The following is a compensated review / giveaway for WhatToExpect.com. All opinions are 100% my own and I was not required to write a positive review. I pride myself in honest reviews, so sit back and listen to my thoughts on the What To Expect Series.
Twelve years ago, after hearing my son’s heart beat for the first time, my pediatrician gave me a copy of What To Expect When You’re Expecting. I can’t tell you how many hours I spent reading this book. It wasn’t a book that I read all at once from cover to cover. It is set up in sections where I could read about particular times throughout my pregnancy and follow along with what I was feeling or look up what I could expect to experience during the next month of my pregnancy. My youngest child is now five and my tubes are tied, but I still have my copy of What To Expect When You’re Expecting. I plan on saving it for my children and giving it to them at the same time that I received it myself.
WhatToExpect.com sent me copies of What To Expect When You’re Expecting, What To Expect The First Year and What To Expect The Second Year. The copy of What To Expect When You’re Expecting is the fourth edition and has been updated twice since I was first toting it around. This book is great because any time I needed to know anything about my pregnancy or my baby’s growth, it was right there at my fingertips. It will settle most of your pregnancy worries and keep you up to date on your baby’s growth. The front cover says the book also contains complete chapters on pregnancy lifestyle, preconception, carrying twins and more.
I definitely would recommend this book to someone who was planning to have a child. It starts off with a chapter covering preconception prep for both moms and dads and continues into a chapter which provides answers to questions that you may have at this point. No one likes to hear about complicated pregnancies or miscarriages, but they happen everyday and What To Expect When You’re Expecting also offers aid to women who are experiencing these issues.
I never read What To Expect The First Year (Copyright 2003) or What To Expect The Second Year (Copyright 2011). Looking back, I wish I would have had these books to help me through the chaotic times of being a first time mom. Again, these books aren’t written for you to sit and read from front to back in just a few sittings. I know you are busy taking care of your child, but these books are written as month-by-month guides that explain most everything you need to know about your baby’s first two years. They also contain an easy to read index that will help you locate certain topics of interest.
Thanks to WhatToExpect.com, I am able to offer a giveaway valued at $48 to one lucky winner containing all three What To Expect Books that I reviewed: What To Expect When You’re Expecting, What To Expect The First Year, and What To Expect The Second Year
This books would make a great gift for a couple thinking about having children soon or someone who is expecting. No matter what point you are at in your pregnancy or as a new mom, you are never too late to start learning from the What To Expect Books.