What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel has been the “go-to” resource book for thousands and thousands (and thousands) of pregnant women for the past 25 years.

Its popularity among women is the reason why it is been on the New York Times bestseller list for 355 weeks, with nearly 15 million copies in print.

It was the first pregnancy guide written by women, for women… not by any doctors. And it truly revolutionized the world of “pregnancy” for women by being the “pregnancy bible.” You have a question, the book HAS an answer. It’s THAT thorough.

And through the past 25 years, What to Expect When You’re Expecting has been updated and revised with current health and medical information. Something that today’s pregnant women need and expect.

And most recently, for its 4th revised edition, Amazon.com describes it as:

A new book for a new generation of expectant moms— featuring a new look, a fresh perspective, and a friendlier-than-ever voice. It’s filled with the most up-to-date information reflecting not only what’s new in pregnancy, but what’s relevant to pregnant women. Heidi Murkoff has rewritten every section of the book, answering dozens of new questions and including loads of new asked-for material, such as a detailed week-by-week fetal development section in each of the monthly chapters, an expanded chapter on pre-conception, and a brand new one on carrying multiples. More comprehensive, reassuring, and empathetic than ever, the Fourth Edition incorporates the most recent developments in obstetrics and addresses the most current lifestyle trends (from tattooing and belly piercing to Botox and aromatherapy). There’s more than ever on pregnancy matters practical (including an expanded section on workplace concerns), physical (with more symptoms, more solutions), emotional (more advice on riding the mood roller coaster), nutritional (from low-carb to vegan, from junk food–dependent to caffeine-addicted), and sexual (what’s hot and what’s not in pregnant lovemaking), as well as much more support for that very important partner in parenting, the dad-to-be.

But finally… there is one change that What to Expect When You’re Expecting has made that was long overdue. Very long overdue.

A new cover.

The cover model-mama has gotten a make-over.

The mama now gracing the cover has long hair, hip jeans, fashionable boots and a formfitting, chic top. She stands, ready to face the world…

No more forlorn looking mama. No more rocking chair.

Jocelyn Noveck with The Associated Press wrote a fantastic article that appeared in The Providence Journal on Tuesday, April 29th, 2008. The article discusses the changes made to the “iconic” pregnancy book, quotes from Heidi Murkoff and speaks of the importance of this “American pregnancy bible.”

Read the article HERE.

And grab yourself a new, updated version of What to Expect When You’re Expecting!

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