Working Woman's Pregnancy

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Working Woman's Pregnancy is the essential guide for working women who are pregnant or considering starting a family. With a confident and authoritative voice of reassurance, it offers a week-by-week plan that helps you anticipate and manage the physical, emotional, and work-related issues you'll encounter. You also get sound advice for all aspects of your pregnancy, from choosing maternity clothes to de-stressing with easy relaxation exercises.
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Overview

Working Woman's Pregnancy is the essential guide for working women who are pregnant or considering starting a family. With a confident and authoritative voice of reassurance, it offers a week-by-week plan that helps you anticipate and manage the physical, emotional, and work-related issues you'll encounter. You also get sound advice for all aspects of your pregnancy, from choosing maternity clothes to de-stressing with easy relaxation exercises.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737001006
  • Publisher: Time-Life Custom Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.28 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Your pregnancy 6
Timing and taking care 8
Planning the details 10
Health first, work second 12
Financial planning 14
Healthcare services 16
Supplements and drugs 18
Week-by-Week guide 20
Weeks 1-7 22
Understanding your prenatal chart 26
Weeks 8-12 28
Stress relief 32
Weeks 13-16 34
Weeks 17-21 38
Weeks 22-27 42
Sex during pregnancy 46
Weeks 28-30 48
Weeks 31-33 52
Weeks 34-36 56
Where to have your baby 60
Weeks 37-40 62
What happens during labor 66
Working safely 68
Workplace dangers 70
Offices 72
Laboratory hazards 74
Hospitals 75
Classrooms 76
Manual work 78
Restaurants and cafes 80
Agriculture 82
Horticulture 83
The travel industry 84
Maternity legislation 86
Pregnancy discrimination act 88
Family and medical leave 90
Special circumstances 92
Additional laws 94
Your maternity leave plan 96
When to take maternity leave 98
Pregnancy and baby care 100
Paternity leave 102
At home 104
Postpartum care 106
Psychological concerns 108
Overcoming loneliness 110
Support groups and organizations 112
The importance of sleep 114
Contraception after birth 116
Breast feeding 118
Diapers 120
A network of support 122
An older sibling 124
Returning to work 126
Whether to return 128
What if you change your mind? 130
Easing back into work 132
Investigating childcare 134
Organizing childcare 136
Practical concerns 138
Feeling stretched in all directions 140
Guilt about working 142
Different styles of working 144
Part-time work 146
Flexible working 148
Bringing work closer to home 150
Working breaks 152
Time out for you and your partner 154
Glossary 156
Useful organizations 157
Index 158
Acknowledgments 160
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