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What to expect when you're expecting

Author: Heidi Eisenberg Murkoff; Sharon Mazel
Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., 2008
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Cuts through the confusion surrounding pregnancy and birth by debunking dozens of myths that mislead parents, offering explanations of medical terms, and covering a variety of issues including prenatal care, birth defects, and amniocentesis.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heidi Eisenberg Murkoff; Sharon Mazel
ISBN: 9780761150794 076115079X 9780761148579 0761148574
OCLC Number: 183258796
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiii, 614 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword to the fourth edition / Charles J. Lockwood --
Introduction : why this book was born again, again --
pt. 1. First things first --
1. Before you conceive --
Preconception prep for moms --
Putting it all together --
It takes two, baby --
Pinpointing ovulation --
Conception misconceptions --
Preconception prep for dads --
2. Are you pregnant? --
What you may be wondering about --
Early pregnancy signs --
Diagnosing pregnancy --
A faint line --
Testing for the irregular --
No longer positive --
If you're not pregnant --
A negative result --
Testing smart --
Making the first appointment --
Your due date --
All about : choosing and working with your practitioner --
Obstetrician? Family practitioner? Midwife? --
Birthing choices --
Types of practice --
Finding a candidate --
Division of labor --
Making your selection --
Pregnant and uncovered --
Making the most of the patient-practitioner partnership --
So you won't forget --
3. Your pregnancy profile --
Your gynecological history --
This book's for you --
Birth control during pregnancy --
Fibroids --
Endometriosis --
Colposcopy --
HPV (Human papillomavirus) --
Other STDs and pregnancy --
Herpes --
Signs and symptoms of genital herpes --
Your obstetrical history --
In virto fertilization (IVF) --
The second time around --
Your obstetrical history repeating itself --
Back-to-back pregnancies --
Having a big family --
Previous abortions --
Do tell --
Preterm birth --
Incompetent cervix --
Your pregnancy profile and preterm birth --
Rh incompatibility --
Your medical history --
Rubella antibody levels --
Immunizations in pregnancy --
Obesity --
Pregnancy after gastric bypass --
Underweight --
An eating disorder --
Have a baby after 35 --
Is 35 the magic number? --
The father's age --
Uninsured, Mama? --
Genetic counseling --
Pregnancy and the single mother --
All about : prenatal diagnosis --
First trimester --
First-trimester ultrasound --
First-trimester combined screening --
Chorionic villus sampling --
It's a ... surprise! --
First and second trimester --
Integrated screening --
Second trimester --
Quad screening --
Amniocentesis --
A false screen --
How to freak out a pregnant woman --
Second-trimester ultrasound --
If a problem is found. 4. Your pregnancy lifestyle --
What you may be wondering about --
Sports and exercise --
Caffeine --
Caffeine counter --
Drinking --
Smoking --
(Don't) put that in your pipe --
An early baby present --
Breaking the smoking habit --
Secondhand smoke --
Marijuana use --
Cocaine and other drug use --
Cell phones --
Microwaves --
Hot tubs and saunas --
The family cat --
Is hot stuff not so hot? --
Household hazards --
The green solution --
Air pollution --
Domestic violence --
All about : complementary and alternative medicine --
5. Nine months of eating well --
Have it your way --
Try these instead --
Nine basic principles for nine months of healthy eating --
The six-meal solution --
No more guilt --
The pregnancy daily dozen --
Count 'em once, count 'em twice --
Vegetarian proteins --
Can't find your favorite? --
White whole wheat --
A little fat goes a long way --
The good fat facts --
What's in a pill? --
What you may be wondering about --
Milk-free mom --
Pasteurized, please --
A red-meat-free diet --
A vegetarian diet --
Low-car diets --
Cholesterol concerns --
Junk food junkie --
Shortcuts to healthy eating --
Eating out --
Reading labels --
You can't tell a fruit by its cover --
Sushi safety --
Hot stuff --
Spoiled food --
Sugar substitutes --
Herbal tea --
Chemicals in foods --
Something's cooking --
Pick and choose organic --
Eating safe for two. Pt. 2. Nine months & counting : from conception to delivery --
6. The first month : approximately 1 to 4 weeks --
Your baby this month --
Making the pregnancy connection --
Pregnancy timetable --
What you may be feeling --
Symptoms? Starting soon --
A look inside --
What you can expect at your first prenatal visit --
The wholly healthy pregnancy --
What you may be wondering about --
Breaking the news --
For the other pregnant half --
Vitamin supplements --
Fatigue --
Morning sickness --
Your nose knows --
Excess saliva --
Metallic taste --
Frequent urination --
Breast changes --
Lower abdominal pressure --
Spotting --
When to call your practitioner --
No worries --
HCG levels --
Stress --
Relaxation made easy --
Expect the best --
All about : your pampered pregnancy --
