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What to Expect Before You’re Expecting

By: Heidi Murkoff
Narrated by: Heidi Murkoff,Meeghan Holaway,Emma Bing,James Patrick Cronin,Khristine Hvam,Vanessa Johansson,Inés del Castillo,Almarie Guerra,Tanis Parenteau,Mat Vairo,Jasmin Walker,Sofia Willingham
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Publisher's summary

Expecting to expect? Plan ahead with What to Expect Before You’re Expecting, America’s best-selling guide to getting pregnant, now available for the first time ever in audio, and narrated by author Heidi Murkoff. It’s your first step in What to Expect—an all-in-one plan for getting pregnant, from getting your bodies ready for conception, to getting that healthy baby on board faster.

With her trademark empathy, warmth, honesty, and humor, Heidi offers practical advice, savvy strategies, and reassuring, relatable answers to every conceivable question you might have about how to fast-track conception—and support through any bumps you might encounter along the way to that baby bump of your dreams. You'll hear how to figure out your fertility (and his); about 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). Plus how lifestyle (from how much you work out to how much coffee you drink to whether you or your partner smoke or use marijuana), weight, age, and other factors can impact fertility for hopeful moms and dads.

This go-to-guide to getting pregnant presents the most up-to-date information on health insurance coverage, genetic screening, preconception travel, sex selection techniques, and family-building options for single women and same-sex couples. And, for the one in eight couples who experience infertility, What to Expect Before You’re Expecting offers the latest on both low-tech and cutting-edge fertility treatments, from medications to IVF and surrogacy. It’s everything you and your partner need to know for that baby-making adventure ahead.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, an accompanying PDF of charts and diagrams will be available in your Audible Desktop Library along with the audio.

©2009, 2017 What to Expect, LLC. (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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About the Author

It all started with a baby and a book. Heidi Murkoff conceived the idea for What to Expect When You’re Expecting during her first pregnancy, when she couldn’t find answers in the books she turned to for much-needed advice. Now with five editions and more than 19 million copies in print, the book—widely dubbed the pregnancy bible—is the longest-running title of all time on the New York Times best-seller list. Heidi expanded the world’s popular pregnancy and parenting series—which has sold more than 42 million copies in 38 countries and 34 languages—with What to Expect the First Year, Eating Well When You’re Expecting, and the pregnancy prequel, What to Expect Before You’re Expecting. Adapting her brand across new platforms, she created WhatToExpect.com, which features the #1 rated pregnancy app and is home to an active community of 13 million moms. She personally answers questions from the community in her weekly column, Help Me, Heidi. Her iconic book was also adapted into a feature-length comedy in 2012 starring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, and Chris Rock. Heidi’s passionate commitment to moms and babies led to the creation of the What to Expect Project, a nonprofit dedicated to helping mothers in need expect healthy pregnancies and safe deliveries. So far, the Project’s groundbreaking Baby Basics has supported more than 950,000 expectant at-risk moms-to-be in the US, Liberia, and Bangladesh. The WTE Project has also teamed with International Medical Corps to provide life-saving maternal-child healthcare and midwife training in Africa and the Middle East, and Heidi serves as a First Responder with this team of humanitarian healthcare workers. In partnership with the USO, she and her husband Erik created Special Delivery, a program that celebrates and supports expectant military moms, active duty and spouses—hosting more than 170 baby showers at bases around the world over the last six years. Heidi actively advocates on a variety of issues impacting families, from healthcare to childcare to prison reform to Zika virus, meeting and appearing often with members of Congress. In 2011, Time magazine named Heidi one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World—though she prefers to be known as a mom on a mission.

WHAT TO EXPECT is a registered trademark of What to Expect LLC.