Pregnancy for Dummies®

Pregnancy for Dummies®

eBook - 2014
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The reassuring guide to a happy, healthy pregnancy This new edition offers soon-to-be moms and dads detailed, friendly information on preparing and planning for pregnancy. You'll find guidance on the basics, as well as special considerations like age, multiple births, complications, illness, labor and delivery, postpartum care, and everything in between. Now in a portable, handy trim size that makes it easy to keep with you on the go, Pregnancy For Dummies, 4th Edition is your go-to guide on everything you'll encounter during the first, second, and third trimesters?and beyond. Packed with new information and the latest developments in medical technology, it puts your mind at ease by offering straightforward answers to all the questions you may have about pregnancy, including health risks during pregnancy, fertility problems and solutions, "on demand" cesarean sections, weight gain during pregnancy, the correlation between mercury and autism, ways to stay emotionally and physically healthy during pregnancy, and much more. Includes a complete guide to pregnancy, through all three trimesters and beyond, including a week-by-week account of what to expect during pregnancy Covers the latest information related to healthcare and pregnancy, including the latest on vaccinations, fertility problems, and prenatal diagnoses Offers advice on picking a doctor, planning prenatal visits, and designing a birthing plan Explains the stages of labor and how to care for yourself and your newborn after childbirth If you're an expectant parent, Pregnancy For Dummies, 4th Edition covers everything mom and baby experience before, during, and after childbirth. The EPUB format of this title may not be compatible for use on all handheld devices.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited, John,, 2014.
ISBN: 9781118825594
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Characteristics: 1 online resource (456 pages).
Contents: Chapter 9: Special Deliver y: Bringing Your Baby into the WorldHaving a Vaginal Delivery; Assisting Nature: Operative Vaginal Delivery; Having a Cesarean Delivery; Congratulations! You Did It!; Chapter 10: Hello, World! Meet Your Newborn; Looking at Your Bundle of Joy; Knowing What to Expect in the Hospital; Checking In: Baby's First Doctor Visit; For Partners: Home at Last
with the New Family; Chapter 11: Taking Care of Yourself after Delivery; Recuperating from Delivery; Recovering from a Cesarean Delivery; Going through More Postpartum Changes; Returning to "Normal" Life.
Keeping Up with Your Changing BodyHitting the Home Stretch: Prenatal Visits in the Third Trimester; Preparing for Labor; Getting Ready to Head to the Hospital; Recognizing Causes for Concern; For Partners
Getting Down to the Wire; Part III: The Big Event: Labor, Delivery, and Recovery; Chapter 8: Honey, I Think I'm in Labor!; Knowing When Labor Is Real
and When It Isn't; Getting Admitted to the Hospital; Monitoring Your Baby; Nudging Things Along: Labor Induction; Getting the Big Picture: Stages and Characteristics of Labor; Handling Labor Pain; Considering Alternative Birthing Methods.
Part II: Pregnancy: CountdownChapter 5: The First Trimester; A New Life Takes Shape; Adapting to How Your Body Changes; Going to Your First Prenatal Appointment; Considering Options for Detecting Genetic Abnormalities in the First Trimester; Recognizing Causes for Concern; For Partners: Reacting to the News; Chapter 6: The Second Trimester; Discovering How Your Baby Is Developing; Understanding Your Changing Body; Checking In: Prenatal Visits; Recognizing Causes for Concern; For Partners: Watching Mom Grow; Chapter 7: The Third Trimester; Your Baby Gets Ready for Birth.
Weeks 25-28Weeks 29-32; Weeks 33-36; Weeks 37-40; Weeks 40-42; Common Tests during Pregnancy; Chapter 3: Preparing for Life during Pregnancy; Planning Prenatal Visits; Preparing for Physical and Emotional Changes; Understanding the Effects of Medications, Alcohol, and Drugs on Your Baby; Looking at Lifestyle Changes; Working during Pregnancy: A Different Type of Labor; Chapter 4: Diet and Exercise for the Expectant Mother; Looking at Healthy Weight Gain; Taking Stock of What You're Taking In; Determining Which Foods Are Safe; Considering Special Dietary Needs; Working Out for Two.
At a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; What's New in This Edition; Foolish Assumptions; Icons Used in This Book; Beyond the Book; Where to Go from Here; Part I: Getting Started with Pregnancy; Chapter 1: Seeing Double Lines: I Think I'm Pregnant!; Recognizing the Signs of Pregnancy; Determining Whether You're Pregnant; Selecting the Right Practitioner for You; Keeping Your Medicines and Vaccinations in Check; Chapter 2: Your Pregnancy at a Glance: Overview of Pregnancy Week-by-Week; Weeks 0-4; Weeks 5-8; Weeks 9-12; Weeks 13-16; Weeks 17-20; Weeks 21-24.
Summary: The reassuring guide to a happy, healthy pregnancy This new edition offers soon-to-be moms and dads detailed, friendly information on preparing and planning for pregnancy. You'll find guidance on the basics, as well as special considerations like age, multiple births, complications, illness, labor and delivery, postpartum care, and everything in between. Now in a portable, handy trim size that makes it easy to keep with you on the go, Pregnancy For Dummies, 4th Edition is your go-to guide on everything you'll encounter during the first, second, and third trimesters?and beyond. Packed with new information and the latest developments in medical technology, it puts your mind at ease by offering straightforward answers to all the questions you may have about pregnancy, including health risks during pregnancy, fertility problems and solutions, "on demand" cesarean sections, weight gain during pregnancy, the correlation between mercury and autism, ways to stay emotionally and physically healthy during pregnancy, and much more. Includes a complete guide to pregnancy, through all three trimesters and beyond, including a week-by-week account of what to expect during pregnancy Covers the latest information related to healthcare and pregnancy, including the latest on vaccinations, fertility problems, and prenatal diagnoses Offers advice on picking a doctor, planning prenatal visits, and designing a birthing plan Explains the stages of labor and how to care for yourself and your newborn after childbirth If you're an expectant parent, Pregnancy For Dummies, 4th Edition covers everything mom and baby experience before, during, and after childbirth. The EPUB format of this title may not be compatible for use on all handheld devices.
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