The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything in Between

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 17, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 576 pages
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Whether you?re an expectant parent or you?re just thinking about it, this comprehensive guide features a nonbossy, fresh, and fun approach to the greatest adventure life has to offer. Based on the best advice from over 100 Canadian parents, this information is served up with a uniquely Canadian spin. Never one to shy away from the tough topics, Ann Douglas addresses the concerns that all parents have to consider when facing pregnancy.

With over 225,000 ?Mother of All? books sold in Canada, Ann Douglas provides the inside scoop on what it?s really like to have a baby

  • The straight goods on preparing your body for pregnacy
  • Practical advice on how to increase your chances for conceiving quickly
  • The top ten worries for each trimester -- with a hefty dose of reassurance
  • A glossary of pregnancy -- and birth-related terms
  • A sneak peek of life after baby

This book is the manual for those looking for real-world advice to help them during all the stages of pregnancy, from conception to birth and all that can occur throughout!

  

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User Review  - Molly Morey - Goodreads

Out of all the pregnancy books I've read so far, I found this one to be the most helpful. Lots of bullets, easy to digest information and charts. I definitely recommend it to someone looking for more of an overview! Read full review

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User Review  - Kim Forsythe - Goodreads

A good primer but the same information can be found in other books with greater detail. I liked this book for TTC but then I read Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health. Read full review

Contents

Why a Canadian Pregnancy Book?
A OneofaKind Pregnancy Book
WhyThe Mother of All Pregnancy Books?
A Question of Timing
Training for the Big Event
What to Expect from Your Preconception Checkup
The Numbers Game
The Science of Conception
What Labour Is Really Like
Going Overdue
Meeting Your Baby
What Does the Term HighRisk Pregnancy Really Mean?
The Unique Challenges of a Multiple Pregnancy
Premature Birth
When a Baby Dies
Grieving the Loss of Your Baby

What You Can Do to Increase Your Odds of Conceiving Quickly
Can You Choose Your Babys Sex?
Do You Have a Fertility Problem?
The Major Causes of Infertility
The Brave New World of Assisted Reproduction
How to Stay Sane
A Little Bit Pregnant
Finding Dr Right
Your First Prenatal Checkup
The Incredible Growing Baby
The Weighting Game
The Sequel
Exercising During Pregnancy
Sex During Pregnancy
Working During Pregnancy
Other Things You Need to Know to Keep Your Baby Safe
The Top Ten FirstTrimester Worries
The Top Ten SecondTrimester Worries
The Top Ten ThirdTrimester Worries
Whats Normal and Whats Not
The Joys of Being Pregnant
What Prenatal Testing Canand CantTell You
Is Prenatal Genetic Testing the Right Choice for You?
Types of Tests
What to Do if the Test Brings Bad News
Who Needs Them?
Decisions Decisions
Eight Months and Counting
How to Tell if Its the Real Thing
Preparing for Another Pregnancy
What to Expect
Whats Realistic and Whats Not
How You May Feel About Becoming a Mother
How Your Relationship with Your Partner May Change
The Postpartum Survival Guide
Birth Plan
How to deliver your baby if youre alone and without assistance
How to assist a woman whos about to give birth
Adoption
Caregivers
Contraception
Doulas
Highrisk pregnancy
Infant health
Infertility
Midwifery associations
Midwifery governing bodies
Multiples
Natural family planning organizations
Other resources
Pregnancyinfant loss
Reproductive health
Safety
Tobacco reduction resources
Working during pregnancygeneral information
Working during pregnancyOccupation Health and Safety contacts for various jurisdictions
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About the author (2009)

Ann Douglas is the author of 15 books, including the critically acclaimed The Unofficial Guide to Having A Baby; Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss; and The Incredible Shrinking Woman: The Girlfriend's Guide to Losing Weight.  She's a regular contributor to Canadian Living, Flare Pregnancy, WebMD, and Women.com and has been featured in such magazines as Parenting, Working Mother, and Good Housekeeping.  Canada's leading pregnancy writer, Ann is the mother of four young children, ages three through twelve, and has also experienced infertility, miscarriage and stillbirth.

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