9780756626105

Pregnancy and Birth Your Questions Answered

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  • ISBN13:

    9780756626105

  • ISBN10:

    0756626102

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-29
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
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Whether you are already pregnant or planning to have a baby, you'll have many questions. Written by an obstetrician and a midwife, Pregnancy & Birth Your Questions Answered provides reassurance every step of the way, with practical answers on every aspect of pregnancy, from conception through labor to the first six weeks of your baby's life. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 8
Preparing for Pregnancy
Preparing Yourselfp. 12
Fertility and Conceptionp. 14
If You Lose Your Pregnancyp. 18
Now That You're Pregnantp. 20
Your Prenatal Care
Choosing Prenatal Carep. 26
Prenatal Visitsp. 28
Special Testsp. 33
Approaching Parenthoodp. 42
Your Developing Baby
How Your Baby Growsp. 48
Twins and Multiple Birthsp. 70
Your Changing Body
How Your Body Changesp. 74
Family Changesp. 88
Twins and Multiple Birthsp. 92
Sex During Pregnancyp. 94
Your Changing Emotionsp. 96
Staying Fit and Healthy
Taking Care of Yourselfp. 100
Eating For Healthp. 102
Healthy You, Healthy Babyp. 106
Naturally Healthyp. 108
Exercise in Pregnancyp. 110
Rest and Relaxationp. 116
Massage in Pregnancyp. 118
Work and Travelp. 120
Issues in Pregnancy
Common Disordersp. 126
High-Risk Pregnanciesp. 130
Issues in a Multiple Pregnancyp. 142
If Something is Wrongp. 144
Labor and Birth
Preparing For Laborp. 148
Giving Birth in a Hospitalp. 150
Preparing For a Home Birthp. 154
Your Choices in Childbirthp. 158
The First Signs of Laborp. 166
In the Hospitalp. 168
Induction of Laborp. 170
The First Stage of Laborp. 172
The Second Stage of Laborp. 177
The Third Stage of Laborp. 184
After Your Deliveryp. 186
What Can Go Wrongp. 188
What If My Baby Dies?p. 192
An Assisted Deliveryp. 194
A Cesarean Birthp. 196
A Breech Birthp. 198
Twins and Multiple Birthsp. 199
The First Six Weeks
Your First 48 Hoursp. 202
Your Recoveryp. 206
At Home With Your Babyp. 208
Baby Carep. 210
Breastfeeding Your Babyp. 216
Beginning Bottle-feedingp. 220
Family Concernsp. 224
Concerns About Young Babiesp. 226
The Intensive-Care Babyp. 228
Life After Birthp. 236
Your Postpartum Checkp. 244
Postpartum Issuesp. 246
Your Baby's Six-week Checkupp. 250
Enjoying Life With Your Babyp. 252
Your Rights and Benefitsp. 254
Useful Contactsp. 256
A Guide to Drugs in Pregnancyp. 257
Glossaryp. 258
Indexp. 259
Acknowledgmentsp. 264
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