When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads 3rd Edition
Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy
Barbara Luke & Tamara Eberlein
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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:
Finding a qualified maternal/fetal medicine specialist Dietary guidelines for maximizing birthweight Safe limits on exercise, physical activity, and work Taking a leave from your job and negotiating the best deal Reducing your risk for pregnancy complications Recognizing the signs of preterm labor and what to do about them What to expect during and after delivery Feeding and caring for your newborns . . . and yourself Getting back into shape after delivery
This book is an amazing resource for anyone expecting multiples! Already having a single child I still managed to absorb a ton of new helpful information ! I went from being a nervous expectant mom to feeling prepared to handle my twin pregnancy and beyond with confidence! A must read, for sure!
There are better books
When the author's first tip for surviving the first few months was to hire a baby nurse I knew I had the wrong book. Not to mention the constant reference to the SAME mom (Tamera) throughout the book (limited and annoying). There are better resources out there. I found Raising Twins (from pregnancy to preschool) by Shelly Vaziri Flais to be a much better book.
This book is exactly what I was looking for as far as helping me to get through my triplet pregnancy the best way possible for the babies. I combine this book with my doctors advice and am really glad I purchased it!