America's foremost baby and childcare experts tell you what to expect, month by month, from conception through birth In this uniquely authoritative and comprehensive guide, Dr. Bill and Martha Sears, the pediatrics specialists whose books on birth, babies, and parenting have become widely praised bestsellers, team up with one of America's leading obstetricians. The result: the definitive book on pregnancy for expectant parents today. The Pregnancy Book explains what is occurring in the womb step by step, so that you can better appreciate why your body behaves the way it does and why you feel the way you do. The topics covered include:
how your baby is growing, as well as how you may be changing, both physically and emotionally
concerns and questions you may have about tests and technology, genetic counseling, childbirth options, and bonding with your preborn baby
essential information on eating right for two
how to protect the womb environment and recognize potential household hazards
advice on working while pregnant-from informing your boss to dressing for the job
exercising and keeping fit during your pregnancy
selecting a childbirth class
helpful tips on everything from traveling while pregnant to overcoming morning sickness
and much more, with a detailed special section on labor and delivery, a glossary of obstetrical terms, and a chapter covering "the tenth month" — postpartum — The Pregnancy Book is an unrivaled source of information, counsel, and comfort for every prospective parent.
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