The Parent's Success Guide to Baby Planning

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The Parent’s Success Guide to Baby Planning tells you everything you need to know to prepare for the next nine months (and shortly thereafter). This convenient, portable guide helps you through...

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Overview

The essentials of expecting

Ovulation, conception, prenatal checkups, birth–with all there is to know about pregnancy and bringing a baby into the world, what’s a busy mom-to-be to do?

The Parent’s Success Guide to Baby Planning tells you everything you need to know to prepare for the next nine months (and shortly thereafter). This convenient, portable guide helps you through each trimester right up to labor, delivery, and bringing baby home, featuring parent-friendly solutions for:

  • Choosing a doctor who is right for you
  • Eating for two (good news–this is no time to diet!)
  • Staying sane as your body changes
  • Having a happy, safe delivery
  • Surviving the first few days with your new bundle of joy
  • Caring for your baby–and then for yourself

Plus, in every Parent’s Success Guide, you get Top Ten lists and timesaving tips!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764559259
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Keith Eddleman, MD, works at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is also a full-time faculty member in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, director of Prenatal Diagnosis, and coauthor of Pregnancy For Dummies.

Mary Murray, a former newspaper reporter, has been a magazine writer and editor since the mid-1980s. She is a coauthor of Pregnancy For Dummies.

Joanne Stone, MD, is a full-time faculty member in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. She is the director of the Perinatal Ultrasound Unit, cares for patients with problem pregnancies, and coauthored Pregnancy For Dummies.

Marlene Targ Brill is an author, early childhood specialist, and special educator. She holds a master’s degree in early childhood education from Roosevelt University. She authored Raising Smart Kids For Dummies, among many other books.

Dan Gookin is the author of many For Dummies computer books, including the first ever, DOS For Dummies. He coauthored Parenting For Dummies, 2nd Edition.

Sandra Hardin Gookin holds a BA degree in speech communications from Oklahoma State University. She is the mother of four boys and coauthor of Parenting For Dummies, 2nd Edition.

Peter Weverka is the author of several For Dummies computer books and also a coauthor of books in the health field. He edited this book.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: A Little Bit Pregnant.

Chapter 1: Before You Try and Finding Out You Succeeded

Chapter 2: Preparing for the Next Nine Months.

Chapter 3: Diet and Exercise for the Expectant Mom.

Part 2: What’s Happening to Me?

Chapter 4: Put One Foot in Front of the Other: The First Trimester.

Chapter 5: I’ve Never Felt So Good! The Second Trimester.

Chapter 6: Not Long Now: The Third Trimester.

Part 3: What You’ve Been Waiting For: The Big Day.

Chapter 7: Labor Day — More Than a Sign to Stop Wearing White.

Chapter 8: Thirty Minutes or Less? Doubtful! The Delivery .............91

Chapter 9: The First Few Days with Your Brand-New Baby.

Part 4: Caring for Your Baby and You.

Chapter 10: Dinnertime! Feeding Your Baby.

Chapter 11: Playtime and Bedtime and Every Time in Between.

Chapter 12: Happiness Is . . . a Routine?

Chapter 13: The Baby’s Taken Care of, Now What about Me?

Ten Myths about Predicting a Baby’s Sex.

Ten Old Wives’ Tales.

Index.

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