The Impatient Womans Guide to Getting Pregnant by Jean M. TwengeComforting and intimate, this “girlfriend” guide to getting pregnant gets to the heart of all the emotional issues around having children—biological pressure, in-law pressures, greater social pressures—to support women who are considering getting pregnant.The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is a complete guide to getting pregnant—the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects, told in a straight-forward, funny, and compassionate manner, like talking to a good friend who’s been through it all. Jean Twenge covers everything youll be wondering about and advises what you can do at home, before getting a doctor involved.
Twenge explains how to prepare mentally and physically when thinking about having a child, how to talk about it with family, friends, and your partner, how to know when you’re ovulating, and when best to have sex, how to tilt the odds toward having a boy or a girl, how to handle the great sadness of a miscarriage, and what to do when you do get pregnant.
Trying to conceive often involves an enormous amount of emotion, from anxiety and utter disappointment to hope and joy. With comfort, humor, and straightforward advice, The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is the bedside companion to help you through it.
The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant
Trying to get pregnant is enough to make any woman impatient. And in fact, Dr. Jean Twenge has been through it all—the mother of three young children, she started researching fertility when trying to conceive for the first time. Twenge brought her research background to the huge amount of information—sometimes contradictory, frequently alarmist, and often discouraging— that she encountered online, from family and friends, and in books, and decided to go into the latest studies to find out the real story. Twenge gets to the heart of the emotional issues around getting pregnant, including how to prepare mentally and physically when thinking about conceiving; how to talk about it with family, friends, and your partner; and how to handle the great sadness of a miscarriage. Trying to conceive often involves an enormous amount of emotion, from anxiety and disappointment to hope and joy. When I tell people I am an obstetrician and gynecologist, I am often met with a series of responses, one of which is usually "You must love working in such a happy field.
If you are a woman who is used to being in control of her life, the time it can take you to get pregnant may come as a bit of a shock. Dr Jean Twenge has written this book for modern women who are in control of their career, their relationships and their homes and who want to take charge of their fertility. Her previous books have focussed on exposing how the statistics we often read in the media are used to scare people, especially women. If you believe everything you read in the popular press, you might be forgiven for thinking that it is virtually impossible for a woman who is over 35 to get pregnant. However, Dr Twenge breaks down these statistics, and proves that while it may be slightly more difficult to conceive when you are in your late thirties and older, it is by no means an impossible feat. So what can you do to improve your chances of getting pregnant quickly? Before you try to start a family, Twenge suggests that you overhaul your diet and take the appropriate supplements.
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The GOP's best efforts notwithstanding, women today have more options when it comes to not getting pregnant than ever before. At the same time, we're also oversaturated with information about infertility; whether it's mercury poisoning , heavy exercise , or stress , you name it, it probably kills our eggs. That's why Jean Twenge's new book, The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant , is geared toward something women who put off childbirth to achieve their career goals and now want to utilize their Type A skills to get knocked up. Unfortunately, The Daily Beast 's Melissa Lafsky notes, "the control we're now able to exert over our lives doesn't extend to the biological, whether we like it or not. You might recognize Twenge's name because she's constantly quoted on millennial behavior, thanks to her book on the demographic, Generation Me.
Jean M. She lives in San Diego with her husband and three daughters. In today's world, men are more involved in their wives' pregnancies than ever before. This 2nd Edition of Dad's Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies gives new fathers a hands-on guide that covers all of the logistical, physical, and emotional aspects of pregnancy. It is a wealth of information on topics, such as setting up the nursery, childbirth , and how to take care of your newborn. The book includes ideas for knowing the right time to break the news and the pregnancy timeline.