The classic pregnancy guide from Dr. Barbara Luke and Tamara Eberlein, newly revised and expanded, When You’re Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads is the revolutionary, nutritionally based prenatal program for the growing number of women pregnant with multiples. These proven guidelines for a healthy multiple pregnancy include updated diet and exercise recommendations for the postpartum mother and twenty-five new recipes.
Subjects like nutrition, mom's changing body and emotions, fetal development, potential complications, and labor and delivery take on new meaning when you add another baby or two to the standard equation. With the goal of minimizing risk factors associated with multiple births, Dr. Barbara Luke and her team of writers cover each subject with a buoyant determination to tell it all and tell it well--avoiding the typical "how to name and dress your twins" issues. Accompanying the detailed medical perspective of Dr. Luke are personal experiences gathered from the journals of a few articulate moms, making each subject as real as it is educational. Simple illustrations, valuable charts (including one to plot and monitor fetal growth in grams or pounds), specific menu examples (like how can you consume 4,500 calories if you're expecting quads???), and lots of reassurance make this book a winner. --Liane Thomas