Everything You Need to Know to Have a Healthy Twin Pregnancy Paperback – Nov 7 2000
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Twins...triplets...quads...finally! The book that answers all your questions about multiple birth--written by a doctor who is a mother of twins herself
Over ten years ago when Dr. Gila Leiter, herself an OB/GYN, was pregnant with twins, the book she desperately needed wasn'tavailable. Now it is: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Healthy Twin Pregnancy. Taking you step-by-step through the processes of pregnancy and birth, Dr. Leiter shares her professional and personal expertise, providing answers to all your questions, plus practical know-how, psychological support, and extensive resources for this most joyous--and overwhelming--experience, whether you're having two babies...or four! Learn:
The latest in fertility treatments and reproductive technology, and the probable outcome
What to expect, trimester by trimester
Concrete suggestions for working through your hopes, fears, and fantasies
Who should seek genetic counseling
How to avoid preterm labor and premature delivery--and what to do if it's unavoidable
Recommended vitamins and minerals--plus do's and don'ts
All about medications: what you can take, can't take, must take
What you should know if you're going to have a C-section
Specific ideas for nurturing yourself and reducing stress
The birthing process and what to expect in the delivery room
Twelve questions to ask the doctor you're considering choosing for your pediatrician
What it's like to bring babies home--and what you'll needto manage your new family
And much more
About the Author
Leiter is Assistant Clinical Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, and has a private practice in Park Avenue. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Rachel Kranz has written numerous books on science, health, and psychology. She is the author of a novel, "Leaps of Faith, " and lives in New York City.
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Top Customer Reviews
1. Having/carrying twins is more complicated than a singleton pregnancy, and there are added risks to the mom and babies.
2. In most cases, mom and babies will come through just fine.
I really needed the emphasis on *both* of those concepts, because this was my second pregnancy, and the first ended in stillbirth (due to unpredictable, very rare complications very early on). So I was scared, and I felt that it wasn't productive for me to dwell on that fear. This book helped me to recognize the potential concerns in a realistic way, and it allowed me to acknowledge the idea that pregnancy and childbirth are pretty normal and usually work out just fine.
It is a good resource for me, in combination with What to Expect When You're Expecting. (At the time of this writing, I am 27 weeks pregnant and my boy/girl twins are healthy.)
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If you're young, healthy, and physically fit when you conceive, this book may be just fine for you. Dr. Leiter herself worked up till late (37 weeks? Read morePublished on May 9 2003
After the initial shock that we would have not one, but two babies, this book became my best friend. Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2003 by Annie Gladding
There are many books on pregnancy, but few address the special and specific needs of moms expecting multiples. Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2002 by Andrew Gingell CPC
When we learned we were expecting twin we received no less than 10 books all of which were tossed aside in favor of this fantastic resource. Read morePublished on March 29 2002
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