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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (13 May 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 041591972X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415919722
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.4 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,229,706 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Coming from Dr. Ruth, this pregnancy adviser contains more about sex than many others, but with obstetrician-gynecologist Grunebaum as coauthor, it provides plenty of medical information, too. Sexual and medical information and advice are dispensed throughout, and clear line drawings illustrate the physiological stages of pregnancy as well as many recommended positions for sexual intercourse throughout pregnancy....Fine of its kind."-"Booklist, 4/99

About the Author

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, world-renowned psychosexual therapist, is the author of fifteen books, including Grandparenthood (Routledge 1998). She lives in New York City. Amos Grunebaum, M.D. is Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York and Assistant Professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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UNTIL recently, most books about pregnancy began with a traditional discussion of conception and ended with the birth itself-as if your pregnancy was unrelated to your lifestyle before conception or after delivery. Read the first page
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By A Customer on 5 Aug. 1999
There are so many pregnancy books out there, and what does Dr. Ruth know about pregnancy anyway? Well, I was really positively surprised. Many people don't realize it, but it's sex that gets you pregnant in the first place, so this book makes a lot of sense. And it doen't stop there. There is also plentiful updated medical information for everyone who has additional questions. A great addition to everyone's pregnancy book collection!
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By A Customer on 31 Aug. 1999
Everyone, I mean, everyone buys "What to expect when you are expecting" for pregnancy. But have you ever read it? Well, I have, and I have read Dr.Ruth's book, too. And Dr.Ruth has really "done it", so to speak. Clear, concise, to the point. With enough pictures to get the point across. Pregnancy can be fun again.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Throw away "What to Expect ....." 31 Aug. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Everyone, I mean, everyone buys "What to expect when you are expecting" for pregnancy. But have you ever read it? Well, I have, and I have read Dr.Ruth's book, too. And Dr.Ruth has really "done it", so to speak. Clear, concise, to the point. With enough pictures to get the point across. Pregnancy can be fun again.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Very refreshing and unique information 5 Aug. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
There are so many pregnancy books out there, and what does Dr. Ruth know about pregnancy anyway? Well, I was really positively surprised. Many people don't realize it, but it's sex that gets you pregnant in the first place, so this book makes a lot of sense. And it doen't stop there. There is also plentiful updated medical information for everyone who has additional questions. A great addition to everyone's pregnancy book collection!
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Not bad, but certainly not the best 22 Dec. 1999
By RacerWife7 - Published on Amazon.com
After having read "The Unofficial Guide To Having A Baby", this book just didn't compare. In only the first few chapters, there were references to "hanging from the chandelier"! I admit, the idea of that was funny, but not what I was looking for at that particular point in time. And things such as that caused me to lose interest in this book - and fast! The "Unofficial Guide" mentioned above is a much better, more informative book in my opinion. Dr. Ruth's was so/so, but as I said - NOT THE BEST.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
GREAT INFO., MUST READ! BEST NUTRITION ADVICE 17 Oct. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
I got this book without concluding that if Dr. Ruth cowrote it it would have to be focused on sexual intimacy. While sexual intimacy and gratification are thoroughly discussed, there is much more to the book (and to sex by the way).
All women and couples need to remember their sexuality during pregnancy and prepare for the changes that pregnancy and parenthood will bring. You can't expect to take sex out of a marraige and pick up a year later exactly where you left off. So many couples complain about how having a baby ruins their sex life or puts a major strain on it but it doesn't have to be that way if you are prepared!
This advice is so important it is shameful that hardly any pregnnacy books address these issues. This book has the best advice on nutrition I have found in any of the more mainstream and popular pregnancy books I have read. It is even better than what I have heard from Dr.s and midwives who only seem to have vague or terribly rigid and unscientific biases about nutrition.
This comprehensive book is very medical and takes you from preconception to labor. The most beautiful thing about it is the importance and validation it places on the couple who are growing into a new life stage together as parents.
11 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Less about sex, more about how to be a patient 8 April 2000
By "newsgal" - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this book in hopes of finding discussion of various positions for sex during pregnancy, coupled with emotional information and guidance about sexuality. While there is a bit of that information, the bulk of the information in the book is how to be a good OB patient. With line drawings of episiotomies, forceps deliveries, and a few dismissive paragraphs on home birthing and other birthing alternatives, Drs. Westheimer and Grunebaum strive to keep women in the dark about the culmination of the sexual act: the birth itself. If you need help in choosing an anesthesiologist or deciding which surgical procedure should be performed on you at birth, then buy this book. If you're looking for good information on intimacy during pregnancy, keep looking.
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