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Now fully revised and updated to reflect the changing developments in obstetrics, andlt;Iandgt;The New Well Pregnancy Bookandlt;/Iandgt; is the best and most comprehensive book available for expectant parents. Written by Mike Samuels, M.D., and Nancy Samuels, authors of the bestselling andlt;Iandgt;Well Baby Bookandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Well Child Book, The New Well Pregnancy Bookandlt;/Iandgt; covers the physical and emotional stages of pregnancy, labor, and delivery, including information on: andlt;BRandgt; * RELAXATION AND NATURAL CHILDBIRTH TECHNIQUESandlt;BRandgt; * THE MOTHER'S EXPERIENCE OF LABOR AND DELIVERYandlt;BRandgt; * CESAREAN SECTION, PREGNANCY IN WOMEN OVER 35, AND HIGH-RISK PREGNANCIESandlt;BRandgt; * BREASTFEEDING — HOW TO PREPARE AND HOW TO GET STARTEDandlt;BRandgt; * FULL INFORMATION ON THE EFFECTS OF NUTRITION, EXERCISE, SEX, SMOKING, CAFFEINE, DRUGS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUBSTANCES DURING PREGNANCY andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;The New Well Pregnancy Bookandlt;/Iandgt; also contains the latest information on the new prenatal tests and medical procedures, and the changing attitudes and preferences of new mothers, all in the down-to-earth, accessible style that the authors are known for. Their ultimate goal is to give parents a positive view of pregnancy and childbirth and help them experience the joys of this wonderful time.

Synopsis:

The New Well Pregnancy Book covers the physical and emotional stages of pregnancy, labor, and delivery, including information on relaxation and natural childbirth techniques; the mother's experience of labor and delivery; cesarean section, pregnancy in women over 35, and high-risk pregnancies; breastfeeding - how to prepare and how to get started; and full information on the effects of nutrition, exercise, sex, smoking, caffeine, drugs, and environmental substances during pregnancy. The New Well Pregnancy Book also contains the latest information on the new prenatal tests and medical procedures, and the changing attitudes and preferences of new mothers, all in the down-to-earth, accessible style that the authors are known for. Their ultimate goal is to give parents a positive view of pregnancy and childbirth and help them experience the joys of this wonderful time.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [469]-475) and index.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Mikeandlt;/Bandgt; and andlt;Bandgt;Nancy Samuelsandlt;/Bandgt; have long been committed to teaching people how to have control over their own health, and have been among the strongest advocates in the medical establishment for preventive medicine education and self-care. Mike Samuels, M.D., is a graduate of Brown University and the New York University College of Medicine. Nancy Harrison Samuels, who died in 1993, was a graduate of Brown University and the Bank Street College of Education. They are the authors of andlt;Iandgt;The Well Baby Book, The Well Child Book,andlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;The Well Adult.andlt;/Iandgt; Mike Samuels lives in Bolinas, California.

