The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant

The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant

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Comforting and intimate, this "girlfriend" guide to getting pregnant gets to the heart of all the emotional issues around having children--biological pressure, in-law pressures, greater social pressures--to support women who are considering getting pregnant.

Trying to get pregnant is enough to make any woman impatient. The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant is a complete guide to the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects of getting pregnant, told in a funny, compassionate way, like talking to a good friend who's been through it all. And in fact, Dr. Jean Twenge has been through it all--the mother of three young children, she started researching fertility when trying to conceive for the first time. A renowned sociologist and professor at San Diego State University, Dr. Twenge brought her research background to the huge amount of information--sometimes contradictory, frequently alarmist, and often discouraging-- that she encountered online, from family and friends, and in books, and decided to go into the latest studies to find out the real story.

The good news is: There is a lot less to worry about than you've been led to believe. Dr. Twenge gets to the heart of the emotional issues around getting pregnant, including how to prepare mentally and physically when thinking about conceiving; how to talk about it with family, friends, and your partner; and how to handle the great sadness of a miscarriage. Also covered is how to know when you're ovulating, when to have sex, timing your pregnancy, maximizing your chances of getting pregnant, how to tilt the odds toward having a boy or a girl, and the best prenatal diet.

Trying to conceive often involves an enormous amount of emotion, from anxiety and disappointment to hope and joy. With comfort, humor, and straightforward advice, The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant is the bedside companion to help you through it.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012.
Edition: 1st Free Press trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781451620702
Branch Call Number: 618.2 TWE
Characteristics: xviii, 233 p. ; 22 cm.

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SGuenther86
Jan 27, 2015

Exactly what I was looking for - a bit of important info on tons of topics, and a neat little summary of the best things to do in case you're just that impatient. Kept my interest all the way through. Only thing I didn't like was the perpetuating stereotypes about men and conception/birth, but those tend to be in every conception/pregnancy book I read.

This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. GC 100 T 2012

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elizabethmoore1028
Jan 03, 2013

A very insight full read on natural conception and all the other components of getting pregnant.

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