Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

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RosettaBooks, Oct 26, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 509 pages

Any woman looking for accurate, reliable, and authoritative information from a reliable source will surely appreciate this pregnancy book from the world-class Mayo Clinic. There are hundreds of pages of in depth information that new parents will find useful and informative. Features include week-by-week updates on baby’s growth as well as month-by-month changes that mom can expect and a forty-week pregnancy calendar as well as a symptom guide and a review of important pregnancy decisions.

In this illustrated book you’ll also find pre-pregnancy advice: how to get pregnant in the first place and once you are pregnant, meal planning tips, healthy exercise, safe medication use, and general parenthood advice. This pregnancy book is the result of the efforts of a collective team of pregnancy experts who find nothing in medicine more exciting and satisfying than the birth of a healthy child with a healthy mother. Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is an essential pregnancy resource for parents-to-be.


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This was a great book for pregnancy. It was very informative. I found it focused more on the facts of pregnancy like what was typical at stage of pregnancy in regards to how your baby is growing, what ... Read full review

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Enioying a Healthy Pregnancy
Early symptoms Home pregnancy tests
Making every bite count Foods to avoid Vegetarian tips The good stuff Taking
Sports and pregnancy Activities to approach with care Pregnancy exercises
Whats safe? Whats not safe? A medication guide What about herbal products?
Airplane travel Destinations to avoid Sea travel A few travel tips Car travel
For dads and partners
Staying intimate
Week by week
If youre the labor coach
Recovery Your partners involvement Restrictions
Newborn issues
Tackling transitional stress Getting enough sleep When sleep becomes a struggle
Family history screening
key questions

Pregnancy Month by Month
Weeks 21 to 24
Common questions Labor signals Position and station Signs youre in labor
Your body changes
Childbirth classes
Weeks 25 to 28
Contraception after deliveQt
Hormonal methods Barrier methods Intrauterine devices Permanent methods
Issues during pregnancy
The tests
Ultrasound First trimester screening Second trimester screening or quad screening

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Mayo Clinic first took root in farm fields near Rochester, Minn., in the late 1800s. It grew from the medical practice of a country doctor, William Worrall Mayo, and the partnership of his two sons, William J. and Charles H. Mayo—affectionately known as Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie.

The brothers’ innovative ideas and tireless work in learning and creating new surgical techniques attracted international attention. Physicians from around the world came to watch the Mayo brothers perform surgery.

The Mayo brothers invited other doctors to join them, forming teams of medical experts. Today, Mayo Clinic—one of the world's oldest and largest multi-specialty group practices—comprises more than 45,000 physicians, scientists, nurses and other staff at its three locations in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale, Ariz., and its regional community-based health care practices.

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