Great Expectations: Your All-In-One Resource for Pregnancy & Childbirth

Great Expectations: Your All-In-One Resource for Pregnancy & Childbirth

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by Sandy Jones, Marcie Jones Brennan
     
 

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Highly praised by expectant parents and childbirth educators alike, this comprehensive pregnancy reference (704 pages) is specifically designed for today’s hurried moms (and dads) for getting them through pregnancy and early baby care. Numerous navigation aides in the volume help parents to rapidly access critical information.

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Highly praised by expectant parents and childbirth educators alike, this comprehensive pregnancy reference (704 pages) is specifically designed for today’s hurried moms (and dads) for getting them through pregnancy and early baby care. Numerous navigation aides in the volume help parents to rapidly access critical information.

The beautifully-illustrated, Your Pregnancy Week-by-Week section details every body change for both Mom and Baby for nine months with hundreds of timely coping tips. The Managing Your Pregnancy section includes: strategies for planning maternity leave; exercise guidelines; what to eat and what to avoid; safe and unsafe medications; and how to locate the best childcare and pediatricians. The illustrated Baby Gear Guide warns about unsafe products and offers solid, research-based facts for choosing the safest car seats, cribs, soft carriers, baby diapers and clothing. Your Guide to Giving Birth is the most up-to-date labor and birth resource available to parents today.

Based on brand-new medical evidence, it helps families to realistically plan for labor and delivery, including detailed "you are there" descriptions for every major intervention and medication they’re likely to encounter -- such as epidurals, inductions and cesarean sections. You and Your Baby presents a complete guide for the first six months of life after birth.

There's mom-friendly advice for post-birth recovery, and baby-sensitive care strategies for feeding, bathing, diapering, soothing and helping a baby to sleep. The book’s Resource Guide lists over 100 of the best Internet sites for parents. The comprehensive Pregnancy Dictionary translates 200-plus pregnancy and medical terms into easy-to-understand lay language.

"I have this book as well as What to Expect When Expecting, and I find this book to be so much better as it gives a week to week breakdown of what is happening to both mom and baby. I pick up this book each week as my pregnancy progresses and even though not every issue listed in each week's summary necessarily happens to me, it's good to know what I 'could' expect. I would highly recommend this book to any expecting mom!" -- Cynthia, an expectant mother

"If you are searching for one book for your pregnancy or for that one book to refer all of your expectant clients to, this book is by far the greatest achievement in childbirth education reading material! Sandy Jones and her daughter Marcie Jones have included absolutely everything an expectant woman and her family needs to know. This book should be on everyone's recommended reading list"--Connie Livingston, BS, RN, FACCE (Dona), CCE, CLD, birthsource.com

"Great Expectations is the perfect resource for moms-to-be. Sandy and Marcie Jones speak to the expectant mother of today in a friendly, approachable tone, and present their thorough information in a way that's great for both quick look-ups, and in-depth reading."--Stacia Ragolia, VP, Community & Parenting, iVillage.com

"Accurate, comprehensive, empowering, and current. I see this as being the new Dr. Spock for pregnancy...This is definitely a book I will recommend to my clients who are planning a pregnancy or currently pregnant."--Cherie C. Binns, RN, BS, MSCN

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402776687
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
11/22/2010
Series:
Great Expectations
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
117,150
File size:
4 MB

What People are saying about this

Claire Westdahl
This is a book I will gladly recommend to the women I care for. It provides the most up-to-date medical information about the complexities of modern pregnancy and birth care, but most importantly, communicates the belief that women are powerful; pregnancy is a joyous time; and that birth can be an empowering experience. This is a message that pregnant women desperately need to hear. (CNM, MPH, FACNM)
Ann Stadtler
[Great Expectations] is terrific. The style of writing is clear, warm and very supportive. The breath of the information is terrific. It's a great reference for any question that might arrive in pregnancy. I'm sure parents who are asked to s hare their opinion or explanation of everything will find this reference very helpful for enhancing their confidence in forming an opinion of their own. (MSN, CPNP, Director of the Brazelton Touchpoint Center at Children's Hospital in Boston)
Stacia Ragolia
Great Expectations is the perfect resource for moms-to-be. Sandy and Marcie Jones speak to the expectant mother of today in a friendly, approachable tone, and present their thorough information in a way that's great for both quick look-ups and in-depth reading. (VP, Community & Parenting, iVillage.com)
Jennifer James
Great Expectations really is great! I told a girlfriend of mine that, "it's so good it makes me want to get pregnant all over again." (Editor, Mommy Too! Magazine)
Cherie C. Binns
Accurate, comprehensive, empowering, and current. I see this as being the new Dr. Spock for pregnancy....This is definitely a book I will recommend to my clients who are planning a pregnancy or currently pregnant. (RN, BS, MSCN)
Maureen Corry
Consumer friendly book filled with great women's quotes, helpful information and tips for pregnant women and new families. (Executive Director, Maternity Center Association)
Peg Moline
Emotions, physical changes, lifestyle changes, baby development, it's all there. Get ready: This book will get dog-eared from all your reading and then passed along to your best friends and sister. (Editor-in-Chief, FitPregnancy)
Sharon Schindler Rising
Lots of good info and advice for moms and dads�.a book that's fun, readable and full of good information...a great combination. I especially liked the embryology/fetal development sections that make it easy to envision how the baby is growing. Helps to make the normal discomforts of pregnancy worth the bother! (MSN, CNM, FACNM, Founder and Executive Director, The Centering Pregnancy & Parenting Association)

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