Your hair --
Your face --
Your teeth --
Your body --
A day at the spa --
Your hands and feet --
Making up for pregnancy --
7. The second month : approximately 5 to 8 weeks --
Your baby this month --
What you may be feeling --
A look inside --
What you can expect at this month's checkup --
What you may be wondering about --
Heartburn and indigestion --
Bringing up reflux --
Heartburn today, hair tomorrow? --
Food aversions and cravings --
Visible veins --
Spider veins --
Varicose veins --
An achy, swollen pelvis --
Breakouts --
Dry skin --
Eczema --
Belly piercings --
Come and go belly --
Losing your shape --
Measuring small --
Measuring big --
Difficulty urinating --
Mood swings --
Depression --
Panic attacks --
All about : weight gain during pregnancy --
How much should you gain? --
At what rate should you gain? --
Why more (or less) weight gain isn't more --
Breakdown of our weight gain --
Weight gain red flags. 8. The third month : approximately 9 to 13 weeks --
Your baby this month --
What you may be feeling --
A look inside --
What you can expect at this month's checkup --
What you may be wondering about --
Constipation --
Another reason for being tired, moody, and constipated --
Lack of constipation --
Diarrhea --
Gas --
Headaches --
What's a corpus luteum cyst? --
Stretch marks --
Body art for two? --
First-trimester weight gain --
Boys will be boys --
Showing early --
Carrying multiples? --
Baby's heartbeat --
At-home dopplers --
The heart of the matter --
Sexual desire --
Cramp after orgasm --
All about : pregnant on the job --
When to tell the boss --
The pregnant worker's rights --
Making the announcement --
The juggling act --
Staying comfortable on the job --
Carpal tunnel syndrome --
Staying safe on the job --
Quiet, please --
Getting all the facts --
Staying on the job --
Changing jobs --
Unfair treatment at work --
9. The fourth month : approximately 14 to 17 weeks --
Your baby this month --
More baby --
What you may be feeling --
A look inside --
What you can expect at this month's checkup --
What you may be wondering about --
Dental problems --
A gum alert --
Pearly white wisdom --
Breathlessness --
Expecting x-rays? --
Nasal stuffiness and nosebleeds --
Snoring --
Snooze or lose? --
Allergies --
No peanuts for your little peanut? --
Vaginal discharge --
Elevated blood pressure --
Sugar in the urine --
Get your flu shots --
Anemia --
Symptoms of anemia --
Fetal movement --
Body image --
A pregnant pose --
Maternity clothes --
Looking slim when you're bulking up --
Pre-baby jitters --
Unwanted advice --
Unwanted belly touching --
Forgetfulness --
All about : exercise during pregnancy --
The benefits of exercise --
Working in workouts --
Can you Kegel? --
Exercise smarts --
Exercising the right way when you're expecting --
Thirty minutes plus? --
Shoulder and leg stretches --
Dromedary droop --
Neck relaxer --
Choosing the right pregnancy exercise --
Pelvic tilt --
Biceps curl --
Leg lifts --
Tailor stretch --
Hip flexors --
Squats --
Waist twists --
Exercise in bed --
If you don't exercise --
Chest stretches. 10. The fifth month : approximately 18 to 22 weeks --
Your baby this month --
What you may be feeling --
A look inside --
What you can expect at this month's checkup --
What you may be wondering about --
Heating up --
Dizziness --
When too much is too much --
Backache --
Abdominal aches --
The new skin you're in --
Foot growth --
Fast-growing hair and nails --
Vision --
Fetal movement patterns --
Second-trimester ultrasound --
A picture that lasts a lifetime --
Baby's first mall portrait --
Placenta position --
Sleeping position --
Carrying baby, fifth month --
Class womb? --
Carrying older children --
Approaching parenthood --
Wearing a seat belt --
Travel --
Jettisoning jet lag --
Pregnant at a high altitude --
Pregnant women are delicious --
All about : sex and the pregnant woman --
Sex through the trimesters --
What's turning you on (or off)? --
The ins and outs of sex during pregnancy --
Sexercise --
When sex may be limited --
Getting comfortable --
Enjoying it more, even if you're doing it less --
11. The sixth month : approximately 23 to 27 weeks --
Your baby this month --
What you may be feeling --
A look inside --
What you can expect at this month's checkup --
What you may be wondering about --
Trouble sleeping --
Save time (in a capsule) --
Protruding navel --
Baby kicking --
Itchy belly --
Clumsiness --
Numbness in the hands --
Leg cramps --
Stretching away leg cramps --
When something just doesn't feel right --
Hemorrhoids --
Breast lump --
Childbirth pain --
Bleeding in mid- or late pregnancy --
Diagnosing preeclampsia --
Labor inhibitions --
Calling the labor shots --
Hospital tours --
All about : childbirth education --
Benefits of taking a childbirth class --
Choosing a childbirth class --
Back to school --
For information on pregnancy/childbirth classes --
Childbirth education options --
Classes for second timers. 12. The seventh month : approximately 28 to 31 weeks --
Your baby this month --
Baby brain food --
What you may be feeling --
A look inside --
What you can expect at this month's checkup --
