When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets or Quads

When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets or Quads
by Barbara Luke and Tamara Eberlein
Published by HarperCollins, 1999-first edition; 2004-second edition, 2011-third edition
ISBN 978-0-06-180307-9 496 pages
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Co-authored with the award-winning medical writer Tamara Eberlein, this book received the Outstanding Book of the Year award in 2000 from the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and has been my most successful book to date. Built on my doctoral dissertation research at Johns Hopkins University on the relationship between maternal weight gain and twin birth weight, collaborations with researchers around the country, and the results from our very successful Multiples Clinic at the University of Michigan, this book provides specific, practical guidelines on all aspects of multiple pregnancy, backed by numerous scientific references and readings. Included are footprints and other graphics to show you how big your babies are throughout pregnancy, menus and dietary guidelines, how to recognize and minimize potential complications, how to cope with the emotional ups and downs, what to expect during labor, a guide to the NICU, breast feeding and bottle feeding, and surviving those first months at home after birth.

The third edition includes completely updated information, new guidelines on nutritional needs and vegetarian options, the most current obstetric and pediatric practices, such as expanded safety information on exercise and reducing risks for complications, as well as a new chapter on getting back into shape after delivery, birth weight references for twins and triplets, and updated resources for parents. This newest edition contains extensive references and an expanded bibliography.

1st Edition (1999)

2nd Edition (2004)

  3rd Edition (2011)