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:
This book spends a great deal of time from the viewpoints of two or three individuals and their stories. I found it tedious. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Ellen
We are convinced this book is the reason we had two healthy twins at 38.5 weeks (6lb 15oz, 5lb 15oz! Read morePublished 12 days ago by Satyan Merchant
Given the amount of uncertainty associated with even today of carrying multiples ... The risks the challenges, I found this overview very helpful in breaking down the many aspects... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Tania Shahid
Great book recommended by my maternal fetal medicine specialist.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
So glad I bought this. It has helped me so much with my twin pregnancy. Highly recommended.Published 1 month ago by Jessica