What you may be wondering about --
Fatigue revisited --
Swelling --
Take them off, while you can --
Strange skin bumps --
Lower back and leg (sciatica) --
Restless leg syndrome --
Count your kicks --
Fetal hiccups --
Accidental falls --
Orgasm and baby's kicking --
Dreams and fantasies --
Preparing Fido and Whiskers --
Handling it all --
A birth plan --
Some cookies with that birth plan? --
Your main squeeze --
Don't hold it in --
Lifesaving screenings for newborns --
Glucose screening test --
Doulas : best medicine for labor? --
A low-birthweight baby --
Signs of preterm labor --
All about : easing labor pain --
Managing your pain with medications --
Pushing without the pain --
Managing your pain with CAM --
Just breathe --
Making the decision --
13. The eighth month : approximately 32 to 35 weeks --
Your baby this month --
What you may be feeling --
A look inside --
What you can expect at this month's checkup --
What you may be wondering about --
Braxton Hicks contractions --
Not-so-funny rib tickling --
Shortness of breath --
Choosing a pediatrician --
Lack of bladder control --
How you're carrying --
Carrying baby, eighth month --
Your size and your delivery --
Your weight gain and the baby's size --
Baby's position --
Breech baby --
Turn, baby, turn --
Face forward --
How does your baby lie? --
Other unusual presentations --
Cesarean delivery --
Be in the know --
Elective Cesareans --
Scheduled classes for scheduled C's --
Repeat Cesareans --
Vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) --
Group B strep --
Eat up --
Taking baths now --
Traveling now --
Making love now --
Your twosome --
Considering cord blood banking --
All about : breastfeeding --
Why breast is best --
Prepping for breastfeeding --
The breast : sexual or practical? --
Why some opt for the bottle --
Making the choice to breastfeed --
Nursing after breast surgery --
Got pierced? --
Mixing breast and bottle --
When you can't or shouldn't breastfeed --
When father knows breast. 14. The ninth month : approximately 36 to 40 weeks --
Your baby this month --
What you may be feeling --
A look inside --
What you can expect at this month's checkup --
What you may be wondering about --
Urinary frequency --
again --
Leaky breasts --
Spotting now --
Water breaking in public --
Baby's crying already? --
Baby dropping --
Changes in baby's movements --
Going down? --
Nesting instinct --
Getting ready --
How is baby doing? --
When you will deliver --
Do-it-yourself labor induction? --
The overdue baby --
Massage it, Mama --
Inviting others to the birth --
Foods to bring it on? --
Sounds like a plan --
Another long labor? --
Mothering --
What to take to the hospital or birthing center --
Fill 'er up --
All about : prelabor, false labor, real labor --
Prelabor symptoms --
False labor symptoms --
Real labor symptoms --
When to call the practitioner --
Ready or not --
15. Labor and delivery --
What you may be wondering about --
Mucous plug --
Bloody show --
Your water breaking --
Darkened amniotic fluid --
Low amniotic fluid during labor --
Irregular contractions --
Calling your practitioner during labor --
Not getting to the hospital in time --
Emergency delivery if you're alone --
Having a short labor --
Back labor --
Labor induction --
Eating and drinking during labor --
Emergency delivery : tips for the coach --
Routine IV --
Fetal monitoring --
Artificial rupture of membranes --
An episiotomy --
Forceps --
Vacuum extraction --
Vacuum extractor --
Labor positions --
Being stretched by childbirth --
Apgar score --
The sight of blood --
All about : childbirth --
Stages and phases of childbirth --
Stage one : labor --
Phase 1 : early labor --
For the record --
Call your practitioner if ... --
Phase 2 : active labor --
On to the hospital or birthing center --
Are things slowing down? --
Don't hyperventilate --
Phase 3 : transitional labor --
Stage two : pushing and delivery --
A baby is born --
A first look at baby --
Stage three : delivery of the placenta --
Cesarean delivery. Pt. 3. Twins, triplets & more : when you're expecting multiples --
16. Expecting more than one --
What you may be wondering about --
Seeing double --
everywhere? --
Detecting a multiple pregnancy --
Fraternal or identical? --
Choosing a practitioner --
Pregnancy symptoms --
Eating well with multiples --
Weight gain --
What to gain when you're gaining for two or more --
Multiple time line --
Exercise --
Mixed feelings --
Insensitive comments --
Multiple connections --
Safety in numbers --
Multiple benefits --
Bed rest --
Vanishing twin syndrome --
All about : multiple childbirth --
Laboring with twins or more --
Twin timing --
Position, position, position --
Delivering twins --
Recovering from a multiple delivery --
Breastfeeding for two is good for Mom, two --
Delivering triplets. Pt. 4. After the baby is born --
17. Postpartum : the first week --
What you may be feeling --
What you may be wondering about --
Bleeding --
Afterpains --
Perineal pain --
When to call your practitioner postpartum --
Delivery bruises --
Difficulty urinating --
That first bowel movement --
Excessive sweating --
Fever --
Engorged breasts --
Engorgement if you're not breastfeeding --
