♠Book Title : What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding
✍Author : Thomas Hill
♛Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
♣Release Date : 2012-05-01
✿Pages : 176
♠ISBN : 9781449418458
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding Book Synopsis : The third edition of the best, funniest father's guide to having a baby, What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding, is now thoroughly revised and updated, but it's still packed with information, advice, and attitude distinctively for guys. Originally conceived as a little parody, just something funny and helpful for the expectant man, the book is now a classic gift, passed knowingly from one generation of first-time papas to the next. With this lighthearted, month-by-month instruction manual on the care and nurture of a pregnant wife—the main role of expectant dads—he'll handle all the important milestones and topics: what not to say during the three phases of labor; what to buy, how many, and when; maintaining work-life balance; maintaining work-life-wife balance. New features in What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding include: The minefield: the wrong gifts for your pregnant wife Social media pregnancy etiquette: status update! Eight reasons why not to pick out maternity clothes What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding also features the latest trends! Festive gender-reveal parties. (Really!) Updated baby name guide, including Twitter hash tags. Cloth diapers: The debate is back!

♠Book Title : What to Expect When You re Expected
✍Author : David Javerbaum
♛Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
♣Release Date : 2009-10-13
✿Pages : 224
♠ISBN : 9781588369406
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝What to Expect When You re Expected Book Synopsis : This new second edition is filled with the latest, most accurate wombhood information, including comforting answers to hundreds of questions, such as • “My mother just took a sip of white wine. Am I going to end up looking like some Chernobyl baby now?” • “So far Mommy is spending most of her pregnancy in a state of stress, anxiety, and depression. Which one should she focus on?” • “I’m kicking as hard as I can, but Mom says it feels like ‘butterflies fluttering.’ Am I doing something wrong?” • “Why do my parents blast Mozart at me every night right when I’m trying to sleep?!?” • “To the nearest hundred, how many people should Mommy invite to my birth?” From the Trade Paperback edition.

📒The Expectant Father ✍ Armin A. Brott

♠Book Title : The Expectant Father
✍Author : Armin A. Brott
♛Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
♣Release Date : 2011-01-22
✿Pages : 492
♠ISBN : 9781459609440
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Expectant Father Book Synopsis : This indespensible book explores the emotional, financial, and even physical changes the father-to-be may experience during his partners pregnancy. Written in an easy-to-absorb format and filled with sound advice and practical tips for men on such topics as how to make sense of your conflicting emotions, how pregnancy affects your sex life, and how to start a college fund, this volume reassures, commiserates, and informs. It also incorporates the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists. This new edition features the latest research on many topics, from the reasons for premature birth to nutritional supplements. The finances section has been updated; advice for expectant adoptive fathers has been added throughout; information for fathers expecting twins and other multiples is included; and the resources section and bibliography have been considerably expanded. Illustrated throughout with New Yorker-style cartoons that will make even the most anxious father chuckle, this book is the essential reference for all expectant couples.

♠Book Title : Every Guy s Guide As to What to Expect When She s Expecting
✍Author : William Grant Eppler
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2001-05-01
✿Pages : 136
♠ISBN : 0965670112
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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♠Book Title : Dad s Guide To Pregnancy For Dummies
✍Author : Mathew Miller
♛Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
♣Release Date : 2014-06-04
✿Pages : 384
♠ISBN : 9781118860458
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Dad s Guide To Pregnancy For Dummies Book Synopsis : Every father-to-be's handbook for knowing what to expect when expecting! In today's world, men are more involved in their wives' pregnancies than ever before. This 2nd Edition of Dad's Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies gives new fathers a hands-on guide that covers all of the logistical, physical, and emotional aspects of pregnancy. It is a wealth of information on topics, such as setting up the nursery, childbirth 101, and how to take care of your newborn. The book includes ideas for knowing the right time to break the news and the pregnancy timeline. Once the baby arrives, this handbook gives you the low-down on what you can expect during the first six months, such as how to change diapers and feed the little one. You'll also explore much more in-depth topics such as the new technology behind ultrasounds, and the information that is gleaned from them, the lowdown on vaccination updates, information to take the fear out of cesarean sections, tips on prenatal depression, new developments on infertility treatments, and so much more! Helps to take the fear out of fatherhood with down-to-earth advice and information Reveals how smoking leads to development problems and the possible dangers of e-cigarettes Shows new dads a playbook for how they can help throughout the pregnancy and during the delivery Offers practical tips for chronicling baby's life from ultrasound to year one If you're going to be a new dad, this is a survival guide of what to expect as your bundle of joy is on the way is the complete, easy-to-read resource for preparing with your partner.

