Pregnancy and Birth: Your Questions Answered : Your Questions Answered

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  • Edition: Revised
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  • Copyright: 2012-04-01
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
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Now revised and updated to reflect the latest research and best practices, Pregnancy & Birth: Your Questions Answeredis a complete guide to pregnancy and childbirth, from preconception to the sixth week of a baby's life. Using a simple question-and-answer format addressing over 900 questions on every aspect of having a baby, Pregnancy & Birth: Your Questions Answeredprovides straightforward advice on all aspects of pregnancy and information including: caring for a newborn, feeding and nutrition, encouraging sleep, everyday care, crying and comforting, growth and development, family life, and child health. Pregnancy & Birth: Your Questions Answeredoffers personal and professional insights from two experts: Dr Christoph Lees (consultant in Obstetrics) and Grainne McCartan (qualified midwife and mother). Dr. Christoph Lees MD, MRCOG , Bsc is a Consultant in Obstetrics & Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, England. His particular interest is in dealing with high-risk pregnancies. Grainne McCartan RGN, RM, BScHons, MA worked as a general nurse in Northern Ireland and as a midwife in hospital and community settings in London. She is a qualified reflexologist, family planning nurse, and aromatherapist.

Author Biography

Christoph Lees, MD, MRCOG, BSc is a Consultant in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Addenbrooke's Hospital, in Cambridge, England. His main professional interest is in dealing with high-risk pregnancies, and he has edited the well-known textbook Obstetrics by Ten Teachers. Grainne McCartan, RGN, RM, BscHons, MA worked as a general nurse in Northern Ireland and as a midwife in London. She is a qualified reflexologist, family planning nurse, and aromatherapist. Having first-hand experience of the myths and confusion surrounding pregnancy, she is ideally placed to give the answers that help women and their partners understand pregnancy and childbirth.

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
Jissues in Pregnancy
Common Disordersp. 126
High-Risk Pregnanciesp. 130
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 Firstp. 48
Hoursp. 202
Your Recoveryp. 206
At Home With Your Babyp. 208
Baby Carep. 210
Breast-feeding 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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