Where's the breast milk? --
Should I stay of should I go now? --
Bonding --
Rooming-in --
Recovery from a Cesarean delivery --
Coming home with baby --
All about : getting started breastfeeding --
Nursing and the NICU baby --
Breastfeeding basics --
Keeping track --
Engorgement : when the milk comes in --
Next stop : easy street --
The breastfeeding diet --
Leaking milk --
Medication and lactation --
Sore nipples --
When breastfeeding gets bumpy --
Breastfeeding after a Cesarean delivery --
Breastfeeding multiples --
Bottle baby --
Tandem nursing --
Give it time --
18. Postpartum : the first 6 weeks --
What you may be feeling --
What you can expect at your postpartum checkup --
What you may be wondering about --
Exhaustion --
Hair loss --
Postpartum urinary incontinence --
Fecal incontinence --
Help for leaks that won't let up --
Postpartum backache --
Baby blues --
Postpartum depression --
Getting help for postpartum depression --
Thyroiditis got you down? --
Losing weight postpartum --
Long-term C-section recovery --
Resuming sex --
Craving more? --
Becoming pregnant again --
All about : getting back into shape --
Basic position --
Pelvic tilt --
Leg slides --
Head/shoulder lift --
Workout rules for the first six weeks --
Phase 1 : twenty-four hours after delivery --
Phase 2 : three days after delivery --
Close the gap --
Phase 3 : after your postpartum checkup --
Milk it. Pt. 5. For dads --
19. Fathers are expectant, too --
What you may be wondering about --
Get ready, get set ... then go --
Dealing with her symptoms --
A partner in parenting by any name --
Sympathy symptoms --
Feeling left out --
Resources for dads --
Sex --
Expectant sex explained --
Pregnancy dreams --
It's your hormones (really) --
Surviving her mood swings --
Your pregnancy mood swings --
Labor and delivery worries --
Anxiety over life changes --
Being there --
Fathering fears --
Breastfeeding --
Your baby blues --
Bonding --
Keep an eye on her mood --
Feeling unsexy after delivery --
Postpartum sex? Pt. 6. Staying healthy when you're expecting --
20. If you get sick --
What you may be wondering about --
The common cold --
Is if the flu or a cold? --
Sinusitis --
Flu season --
Flu shot for two --
Fever --
Strep throat --
Urinary tract infection --
Yeast infection --
Bacterial vaginosis --
Stomach bugs --
Listeriosis --
Toxoplasmosis --
Cytomegalovirus --
Fifth disease --
Measles --
Mumps --
Staying well --
Rubella --
Chicken pox (Varicella) --
Lyme disease --
Hepatitis A --
Hepatitis B --
Hepatitis C --
Bell's palsy --
All about : medications during pregnancy --
Common medications --
Keeping current --
If you need medication during pregnancy --
Herbal cures --
21. If you have a chronic condition --
What you may be wondering about --
Asthma --
Cancer in pregnancy --
Cystic fibrosis --
Depression --
Diabetes --
Epilepsy --
Helping others with epilepsy --
Fibromyalgia --
Making the most of your meds --
Chronic fatigue syndrome --
Hypertension --
Irritable bowel syndrome --
Lupus --
Multiple sclerosis --
Phenylketonuria --
Physical disability --
Rheumatoid arthritis --
Scoliosis --
Sickle cell anemia --
Thyroid disease --
All about : getting the support you need. Pt. 7. The complicated pregnancy --
22. Managing a complicated pregnancy --
Pregnancy complications --
Early miscarriage --
Types of miscarriage --
You'll want to know ... --
If you've had a miscarriage --
Management of a miscarriage --
Late miscarriage --
Repeat miscarriages --
Ectopic pregnancy --
You'll want to know ... --
Subchorionic bleed --
You'll want to know ... --
Hyperemesis gravidarum --
You'll want to know ... --
Gestational diabetes --
You'll want to know ... --
Preeclampsia --
The reasons behind preeclampsia --
You'll want to know ... --
HELLP syndrome --
Intrauterine growth restriction --
You'll want to know ... --
Placenta previa --
You'll want to know ... --
Placental abruption --
Chorioamnionitis --
You'll want to know ... --
Oligohydramnios --
Hydromnios --
Preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PROM) --
You'll want to know ... --
Preterm or premature labor --
You'll want to know ... --
Predicting preterm labor --
Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) --
Cord knots and tangles --
Two-vessel cord --
Uncommon pregnancy complications --
Molar pregnancy --
You'll want to know ... --
Choriocarcinoma --
You'll want to know ... --
Eclampsia --
You'll want to know ... --
Cholestasis --
Deep venous thrombosis --
Placenta accreta --
Vasa previa --
Childbirth and postpartum complications --
Fetal distress --
Cord prolapse --
Shoulder dystocia --
Serious perineal tears --
Uterine rupture --
Uterine inversion --
Postpartum hemorrhage --
Postpartum infection --
All about : if you're put on bed rest --
Types of bed rest --
Moms helping moms --
23. Coping with pregnancy loss --
Miscarriage --
A personal process --
Coping with repeat miscarriages --
Loss in the uterus --
Loss during or after birth --
Postpartum depression and pregnancy loss --
Lactation suppression when a baby dies --
Loss of one twin --
Why? --
Pregnancy reduction --
Stages of grief --
Trying again --
Index.
