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The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant

Narrated by: Vanessa Daniels
Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (126 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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, Dr. Twenge brought her research background to the information 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.

©2012 Jean Twenge (P)2017 Tantor

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Better as a book

I love this book! Full of great facts and the list of references at the end definitely makes me feel like the author did her homework and can be trusted. The book is full of facts and figures, and after listening to about an hour I went and bought a hard copy instead. 1. So it would be easier to look up facts and figures at a fixture date and 2 so I could share with my husband.

I understand the author was trying to add a little humour into the mix, which did keep it on the lighter side of reading, but in doing so I found she made some large generalizations of the male population that I found bothersome at times. If we keep talking about how men do nothing around the house and need reminders to participate in our relationships with them, we put them at a different level and we're no longer equals and partners.

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Great book that is very helpful.

I love that the author is realistic and is HUMAN. She explains why you might feel the way you do, she explains why things might happen, and she shares her own personal experiences (instead of a male doctor telling you its "normal to feel that way"). The absolute best parts of this book is that the author researches well known studies and finds that they are false or from the 17th century (far outdated for today's technology), and explains things in a way that a non-medical personale would be able to understand. I would recommend this book to everyone, including my close family and friends.

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Good information, but pokes fun at men too much

I liked the book, and would read it again for the information it provides. The only thing that really irked me was a lot of sexism and jokes at men’s expense. My husband is an awesome fully developed human who is just as complex emotionally as anyone else. It felt pandering to “use sports statistics” to teach men fertility stats as just one example. These things were attempts at humor, but instead of making me laugh it just made me uncomfortable. Otherwise I really enjoyed the science statistics, and feel better informed about ttc now.

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To the point for us Impatient Women.

I enjoyed this book. Like it's title describes, this book is for us women who are trying to conceive and are impatient about it! thank you for writing a book that is to the point and exactly what we want to know to ease our minds. Also love the narrator, it was like hearing it from your girlfriend.

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Excellent book

This book gave me so much insight about things I didn’t even know were possible. I am so glad I listened to it. I think every woman should give it a try.

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What a Creepy Book

I really wanted to like this book but she tries so hard to be funny and isn’t. The constant jokes about being obsessive and crazy was bizarre ... perhaps it was targeted for a different type of woman than me.

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Very informative

Book was well organised and very informative. The narrator was captivating but made some errors with the pronunciation of a few words at times and said THS instead of TSH in the same chapter.

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Great advice with spirit lifting humor

Loved it couldnt stop listening. Will probabky listen again. Love the realness and downt to earth tine of this book. So happy to know Im not the only IM.. read for acronym...

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Must read

loved it and I think is a book that anyone who's trying to convince should read (or listen to) at least once !!

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awesome information

loved it set my mind at ease I'm a lot of things would definitely recommend this book