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The inside scoop for when you want more than the official line

Having a baby is one of life’s most joyous–and overwhelming–events. The choices you make now will affect your baby’s health long after it is born. How should you change your lifestyle now that you are pregnant? How can you be sure that your baby is developing properly? What should you expect at each doctor’s visit? And how on earth will you survive labor?

Now thoroughly updated with more than 200 pages of new and completely revised material, including week-by-week pregnancy tips, The Unofficial GuideTM to Having a Baby gives savvy parents-to-be like you a foolproof appraisal of what works and what doesn’t–revealing things even your doctor won’t (or can’t) tell you, with unbiased recommendations that are not influenced by any company, product, or organization.

  • Vital Information that other sources can’t or won’t reveal–including the very latest research on prenatal and genetic testing.
  • Insider Secrets on how to weather the physical and emotional highs and lows of pregnancy, with tips on health, exercise, sex, and career management.
  • Money-Saving Tips that help you save on baby gear and maternity wear.
  • The Latest Trends in new childbirth methods, including Doula care, pain management, and alternative birthing options.
  • Handy Checklists and Charts to track your baby’s development, identify potentially dangerous medications and drugs, and record the milestones in your pregnancy.

Synopsis:

Over 11,000 babies are delivered in the United States every day. Pregnancy, especially when going through it for the first time, can be overwhelming without the Unofficial Guide. Conflicting news reports, jargon-speaking doctors, and a lack of candid information on the nitty-gritty facts on what will happen over the next nine months can get the best of any Mom-to-be. Our author is a fourth-time Mom who's been through it all, and she is able to give expectant mothers the lowdown on choosing among the prenatal care options available; the truth about bodily changes from the perspective of someone who has first-hand experience; and the proper guidance through the maze of procedures, treatments, therapies, and medicines needed to help the reader find out what will work best for her without the wasted time, energy, and money. Thoughtful, authoritative, and unbiased, The Unofficial Guide to Having a Baby covers:
  • How to select an obstetrician: Key questions to ask when determining if a doctor is right
  • How to deal with the normal roller-coaster ride of emotion: stress, anxiety, depression
  • Sensible advice on eating for two and the lowdown on vitamin & mineral supplements
  • How to keep informed on risk factors: Cesarean sections, gestational diabetes, hypertension, and more
  • Tips on what to try, what to steer clear of, and how to save time and money without compromising the health of the mother or child

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 757-763) and index.

About the Author

ANN DOUGLAS is the author of twenty-one books, including numerous top-selling titles in the pregnancy and baby book categories. She is frequently quoted in the print and electronic media and is a much-sought-after speaker at health fairs and on parenting shows. Her books include The Mother of All. . . series, The Unofficial Guide to Childcare, and Choosing Childcare For Dummies®, all from Wiley.

JOHN R. SUSSMAN, M.D., is Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New Milford Hospital and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His other books include the bestselling Before You Conceive: The Complete Pregnancy Guide.

Table of Contents

About the Authors.

Introduction.

I. The Truth About Getting Pregnant.

1. Is This the Right Time to Have a Baby?

A question of timing.

The career costs of having a baby.

Dollars and sense.

The age issue.

Just the facts.

2. Conception Countdown: Planning for a Healthy Pregnancy.

Getting ready to get pregnant.

Just the facts.

3. The Overachiever’s Guide to Getting Pregnant Fast.

The biggest misconceptions about fertility and infertility.

Fertility awareness and other methods of increasing your chances of conceiving.

Bedroom gymnastics: Positioning 101.

“Trying” versus letting nature take its course.

Just the facts.

4. When Plan A Fails.

Do you have a fertility problem?

Choosing a fertility specialist.

The infertility workup.

The causes of infertility.

Fertility treatments.

The facts about assisted reproductive technologies.

The stress of infertility.

The facts about surrogacy and adoption.

Just the facts.

II. Your First Trimester Week-by-Week.

5. The First Month: Great Expectations.

Week 1.

Week 2.

Week 3.

Week 4.

Just the facts.

6. The Second Month: Newly Pregnant.

Week 5.

Week 6.

Week 7.

Week 8.

Just the facts.

7. The Third Month: Anxiety Alley.

Week 9.

Week 10.

Week 11.

Week 12.

Week 13.

Just the facts.

III. Your Second Trimester Week-by-Week.

8. The Fourth Month: Settling In.

Week 14.

Week 15.

Week 16.

Week 17.