Responsibility: by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel ; foreword by Charles J. Lockwood.

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Cuts through the confusion surrounding pregnancy and birth by debunking dozens of myths that mislead parents, offering explanations of medical terms, and covering a variety of issues including prenatal care, birth defects, and amniocentesis.

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schema:description"10. The fifth month : approximately 18 to 22 weeks -- Your baby this month -- What you may be feeling -- A look inside -- What you can expect at this month's checkup -- What you may be wondering about -- Heating up -- Dizziness -- When too much is too much -- Backache -- Abdominal aches -- The new skin you're in -- Foot growth -- Fast-growing hair and nails -- Vision -- Fetal movement patterns -- Second-trimester ultrasound -- A picture that lasts a lifetime -- Baby's first mall portrait -- Placenta position -- Sleeping position -- Carrying baby, fifth month -- Class womb? -- Carrying older children -- Approaching parenthood -- Wearing a seat belt -- Travel -- Jettisoning jet lag -- Pregnant at a high altitude -- Pregnant women are delicious -- All about : sex and the pregnant woman -- Sex through the trimesters -- What's turning you on (or off)? -- The ins and outs of sex during pregnancy -- Sexercise -- When sex may be limited -- Getting comfortable -- Enjoying it more, even if you're doing it less -- 11. The sixth month : approximately 23 to 27 weeks -- Your baby this month -- What you may be feeling -- A look inside -- What you can expect at this month's checkup -- What you may be wondering about -- Trouble sleeping -- Save time (in a capsule) -- Protruding navel -- Baby kicking -- Itchy belly -- Clumsiness -- Numbness in the hands -- Leg cramps -- Stretching away leg cramps -- When something just doesn't feel right -- Hemorrhoids -- Breast lump -- Childbirth pain -- Bleeding in mid- or late pregnancy -- Diagnosing preeclampsia -- Labor inhibitions -- Calling the labor shots -- Hospital tours -- All about : childbirth education -- Benefits of taking a childbirth class -- Choosing a childbirth class -- Back to school -- For information on pregnancy/childbirth classes -- Childbirth education options -- Classes for second timers."@en
schema:description"Pt. 7. The complicated pregnancy -- 22. Managing a complicated pregnancy -- Pregnancy complications -- Early miscarriage -- Types of miscarriage -- You'll want to know ... -- If you've had a miscarriage -- Management of a miscarriage -- Late miscarriage -- Repeat miscarriages -- Ectopic pregnancy -- You'll want to know ... -- Subchorionic bleed -- You'll want to know ... -- Hyperemesis gravidarum -- You'll want to know ... -- Gestational diabetes -- You'll want to know ... -- Preeclampsia -- The reasons behind preeclampsia -- You'll want to know ... -- HELLP syndrome -- Intrauterine growth restriction -- You'll want to know ... -- Placenta previa -- You'll want to know ... -- Placental abruption -- Chorioamnionitis -- You'll want to know ... -- Oligohydramnios -- Hydromnios -- Preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PROM) -- You'll want to know ... -- Preterm or premature labor -- You'll want to know ... -- Predicting preterm labor -- Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) -- Cord knots and tangles -- Two-vessel cord -- Uncommon pregnancy complications -- Molar pregnancy -- You'll want to know ... -- Choriocarcinoma -- You'll want to know ... -- Eclampsia -- You'll want to know ... -- Cholestasis -- Deep venous thrombosis -- Placenta accreta -- Vasa previa -- Childbirth and postpartum complications -- Fetal distress -- Cord prolapse -- Shoulder dystocia -- Serious perineal tears -- Uterine rupture -- Uterine inversion -- Postpartum hemorrhage -- Postpartum infection -- All about : if you're put on bed rest -- Types of bed rest -- Moms helping moms -- 23. Coping with pregnancy loss -- Miscarriage -- A personal process -- Coping with repeat miscarriages -- Loss in the uterus -- Loss during or after birth -- Postpartum depression and pregnancy loss -- Lactation suppression when a baby dies -- Loss of one twin -- Why? -- Pregnancy reduction -- Stages of grief -- Trying again -- Index."@en
