When I was trying to get pregnant, I had a stack of books about fertility, fertility and diet, fertility and health, and memoirs of women trying, with varying degrees of success, to get pregnant.
I would have LOVED The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant by Jean M. Twenge PhD.
This book sounds awesome: like all the fertility books I ever read summarized by my smartest girlfriend. Conversational and smart, it talks about the emotions as well as the plumbing of getting pregnant.
So, if you’re a woman like me who needs a library of books and websites to consult during the sometimes harrowing process of trying to conceive, this book looks like a great addition to the stack on your bedside table!
TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant
-- 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; as well as 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.
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