The Working Woman's Pregnancy Book

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Yale University Press, 2008 - Electronic books - 584 pages
This up-to-date guide addresses all the subjects you would expect to find in an authoritative book on pregnancy "plus" issues of special concern to the 60 to 80 percent of women who hold jobs during their pregnancies: . Is my workplace safe for my developing baby? . When should I tell my employer that I am expecting? . How can I handle the discomforts of pregnancy when I need to work? . What laws will protect me when I take medical leave? The answers to these questions and myriad others can be found in the pages of this practical and reassuring book.Dr. Marjorie Greenfield draws from her experiences as an obstetrician and working mom, and from more than a hundred interviews with mothers ranging from factory workers to high-powered attorneys, to create a unique resource for working women. Dr. Greenfield includeschecklists for multitasking working moms-to-be, helpful illustrations, stories and advice from experienced mothers, and information on everything from planning a pregnancy to balancing life after the baby is born. "The Working Woman s Pregnancy Book" is an invaluable expert resource that will inform, reassure, and empower any working woman throughout the miraculous journey of her pregnancy."

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It was hard to take this book seriously because I was distracted by a ton of spelling and grammatical errors. Additionally, the author did not focus this book on women with careers as the title implies. As others are saying, it is the same advice as any other pregnancy book gives and it did not answer my questions on how to balance pregnancy and a career. Still searching for that book! 


Part 2 Mergers and Acquisitions Getting Pregnant
Part 3 Adapting to Change Through Week 13
Part 4 Going Public Weeks 1426
Part 5 DoubleDigit Growth Week 27 until Birth
Part 6 Exit Strategy The Day of Birth
Part 7 A Sea Change Parenthood
Appendix A PrePregnancy Resources
Appendix B Additional Information for Pregnant Moms
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Dr. Marjorie Greenfield is director of obstetrics and gynecology at The Dr. Spock Company. A practicing OB/GYN for more than 15 years, Dr. Greenfield has been named in numerous local and national "Top Doctors" guides. Dr. Greenfield lives with her husband and son in Cleveland, Ohio, where she is associate professor of Reproductive Biology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland.

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