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Healthy Pregnancy

What to Expect When You Are Pregnant
Narrated by: Heidi Baker
Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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You're filled with joy – you have just found out you're expecting, and you can’t wait to experience all the changes your body will go through as your baby grows inside of you. Then it hits you: you suddenly realize that you have no idea what to expect during your pregnancy.

It's okay. Although many of us experience different symptoms when we are expecting, the same thing is going on inside of all our bodies. We are growing a tiny human and creating a new life, right inside of our own wombs. 

No matter if this is your first pregnancy or your third, this audiobook will walk you through the pregnancy, ensuring you know exactly what is going on in your body. In this audiobook you will learn:

  • The earliest symptoms of pregnancy
  • How to find out if you are pregnant
  • What your body is going to go through each week of your pregnancy
  • How your baby is growing

You will also discover:

  • Pregnancy nutrition − what to eat and what to avoid
  • How to prepare for labor and delivery 
  • 10 common pregnancy questions and answers

Nothing is better than holding that precious baby after a long pregnancy, but coming in a close second is having an easy pregnancy, and that happens by preparing yourself ahead of time!

©2018 Jennifer H. Smith (P)2018 Insight Health Communications

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  • KD
  • 06-09-18

Short but informative

Short but informative book. Got through it on 2x speed problem is having a kid is so much work that this book doesn’t cover much of anything. Better to get something longer and more substantial

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  • jstep
  • 15-09-20

Nothing new here...

Healthy Pregnancy, What to Expect When You Are Pregnant, by Jennifer Smith reads basically like the magazine that you receive from the OB when you first find out that you are pregnant, going week by week. That's it. There really isn't any new information other than that, so that was disappointing, as I had already read through the magazine and had hoped for a little more depth. There were a few times that the author writes something along the lines of "just a few more weeks and you'll meet your little one!" at like...the beginning of the third trimester. To those of us that have had a child, you have to laugh at these lines. It's waaaaaay longer than a few weeks and it definitely feels like so much longer as well! Overall, this is a basic overview of pregnancy, but I'd recommend something with more depth, though the magazine that they give you at the doctors has pictures, so it's more fun to read about each week/month with visuals. Heidi Baker did a good job with the narration on this one. Things were presented factually and there wasn't any emotion necessay with this type of book. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review. Did you find this review helpful? If so, would you please take a moment and select the 'helpful' button below? Thanks so much!

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  • Gaya
  • 29-08-20

Ok.

Not a lot of depth and a bit patronizing in tone if you ask me. But it's an easy read with factually correct information. Good for learning the basics.

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  • William
  • 06-11-18

Short and to the point

The wife and I were expecting and enjoyed listening to this book on a trip out of town. There are a lot of much longer books on the subject but this one is succinct.

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  • Erryn Barratt
  • 20-09-18

Information is your friend

My sister-in-law announced she was expecting just a couple of days before listening to this audiobook and I was fascinated by the progression and development of the fetus into a baby while in the uterus. Now, I’m going to take two seconds and say I’ve never been pregnant and won’t be anytime soon, but the changes in a woman’s body are endlessly fascinating. There were a couple of times when I wondered why women would voluntarily go through this process, I simply had to remind myself that you get to hold your baby after the pregnancy and that makes it worth the stress and pain that your body endures. The tips and tricks in this book are simple and easy to follow. How to deal with constipation, how to relieve aches, and the best way to tackle nausea and morning sickness. One of the most important sections of the book is about nutrition – vitamins, folate, possibly iron supplements, as well as eating healthy foods. There are discussions about weight gain and the other changes to a woman’s body. Often, there are mentions of things that aren’t necessarily normal, ending with a calm suggestion to contact the doctor. This is a short audiobook which I think is a great start for women who have just discovered they are pregnant. It provides a great overview of what to expect without overwhelming the woman. And I would recommend her partner listen as well – partners should be just as aware of what is normal and what might be an issue so they can deal with the pregnancy as a team. Support for a mom-to-be is very important. It might have been nice if there had been a discussion about depression during pregnancy, but that is a little thing. Heidi Baker was the perfect narrator. She has a soothing voice but still clear and strong. She comes across as someone trustworthy and since – to the best of my knowledge – the information is accurate, that is a good thing. Just a great audiobook and I would recommend.