schema:description"Foreword to the fourth edition / Charles J. Lockwood -- Introduction : why this book was born again, again -- pt. 1. First things first -- 1. Before you conceive -- Preconception prep for moms -- Putting it all together -- It takes two, baby -- Pinpointing ovulation -- Conception misconceptions -- Preconception prep for dads -- 2. Are you pregnant? -- What you may be wondering about -- Early pregnancy signs -- Diagnosing pregnancy -- A faint line -- Testing for the irregular -- No longer positive -- If you're not pregnant -- A negative result -- Testing smart -- Making the first appointment -- Your due date -- All about : choosing and working with your practitioner -- Obstetrician? Family practitioner? Midwife? -- Birthing choices -- Types of practice -- Finding a candidate -- Division of labor -- Making your selection -- Pregnant and uncovered -- Making the most of the patient-practitioner partnership -- So you won't forget -- 3. Your pregnancy profile -- Your gynecological history -- This book's for you -- Birth control during pregnancy -- Fibroids -- Endometriosis -- Colposcopy -- HPV (Human papillomavirus) -- Other STDs and pregnancy -- Herpes -- Signs and symptoms of genital herpes -- Your obstetrical history -- In virto fertilization (IVF) -- The second time around -- Your obstetrical history repeating itself -- Back-to-back pregnancies -- Having a big family -- Previous abortions -- Do tell -- Preterm birth -- Incompetent cervix -- Your pregnancy profile and preterm birth -- Rh incompatibility -- Your medical history -- Rubella antibody levels -- Immunizations in pregnancy -- Obesity -- Pregnancy after gastric bypass -- Underweight -- An eating disorder -- Have a baby after 35 -- Is 35 the magic number? -- The father's age -- Uninsured, Mama? -- Genetic counseling -- Pregnancy and the single mother -- All about : prenatal diagnosis -- First trimester -- First-trimester ultrasound -- First-trimester combined screening -- Chorionic villus sampling -- It's a ... surprise! -- First and second trimester -- Integrated screening -- Second trimester -- Quad screening -- Amniocentesis -- A false screen -- How to freak out a pregnant woman -- Second-trimester ultrasound -- If a problem is found."@en
schema:description"14. The ninth month : approximately 36 to 40 weeks -- Your baby this month -- What you may be feeling -- A look inside -- What you can expect at this month's checkup -- What you may be wondering about -- Urinary frequency -- again -- Leaky breasts -- Spotting now -- Water breaking in public -- Baby's crying already? -- Baby dropping -- Changes in baby's movements -- Going down? -- Nesting instinct -- Getting ready -- How is baby doing? -- When you will deliver -- Do-it-yourself labor induction? -- The overdue baby -- Massage it, Mama -- Inviting others to the birth -- Foods to bring it on? -- Sounds like a plan -- Another long labor? -- Mothering -- What to take to the hospital or birthing center -- Fill 'er up -- All about : prelabor, false labor, real labor -- Prelabor symptoms -- False labor symptoms -- Real labor symptoms -- When to call the practitioner -- Ready or not -- 15. Labor and delivery -- What you may be wondering about -- Mucous plug -- Bloody show -- Your water breaking -- Darkened amniotic fluid -- Low amniotic fluid during labor -- Irregular contractions -- Calling your practitioner during labor -- Not getting to the hospital in time -- Emergency delivery if you're alone -- Having a short labor -- Back labor -- Labor induction -- Eating and drinking during labor -- Emergency delivery : tips for the coach -- Routine IV -- Fetal monitoring -- Artificial rupture of membranes -- An episiotomy -- Forceps -- Vacuum extraction -- Vacuum extractor -- Labor positions -- Being stretched by childbirth -- Apgar score -- The sight of blood -- All about : childbirth -- Stages and phases of childbirth -- Stage one : labor -- Phase 1 : early labor -- For the record -- Call your practitioner if ... -- Phase 2 : active labor -- On to the hospital or birthing center -- Are things slowing down? -- Don't hyperventilate -- Phase 3 : transitional labor -- Stage two : pushing and delivery -- A baby is born -- A first look at baby -- Stage three : delivery of the placenta -- Cesarean delivery."@en
schema:description"8. The third month : approximately 9 to 13 weeks -- Your baby this month -- What you may be feeling -- A look inside -- What you can expect at this month's checkup -- What you may be wondering about -- Constipation -- Another reason for being tired, moody, and constipated -- Lack of constipation -- Diarrhea -- Gas -- Headaches -- What's a corpus luteum cyst? -- Stretch marks -- Body art for two? -- First-trimester weight gain -- Boys will be boys -- Showing early -- Carrying multiples? -- Baby's heartbeat -- At-home dopplers -- The heart of the matter -- Sexual desire -- Cramp after orgasm -- All about : pregnant on the job -- When to tell the boss -- The pregnant worker's rights -- Making the announcement -- The juggling act -- Staying comfortable on the job -- Carpal tunnel syndrome -- Staying safe on the job -- Quiet, please -- Getting all the facts -- Staying on the job -- Changing jobs -- Unfair treatment at work -- 9. The fourth month : approximately 14 to 17 weeks -- Your baby this month -- More baby -- What you may be feeling -- A look inside -- What you can expect at this month's checkup -- What you may be wondering about -- Dental problems -- A gum alert -- Pearly white wisdom -- Breathlessness -- Expecting x-rays? -- Nasal stuffiness and nosebleeds -- Snoring -- Snooze or lose? -- Allergies -- No peanuts for your little peanut? -- Vaginal discharge -- Elevated blood pressure -- Sugar in the urine -- Get your flu shots -- Anemia -- Symptoms of anemia -- Fetal movement -- Body image -- A pregnant pose -- Maternity clothes -- Looking slim when you're bulking up -- Pre-baby jitters -- Unwanted advice -- Unwanted belly touching -- Forgetfulness -- All about : exercise during pregnancy -- The benefits of exercise -- Working in workouts -- Can you Kegel? -- Exercise smarts -- Exercising the right way when you're expecting -- Thirty minutes plus? -- Shoulder and leg stretches -- Dromedary droop -- Neck relaxer -- Choosing the right pregnancy exercise -- Pelvic tilt -- Biceps curl -- Leg lifts -- Tailor stretch -- Hip flexors -- Squats -- Waist twists -- Exercise in bed -- If you don't exercise -- Chest stretches."@en
