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Why the baby-making process needs a few months more

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, May 21, 2009 | 0 comments

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More and more experts, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the American Academy of Pediatrics, are challenging the traditional nine-month timeline for having a baby by suggesting that it's time to add a few months to the whole baby-making process.

"These extra months aren't meant to be spent being pregnant, they're meant to be spent getting ready to be pregnant," writes Heidi Murkoff in "What to Expect Before You're Expecting." Murkoff and Sharon Mazel, authors of arguably the most popular book on pregnancy in America, "What to Expect When You're Expecting," have teamed again to bring couples a comprehensive guide to preparing and planning for a pregnancy.
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