Pregnancy and Birth: Your Questions Answered

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Penguin, Jan 29, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 264 pages
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Pregnancy and Birth: Your Questions Answered offers up-to-date information in an accessible, easy-to-understand format. This reassuring reference provides complete answers to hundreds of questions on every aspect of pregnancy and birth.

Pregnancy and Birth: Your Questions Answered is an indispensable source of information and guidance for all prospective parents. This eBook includes hundreds of photographs, charts, and illustrations, and covers every moment of pregnancy and birth from conception, prenatal care, and labor to the first six weeks of your baby's life.

  

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User Review  - Sean - Goodreads

This turned out to be a great one-book source for everything about pregnancy and birth. The book is organized as a series of common questions, along with answers. Read full review

Review: Pregnancy and Birth: Your Questions Answered

User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

The photos are hilariously 1980s/1990s, but of the five books I checked out, it was the only one with multiple, clear, accurate, and informative photos of pregnancy progress, birth, and breast feeding, so for that it was very useful. Read full review

Contents

Introduction 8
8
Preparing Yourself 12
12
Fertility and Conception 14
14
If You Lose Your Pregnancy 18
18
Now That Youre Pregnant 20
20
Choosing Prenatal Care 26
26
Prenatal Visits 28
28
Special Tests 33
33
Induction of Labor 170
170
The First Stage of Labor 172
172
The Second Stage of Labor 177
177
The Third Stage of Labor 184
184
After Your Delivery 186
186
What Can Go Wrong 188
188
What If My Baby Dies? 192
192
An Assisted Delivery 194
194

Approaching Parenthood 42
42
How Your Baby Grows 48
48
Twins and Multiple Births 70
70
How Your Body Changes 74
74
Family Changes 88
88
Twins and Multiple Births 92
92
Sex During Pregnancy 94
94
Your Changing Emotions 96
96
Taking Care of Yourself 100
100
Eating For Health 102
102
Healthy You Healthy Baby 106
106
Naturally Healthy 108
108
Exercise in Pregnancy 110
110
Rest and Relaxation 116
116
Massage in Pregnancy 118
118
Work and Travel 120
120
Common Disorders 126
126
HighRisk Pregnancies 130
130
If Something is Wrong 144
144
Preparing For Labor 148
148
Giving Birth in a Hospital 150
150
Preparing For a Home Birth 154
154
Your Choices in Childbirth 158
158
The First Signs of Labor 166
166
In the Hospital 168
168
A Cesarean Birth 196
196
A Breech Birth 198
198
Twins and Multiple Births 199
199
Your First 48 Hours 202
202
Your Recovery 206
206
At Home With Your Baby 208
208
Baby Care 210
210
Breastfeeding Your Baby 216
216
Beginning Bottlefeeding 220
220
Family Concerns 224
224
Concerns About Young Babies 226
226
The IntensiveCare Baby 228
228
Life After Birth 236
236
Your Postpartum Check 244
244
Postpartum Issues 246
246
Your Babys Sixweek Checkup 250
250
Enjoying Life With Your Baby 252
252
Your Rights and Benefits 254
254
Useful Contacts 256
256
A Guide to Drugs in Pregnancy 257
257
Glossary 258
258
Index 259
259
Acknowledgments 264
264
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