schema:description"Pt. 5. For dads -- 19. Fathers are expectant, too -- What you may be wondering about -- Get ready, get set ... then go -- Dealing with her symptoms -- A partner in parenting by any name -- Sympathy symptoms -- Feeling left out -- Resources for dads -- Sex -- Expectant sex explained -- Pregnancy dreams -- It's your hormones (really) -- Surviving her mood swings -- Your pregnancy mood swings -- Labor and delivery worries -- Anxiety over life changes -- Being there -- Fathering fears -- Breastfeeding -- Your baby blues -- Bonding -- Keep an eye on her mood -- Feeling unsexy after delivery -- Postpartum sex?"@en
schema:description"Pt. 2. Nine months & counting : from conception to delivery -- 6. The first month : approximately 1 to 4 weeks -- Your baby this month -- Making the pregnancy connection -- Pregnancy timetable -- What you may be feeling -- Symptoms? Starting soon -- A look inside -- What you can expect at your first prenatal visit -- The wholly healthy pregnancy -- What you may be wondering about -- Breaking the news -- For the other pregnant half -- Vitamin supplements -- Fatigue -- Morning sickness -- Your nose knows -- Excess saliva -- Metallic taste -- Frequent urination -- Breast changes -- Lower abdominal pressure -- Spotting -- When to call your practitioner -- No worries -- HCG levels -- Stress -- Relaxation made easy -- Expect the best -- All about : your pampered pregnancy -- Your hair -- Your face -- Your teeth -- Your body -- A day at the spa -- Your hands and feet -- Making up for pregnancy -- 7. The second month : approximately 5 to 8 weeks -- Your baby this month -- What you may be feeling -- A look inside -- What you can expect at this month's checkup -- What you may be wondering about -- Heartburn and indigestion -- Bringing up reflux -- Heartburn today, hair tomorrow? -- Food aversions and cravings -- Visible veins -- Spider veins -- Varicose veins -- An achy, swollen pelvis -- Breakouts -- Dry skin -- Eczema -- Belly piercings -- Come and go belly -- Losing your shape -- Measuring small -- Measuring big -- Difficulty urinating -- Mood swings -- Depression -- Panic attacks -- All about : weight gain during pregnancy -- How much should you gain? -- At what rate should you gain? -- Why more (or less) weight gain isn't more -- Breakdown of our weight gain -- Weight gain red flags."@en
schema:description"Pt. 3. Twins, triplets & more : when you're expecting multiples -- 16. Expecting more than one -- What you may be wondering about -- Seeing double -- everywhere? -- Detecting a multiple pregnancy -- Fraternal or identical? -- Choosing a practitioner -- Pregnancy symptoms -- Eating well with multiples -- Weight gain -- What to gain when you're gaining for two or more -- Multiple time line -- Exercise -- Mixed feelings -- Insensitive comments -- Multiple connections -- Safety in numbers -- Multiple benefits -- Bed rest -- Vanishing twin syndrome -- All about : multiple childbirth -- Laboring with twins or more -- Twin timing -- Position, position, position -- Delivering twins -- Recovering from a multiple delivery -- Breastfeeding for two is good for Mom, two -- Delivering triplets."@en
schema:description"4. Your pregnancy lifestyle -- What you may be wondering about -- Sports and exercise -- Caffeine -- Caffeine counter -- Drinking -- Smoking -- (Don't) put that in your pipe -- An early baby present -- Breaking the smoking habit -- Secondhand smoke -- Marijuana use -- Cocaine and other drug use -- Cell phones -- Microwaves -- Hot tubs and saunas -- The family cat -- Is hot stuff not so hot? -- Household hazards -- The green solution -- Air pollution -- Domestic violence -- All about : complementary and alternative medicine -- 5. Nine months of eating well -- Have it your way -- Try these instead -- Nine basic principles for nine months of healthy eating -- The six-meal solution -- No more guilt -- The pregnancy daily dozen -- Count 'em once, count 'em twice -- Vegetarian proteins -- Can't find your favorite? -- White whole wheat -- A little fat goes a long way -- The good fat facts -- What's in a pill? -- What you may be wondering about -- Milk-free mom -- Pasteurized, please -- A red-meat-free diet -- A vegetarian diet -- Low-car diets -- Cholesterol concerns -- Junk food junkie -- Shortcuts to healthy eating -- Eating out -- Reading labels -- You can't tell a fruit by its cover -- Sushi safety -- Hot stuff -- Spoiled food -- Sugar substitutes -- Herbal tea -- Chemicals in foods -- Something's cooking -- Pick and choose organic -- Eating safe for two."@en
