Pregnancy For Dummies

Pregnancy For Dummies

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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 * You are the partner of the mother-to-be. * You know and love someone who is or plans to be pregnant. * You want to find out more about pregnancy but have no interest in becoming an expert on the topic. 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: * Advice on nutrition and staying fit and active during your pregnancy * A trimester-by-trimester look at your baby's development. Find out what's normal - and what's not. * New findings about the treatment of preterm labor and Down syndrome screening; available options for detecting various problems * Discussions on Botox and smallpox * What to expect during labor and delivery * Recovering at home; postpartum depression * The latest news on prenatal testing, premature and multiple births, anesthesia and cesarean deliveries * Feeding the baby (breast or not?) * When the unexpected happens: Recurrent miscarriages, late-pregnancy loss, fetal abnormalities 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.
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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 612.35g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 0764544837
  • 9780764544835

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Table of contents

Introduction. 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. Index.
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"...an accurate and informative read...giving essential information without instilling fear..." (Junior Pregnancy & Birth, February 2005)
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About Joanne Stone

Joanne Stone, MD, and Keith Eddleman, MD, practice and teach in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center. They starred in a television series based on this book that aired on the Discovery Health Channel. Mary Duenwald is a veteran journalist.
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