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Product Details

  • Series: Your Pregnancy Series
  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books; Seventh Edition edition (December 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780738214641
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738214641
  • ASIN: 0738214647
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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!” 

InfoDad.com, 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.”

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.

 


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Customer Reviews

The book is very informative.
Cafe man
I Love this book and recommend it to all my pregnant friends, first baby or not!!
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I feel like this book was ruined and I was really disappointed.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Holly Scudero on March 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Upon finding out that they are pregnant, the first thing many women do (besides scheduling an appointment with their doctor or midwife) is go shopping for books. There are many pregnancy guides available, covering every baby-related topic under the sun, but it's important to get one that is as up-to-date as possible. Thank goodness for the new, seventh edition of "Your Pregnancy Week by Week"! This is one of those books that aims to answer every question readers could possibly have about how pregnancy affects their own health and about the growth of their baby. Each chapter tells readers how big their baby is during a particular week and offers information and advice on common pregnancy ailments, things that might come up when dealing with their healthcare provider, nutrition, exercise, and even topics like traveling and preparing your pet for your baby. As this book is written by a board certified gynecologist, pregnancy is approached from a very traditional, hospital-oriented view; readers who are interested in alternative birth topics will not find much useful information on ideas like birth centers or doulas. Readers will appreciate the extensive index, which makes it easy to find information on a specific subject, and everything is clearly-explained. Most women will find that this book contains everything they need for a healthy pregnancy.

Originally published for San Francisco/Sacramento Book Reviews.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Michael Kelley on June 13, 2012
Format: Paperback
I am currently a father to be, and at first my wife and I were overjoyed with this book. The sections are nicely laid out, and we would flip to each new week and read it two or three times in a single day, oohing and aahing over the wonderful pictures of our baby growing and maturing.
But then I paid a bit more attention as I read, especially in the later pages of the book, and I became a bit furious.
First of all, as many others have noted, the book seems to try its hardest to frighten first-time mothers at every turn. I believe that it is important to know about common birth problems and defects, but the authors of the book take this a step too far. They insist on including some horrendous condition or complication in pretty much every chapter. Just when you are grooving on the great things happening to your baby's growth in a given week, they'll stop you with some horrific section like "why your baby will probably strangle themselves in the womb." I'm exaggerating, but that's the feeling I got in every chapter of the book.
Also, and this one angers me even more, the book is obviously and unapologetically written from a doctor's point of view. I don't mean that they write as a medical professional with tons of experience. They write more as a dictator of the delivery room, a place where the woman will have no choice but to follow every directive without question or complaint. The woman's role and control are downplayed at every turn.
And don't even get me started on their "section" on home births. They have one little 3-paragraph section, tucked away, that says basically "home birth is more likely to kill your baby... never do it.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jess on January 19, 2012
Format: Paperback
I went to go open "What to Expect When Expecting" and it was downright horrifying. The first few chapters seemed to be about everything that could go wrong. I quickly ditched it and bought "Your Pregnancy Week by Week" and it is much more optimistic. Everything is neatly organized into a by-the-week manner, and it include pregnancy tips for both mom and dad, pictures, and lots of information. Would most defiantly recommend!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jess on January 28, 2013
Format: Paperback
i absolutely LOVE this book. it tells me everything i need to know about the changes my baby is going thru each week as well as my body. it gives lots of advice and so much information. most books give you information on either your body or the growth og the baby. my other books go month by month. this one goes thru every feeling and change my body and the babies body goes thru each week. im a first time mom and this book is exactly what i was looking for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Harbut on May 13, 2014
Format: Paperback
I read a lot of books while pregnant, including this one. I thought it'd be a useful reference guide since it's week-to-week. It was useful to me in knowing exactly what NOT to do. The book leads you to believe that your OB knows best (s/he often doesn't), and that pregnancy and childbirth require lots and lots of tests and drugs and expensive equipment, because, you know, this is scary business and anything can and will go wrong!

I am so glad I read Ina May's Guide to Childbirth first, which actually helped me make better-informed choices for my birth experience. I ended up having a home birth with a midwife and it was the most amazing experience of my life. My daughter is now almost a year and a half and doing beautifully.

BTW, despite there being newer editions of this book, its minuscule section on home births (best summed up as "Don't do it! It's dangerous!") has yet to be updated, even though there is more recent research that shows otherwise. See Cheyney et al (2014) at [...]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Heidi on January 6, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I love this book because it follows your pregnancy on a weekly basis instead of a monthly basis! I read this book through three pregnancies
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