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The Working Woman's Pregnancy Book
     

The Working Woman's Pregnancy Book

by Marjorie Greenfield, Beth Halasz (Illustrator), Linda Y. C. Chao (Illustrator)
 

This up-to-date guide addresses all the subjects you would expect to find in an authoritative book on pregnancy plus issues of special concern to the 60 to 80 percent of women who hold jobs during their pregnancies: Is my workplace safe for my developing baby? When should I tell my employer that I am expecting? How can I handle the discomforts of pregnancy when I

Overview

This up-to-date guide addresses all the subjects you would expect to find in an authoritative book on pregnancy plus issues of special concern to the 60 to 80 percent of women who hold jobs during their pregnancies: Is my workplace safe for my developing baby? When should I tell my employer that I am expecting? How can I handle the discomforts of pregnancy when I need to work? What laws will protect me when I take medical leave?

Drawing from her experiences as an obstetrician and working mom, and from more than a hundred interviews with mothers, including factory workers, journalists, technicians, attorneys, and teachers, Dr. Marjorie Greenfield includes checklists for multitasking moms-to-be, helpful illustrations, stories and advice from experienced mothers, and information on everything from planning a pregnancy to balancing life after the baby is born.

About the Author:
Marjorie Greenfield, M.D., is a practicing, board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist in Cleveland, Ohio, and associate professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Editorial Reviews

Women's Digest

"Written by an obstetrician who is also a mother, it . . .takes the reader through the life-changing process starting with a pre-pregnancy life survey and shares fundamental advice for every demographic. . . . An in-depth A+ resource guide."—Women's Digest

Cleveland.com - Angela Townsend

"Greenfield's book blends medical information, divided into each of the trimesters, with lighthearted pearls of wisdom."—Angela Townsend, Cleveland.com

Mary Jane Minkin

“If every woman who is planning on working and having children were to read this excellent book, we'd have a lot healthier and better-prepared mothers and children.”—Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., author of The Yale Guide to Women’s Reproductive Health

Katharine Wenstrom

"This accurate, easy to read book includes answers to every question I have been asked during 25 years as an obstetrician, as well as answers to questions I had while working and pregnant! "—Katharine Wenstrom, MD, President, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Sylvia Rimm

"Dr. Greenfield has interspersed biological, factual information with sound and critical social-emotional advice. Every career woman considering pregnancy should read this book."—Sylvia Rimm, author of See Jane Win: the Rimm Report on the Childhoods of 1000 Successful Women

Laura A Jana

"If you're looking for a book that truly acknowledges the realities of pregnancy and the working woman—look no further! Filled with support and compassion, you're sure to find yourself wishing that Dr. Greenfield could join you in the delivery room!"—Laura A Jana, M.D., pediatrician & author, Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality

Penny Simkin

"This open-minded and informative resource realistically addresses the concerns of busy working women."—Penny Simkin, author of The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions

Stacy Debroff

"Reads like both a visit to the doctor and lunch with a sympathetic friend. This is the all-inclusive pregnancy guide you've been looking for."—Stacy Debroff, founder of Mom Central

Christie Henry

"Dr. Greenfield offers a rigorous, up-to-date reference on pregnancy, with an engaging, utterly reassuring tone. I wish it had been in print for my first pregnancy."—Christie Henry, editor

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Parenting Weekly

"If you just read the title of this book and pass it over, assuming it is written only for working moms, you would be sorely mistaken and miss out on a thoroughly informative and enjoyable book. The book covers everything you need to know about preconception, pregnancy and caring for your newborn. . . . Greenfield is a medical doctor but reading this book is like having a conversation with your best friend who happens to have a lot of experience having babies. She writes in such a way that you really feel like you are being guided and supported through each point. . . . Whether you are getting ready for your homebirth or are scheduling your c-section, this book can help you prepare for all aspects of having a baby. A must read!" —Parenting Weekly

Mommy Track'd
"The Working Woman's Pregnancy Book could well turn out to be the last and only book a woman either contemplating pregnancy or already on its journey will need. Eveything she could possibly need or want to know about is here. . . . Written in a friendly and authoritative voice by a practicing ob/gyn mother and packed with useful specifics, this is a must-have resource."—Mommy Track'd
Cleveland.com

"Greenfield''s book blends medical information, divided into each of the trimesters, with lighthearted pearls of wisdom."—Angela Townsend, Cleveland.com

— Angela Townsend

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300113105
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/08/2008
Series:
Yale University Press Health & Wellness
Pages:
584
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Marjorie Greenfield, M.D., is a practicing, board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and associate professor of reproductive biology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Greenfield has written hundreds of articles for the Web and currently blogs about pregnancy for Yahoo.com. She lives in Cleveland, OH.

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