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Everything You Need to Know to Have a Healthy Twin Pregnancy [Kindle Edition]

Gila Leiter , Rachel Kranz
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Twins...triplets...quads...finally! The book that answers all your questions about multiple birth--written by a doctor who is a mother of twins herself

Over ten years ago when Dr. Gila Leiter, herself an OB/GYN,was pregnant with twins, the book she desperately needed wasn'tavailable. Now it is: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Healthy Twin Pregnancy. Taking you step-by-step through the processes of pregnancy and birth, Dr. Leiter shares her professional and personal expertise, providing answers to all your questions, plus practical know-how, psychological support, and extensive resources for this most joyous--and overwhelming--experience, whether you're having two babies...or four! Learn:

The latest in fertility treatments and reproductive technology,and the probable outcome
What to expect, trimester by trimester
Concrete suggestions for working through your hopes, fears, and fantasies
Who should seek genetic counseling
How to avoid preterm labor and premature delivery--and what to do if it's unavoidable
Recommended vitamins and minerals--plus do's and don'ts
All about medications: what you can take, can't take, must take
What you should know if you're going to have a C-section
Specific ideas for nurturing yourself and reducing stress
The birthing process and what to expect in the delivery room
Twelve questions to ask the doctor you're considering choosing for your pediatrician
What it's like to bring babies home--and what you'll needto manage your new family
And much more


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Twins...triplets...quads...finally! The book that answers all your questions about multiple birth--written by a doctor who is a mother of twins herself

Over ten years ago when Dr. Gila Leiter, herself an OB/GYN,was pregnant with twins, the book she desperately needed wasn'tavailable. Now it is: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Healthy Twin Pregnancy. Taking you step-by-step through the processes of pregnancy and birth, Dr. Leiter shares her professional and personal expertise, providing answers to all your questions, plus practical know-how, psychological support, and extensive resources for this most joyous--and overwhelming--experience, whether you're having two babies...or four! Learn:

The latest in fertility treatments and reproductive technology,and the probable outcome
What to expect, trimester by trimester
Concrete suggestions for working through your hopes, fears, and fantasies
Who should seek genetic counseling
How to avoid preterm labor and premature delivery--and what to do if it's unavoidable
Recommended vitamins and minerals--plus do's and don'ts
All about medications: what you can take, can't take, must take
What you should know if you're going to have a C-section
Specific ideas for nurturing yourself and reducing stress
The birthing process and what to expect in the delivery room
Twelve questions to ask the doctor you're considering choosing for your pediatrician
What it's like to bring babies home--and what you'll needto manage your new family
And much more

Product Details

  • File Size: 2808 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Dell; 1 edition (July 31, 2013)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DTELLZW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #715,062 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought several books on twins. This one was not worth the extra money, as I could have EASILY gotten the exact same information from two other books that covered ALL the topics included in this book, but which were written in a more accessible and positive way. The first was: When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads, Revised Edition by Barbara Luke When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads, Revised Edition: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy and Twinspiration: Real-Life Advice From Pregnancy Through the First Year by Cheryl Lage. Twinspiration: Real-Life Advice From Pregnancy Through the First Year (for Parents of Twins and Multiples). I would also recommend "What to expect when you're expecting" What to Expect When You're Expecting: 4th Edition. That book has a great readability and pretty comprehensive information overall about pregnancy in general.

I would say between these four books, the book by Dr. Leiter (everything you need to know to have a healthy...) is beyond redundant information. The thing I disliked most about Dr. Leiter's book was that it was so sterile and medically based that it came off very negative. All the books had the same information about possible complications and so on, but her presentation made it seem like pregnancy was going to be all gloom and doom with nothing but hurdles to jump and that hoping to have a normal healthy pregnancy was really unrealistic.

