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Pregnancy for Dummies (For Dummies)by Joanne Stone
Synopses & Reviews
Congratulations! If you’re already pregnant, you’re about to embark upon one of the most exciting adventures of your life. The next year or so is going to be filled with tremendous changes and – hopefully – unbelievable happiness. If you’re thinking about getting pregnant, you’re probably excited at the prospect and a little nervous at the same time.
Pregnancy For Dummies, 2nd Edition, gives you the information you’re looking for if you are considering pregnancy, planning to have a baby, or already pregnant. This guide is also for you if
Is it okay to dye your hair when you are pregnant? How about eating sushi? Pregnancy should be a joy, not a worry. Pregnancy For Dummies, 2nd Edition, addresses commonly asked questions; clears up myths; and offers solid advice from real, medically based data. Take a look at just some of the reassuring and up-to-date information that can help you through your pregnancy:
Authors Joanne Stone, M.D., and Keith Eddleman, M.D., are practicing obstetricians who are also board certified in the sub-specialty of maternal-fetal medicine (high-risk pregnancies). They also teach residents, medical students, and other doctors about pregnancy and prenatal care. Author Mary Murray is a writer and editor who specializes in medicine and science journalism. She is also the mother of twins.
Having a baby is one of the most exciting times for a parent. New and seasoned parents have questions and concerns over the nine-months. This text offers advice on working while pregnant, birthing options, complications, postpartum issues, and preparing a home (and siblings) for a new baby.
Straightforward answers to the most common questions
With proven advice on everything from conception to breastfeeding
Each pregnancy raises the mother lode of questions from how to eat right to what really goes on in the delivery room. Now fully revised and updated, Pregnancy For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is a friendly guide full of practical advice on everything parents-to-be need to know to make pregnancy a happy, healthy experience!
Praise for Pregnancy For Dummies
" The best, most comprehensive guide to pregnancy on the market."
Manuel Alvarez, MD, Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hackensack University Medical Center
" Authoritative and up-to-date . . . an encyclopedia s worth of information, but in a truly accessible format."
Northern California Parent
" Readers will find things in this book that are missing from most other pregnancy guides.
Los Angeles Times
Discover how to:
Now updated — the bestselling guide to a safe and healthy pregnancy
Are you pregnant, or hope to be? This friendly, reassuring guide continues its legacy of providing moms- and dads-to-be with expert advice on every aspect of pregnancy and childbirth — from conception to the delivery room to breastfeeding and more. Plus, you get the latest on prenatal testing and expanded information on the health and well-being of both mother and child.
Open the book and find:
Now updated--our bestselling guide to a safe and healthy pregnancy
With robust sales and its own four-part cable TV series, Pregnancy For Dummies has been a perennial favorite, giving parents-to-be authoritative, friendly, up-to-date advice on every aspect of pregnancy and childbirth. This new edition offers all of the latest information expecting parents want to know, including expanded coverage on the health and well-being of both mother and child. It takes readers through the first, second, and third trimesters, providing new and updated coverage of prenatal genetic screening and diagnosis, amniocentesis, new high-tech ultrasounds, and the revised FDA/USDA food pyramid. It also discusses the recent celebrity trend of "on-demand" cesarean sections, multiple births, what to expect in labor and delivery, postpartum care, choosing bottle or breastfeeding, preparing a home (and siblings) for a new baby, caring for preemies, and the mother's mental as well as physical health.
"A thorough, accurate, and highly informative guide."--Los Angeles Times
Joanne Stone, MD (New York, NY), and Keith Eddleman, MD (New York, NY), are Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. They are Associate Professors at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Mary Murray (New York, NY) is an award-winning writer who has contributed to the New York Times, Allure, Longevity, and many other publications.
About the Author
Joanne Stone, MD, and Keith Eddleman, MD, are Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Mary Duenwald is an award-winning writer who has contributed to the New York Times, Allure, Longevity, and many other publications.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Game Plan.
Chapter 1: From Here to Maternity.
Chapter 2: I Think I’m Pregnant!
Chapter 3: Preparing for Life during Pregnancy.
Chapter 4: Diet and Exercise for the Expectant Mother.
Part II: Pregnancy: A Drama in Three Acts.
Chapter 5: The First Trimester.
Chapter 6: The Second Trimester.
Chapter 7: The Third Trimester.
Chapter 8: Understanding Prenatal Testing.
Part III: The Big Event: Labor, Delivery, and Recovery.
Chapter 9: Honey, I Think I’m in Labor!
Chapter 10: Special Delivery: Bringing Your Baby into the World.
Chapter 11: Hello, World! Your Newborn.
Chapter 12: Taking Care of Yourself after Delivery.
Chapter 13: Feeding Your Baby.
Part IV: Special Concerns.
Chapter 14: Pregnancies with Special Considerations.
Chapter 15: When Things Get Complicated.
Chapter 16: Pregnancy in Sickness and in Health.
Chapter 17: Coping with the Unexpected.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Things Nobody Tells You.
Chapter 19: Ten (or So) Old Wives’ Tales.
Chapter 20: Ten Landmarks in Fetal Development.
Chapter 21: Ten Key Things You Can See on Ultrasound.
Appendix: The Pregnant Man: Having a Baby from a Dad’s Perspective.
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