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not wild about this one
on May 11, 2004
I purchased several books when I learned that I was pregnant. This book seemed to have comprehensive information, as well as a way to efficiently organize appointments, etc. However, the organizer is not intuitive to complete -- you begin numbering on the day of your LMP, but then the organizer follows a calender year format, so it is not clear how to number the days. Also, there is no space to enter the dates/days of the week. I found myself crossing out the dates several times, which created a mess. The book has several errors, as well -- e.g., states that both you and your mate each contribute 46 chromosomes (impossible!), then describes emotional changes secondary to hormones as "emotional liability" (the correct term is "emotional lability"). This misinformation caused me to doubt the correctness of the entire book! Finally, while the book begins on the date of your LMP, it provides information regarding embryological development on a weekly basis, starting with the date of fertilization. As a result, the "monthly" information is actually "off" by 2 weeks! On the positive side, there are some good questions to ask providers, etc -- but this information is easily obtained (free) online.