♠Book Title : The What to Expect Pregnancy Journal Organizer
✍Author : Heidi Murkoff
♛Publisher : Workman Publishing
♣Release Date : 2007-01
✿Pages : 282
♠ISBN : 9780761142126
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The What to Expect Pregnancy Journal Organizer Book Synopsis : Introducing the totally revised and updated WHAT TO EXPECT PREGNANCY JOURNAL & ORGANIZER-- with 715,000 copies in print, it's the perfect gift and popular companion to "What to Expect When You're Expecting. Lightweight and sized to fit into a tote or briefcase, this handy planner is an expectant mom's best friend from conception through labor and delivery. For the new edition, the text has been brought completely up to date in accordance with the information in the recently revised third edition of "What to Expect When You're Expecting. Featuring prompted pages, checklists, and a weekly write-in pregnancy and labor journal, this is the best way for mothers-to-be to keep track of important dates, questions to ask the doctor, medications, milestones, childbirth class notes, shopping lists, phone numbers, and everything else that comes with the nine months of pregnancy. The journal/organizer's compact design ensures it can go everywhere mom goes. After baby's arrival, it becomes an instant keepsake.

📒She S Having A Baby ✍ James D. Barron

♠Book Title : She s Having a Baby
✍Author : James D. Barron
♛Publisher : Harper Collins
♣Release Date : 2013-02-05
✿Pages : 192
♠ISBN : 9780062273796
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝She s Having a Baby Book Synopsis : A Man's Survival Guide to Pregnancy It's easy for a man to feel like a bystander during pregnancy. Finally, from one man to another, here is a pregnancy book with funny, down-to-earth, and practical advice on: figuring out what you wife's obstetrician is saying keeping your sex life alive staying on top of insurance forms and other paperwork and much, much more This book will help make pregnancy the experience of a lifetime.

♠Book Title : Your Pregnancy for the Father to Be
✍Author : Glade B. Curtis
♛Publisher : Hachette UK
♣Release Date : 2008-10-24
✿Pages : 360
♠ISBN : 9780786727346
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Your Pregnancy for the Father to Be Book Synopsis : Pregnancy can be a thrilling adventure for a couple. Although most attention is directed toward the mom-to-be, the nine months of pregnancy are an exciting, moving— and, yes, occasionally stressful!—time for the expectant father as well. Written with the needs and concerns of the dad-to-be in mind, this book includes a comprehensive glossary of terms, a resource section, up-to-date medical information, and tips for supporting your partner during pregnancy and the birth of your new baby. It will also help you be the best father you can be by covering such topics as: • The tests and procedures your partner may undergo • The impact of pregnancy on your relationship and how to handle it • Ways to evaluate the expenses of having a baby • How to be a great labor coach

📒Be Prepared ✍ Gary Greenberg

♠Book Title : Be Prepared
✍Author : Gary Greenberg
♛Publisher : Simon and Schuster
♣Release Date : 2008-06-16
✿Pages : 240
♠ISBN : 9781439103326
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Be Prepared Book Synopsis : An indispensable survival manual for guys entering the trenches of fatherhood, Be Prepared is loaded with one-of-a-kind insights, MacGyver-esque tips and tricks, and no-nonsense advice for mastering the first year as a dad. Finally, a book that teaches men all the things they really need to know about fatherhood...including how to: -Change a baby at a packed sports stadium -Create a decoy drawer full of old wallets, remote controls, and cell phones to throw baby off the scent of your real gear -Stay awake (or at least upright) at work -Babyproof a hotel room in four minutes flat -Construct an emergency diaper out of a towel, a sock, and duct tape Packed with helpful diagrams and detailed instructions, and delivered with a wry sense of humor, Be Prepared is the ultimate guide for sleep-deprived, applesauce-covered fathers everywhere.

📒Dad S Pregnant Too ✍ Harlan Cohen

♠Book Title : Dad s Pregnant Too
✍Author : Harlan Cohen
♛Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
♣Release Date : 2008-06-01
✿Pages : 560
♠ISBN : 1402233205
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Dad s Pregnant Too Book Synopsis : Dad's Pregnant Too! is a first-of-its-kind guide written for expectant fathers, but also intended for couples. From the first positive test, to the first time seducing your pregnant partner, to the first push, to the first week home following the birth, Dad's Pregnant Too! exposes and explores everything an expectant dad needs to know (but no one ever tells him). Dad's Pregnant Too! is the most comprehensive guide to help expectant fathers understand their partners, themselves, and what's really going on inside her belly. Medically reviewed Includes pictures of baby's development

