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Before Your Pregnancy: A 90-Day Guide for Couples on How to Prepare for a Healthy Conception

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Now completely revised and updated, the classic guide that helps mothers- and fathers-to-be conceive more easily and boost the odds of a healthy pregnancy

 

Covering preconception and interconception (between-pregnancy) well-being for women and men, Amy Ogle and Lisa Mazzullo draw on new research from their complementary fields of expertise and reveal how good preconception health can lower the risk of pregnancy complications and improve lifelong health. Why a ninety-day guide? It takes that long for sperm to mature, and at least that much time for the prospective mother to ensure that her body becomes pregnancy-ready. In a warm, intelligent style, the authors address up-to-date topics such as age, heredity, vaccinations, supplements, and weight. In easily accessible chapters, this guide covers such topics as

 

Nutrition: meal makeovers plus new facts (and fiction) about fish, omega-3s, vitamins, and herbs

Personal readiness: how to assess emotional, financial, and physical readiness, including a preconception-friendly exercise program, plus advice for avid athletes

Becoming an informed patient: choosing a doctor, insurance coverage, baby-friendly medications, and the latest genetic screening guidelines

Women’s health: expanded coverage of gynecologic and medical conditions affecting fertility and pregnancy (including bariatric surgery and physical disabilities), and steps to create a welcoming womb by optimizing immune health

Environment: a roundup of environmental exposures and travel tips

Men’s health: practical lifestyle advice for men to help maximize the number and health of sperm

Conception: clear signs that predict when to “start trying,” and the truth behind common myths

Infertility: reassuring options for reproductive assistance

Interconception health: the best plan for pregnancy recovery, before trying for another

Resources: questionnaires for your preconception medical visit, and charts to track fertility signs

Review:

"In this revised and expanded edition, Ogle, a registered dietician, exercise physiologist, and personal trainer, and Mazzullo, a practicing ob-gyn and assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University Medical School, urge couples considering pregnancy not just to conceive but to 'preconceive.' According to the authors, the 90-day period before conception is a critical time for couples to assess emotional, financial, environmental, gynecologic, genetic, nutritional, and physical preparedness. In this edition, they've added, among other things, a section called 'twelve steps to a welcoming womb,' new research on blood sugar control, updates on herbs and supplements, a pre-conception menu, expanded gynecological and men's health sections, and a new chapter on infertility. They cover the effects of such habits as smoking, drinking, drugs, and caffeine; address the work and home environment, nutrition, and exercise; and offer discussions of such practical matters as getting health insurance and travel ideas before baby comes. The sections on exercise and diet include not only general guidelines but also specific warnings (i.e., unpasteurized milk, Bikram yoga, and snowboarding are pre-conception 'no-nos'). The authors present a well-rounded approach that will help parents-to-be play an active role in comprehensive planning for a healthy baby. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

This breakthrough book for prospective parents is a completely detailed resource that prepares mothers and fathers-to-be to conceive the healthiest baby possible, to make pregnancy and delivery easier, and to foster the mental and physical well-being of their infant child.

Synopsis:

Amy Ogle, M.S., R.D., is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, and ACE-certified personal trainer.

 

Lisa Mazzullo, M.D., is a practicing OB/GYN and assistant professor of OB/GYN at Northwestern University Medical School.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345518415
Author:
Ogle, Amy
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Editor:
Krug, Allison
Author:
Mazzullo, Lisa
Author:
Dalton, Mary
Author:
Krug, Allison
Subject:
Pregnancy & Childbirth
Subject:
Nursing - Maternity, Perinatal, Women's Health
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 NEW CHARTS/ILLUS THROUGHOUT 77 PCS LI
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
9.2 x 7.3 x 1.2 in 2.1875 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this revised and expanded edition, Ogle, a registered dietician, exercise physiologist, and personal trainer, and Mazzullo, a practicing ob-gyn and assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University Medical School, urge couples considering pregnancy not just to conceive but to 'preconceive.' According to the authors, the 90-day period before conception is a critical time for couples to assess emotional, financial, environmental, gynecologic, genetic, nutritional, and physical preparedness. In this edition, they've added, among other things, a section called 'twelve steps to a welcoming womb,' new research on blood sugar control, updates on herbs and supplements, a pre-conception menu, expanded gynecological and men's health sections, and a new chapter on infertility. They cover the effects of such habits as smoking, drinking, drugs, and caffeine; address the work and home environment, nutrition, and exercise; and offer discussions of such practical matters as getting health insurance and travel ideas before baby comes. The sections on exercise and diet include not only general guidelines but also specific warnings (i.e., unpasteurized milk, Bikram yoga, and snowboarding are pre-conception 'no-nos'). The authors present a well-rounded approach that will help parents-to-be play an active role in comprehensive planning for a healthy baby. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , This breakthrough book for prospective parents is a completely detailed resource that prepares mothers and fathers-to-be to conceive the healthiest baby possible, to make pregnancy and delivery easier, and to foster the mental and physical well-being of their infant child.
"Synopsis" by , Amy Ogle, M.S., R.D., is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, and ACE-certified personal trainer.

 

Lisa Mazzullo, M.D., is a practicing OB/GYN and assistant professor of OB/GYN at Northwestern University Medical School.

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