The Pregnancy Book: A Month-by-Month Guide

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America's foremost baby and childcare experts tell you what to expect, month by month, from conception through birth In this uniquely authoritative and comprehensive guide, Dr. Bill and Martha Sears, the pediatrics specialists whose books on birth, babies, and parenting have become widely praised bestsellers, team up with one of America's leading obstetricians. The result: the definitive book on pregnancy for expectant parents today. The Pregnancy Book explains what is occurring in the womb step by step, so that ...
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Overview

America's foremost baby and childcare experts tell you what to expect, month by month, from conception through birth In this uniquely authoritative and comprehensive guide, Dr. Bill and Martha Sears, the pediatrics specialists whose books on birth, babies, and parenting have become widely praised bestsellers, team up with one of America's leading obstetricians. The result: the definitive book on pregnancy for expectant parents today. The Pregnancy Book explains what is occurring in the womb step by step, so that you can better appreciate why your body behaves the way it does and why you feel the way you do. The topics covered include:
• how your baby is growing, as well as how you may be changing, both physically and emotionally
• concerns and questions you may have about tests and technology, genetic counseling, childbirth options, and bonding with your preborn baby
• essential information on eating right for two
• how to protect the womb environment and recognize potential household hazards
• advice on working while pregnant-from informing your boss to dressing for the job
• exercising and keeping fit during your pregnancy
• selecting a childbirth class
• helpful tips on everything from traveling while pregnant to overcoming morning sickness
• and much more With a detailed special section on labor and delivery, a glossary of obstetrical terms, and a chapter covering "the tenth month"-postpartum-The Pregnancy Book is an unrivaled source of information, counsel, and comfort for every prospective parent.

"...the definitive guide for expectant mothers everywhere... spells out everything that's going on at each stage, including how women may feel emotionally as well as physically, how the baby is growing, and doctor's visits."

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Editorial Reviews

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The Searses, popular childcare experts and authors (e.g., Parenting the Fussy Baby and High-Need Child , LJ 8/96), have teamed up with obstetrician Holt to give us this work. Using a month-by-month format with nice illustrations that show normal fetal development, they discuss a wide range of pregnancy options without judgmental bias. Scattered throughout are helpful hints and stories from other pregnant mothers that give the book a comfortable feel. Unfortunately, adequate information on possible problems is missing from the text itself, though the preface does note that rare conditions are covered in an appendix (not available for review). A nice supplement to Arlene Eisenberg and Heidi Merkoff's What To Expect When You're Expecting (Workman, 1995. rev. ed.) and The Mayo Clinic Complete Book of Pregnancy & Baby's First Year (LJ 1/95). Given the popularity of the authors, expect requests.KellyJo Houtz Griffin, Auburn, Wash.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316779142
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 6/1/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 199,470
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A Word from the Authors
How to Use This Book
Ch. 1 The First Month - Newly Pregnant 1
Ch. 2 The Second Month - Feeling Pregnant 65
Ch. 3 The Third Month - Almost Showing 113
Ch. 4 The Fourth Month - Feeling Better 151
Ch. 5 The Fifth Month - Obviously Pregnant 189
Ch. 6 The Sixth Month - Feeling Baby Move 215
Ch. 7 The Seventh Month - Big and Loving It 253
Ch. 8 The Eighth Month - Almost There 281
Ch. 9 The Ninth Month - Labor Month 333
Ch. 10 The Tenth Month - Postpartum 374
App. A If You Get Sick 390
App. B: Additional Resources 401
App. C Emergency Delivery 403
Glossary of Obstetrical Terms 407
Index 419
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  • Posted February 20, 2009

    The one and only book you will need

    This book was my companion during my pregnancy and what a blessing it was! Easy to read but meaningful, intelligent. Helped me in so many ways to understand the process, my feelings, changes, all. I buy a copy for my friends as soon as I find out they are pregnant. Is that good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2002

    The Best Pregnancy Book

    I loved this book. It helped me through 2 pregnancies. I am now buying it for my sister.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2002

    A good resourse of information

    This book is perfect to look through during your entire pregnancy. It has information on almost all of the issues that you will face, and its reassuring to know that the symptoms you are feeling are normal and nice to have ideas about how to handle them. It's also great to help you understand what's happening to the baby, not just to you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2001

    A GREAT BOOK

    THIS IS A GREAT BOOK. IT EXPLAINDS EVERYTHING YOU WOULD WANT TO KNOW FROM MONTH TO MONTH ON YOUR PREGNANCY.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2000

    Great book!

    This book is full of information about being pregnant, changes to the mom and growing baby, and simple every day things you might or might not think about but are happy to know. Throughout the book, comments appear from an expectant mother. I found these to be reassuring since I often shared her thoughts and concerns. The Pregnancy Book is one of the most personal, one-on-one pregnancy books I've read. It treats pregnancy as the most wonderful experience in your life and imparts large quantities of information in a comprehensive yet friendly and easy-to-understand manner. If you are looking for a book that will give you honest insight into what the life of an expectant couple is like, I also recommend We're Pregnant! by Cindy and Eugene Kappler. These two books together will give you a true idea of what to expect during the pregnancy.

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    Posted October 26, 2009

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