♠Book Title : Dude You re Gonna Be a Dad
✍Author : John Pfeiffer
♛Publisher : Simon and Schuster
♣Release Date : 2011-03-18
✿Pages : 224
♠ISBN : 9781440509629
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Dude You re Gonna Be a Dad Book Synopsis : There are approximately 3,712 ways for a guy to look stupid during pregnancy - this book's here to help you avoid all(most) of them. And here's your first hint: Focus on what you can be doing for her rather than what's happening to her. She's pregnant. She knows that. You know that. And her 152 baby books tell her exactly what she can expect. Your job is to learn what you can do between the stick turning blue and the drive to the delivery room to make the next nine months go as smoothly as possible. That's where John Pfeiffer steps in. Like any good coach, he's been through it. He's dealt with the morning sickness and doctor visits, painting the baby's nursery and packing the overnight bag, choosing a name, hospital, and the color of the car-seat cover. All the while he remained positive and responsive - there with a "You're beautiful" when necessary - but assertive during the decision-making process (he didn't want to wind up with a kid named Percy). And now it's your turn. She might be having the baby, but you have plenty of responsibilities.

♠Book Title : What to Expect Eating Well When You re Expecting
✍Author : Heidi Murkoff
♛Publisher : Simon and Schuster
♣Release Date : 2010-07-15
✿Pages : 480
♠ISBN : 9780857201737
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝What to Expect Eating Well When You re Expecting Book Synopsis : EATING WELL WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING provides mums-to-be with a realistic approach to navigating healthily and deliciously through the nine months of pregnancy - at home, in the office, at Christmas, in restaurants. Thorough chapters are devoted to nutrition, weight gain, food safety, the postpartum diet, and how to eat when trying to conceive again. And the book comes with 150 contemporary, tasty, and healthy recipes that feed mum and baby well, take little time to prepare, and are gentle on queasy tummies. At the heart of the book are hundreds of pressing questions every mother-to-be has: Is it true I shouldn't eat any food cooked with alcohol? Will the caffeine in coffee cross into my baby's bloodstream? I'm entering my second trimester, and I'm losing weight, not gaining - help! Is all sushi off limits? How do I get enough calcium if I'm lactose intolerant? I keep dreaming about a hot fudge sundae - can I indulge? (The answer is yes!)

📒Baby S First Tattoo ✍ Jim Mullen

♠Book Title : Baby s First Tattoo
✍Author : Jim Mullen
♛Publisher : Simon and Schuster
♣Release Date : 2012-09-25
✿Pages : 80
♠ISBN : 9781476709611
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Baby s First Tattoo Book Synopsis : MILLIONS OF PEOPLE THINK CHILDREN ARE THE CUTEST, CUDDLIEST, MOST WONDERFUL, SAINTLY CREATURES IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. THESE PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN. THEY HAVE NICE THINGS. THEY COLLECT FRAGILE POTTERY. THEY HAVE CANDLELIT DINNERS IN FANCY RESTAURANTS. THEY GO TO MOVIES. THEY HAVE WHITE CARPETS. PEOPLE WITH SMALL CHILDREN HAVEN'T BEEN TO A RESTAURANT WITHOUT PLASTIC SILVERWARE IN YEARS. THE LAST MOVIE THEY SAW IN A THEATER IS NOW ON AMERICAN MOVIE CLASSICS. THEIR HOUSE LOOKS LIKE IT WAS DECORATED BY PEE-WEE HERMAN. BABY'S FIRST TATTOO IS FOR THEM. For years parents have been buying baby books to document all the precious moments in their new baby's life -- Baby's First Tooth, Baby's First Haircut, Baby's First Step. What have been ignored for too long are those "alternative" precious moments that really should be written down, celebrated, and remembered -- Baby's First Projectile Vomit, Baby's First Tantrum in a Crowded Grocery Store, Baby's 10,000th Dirty Diaper. Otherwise you might forget them and think of becoming parents once again.

