Subjects like nutrition, mom's changing body and emotions, fetal development, potential complications, and labor and delivery take on new meaning when you add another baby or two to the standard equation. With the goal of minimizing risk factors associated with multiple births, Dr. Barbara Luke and her team of writers cover each subject with a buoyant determination to tell it all and tell it well--avoiding the typical "how to name and dress your twins" issues. Accompanying the detailed medical perspective of Dr. Luke are personal experiences gathered from the journals of a few articulate moms, making each subject as real as it is educational. Simple illustrations, valuable charts (including one to plot and monitor fetal growth in grams or pounds), specific menu examples (like how can you consume 4,500 calories if you're expecting quads???), and lots of reassurance make this book a winner. --Liane Thomas --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
You're expecting more than one baby? Congratulations!
Effective, encouraging, and up-to-date, When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads is essential for you and your babies.
Like all mothers-to-be, you're experiencing the full spectrum of human emotions: joy, fear, confusion, and excitement—maybe all at once. As a woman pregnant with more than one baby, you're feeling all these things . . . only more so!
In When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads, Dr. Barbara Luke, an acknowledged expert on the prenatal care of multiples, outlines a practical, nutrition-based program to keep you and your babies healthy, and she offers a comprehensive tour of what you can expect during your unique pregnancy and childbirth experience. Women who follow this program have significantly fewer complications during pregnancy—and their babies are born weighing 20 to 35 percent more than the average twin, triplet, or quad. Included is crucial information on:
When I first found out I was having twins, I bought this book. Although there was good info in the book, it made me feel very overwhelmed. Read morePublished 7 days ago by ABishop
Really clear and helpful. Love all the charts and the recipes. Appreciate getting straight-forward nutritional advice.Published 7 days ago by K. Mann
Great book that really goes in depth on what to expect when expecting multiples! I have learned a lot from this book and hoping that what I have learned helps prepare us for our... Read morePublished 10 days ago by aggiejess
As a mother of twins, this book set all three of us up for success from the start. While multiples are more and more common, it does not make this type of pregnancy any easier on a... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Amelia McCormick
Saying that I loved this book just doesn't cut it...i LOVED this book! It gave me the ammo to take on this pregnancy with a feeling of control. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Karen M.
This book has been a great resource in my twin adventure. Detailed and concise info on how to carry multiple babies as long as possible and what to expect from our bodies, our... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ilea
I can't believe it gets such great reviews. I'm returning it! So scary! I have nightmares after reading it for a day.Published 1 month ago by Donna W.