In Pregnancy For Dummies, Dr. Sarah Jarvis takes the reader through pregnancy, trimester by trimester, following the baby’s growth and describing medical issues that might ensue.

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In Pregnancy For Dummies, Dr. Sarah Jarvis takes the reader through pregnancy, trimester by trimester, following the baby’s growth and describing medical issues that might ensue.

This UK edition includes information on:

  • Getting the best care from the NHS for you and your baby
  • Welfare benefits for mothers and mums to be.
  • The newborn baby
  • Taking care of yourself after delivery
  • Choosing breast- or bottle-feeding
  • Special considerations,such as age, multiple births, complications, illness
  •  New ultrasound techniques,such as 4D
  • Working while pregnant and deciding when to return
  • Considering “alternative birth”procedures
  • Selecting and using an infant car seat
  • Preparing home,family and siblings for new baby
  • Caring for a premature child
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781119997061
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: UK Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 0.87 (d)
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Dr Sarah Jarvis has been a GP for 20 years. She is the resident doctor on the BBC's The One Show, and a regular columnist for Good Housekeeping and My Weekly.

Dr Roger Henderson has also been a GP for 20 years, and writes for The Sunday Times and the Sunday Mirror. He is also the medical consultant to the health website NetDoctor.

Joanne Stone, MD, and Keith Eddleman, MD, are obstetrician-gynaecologists.

Mary Duenwald is a veteran journalist.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: The Game Plan 7

Chapter 1: From Here to Maternity 9

Chapter 2: I Think I'm Pregnant! 23

Chapter 3: Preparing for Life during Pregnancy 31

Chapter 4: Checking Out Your Rights and Welfare Benefits 51

Chapter 5: Diet and Exercise for the Expectant Mother 57

Part II: Pregnancy: A Drama in Three Acts 75

Chapter 6: The First Trimester 77

Chapter 7: The Second Trimester 99

Chapter 8: The Third Trimester 111

Chapter 9: Understanding Antenatal Testing 135

Part III: The Big Event: Labour, Delivery and Recovery 147

Chapter 10: I Think I'm in Labour! 149

Chapter 11: Special Delivery: Bringing Your Baby into the World 169

Chapter 12: Hello, World! Your Newborn 185

Chapter 13: Taking Care of Yourself after Delivery 205

Chapter 14 : Feeding Your Baby 225

Part IV: Special Concerns 245

Chapter 15: Pregnancies with Special Considerations 247

Chapter 16: When Things Get Complicated 267

Chapter 17: Pregnancy in Sickness and in Health 283

Chapter 18: Coping with the Unexpected 297

Part V: The Part of Tens 303

Chapter 19: Ten Things Nobody Tells You 305

Chapter 20: Ten (Or So) Old Wives' Tales 309

Chapter 21: Ten Landmarks in Foetal Development 313

Chapter 22: Ten Key Things You Can See on Ultrasound 317

Appendix: The Pregnant Man: Having a Baby from a Dad's Perspective 325

Index 331

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