Great Expectations: Pregnancy & Childbirth

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The most empowering, informative, and reassuring pregnancy guide for moms-to-be is now thoroughly revised!

This new edition of Great Expectations: Pregnancy and Childbirth still has everything moms loved about the first book, including  the quick-reference format and appealing mom-to-mom voice. Prospective moms will find the most current and comprehensive week-to-week section and Internet resources, as well up-to-date advice on prenatal testing, c-sections, newborns, ...

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Overview

The most empowering, informative, and reassuring pregnancy guide for moms-to-be is now thoroughly revised!

This new edition of Great Expectations: Pregnancy and Childbirth still has everything moms loved about the first book, including  the quick-reference format and appealing mom-to-mom voice. Prospective moms will find the most current and comprehensive week-to-week section and Internet resources, as well up-to-date advice on prenatal testing, c-sections, newborns, weight and nutrition, and pregnancy for older women. Great Expectations: Pregnancy and Childbirth gives readers the confidence they need to ask their obstetrician, midwife, or family practitioner the right questions at the right time.

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402781858
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Series: Great Expectations Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 202,741
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandy Jones, MA, and Marcie Jones, MA, are coauthors of several books in the Great Expectations series: Your All-in-One Resource for Pregnancy & Childbirth, Pregnancy Journal & Organizer, Your Baby's First Year, Best Baby Gear, and Baby Sleep Guide.

Sandy Jones has served as a consumer columnist for Parents and Woman's World and written hundreds of articles for women's magazines. She is the author of 12 books that have sold over half a million copies worldwide, including the Great Expectations series, created with her daughter, Marcie Jones. She lives in Brevard, North Carolina.

Marcie Jones is a freelance writer and editor who has written numerous articles for pregnancy and parenting magazines.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: A Word from the Authors ix

Foreword: A Note from Dr. Peter Bernstein xv

Foreword: Pregnancy for the Twenty-first-Century Woman… 6 Years Later xvii

1 Your Pregnancy Week by Week 1

Are You Pregnant? 1

The First Trimester 12

The Second Trimester 42

The Third Trimester 69

2 What (and What Not) to Worry About 101

Age over 35 103

Air Travel 103

Alcohol 104

Allergy Shots and Asthma Medications 104

Amniocentesis 105

Antacids 106

Antibiotics 106

Artificial Sweeteners 106

Aspirin 106

Baths 107

Bed Rest 107

Birth and Genetic Defects 108

Birth Control During Pregnancy 108

Bisphenol A (BPA) 110

Black Cohosh and Blue Cohosh 111

Botox 111

Breastfeeding During Pregnancy 111

Caffeine 112

Carnival Rides 113

Castor Oil 113

Cat Litter Boxes 114

Cell Phones 114

Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) 115

Cocaine 116

Cold Medicines 116

Cystic Fibrosis Screening 118

Deli Meats 118

Depression and Antidepressants 118

Diarrhea 120

Discharge 120

Dogs 120

Dreams 122

Echinacea 122

Ecstasy Pills 123

Electric and Magnetic Fields 123

Electric Blankets 124

Femur Length 124

Fibroids 124

Fish 125

Flu Shots 126

Gardening 126

Gas and Bloating 126

Gingko Biloba 127

Glycolic Acid 127

Group B Strep 127

Hair Products 127

Hairs, Strange and More 127

Headaches 128

Heart Rate 129

Heated Car Seats 129

Heating Pads 129

Heavy Lifting 129

Hemorrhoids 129

Herbal Tea 130

High Altitudes 130

High Heels 130

Horseback Riding 130

Hot Tubs 131

Insect Bites 131

Itching 132

Manicures and Pedicures 132

Marijuana 133

Massage 133

Microwaves 134

Mold 134

Muscle Spasms 134

Nitrous Oxide 134

Nosebleeds 135

Opiates 135

Overweight or Obese 136

Oysters 136

Pains, Shooting 137

Painting 137

PCB 137

Peanuts 138

Phthalates 138

Piercings 139

Raw Eggs 139

Reptiles 140

Rh Screening 140

Saunas 140

Screening Tests 140

Self-Tanning Sprays 141

Sex 141

Single Motherhood 141

Sit-ups 143

Skiing 143

Sleep Positioning and Problems 144

Smoking 144

St. John's Wort 145

Stillbirth 146

Stress 147

Sushi 147

Swelling 148

Tanning 149

Ultrasound 149

Vaginal Birth after a Cesarean (VBAC) 150

Vaginal Changes 151

Varicose Veins and Spider Veins 151

Vibrators 152

Weight Training 152

X-rays and Radiation 152

Yeast Infections, Vaginitis, and UTIs 153

Yoga 155

3 Managing Your Nutrition 157

Vitamins and Minerals 101 157

Is Organic Food Worth It? 168

Vegetarianism and Veganism 168

Food Safety 169

4 Birth 171

The Stages of Labor 171

Your Complete Cesarean Section Guide 193

Having a Home Birth 198

Giving Birth to Twins or Multiples 199

Your Baby After Birth 200

5 You and Your Baby 209

Newborn Looks 209

Babies Who Need Help 220

Your Recovery 222

Newborn Routines 224

Why Babies Cry 234

Feeding Your Baby 238

Bathing Basics 251

Your Baby's Healthcare 255

Finding Childcare 262

Travel with Baby 265

6 Baby Gear Primer 269

Two-Minute Money-Saving Baby Gear Roundup 269

Shopping for Baby 273

Baby Gear A to Z 280

The Big Picture 337

Resources 338

Pregnancy Dictionary 353

Endnotes 431

Index 433

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