It also lacked practical advice and real world advice.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even a parent of one would love this book December 26, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book talked to you like a friend -- who just happens to be an MD and a mother herself. She answers all your questions in a comfortable, easy to read way. Even if you are not having a twin, but are becoming a parent for the first, second, or third time this is a book to turn to.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WHAT A WONDERFUL RESOURCE THIS BOOK IS! December 1, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book is phenomenal! The author is an ob/gyn and a mother of twins herself! There's not a single question a woman pregnant with twins could have that isn't answered by this great book.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just Okay July 19, 2005
By EM
Format:Paperback
I expected more from this book. I didn't really learn anything new from it. Most of us know that a twin pregnancy is higher risk than a singleton pregnancy. I wish it had gone over specifically how much weight you should gain in the first trimester, what to do for back-pain that inevitably will come later on, some advice for preparing for childbirth, etc.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fantastic book May 18, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I have read this book, and felt it was a very informative book telling you all 'as it is'! It went through many different issues of things that can go wrong, which is very important, so that if something does go wrong, you can be aware of it, and speak to your doctor about it, before its too late!! It also went through the foods and vitamins that is necessary to eat as a pregnant mom of multiples. It divided the book with trimesters, which made it very easy to look up anything, you have a question about during the pregancy. It made me very comfortable knowing that a doctor herself wrote the book, (and someone who had twins herself- so she 'really' knew all the ins and outs) and that it was not just written by some journalist or someone. It was easy reading and very educational. I felt it was very similar to another book I've read called "Twins, Expert Advice from two Practicing Physicians on Pregnancy and the First Year", by Connie Agnew. The reason it got 4 stars instead of 5 was because certain times, I felt that the author jumbled around and wrote things in 2-3 different places, where I would have preferred to read about that specific thing, all in one place, but otherwise, its a great book for anyone expecting multiples to read!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An extraordinary resource!!! January 21, 2003
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
After the initial shock that we would have not one, but two babies, this book became my best friend. It gave me tons of practical information on types of twinning and what to expect during my pregnancy. In fact, my doctor was even impressed at the specific questions I was able to ask based on the knowledge from this book.
I would highly recommend the book to anyone expecting two or more. It's easy to read and is loaded with useful information.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, but There is a Better One February 11, 2007
Format:Paperback
This is one of 5 Twin Pregnancy Books that I read while pregnant with my now 7 month old twin sons. I found some useful information in it, but found "When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads" by Dr. Barbara Luke and Tamara Eberlein to be much more informative and helpful. The book I just mentioned is written by a doctor who runs a multiples clinic and a nutritionist that had twins and they know what they are talking about. This book is helpful, but that one was so much more helpful to me. I followed their advice for weight gain, etc. (even though my doctor said that 70 lbs was too much to gain) and had two very healthy boys at 36 weeks that never saw a second in the NICU and weighed in at 5lb 2oz and a whopping 6lb 2oz! Now, you would never know I had twins and gained that much weight. Good book but the other is better:)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars lots of info
Starts a little slow but has a lot of good info on pregnancy of twins. There's a lot of great medical info too.
Published 22 days ago by Jaci Raike
5.0 out of 5 stars A must!!
This book is a must for anyone having twins! Loved it! Everything made sense after reading this, this was like my bible while pregnant.
Published 8 months ago by Melinda Tucker
1.0 out of 5 stars Refused to finish the book- It made me SICK
I agree with all the complaints I have read here, this is my very FIRST review I have ever written on any product and I have been using amazon for years. Read more
Published on July 17, 2012 by A.Casper
1.0 out of 5 stars Narcissist Author, She should not be a parent
Seriously, Ms. Leiter, WHOA, exCUSE me, DR. Leiter, has no business writing a book about anything having to do with being a parent. Read more
Published on March 17, 2012 by Kaye McClaren
1.0 out of 5 stars personal experience disguided as "scientific''
I thought this book was really bad- it presents itself as a guidebook for having healthy twins, but it is based primarily on the writer s own experience of having twins, and it... Read more
Published on November 7, 2011 by isabella
2.0 out of 5 stars Definitely written by an OB I would never see...
I was pretty excited to get this book(this is my 4th pregnancy, but first twin one). I've noticed such a difference in this pregnancy I wanted to hear more about what to expect... Read more
Published on March 29, 2011 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great twin book
Lots of great information if you are expecting twins. I like books that have lots of detail and are more medical based like this book.
Published on January 27, 2011 by MGreene
2.0 out of 5 stars Dr. Leiter's book on Twins
I must say that I was hoping for more detail on some of aspects of the book. While I do appreciate the section on IVF, since I did IVF myself, I would have preferred more focus on... Read more
Published on January 3, 2011 by Patti
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent!
The title literally says it all!! It answered ALL my questions and more! Would recommend this to anyone having twins!
Published on January 27, 2010 by Ashley Mainen
1.0 out of 5 stars Provided Incorrect Information
This book is not helpful, in fact, some of the information is incorrect. I would not recommend this book. Read more
Published on November 13, 2009 by S. Egan
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