The Working Woman's Pregnancy Book

The Working Woman's Pregnancy Book

by Marjorie Greenfield, Beth Halasz, Linda Y. C. Chao
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300113242

ISBN-13: 9780300113242

Pub. Date: 05/08/2008

Publisher: Yale University Press

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?

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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?

The answers to these questions—and myriad others—can be found in the pages of this practical and reassuring book.

Dr. Marjorie Greenfield draws from her experiences as an obstetrician and working mom, and from more than a hundred interviews with mothers ranging from factory workers to high-powered attorneys, to create a unique resource for working women. Dr. Greenfield includes checklists for multitasking working 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. The Working Woman’s Pregnancy Book is an invaluable expert resource that will inform, reassure, and empower any working woman throughout the miraculous journey of her pregnancy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300113242
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/08/2008
Series:
Yale University Press Health & Wellness
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
584
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Strategic Planning (Before Conception)     1
Are You Ready for Change?     3
Caring for Yourself before Pregnancy     13
Pre-Prenatal Care     20
Mergers and Acquisitions (Getting Pregnant)     25
Trying to Get Pregnant     27
When Nature Isn't Working     38
Adapting to Change (Through Week 13)     49
Pregnant!     51
Your Little Embryo     58
Experiences of Pregnancy, On and Off the Job     67
Pregnancy's Effects on Work, and Work's Effects on Pregnancy     78
Life Changes     95
Buyer's Guide: How to Choose a Doctor or Midwife     111
Prenatal Appointments     130
Going Public (Weeks 14-26)     141
You and Your Baby-to-Be     143
Your Changing Body     156
Your Lifestyle     169
Communication at Work     179
Decision Points: Second Trimester Prenatal Testing     190
Looking Ahead to Your Baby's Birth     202
Double-Digit Growth (Week 27 Until Birth)     215
Getting Bigger     217
Your Very Pregnant Life     233
Medical Care     240
Life on the Job     249
Arranging for Maternity Leave     261
Labor Negotiations: "Birth Plans" and Planning for Birth     272
Getting Ready for the Baby     289
Going Overdue and Other Reasons for Labor Induction     301
Exit Strategy (The Day of Birth)     309
Pre-Labor and Early Labor     311
The Emotional and Physical Stages of Labor     317
Comfort Measures     328
Hospital Routines     346
The Birth of Your Baby     354
Cesarean Section and Other Operations     362
Your Newborn     376
A Sea Change (Parenthood)     383
The First Few Days     385
Crawling Up the Learning Curve     400
Maternity Leave and the Return to Work     415
Birth Control and Other Topics for Your Postnatal Checkup     432
Breastfeeding and Work     445
Finding Your Balance: Advice from Mothers     465
Pre-Pregnancy Resources     485
Additional Information for Pregnant Moms     507
Recommended Reading     541
Acknowledgments     547
Index     549

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