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The Modern Guide to Pregnancy: Navigating the Wild, Weird, and Wonderful Journey From Conception Through Birth and Beyond

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Prepare for pregnancy, birth, and the newborn months with this award-winning “thoroughly modern guide to pregnancy” (National Parenting Product Awards).

Now in a new revised and expanded second edition, Bumpin’ will radically transform your pregnancy journey from overwhelmed and confused to one of confidence. With over a decade of experience advising women’s health care and technology companies, Leslie Schrock distills cutting-edge research and practical guidance into a comprehensive pregnancy guide—from conception through pregnancy into the first months with an infant. She also shares her own personal journey, including the curveballs she faced on the way.

This second edition updates the evidence and includes even more practical advice from experts ranging from doulas, ob-gyns, midwives, therapists, prenatal trainers, nutritionists, and researchers so you can make the best decisions for your family. With a look at the science, it tackles pregnancy FAQs and topics like the truth about cleaning up your cosmetics, nutrition, exercise, and epidurals; and the practical, like putting together a baby budget and navigating work before and after birth. New sections in the fourth trimester after your baby arrives go deeper on breastfeeding and bottle feeding as well as sleep and recovery for you.

Inside the second edition of Bumpin’ you will find:
-A trimester-by-trimester overview from conception through the postpartum period and return to work
-How to optimize your fertile window and getting pregnant
-The truth about age, fertility, and managing any issues that arise
-Miscarriage and assisted reproduction treatments like IVF
-Guidance on diet, substance use, and exercise before and during pregnancy
-The science behind your physical changes, leaks, sweats, and every other unexpected pregnancy symptom
-Managing your mental health
-Understanding what happens during birth and creating your birth preferences
-Advice for partners, family members, and friends supporting your pregnancy
-Budgeting, finance tips, baby registry, and hospital checklists
-Updated research on infant feeding and lactation

Warm, funny, and non-judgmental, Bumpin’ will leave you feeling prepared and ready to tackle anything that comes your way.

About The Author

Photograph by Caitlin Mitchell

Leslie Schrock is an entrepreneur and investor working at the convergence of health and technology. She is the author of Bumpin’: The Modern Guide to Pregnancy and Fertility Rules: The Definitive Guide to Male and Female Reproductive Health. Leslie was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, and her work has been featured on The Economist, CNBC, NPR, TimeGQFortune, New York magazine, WIRED, and The New York Times. Leslie lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons. Connect with her at

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (December 17, 2019)
  • Runtime: 9 hours and 36 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781797109305

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