Carrying a Little Extra: A Guide to Healthy Pregnancy for the Plus-size Woman

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The first health guide for plus-size moms-to-be. For the pregnant woman, or the woman trying to conceive, weight problems provide a special set of challenges. This is certainly not the time for strict dieting and strenuous exercise...yet sensible weight management is an essential part of mother's and baby's health. In this book women can find the facts they need on:
aČ How weight affects fertility
aČ Gaining enough weight for a healthy baby while avoiding the risk of excess pounds
aČ Gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced hypertension, preeclampsia, and eclampsia
aČ Avoiding premature delivery, caesarean section, and other complications
aČ The dos and don'ts of exercise
aČ Nutrition: managing your weight while you wait
aČ Emotional issues
aČ Breastfeeding and postpartum health maintenance

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Part I
Fertility and Weight
The Point of Diminishing Returns

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About the author (2003)

Paula Bernstein, Ph.D., M.D., is an obstetrician and gynecologist in private practice. She is an attending physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and an assistant clinical professor at UCLA Medical Center.

Marlene Clark, R.D., is a registered dietician, has been at Cedars-Sinai for over 25 years, and specializes in eating disorders and weight management. Netty Levine, M.S., R.D., has been a registered dietician at Cedars-Sinai for almost 25 years, counseling pregnant women with weight problems, and is also a lactation educator.

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