Since its original publication in 1984 (now on its fourth edition), What to Expect When You’re Expecting has become the “pregnancy bible” for expectant mothers. And now it has been turned into one of the most anticipated movies of 2012.
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Starring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, McLendon-Covey (star of “Bridesmaids”) and more, this celebrity-packed comedy follows five couples whose lives are turned upside down by the challenges of approaching parenthood. The film premieres May 18, 2012.
Author Heidi Murkoff conceived the idea for What to Expect When You’re Expecting while carrying her first child; she couldn’t find the much-needed advice to answer her pregnancy questions. Collaborating with her mother Arlene Eisenberg, a freelance journalist, and her sister Sandee Hathway, a nurse, the three hoped to help women navigate with the uncertainties of pregnancy.
The Q&A format of the book proceeds chronologically – starting from the time a woman first suspects pregnancy, through each of the nine months and into the postpartum period. From what to expect from doctor visits to anticipated hormonal changes to necessary nutritional information, What to Expect has helped millons of expectant moms-to-be and their babies.
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