Pregnancy and Birth: Everything you need to know

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A quick yet comprehensive guide to caring for yourself and your growing baby, Pregnancy & Birth: Everything you need to know gets straight to the point, showing you what other books only tell you.

With clear photographs, graphics of fetal development, and step-by-step sequences throughout, the book is perfect for time-starved parents.

Pregnancy & Birth: Everything you need to know covers the core information you will need from ...

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Overview

A quick yet comprehensive guide to caring for yourself and your growing baby, Pregnancy & Birth: Everything you need to know gets straight to the point, showing you what other books only tell you.

With clear photographs, graphics of fetal development, and step-by-step sequences throughout, the book is perfect for time-starved parents.

Pregnancy & Birth: Everything you need to know covers the core information you will need from conception through birth and the first six weeks of your baby's life, including prenatal care, scans and tests, pain-relief options, and the best choices for nutrition and exercise.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756671693
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/21/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 795,034
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Pregnancy

Your pregnancy 10

Now you are pregnant 12

Your prenatal care 14

Prenatal care options 16

Your initial appointment 18

Staying healthy 20

Eating for two 22

Your pregnancy diet 24

Staying in shape 26

Yoga and Pilates 28

Your pelvic floor 30

A good night's sleep 32

When you can't sleep 34

Emotional symptoms 36

Physical symptoms 38

When to see your doctor 40

Balancing pregnancy and work 42

Your developing body 44

Your growing baby 48

Your ultrasounds 54

Screening tests 56

High-risk pregnancies 58

Bonding with your bump 60

Your baby's first movements 62

More than one 64

Prenatal classes 66

Planning for the birth 68

Getting organized 70

Your hospital bag 72

Your baby's hospital bag 74

Preparing for baby's arrival 76

Baby essentials 78

Your baby's bedroom 80

Out and about 82

Choosing car seats 84

Labor and birth

Giving birth 88

Your birth environment 90

Pain-relief options 92

Your baby's position 96

When a baby is overdue 98

What happens during labor 100

Am I in labor? 102

The first stage of labor 104

Positions for early labor 106

Staying positive 108

Monitoring 110

Labor aids 112

The second stage of labor 114

The final push 116

First moments of life 118

Assisted births 120

Once your baby is born 121

The third stage of labor 122

A little extra help 124

Cesarean section 126

Special deliveries 128

Begining family life 130

After the birth 132

In the NICU 134

Newborn checkups 136

Getting started 138

Your new baby

Your new arrival 142

The first few days 144

Taking care of yourself 146

Baby basics 148

Breastfeeding 150

Breastfeeding problems 152

Bottle-feeding 154

Disposable diapers 156

Cloth diapers 158

Keeping your baby clean 160

Setting your baby down to sleep 162

Soothing and comforting your baby 164

Getting to know your baby 168

Baby massage 170

Your first outing 172

Your support networks 174

The transition to parenting 176

Adjusting to family life 178

Postpartum checks for mom 180

Newborn checkups for baby 182

What next? 184

Enjoying your new baby 186

Useful resources 188

Index 189

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    Eww birth is grose but women have to give birth

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