📒Do Fathers Matter ✍ Paul Raeburn

♠Book Title : Do Fathers Matter
✍Author : Paul Raeburn
♛Publisher : Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
♣Release Date : 2014-06-03
✿Pages : 288
♠ISBN : 9780374710828
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Do Fathers Matter Book Synopsis : For too long, we've thought of fathers as little more than sources of authority and economic stability in the lives of their children. Yet cutting-edge studies drawing unexpected links between fathers and children are forcing us to reconsider our assumptions and ask new questions: What changes occur in men when they are "expecting"? Do fathers affect their children's language development? What are the risks and rewards of being an older-than-average father at the time the child is born? What happens to a father's hormone levels at every stage of his child's development, and can a child influence the father's health? Just how much do fathers matter? In Do Fathers Matter? the award-winning journalist and father of five Paul Raeburn overturns the many myths and stereotypes of fatherhood as he examines the latest scientific findings on the parent we've often overlooked. Drawing on research from neuroscientists, animal behaviorists, geneticists, and developmental psychologists, among others, Raeburn takes us through the various stages of fatherhood, revealing the profound physiological connections between children and fathers, from conception through adolescence and into adulthood—and the importance of the relationship between mothers and fathers. In the process, he challenges the legacy of Freud and mainstream views of parental attachment, and also explains how we can become better parents ourselves. Ultimately, Raeburn shows how the role of the father is distinctly different from that of the mother, and that embracing fathers' significance in the lives of young people is something we can all benefit from. An engrossing, eye-opening, and deeply personal book that makes a case for a new perspective on the importance of fathers in our lives no matter what our family structure, Do Fathers Matter? will change the way we view fatherhood today.

♠Book Title : What to Expect Before You re Expecting
✍Author : Heidi Murkoff
♛Publisher : Workman Publishing
♣Release Date : 2017-10-03
✿Pages : 256
♠ISBN : 9781523501984
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝What to Expect Before You re Expecting Book Synopsis : It’s a cover-to-cover revision of America’s bestselling guide to getting pregnant, with updated information about genetic screening, ovulation tracking, fertility treatments, and risks like Zika. What to Expect Before You’re Expecting, with over 250,000 copies in print, has everything that eager-to-be moms and dads need to know about getting pregnant, from getting their bodies ready to make a healthy baby to getting that healthy baby on board faster. You'll find baby-friendly foods to order up (say yes to yams); fertility-busters to avoid (see you later, saturated fat); how to pinpoint ovulation, time baby-making sex, keep on-demand sex sexy, and separate conception fact—it takes the average couple up to 12 months to make a baby—from myth—position matters. With the latest on health insurance coverage, preconception travel and the Zika virus, sex selection techniques, antidepressants, and information on family-building options for single women and same-sex couples. Plus, for the 1 in 8 couples who experience infertility, the latest on both low-tech and cutting-edge fertility treatments, from medications to IVF and surrogacy. It’s everything you need to know for that baby-making adventure.

♠Book Title : The What to Expect When You re Expecting Pregnancy Organizer
✍Author : Arlene Eisenberg
♛Publisher : Workman Publishing
♣Release Date : 1995-01-06
✿Pages : 224
♠ISBN : 1563058723
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The What to Expect When You re Expecting Pregnancy Organizer Book Synopsis : Divided into five convenient sections, a pregnancy organizer helps the busy mother-to-be prepare for baby's arrival from the beginning through labor and delivery, with diet checklists forms to track medical expenses, family medical history pages, and shopping lists. Original.

📒Modern Romance ✍ Aziz Ansari

♠Book Title : Modern Romance
✍Author : Aziz Ansari
♛Publisher : Penguin
♣Release Date : 2015-06-16
✿Pages : 288
♠ISBN : 9780698179967
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Modern Romance Book Synopsis : The #1 New York Times Bestseller A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it’s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history. With technology, our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering. So why are so many people frustrated? Some of our problems are unique to our time. “Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza?” “Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods? Combos?!” “My girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan. Who’s Nathan? Did he just send her a photo of his penis? Should I check just to be sure?” But the transformation of our romantic lives can’t be explained by technology alone. In a short period of time, the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically. A few decades ago, people would find a decent person who lived in their neighborhood. Their families would meet and, after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer, they would get married and soon have a kid, all by the time they were twenty-four. Today, people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person, a soul mate. For years, Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance, but for Modern Romance, the book, he decided he needed to take things to another level. He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project, including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita. They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit, which drew thousands of messages. They enlisted the world’s leading social scientists, including Andrew Cherlin, Eli Finkel, Helen Fisher, Sheena Iyengar, Barry Schwartz, Sherry Turkle, and Robb Willer. The result is unlike any social science or humor book we’ve seen before. In Modern Romance, Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting-edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world. From the Hardcover edition.

