most informative book. It told me more about my developing baby than 'What to Expect When You're Expecting.' 'What to Expect' goes by months, and as any pregnant woman soon finds out, doctors go by weeks. I found it difficult to use 'What to Expect.' A friend told me about 'Your Pregnancy Week by Week,' and I instantly fell in love with it. I really liked the information regarding weight gains at certain points of the pregnancy. The book included lots of good information on things that can go wrong during your pregnancy, offering a quick reference in a need to know situation. I liked it so much I'm ordering a copy for a girlfriend who just found out she's pregnant.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed being able to read about how my baby was developing each week. It was nice to be able to read ahead and have an idea of what to expect in the coming weeks. I would recommend this book and am ordering a copy for my sister-in-law who is just in the thinking about stages of having a baby. It has great information from before pregnancy to birth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While this book includes good information about the normal physiologic changes of pregnancy, it treats pregnancy as a 'potential' disaster ready to happen. There are extremely rare complications listed along side the typical discomforts of pregnancy which will instill fear in just about anyone. In our culture, trust in pregnancy and birth have veered so far from the belief that a healthy childbearing year is one transition that a woman can expect in her life. Books like this do nothing to empower women to the miracle that is their body as it grows and births a baby. Avoid this book unless you are already categorized as high risk.