9780789487896

Pregnancy and Birth Your Questions Answered

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  • ISBN13:

    9780789487896

  • ISBN10:

    0789487896

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-06-07
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
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Summary

This innovative illustrated guide to all aspects of pregnancy offers reassurance and advice at any time of day or night in helpful question and answer format. Two obstetricians and a midwife have cover every stage of pregnancy and beyond, from swelling ankles to pain relief during labor. Full-color photos.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8(4)
Preparing for Pregnancy
Preparing Yourself
12(2)
Fertility and Conception
14(4)
If You Lose Your Pregnancy
18(2)
Now That You're Pregnant
20(6)
Your Prenatal Care
Choosing Prenatal Care
26(2)
Prenatal Visits
28(5)
Special Tests
33(9)
Approaching Parenthood
42(6)
Your Developing Baby
How Your Baby Grows
48(22)
Twins and Multiple Births
70(4)
Your Changing Body
How Your Body Changes
74(14)
Family Changes
88(4)
Twins and Multiple Births
92(2)
Sex During Pregnancy
94(2)
Your Changing Emotions
96(4)
Staying Fit and Healthy
Taking Care of Yourself
100(2)
Eating For Health
102(4)
Healthy You, Healthy Baby
106(2)
Naturally Healthy
108(2)
Exercise in Pregnancy
110(6)
Rest and Relaxation
116(2)
Massage in Pregnancy
118(2)
Work and Travel
120(6)
Issues in Pregnancy
Common Disorders
126(4)
High-Risk Pregnancies
130(12)
Issues in a Multiple Pregnancy
142(2)
If Something is Wrong
144(4)
Labor and Birth
Preparing for Labor
148(2)
Giving Birth in a Hospital
150(4)
Preparing for a Home Birth
154(4)
Your Choices in Childbirth
158(8)
The First Signs of Labor
166(2)
In the Hospital
168(2)
Induction of Labor
170(2)
The First Stage of Labor
172(5)
The Second Stage of Labor
177(7)
The Third Stage of Labor
184(2)
After Your Delivery
186(2)
What Can Go Wrong
188(4)
What If My Baby Dies?
192(2)
An Assisted Delivery
194(2)
A Cesarean Birth
196(2)
A Breech Birth
198(1)
Twins and Multiple Births
199(3)
The First Six Weeks
Your First 48 Hours
202(4)
Your Recovery
206(2)
At Home with Your Baby
208(2)
Baby Care
210(6)
Breastfeeding Your Baby
216(4)
Beginning Bottle-Feeding
220(4)
Family Concerns
224(2)
Concerns About Young Babies
226(2)
The Intensive-Care Baby
228(8)
Life After Birth
236(8)
Your Postpartum Check
244(2)
Postpartum Issues
246(4)
Your Baby's Six-Week Checkup
250(2)
Enjoying Life with Your Baby
252(2)
Your Rights and Benefits 254(2)
Useful Addresses 256(1)
A Guide to Drugs in Pregnancy 257(1)
Glossary 258(1)
Index 259(5)
Medical References 264(1)
Acknowledgments 264

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