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The everything guide to pregnancy over 35 : from conquering your fears to assessing health risks--all you need to have a happy, healthy nine months

Author: Brette McWhorter Sember; Bruce D Rodgers; Diane E Rodgers
Publisher: Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, ©2007.
Series: Everything series.
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Discusses the physical, social, and emotionals implications of midlife motherhood, covering such topics as proper nutrition, the benefits and risks of prenatal testing, and financial and career considerations.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brette McWhorter Sember; Bruce D Rodgers; Diane E Rodgers
ISBN: 9781598692457 1598692453
OCLC Number: 123539345
Description: xii, 289 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Top ten reasons to have a baby after age 35 --
Introduction --
1. Deciding to become a parent --
Evaluating if you want a child --
Making room in your life for a child --
Impact on you r career --
Impact on your relationships --
Impact on your finances --
Benefits of being a mom over 35 --
2. Avenues to parenthood --
Single moms --
Adoption --
Blended families --
Same-sex couples --
Unplanned pregnancy --
Pregnancy after loss --
Facing pregnancy again --
3. Fertility --
Your biological clock --
Finding a specialist --
Determining if there is a problem --
Fertility tests --
Fertility drugs --
Insemination --
In-vitro fertilization (IVF) --
Surrogacy --
New options --
Staying sane through fertility treatments --
4. Preconception planning --
Checkup --
Vitamins --
Drugs and pre-existing conditions --
What to avoid --
Starting at a healthy weight --
Exercise --
Genetic counseling --
Understanding your cycle --
Your partner's health. 5. Staying healthy during pregnancy --
Weight gain and nutrition --
Exercise --
nausea --
Sleep difficulties --
Aches and pains --
Emotional ups and downs --
6. How an over-35 pregnancy is managed --
Deciding on a health-care provider --
Finding a health-care provider --
Planning your medical care --
Asking questions and educating yourself --
Taking control of your own health care --
How an over-35 pregnancy is monitored --
Your birth plan --
7. Risks --
Calming your fears and understanding risks --
Reducing risks --
Gestational diabetes --
Preeclampsia --
Placenta previa --
Low birth weight --
Preterm birth --
Multiples --
Birth defects --
8. Prenatal testing --
How to think about and approach testing --
Ultrasounds --
Blood tests --
Combination tests --
Fundal height --
Genetic counseling --
Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) --
Amniocentesis --
Nonstress test. 9. Pregnancy loss --
Miscarriage --
Ectopic pregnancy --
Stillbirth --
Multifetal pregnancy reduction --
Pregnancy termination --
Recovering from loss --
Trying again --
10. preparing your family for a baby --
Work leaves and career changes --
Other children --
Lifestyle changes --
Classes --
Planning for the future --
Preparing your home --
Making plans for help --
11. Protecting your family --
Financial planning --
Health insurance and medical savings accounts --
Wills --
Health-care directives --
Life insurance --
College savings --
Cord blood preservation --
12. Feeling good throughout your pregnancy --
Managing stress --
Dealing with worries and fears --
Sex and intimacy --
Coping with pregnancy problems --
Finding support --
Working while pregnant --
13. Loving your pregnant self --
Dealing with body changes --
Accepting that you must do less --
Changing your perception of who you are --
Listening to your body --
Not letting pregnancy take over you life --
Dressing the part. 15. Labor and delivery --
The role of your coach --
Choosing a birth facility --
Pain-relief options --
Labor induction and augmentation --
Vaginal birth --
Vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) --
Alternatives to traditional hospital birth --
16. Cesarean sections (C-sections) --
C-section basics --
Reasons for C-sections --
How to decrease your chances --
What to expect --
Pain relief --
17. Recovery --
Recovery from vaginal birth --
Recovery from C-section --
Postpartum depression --
Coping with sleep deprivation --
Nursing or bottlefeeding --
Discovering yourself as a mother --
Your relationship as parents --
Weight loss --
18. Working and parenting --
Deciding when to return to work --
Day care --
Relative care --
Hiring a nanny --
Changing your schedule --
Working at home --
Becoming an at-home mom --
Sharing the parenting burden. 19. Life as an older mom --
Enjoying every moment --
Readjusting priorities and expectations --
Sandwich generation --
Finding time for you --
Finding time for your partner --
Finding time for your other children --
Finding support --
20. Your health after pregnancy --
Birth control --
Menopause --
Estrogen replacement --
Health risks as you age --
Getting pregnant again --
Appendix A : Helpful web sites --
Appendix B : Additional resources --
Index.
Series Title: Everything series.
Other Titles: Everything guide to pregnancy over thirty-five
Guide to pregnancy over 35
Guide to pregnancy over thirty-five
Pregnancy over 35
Pregnancy over thirty-five
Responsibility: Brette McWhorter Sember ; technical review by Bruce D. Rodgers and Diane E. Rodgers.

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Discusses the physical, social, and emotionals implications of midlife motherhood, covering such topics as proper nutrition, the benefits and risks of prenatal testing, and financial and career considerations.

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