Your Pregnancy Questions and Answers

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Of the millions of women who become pregnant this year, thousands will be too shy to ask their obstetrician certain questions about the pregnancy or will forget to ask an urgent question during an office visit. Still other women will want to know everything about their condition. The format of this book enables all of these women to read selectively and find answers to their questions, quickly and easily. Its tone is as compassionate as it is wise. Reading this book is like having a one-on-one office visit with ...

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Overview

Of the millions of women who become pregnant this year, thousands will be too shy to ask their obstetrician certain questions about the pregnancy or will forget to ask an urgent question during an office visit. Still other women will want to know everything about their condition. The format of this book enables all of these women to read selectively and find answers to their questions, quickly and easily. Its tone is as compassionate as it is wise. Reading this book is like having a one-on-one office visit with your obstetrician-one in which you have all the time you need to pose the questions you really want to ask.With the latest medical information and more tips than ever for making pregnancy as comfortable as possible, this revised edition of Your Pregnancy Questions & Answers provides friendly, straightforward information women trust. Questions are organized by topic, and the questions that the authors have most frequently heard over the years are highlighted for easy reference. Chapters include:* preparing for pregnancy* tests during pregnancy for mother and baby* common medications* changes in mother and baby during pregnancy* partnership issues during the pregnancy* problems and warning signs* labor and delivery* feeding baby

Discusses medications & trmts/nutrition, exercise & weight mgmt/fatigue & work/sexually transmitted diseases/nursing.

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This volume collects and answers the most common questions about pregnancy. Covering issues arising before, during, and after pregnancy, the book provides basic information on pregnancy tests, common medications, physiological changes, warning signs and complications, labor and delivery, and breast feeding. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555613310
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2001
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Glade B. Curtis, M.D., M.P.H., is board-certified by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the father of five. He lives in Utah. Judith Schuler, M.S., has worked and cowritten books with Dr. Curtis for more than twenty years. Ms. Schuler divides her time between homes in Wyoming and Arizona.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments iii
Part 1 Before Pregnancy
1. Preparing for Pregnancy 3
Part 2 Your Pregnancy
2. Your Health and Medical Concerns 23
3. Tests on You and Your Growing Baby 63
4. Medications and Treatments for You 93
5. Nutrition, Exercise and Weight Management 103
6. Fatigue, Work and Pregnancy 134
7. Expecting Two or More Babies 146
8. Changes in Your Developing Baby 156
9. Changes in You 173
10. Your Partner and Your Pregnancy 200
11. Lifestyle Changes 211
12. Special Concerns of the Single Mother-to-Be 229
13. Other Pregnancy Concerns 236
14. Problems and Warning Signs 258
Part 3 Childbirth
15. Labor and Delivery 283
Part 4 After Your Baby Is Born
16. After Your Baby's Birth 327
17. Your New Baby 340
18. Feeding Your Baby 355
Resources 375
Glossary 383
Index 397
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