♠Book Title : What to Expect When You re Expecting 5th Edition
✍Author : Heidi Murkoff
♛Publisher : Simon and Schuster
♣Release Date : 2016-06-02
✿Pages : 640
♠ISBN : 9781471147517
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝What to Expect When You re Expecting 5th Edition Book Synopsis : With 18.5 million copies in print, What to Expect When You’re Expecting is read by 93% of women who read a pregnancy book and was named one of the ‘Most Influential Books of the Last 25 Years’ by USA Today. This cover-to-cover (including the cover!) new edition is filled with must-have information, advice, insight, and tips for a new generation of moms and dads. With What to Expect’s trademark warmth, empathy, and humour, it answers every conceivable question expectant parents could have, including dozens of new ones based on the ever-changing pregnancy and birthing practices and choices they face. Advice for dads is fully integrated throughout the book. All medical coverage is completely updated, including the latest on prenatal screening and the safety of medications during pregnancy, as well as a brand-new section on postpartum birth control. Current lifestyle trends are incorporated, too: juice bars, raw diets, e-cigarettes, push presents, baby bump posting, the lowdown on omega-3 fatty acids, grass-fed and organic, health food fads, and GMOs. Plus expanded coverage of IVF pregnancy, multiple pregnancies, breastfeeding while pregnant, water and home births, and cesarean trends (including VBACs and ‘gentle cesareans’).

📒Pregnancy For Men ✍ Mark Woods

♠Book Title : Pregnancy for Men
✍Author : Mark Woods
♛Publisher : Vacation Work Publications
♣Release Date : 2010
✿Pages : 277
♠ISBN : 190541062X
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Pregnancy for Men Book Synopsis : She’s pregnant, which means you’re pregnant. Not literally of course, but you’ll be slap bang in the middle of nine months of flying hormones, back rubs, and too much talk of childbirth - you’re in for the ride of your life. And you're going to be a dad. Fatherhood is just around the corner – are you ready? Most pregnancy books are for the mother but this one is just for you, the new father. We guide you through nine months of joy, excitement, fear, lots of big words, and an expanding bump, so that you emerge from this emotional rollercoaster ready for anything your new born baby will throw at you (which will either be sick, poo or regurgitated milk). From how your baby grows month by month to how to support your partner (it’s the little things that count, we tell ourselves), international bestseller Pregnancy for Men is your survival guide to the whole nine months. And when the newborn arrives (and you can't put the car seat in) Mark's on hand with the next instalment, Babies and Toddlers for Men, packed with funny anecdotes and advice from an array of new dads. Or if you're short on time - Pregnancy for Men 101 Tips and Babies and Toddlers for Men 101 Tips.

📒Eating For Pregnancy ✍ Catherine Jones

♠Book Title : Eating for Pregnancy
✍Author : Catherine Jones
♛Publisher : Hachette UK
♣Release Date : 2009-06-17
✿Pages : 496
♠ISBN : 9780786748044
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Eating for Pregnancy Book Synopsis : Winner of Mom’s Choice Award in Pregnancy/Childbirth Category Every pregnant woman understands that what she eats and drinks affects the baby developing within her. Yet as a mother-to-be, you’re likely juggling so much that you simply don’t have the time—or energy!—to ensure that you’re always eating right. That’s where this fully updated edition of the pregnancy classic comes in, making it easy to fulfill the needs of you and your baby. Eating for Pregnancy will provide you with all you need to know about nutrition before, during, and after pregnancy. Here are 150 nutrient-rich recipes, more than 30 new to this edition, designed with you and your family in mind. Each highlights “What’s in this for baby and me?” and provides handy nutritional breakdowns and meal-planning advice. You’ll also find: • Tips to help you minimize unnecessary weight gain and keep your nutrient intake high • Fresh, fast, family-friendly recipes with realistic menu plans • The most up-to-date information on supplements, sources, environmental concerns, and high-risk pregnancies • An expanded vegetarian section—now with vegan recipes • Helpful information for diabetics, including ADA exchanges, recipe tips, and dining-out strategies • A unique Nine-Months-Later section, covering breastfeeding, postpartum depression, and weight loss after pregnancy—with illustrated exercises

📒A Little Life ✍ Hanya Yanagihara

♠Book Title : A Little Life
✍Author : Hanya Yanagihara
♛Publisher : Anchor
♣Release Date : 2015-03-10
✿Pages : 736
♠ISBN : 9780385539265
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝A Little Life Book Synopsis : NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST SHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting, and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest places fiction has ever traveled and yet somehow improbably breaks through into the light. Truly an amazement—and a great gift for its readers. When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he’ll not only be unable to overcome—but that will define his life forever. In rich and resplendent prose, Yanagihara has fashioned a tragic and transcendent hymn to brotherly love, a masterful depiction of heartbreak, and a dark examination of the tyranny of memory and the limits of human endurance.