Pregnancy For Dummies

Pregnancy For Dummies

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by Joanne Stone, Keith Eddleman M.D., Mary Duenwald
     
 

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Now updated — the bestselling guide to a safe and healthy pregnancy

Are you pregnant, or hope to be? This friendly, reassuring guide continues its legacy of providing moms- and dads-to-be with expert advice on every aspect of pregnancy and childbirth — from conception to the delivery room to breastfeeding and more. Plus, you get the latest on

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Now updated — the bestselling guide to a safe and healthy pregnancy

Are you pregnant, or hope to be? This friendly, reassuring guide continues its legacy of providing moms- and dads-to-be with expert advice on every aspect of pregnancy and childbirth — from conception to the delivery room to breastfeeding and more. Plus, you get the latest on prenatal testing and expanded information on the health and well-being of both mother and child.

  • Prepare to be pregnant — evaluate your health, select a doctor, plan prenatal visits, and prepare for physical and lifestyle changes
  • See how the trimesters progress — know how your baby develops, recognize causes for concern, and make a birthing plan
  • Get ready for the big event — understand the stages of labor, know what happens at the hospital, and consider alternative birthing methods
  • Welcome your newborn — prepare your home (and siblings) for the arrival and care for your bundle of joy

Open the book and find:

  • A new week-by-week account of what to expect during pregnancy
  • Diet and exercise tips for the expectant mother
  • Questions every pregnant woman should ask her doctor
  • What to expect in labor and delivery
  • Updated coverage of prenatal genetic screening and diagnosis, amniocentesis, and high-tech ultrasounds
  • The latest on "on demand" cesarean sections
  • How to care for yourself after giving birth

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“…an accurate and informative read…giving essential information without instilling fear…” (Junior Pregnancy & Birth, February 2005)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470387672
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/09/2009
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
871,876
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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