Sleep Deprived No More: From Pregnancy to Early Motherhood -- Helping You and Your Baby Sleep Through the Night

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Although there are many books on getting baby to sleep, Sleep Deprived No More focuses on someone else who isn't getting any rest — the mom! Organized trimester by trimester both during and after pregnancy, this guide is straightforward, accessibly written, and easy to navigate so moms can quickly get the help — and rest — they need. Covers sleep conditions common to pregnancy and afterward: In addition to erratic feeding schedules causing moms to lose sleep, there are many sleep issues specific to pregnancy and...
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Sleep Deprived No More: From Pregnancy to Early Motherhood -- Helping You and Your Baby Sleep Through the Night

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Overview


Although there are many books on getting baby to sleep, Sleep Deprived No More focuses on someone else who isn't getting any rest — the mom! Organized trimester by trimester both during and after pregnancy, this guide is straightforward, accessibly written, and easy to navigate so moms can quickly get the help — and rest — they need. Covers sleep conditions common to pregnancy and afterward: In addition to erratic feeding schedules causing moms to lose sleep, there are many sleep issues specific to pregnancy and new motherhood, including Restless Legs Syndrome, Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, and more. Tips and tricks for making it through the day: Mindell also gives moms the lowdown on how to catch up on sleep and stay focused throughout the day, even if you're waking up every few hours at night. Includes sleep advice for baby, too: Included also is the author's expert advice on the best ways to get baby to sleep through the night, making this an all-in-one resource.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569242551
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Jodi A. Mindell, PhD is Associate Director of the Sleep Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is a professor of psychology at Saint Joseph's University, and on the Board of Directors of the National Sleep Foundation. She is the author of Sleeping Through the Night: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night’s Sleep and Take Charge of Your Child’s Sleep: The All-in-One Resource for Solving Sleep Problems in Kids and Teens. Mindell lives with her family in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Mindell has acted as spokesperson for Johnson & Johnson and DuPont Sleep Products, and has worked with Walt Disney Records. Furthermore, she is on the Board of Advisers of Parents magazine and the Advisory Board of Johnson’s Baby, as well as a member of the Medical Advisory Board for BabyCenter.com.

Dr. Mindell is internationally recognized in her field for her expertise on pediatric sleep problems. She is vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the National Sleep Foundation, a foundation established to educate the public about sleep and sleep disorders, and has been on the Board of Directors of the Sleep Research Society. Dr. Mindell is the chair of the Pediatric Task Force of the National Sleep Foundation, and in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson, oversaw the development of the parenting brochure Sleep, Your Baby and You that has been distributed to millions of parents. She also chaired the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep in America 2004 poll which focused on sleep in children ages 10 and under, as well as their parents/caregivers, and co-chaired the Sleep in America 2006 poll that targeted adolescent sleep.

She has appeared on dozens TV and radio shows discussing children's and adolescents' sleep issues, including The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, CNN, and MSNBC., and is frequently quoted in a wide array of publications, such as Parents, Child, Parenting, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and Newsweek magazines and the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
An Introduction to Sleep     1
Sleep Deprived No More     3
How We Sleep: The Basics     20
Tips for Improving Your Sleep     36
Sleep and Pregnancy: Trimester by Trimester     57
The First Trimester     59
The Second Trimester     75
The Third Trimester     95
Soluing Common Steep Problems     123
Insomnia     125
Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder     153
Snoring and Sleep Apnea     171
After the Baby Is Born     187
The First Six Weeks     189
Six Weeks to Six Months     220
Helping Your Baby Sleep Through the Night     241
Your Sleep Diary     267
Resources     269
Index     277
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