Just the facts.

9. The Fifth Month: The Halfway Mark.

Week 18.

Week 19.

Week 20.

Week 21.

Week 22.

Just the facts.

10. The Sixth Month: The Waiting Game.

Week 23.

Week 24.

Week 25.

Week 26.

Week 27.

Just the facts.

IV. Your Third Trimester Week-by-Week.

11. The Seventh Month: Seriously Pregnant.

Week 28.

Week 29.

Week 30.

Week 31.

Just the facts.

12. The Eighth Month: Getting Psyched.

Week 32.

Week 33.

Week 34.

Week 35.

Just the facts.

13. The Ninth Month: Nine Months and Counting.

Week 36.

Week 37.

Week 38.

Week 39.

Week 40.

Just the facts.

V. What Other Pregnancy Books Won’t Tell You.

14. To Test or Not to Test?

Tests, tests, and more tests.

The prenatal testing merry-go-round: Do you really want to get on?

Alpha-fetoprotein.

Early serum screening and ultrasound.

Amniocentesis.

Chorionic villus sampling.

Ultrasounds (sonograms).

Doppler blood flow studies.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Percutaneous umbilical blood sampling (PUBS) (cordocentesis).

Transabdominal embryo fetoscopy.

The future of prenatal testing.

What to do if the test brings bad news.

Preparing for the birth of a child with a severe disability.

Just the facts.

15. Carrying Multiples.

Why the number of multiple births is on the rise.

What causes a multiple birth.

How a multiple pregnancy is diagnosed.

What it’s like to be pregnant with multiples.

How to shop for your babies without going broke.

Problems that can arise in a multiple pregnancy.

Just the facts.

16. Coping with a High-Risk Pregnancy.

What being high risk means to you and your baby.

Chronic conditions that place a pregnancy at risk.

Conditions that can develop during pregnancy.

Coping with the stress of a high-risk pregnancy.

The facts about bed rest.

Just the facts.

17. What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death.

Important decisions.

Just the facts.

VI. Birth and Beyond.

18. Labor and Delivery.

What happens to your body before you go into labor.

True versus false labor.

Pain relief during labor.

Labor interventions.

The pros and cons of inviting other people to the labor.

When to head for the hospital or birthing center.

What to expect during each stage of labor.

Why labor sometimes stops.

What it’s really like to be induced.

What to expect if you have a breech delivery.

What to expect if you have a cesarean delivery.

Meeting your baby.

Just the facts.

19. The Postpartum Survival Guide.

Your postpartum body: An owner’s manual.

What’s going on with your head.

Sex after baby.

The truth about babies.

Getting breastfeeding off to the best possible start.

Caring for a sick or premature baby or a baby with special needs.

Just the facts.

A. Glossary.

B. Further Reading.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780028626956
Author:
Douglas, Ann
Author:
Sussman, John R.
Author:
Douglas
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Pregnancy & Childbirth
Subject:
Pregnancy & Childbirth - Pregnancy
Subject:
Pregnancy
Subject:
Pregnancy & Childbirth - Childbirth
Subject:
Child Care
Subject:
Childbirth
Subject:
Parenting - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
Unofficial Guides
Series Volume:
19
Publication Date:
20040220
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
864
Dimensions:
82 x 53 x 18 mm 27.84 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Over 11,000 babies are delivered in the United States every day. Pregnancy, especially when going through it for the first time, can be overwhelming without the Unofficial Guide. Conflicting news reports, jargon-speaking doctors, and a lack of candid information on the nitty-gritty facts on what will happen over the next nine months can get the best of any Mom-to-be. Our author is a fourth-time Mom who's been through it all, and she is able to give expectant mothers the lowdown on choosing among the prenatal care options available; the truth about bodily changes from the perspective of someone who has first-hand experience; and the proper guidance through the maze of procedures, treatments, therapies, and medicines needed to help the reader find out what will work best for her without the wasted time, energy, and money. Thoughtful, authoritative, and unbiased, The Unofficial Guide to Having a Baby covers:
  • How to select an obstetrician: Key questions to ask when determining if a doctor is right
  • How to deal with the normal roller-coaster ride of emotion: stress, anxiety, depression
  • Sensible advice on eating for two and the lowdown on vitamin & mineral supplements
  • How to keep informed on risk factors: Cesarean sections, gestational diabetes, hypertension, and more
  • Tips on what to try, what to steer clear of, and how to save time and money without compromising the health of the mother or child
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