Table of Contents

Contents

Section I An Overview

CHAPTER 1 Introduction

Why This Book Was Written

Having a Baby Today

CHAPTER 2 Birth in Different Cultures

Cultural Patterning of Childbirth

Spiritual Views of Birth

How Cultures Handle Different Aspects of Childbirth

Section II Pregnancy

CHAPTER 3 Anatomy and Physiology of the Mother

Understanding the Sensations of Pregnancy

Female Anatomy

Female Endocrinology

Changes in Maternal Anatomy and Physiology During Pregnancy

CHAPTER 4 Development of the Baby

Visualizing Development

Production of the Egg and Sperm

Development of the Fetus

Conception

The First Two Weeks

The Embryo

The Fetus

Lunar Month 4

Lunar Month 5

Lunar Month 6

Lunar Month 7

Lunar Month 8

Lunar Months 9 and 10

CHAPTER 5 Nutrition During Pregnancy

Dietary Guidelines

Low-Birth-Weight Babies

Nutrition and Fetal Growth

The Present Focus of Nutrition for Expectant Mothers

Nutritional Assessment for Pregnant Women/Nutritional Advice for Pregnant Women

CHAPTER 6 Exercise and Sex During Pregnancy

The General Value of Exercise

Effects of Exercise on Pregnant Women

Effects of Exercise on the Unborn Baby

Exercising for Pregnancy

Aerobic Fitness During Pregnancy

Sex During Pregnancy

Medical Concerns About Intercourse

CHAPTER 7 Environmental Agents That Affect the Baby During Pregnancy

The Baby Is Not Isolated

Critical Periods in Development

Evaluating the Risks

Effects of Smoking During Pregnancy

Effects of Alcohol During Pregnancy

Effects of Caffeine During Pregnancy

Effects of Life-style Drugs During Pregnancy

Effects of Medical Drugs During Pregnancy

Effects of Environmental Chemicals During Pregnancy

CHAPTER 8 Stress During Pregnancy

Pregnancy — A Transformative Experience

Stress and the Autonomic Nervous System

Stress and Disease

Stress and the Baby

Life Events and the Perception of Stress

Effects of Support

Support, Stress, and Pregnancy Complications

Relaxation and Support

CHAPTER 9 Relaxation and Prepared Childbirth Techniques

The Rationale for Prepared Childbirth

Historical Roots of Prepared Childbirth

Relaxation Techniques

Visualization Techniques

CHAPTER 10 Preparing to Breast-feed

What Doctors Recommend

Nutritional Differences Among Milks

Immunological Differences Among Milks

Preventing Allergies

Preventing Obesity

Breast-feeding and Bonding

The Decision to Breast-feed

Concerns About Nursing

Preparing to Breast-feed

CHAPTER 11 Choices for Childbirth

Choosing the Doctor or Midwife

The Importance of Constant Companionship

The Place of Birth

Home Births

Alternative Birth Centers

The Hospital Delivery Room

Siblings and the New Baby

CHAPTER 12 Prenatal Care and Medical Concerns

Prenatal Care

The Physical Exam

Diagnostic Tests Sometimes Used During Pregnancy

Ultrasound

Amniocentesis

The Question of Abortion

Fetal Well-being Tests During Pregnancy

Medical Concerns During Pregnancy

Pregnancy over 35

High-Risk Pregnancies

Infections

Colds and Flu

Rubella

Genital Herpes Simplex

Toxoplasmosis

First Trimester Bleeding or Spontaneous Abortion

Ectopic Pregnancy

Third Trimester Bleeding

Premature Labor

Premature Rupture of the Membranes

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

Section III Labor and Delivery

CHAPTER 13 The Physiology of Labor

Labor as a Natural Bridge

Early Signs of Labor

The Beginning of Real Labor

The Autonomic Nervous System and Labor

Uterine Contractions

Dilation and Effacement

The Friedman Curves for Labor

Descent

The Baby's Position During Labor

Delivery: The Baby's Passage Through the Birth Canal

Expulsion of the Placenta

CHAPTER 14 The Mother's Experience of Labor and How It Is Managed

The Mother's Feelings Before Labor

Signs of Impending Labor

Admission to the Hospital or Alternative Birth Center

Early Labor: The Latency Period

Positions for the Active Phase of Labor

Supporting the Mother During the Active Phase

The End of the Active Phase and the Beginning of Transition

The End of Transition

Breathing Techniques for Transition

Entering the Second Stage

Positions for Second Stage Pushing

CHAPTER 15 The Mother's Experience of Delivery

The End of the Second Stage of Labor

Positions for Delivery

Episiotomies

The Baby Is Born

The First Minutes After Birth

The Third Stage: Delivering the Placenta

The Fourth Stage of Labor

CHAPTER 16 Fetal Monitoring

Types of Monitoring

Fetal Heart Rate Patterns

The Value of Monitoring

Side Effects of Monitoring

The Monitoring Controversy

CHAPTER 17 Cesarean Birth

Making Cesareans a Positive Birth Experience

The Rise in the Cesarean Birth Rate

Indications for a Cesarean Section

Dystocia

Breech Presentation

Repeat Cesarean

Fetal Distress as a Cause of Cesarean

Risks in Cesarean Delivery

Planned and Unplanned Cesareans

Determining Gestational Age in a Planned Cesarean

The Types of Cesarean Incision

The Anesthesia

The Operation

Cesarean Bonding

Recuperation from a Cesarean

Postcesarean Exercise

Feelings About Cesarean Delivery

The Value of Support for Cesarean Mothers

Effects of the Cesarean Experience on the Baby

Section IV After the Baby Is Born

CHAPTER 18 The Mother's Physiology After Childbirth

Returning to the Nonpregnant State

Loss of Weight After Delivery

How the Pelvic Organs Return to Normal

Postpartum Changes in the Abdomen

Postpartum Changes in Blood, Breathing, and Hormones

The Physiology of Nursing

CHAPTER 19 Concerns of the First Few Weeks After Delivery

Birth as a Rite of Passage

Caring for the New Mother

Afterbirth Pains

Constipation

Perineal Care

Rest and Recuperation

Outside Help and Support

Postpartum Exercise

Postpartum Sex

Postpartum Emotions

Dealing with Feelings of Disappointment

Causes of the Baby Blues

Dealing with the Baby Blues

CHAPTER 20 The Newborn

The Newborn's Presence

Newborn Size and Proportions

The Head

The Baby's First Breaths

The Baby's Circulation

The Abdomen

The Genital and Urinary Systems

Circumcision

The Limbs

The Skin

Capabilities of the Newborn

The Newborn's States of Attention

Parent-Infant Bonding

CHAPTER 21 Breast-feeding

Breast-feeding — Learned and Instinctual

Beginning to Nurse

Nursing Schedules

Factors That Affect Nursing

Breast-feeding Techniques

Positions for Nursing

When the Milk Comes In

Nursing Problems

Dealing with Engorgement

Dealing with Sore Nipples

Getting the Baby on the Nipple

CHAPTER 22 Epilogue

Final Thoughts

Future Trends

NOTES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684810577
With:
Samuels, Nancy
Author:
Samuels, Nancy
Author:
Schuster, Fireside Simon
Author:
Samuels, Mike
Author:
Samuels, Nancy
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Motherhood
Subject:
Pregnancy & Childbirth
Subject:
Gynecology and obstetrics
Subject:
Pregnancy & Childbirth - Pregnancy
Subject:
Pregnancy
Subject:
Pregnancy & Childbirth - Childbirth
Subject:
Medical sciences
Subject:
Childbirth
Subject:
Parenting - Motherhood
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
bk. 5
Publication Date:
January 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
CHARTS, GRAPHS, LINE DRAWINGS, B-W PHOTO
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 31.5 oz

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