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The Pregnancy Bible: Your Complete Guide to Pregnancy and Early Parenthood

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by Joanne Stone
     
 

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The Pregnancy Bible, with 300,000 copies sold, is the most attractive and complete guide to this important event in parents' lives.

This updated edition includes authoritative information about the latest developments on a number of significant issues affecting the well-being of an expectant mother and her baby. Specifically, these include:

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Overview

The Pregnancy Bible, with 300,000 copies sold, is the most attractive and complete guide to this important event in parents' lives.

This updated edition includes authoritative information about the latest developments on a number of significant issues affecting the well-being of an expectant mother and her baby. Specifically, these include:

  • Revisions to the FDA/USDA food pyramid
  • New CDC recommendations about mercury and fish
  • Update on nuchal translucency screening
  • Update on screening for genetic disorders (in particular in the Ashkenazi Jewish population)
  • Updated information about loss rates after amniocentesis
  • The availability of ancillary testing when undergoing CVS/ amnio (like aneuploidy FISH and microdeletion FISH)
  • New information about 3D/4D ultrasound
  • A new emphasis on the importance of reporting domestic violence
  • Recent trends in cesarean delivery "on demand"
  • The importance of keeping vaccinations up to date
  • Updated information on teeth whitening
  • An updated section on the "breech" position
  • Update on Down syndrome screening.

The Pregnancy Bible covers the complete sequence of fetal development in utero week by week. Each stage is illustrated with full color photography. Many photos are life-size and reproduced from state-of-the-art ultrasound images. The book also uses step-by-step illustrations, sidebars, practical suggestions, topics to discuss, checklist charts, quick-reference gatefold spreads, check-up calendars, a directory and other easy-to-access information and advice to guide expectant parents through the pregnancy, birth and early infancy.

American Reference Books Annual praised The Pregnancy Bible for its "easy-to-understand style that will especially appeal to first-time parents." It is an essential addition to public and consumer health library collections and one that customers will request by name.

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Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual, Volume 35 - Shannon Hysell
[Review of earlier edition:] Written in an easy-to-understand style that will especially appeal to first-time parents... Throughout the well-written text are sidebars with relevant information, charts and diagrams, and color photographs... highly recommended for public and consumer health library collections.
Nashville Parent Magazine - Susan Brooke Day
[Review of earlier edition:] Offers everything both parents will ever need to know, presented clearly and with keen up-to-the-minute information.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - Linda Hutchinson
[Review of earlier edition:] Well-designed and the text is easy to understand... enhanced by color photography... lots of good practical advice.
Island Parent - Sue Fast
[Review of earlier edition:] A comprehensive guide that addresses both the medical and emotional aspects of pregnancy... aesthetically pleasing layout and design allow readers easy access to a wealth of information... the new have-to-have pregnancy book.
Los Angeles Daily News - Mariko Thompson
[Review of earlier edition:] Walks moms- and dads-to-be through all aspects of having a baby... detailed medical information and has two doctors serving as consulting editors.
Georgia Family
[Review of earlier edition:] Complete guide... well-organized and inviting-to-read book, crammed with color photographs, does a wonderful job of informing expectant parent(s).
Parents Express
[Review of earlier edition:] Easy-to-read, full color sourcebook.
E-Streams - Lise L. Hackett
[Review of earlier edition:] An excellent resource for expecting parents... practical information in an easy to follow format... comprehensive, well written, informative, and timely.
Book News
This sourcebook for expectant parents combines advice from gynecologists, obstetricians, fetal medicine physicians, midwives, psychologists, dieticians, geneticists, pediatricians, and teachers from North America and the UK. It covers what happens during pregnancy and labor, prenatal care, healthy eating and exercise, managing emotions and intimacy, fatherhood, and childbirth classes and labor choices. Stone and Eddleman (obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive science, Mount Sinai School of Medicine) then provide chapters on the newborn, taking care of the baby and oneself, and overcoming problems. Reference pages on genetic counseling, pregnancy, complications, emergencies, miscarriage, newborn medical problems, birth abnormalities, and other topics are included. Many color illustrations are incorporated throughout. There is no bibliography.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554073801
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Edition description:
Second edition, revised and updated
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Joanne Stone, MD, and Keith Eddleman, MD, are associate professors of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

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