schema:description"Cuts through the confusion surrounding pregnancy and birth by debunking dozens of myths that mislead parents, offering explanations of medical terms, and covering a variety of issues including prenatal care, birth defects, and amniocentesis."@en
schema:description"12. The seventh month : approximately 28 to 31 weeks -- Your baby this month -- Baby brain food -- What you may be feeling -- A look inside -- What you can expect at this month's checkup -- What you may be wondering about -- Fatigue revisited -- Swelling -- Take them off, while you can -- Strange skin bumps -- Lower back and leg (sciatica) -- Restless leg syndrome -- Count your kicks -- Fetal hiccups -- Accidental falls -- Orgasm and baby's kicking -- Dreams and fantasies -- Preparing Fido and Whiskers -- Handling it all -- A birth plan -- Some cookies with that birth plan? -- Your main squeeze -- Don't hold it in -- Lifesaving screenings for newborns -- Glucose screening test -- Doulas : best medicine for labor? -- A low-birthweight baby -- Signs of preterm labor -- All about : easing labor pain -- Managing your pain with medications -- Pushing without the pain -- Managing your pain with CAM -- Just breathe -- Making the decision -- 13. The eighth month : approximately 32 to 35 weeks -- Your baby this month -- What you may be feeling -- A look inside -- What you can expect at this month's checkup -- What you may be wondering about -- Braxton Hicks contractions -- Not-so-funny rib tickling -- Shortness of breath -- Choosing a pediatrician -- Lack of bladder control -- How you're carrying -- Carrying baby, eighth month -- Your size and your delivery -- Your weight gain and the baby's size -- Baby's position -- Breech baby -- Turn, baby, turn -- Face forward -- How does your baby lie? -- Other unusual presentations -- Cesarean delivery -- Be in the know -- Elective Cesareans -- Scheduled classes for scheduled C's -- Repeat Cesareans -- Vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) -- Group B strep -- Eat up -- Taking baths now -- Traveling now -- Making love now -- Your twosome -- Considering cord blood banking -- All about : breastfeeding -- Why breast is best -- Prepping for breastfeeding -- The breast : sexual or practical? -- Why some opt for the bottle -- Making the choice to breastfeed -- Nursing after breast surgery -- Got pierced? -- Mixing breast and bottle -- When you can't or shouldn't breastfeed -- When father knows breast."@en
schema:description"Pt. 6. Staying healthy when you're expecting -- 20. If you get sick -- What you may be wondering about -- The common cold -- Is if the flu or a cold? -- Sinusitis -- Flu season -- Flu shot for two -- Fever -- Strep throat -- Urinary tract infection -- Yeast infection -- Bacterial vaginosis -- Stomach bugs -- Listeriosis -- Toxoplasmosis -- Cytomegalovirus -- Fifth disease -- Measles -- Mumps -- Staying well -- Rubella -- Chicken pox (Varicella) -- Lyme disease -- Hepatitis A -- Hepatitis B -- Hepatitis C -- Bell's palsy -- All about : medications during pregnancy -- Common medications -- Keeping current -- If you need medication during pregnancy -- Herbal cures -- 21. If you have a chronic condition -- What you may be wondering about -- Asthma -- Cancer in pregnancy -- Cystic fibrosis -- Depression -- Diabetes -- Epilepsy -- Helping others with epilepsy -- Fibromyalgia -- Making the most of your meds -- Chronic fatigue syndrome -- Hypertension -- Irritable bowel syndrome -- Lupus -- Multiple sclerosis -- Phenylketonuria -- Physical disability -- Rheumatoid arthritis -- Scoliosis -- Sickle cell anemia -- Thyroid disease -- All about : getting the support you need."@en
schema:description"Pt. 4. After the baby is born -- 17. Postpartum : the first week -- What you may be feeling -- What you may be wondering about -- Bleeding -- Afterpains -- Perineal pain -- When to call your practitioner postpartum -- Delivery bruises -- Difficulty urinating -- That first bowel movement -- Excessive sweating -- Fever -- Engorged breasts -- Engorgement if you're not breastfeeding -- Where's the breast milk? -- Should I stay of should I go now? -- Bonding -- Rooming-in -- Recovery from a Cesarean delivery -- Coming home with baby -- All about : getting started breastfeeding -- Nursing and the NICU baby -- Breastfeeding basics -- Keeping track -- Engorgement : when the milk comes in -- Next stop : easy street -- The breastfeeding diet -- Leaking milk -- Medication and lactation -- Sore nipples -- When breastfeeding gets bumpy -- Breastfeeding after a Cesarean delivery -- Breastfeeding multiples -- Bottle baby -- Tandem nursing -- Give it time -- 18. Postpartum : the first 6 weeks -- What you may be feeling -- What you can expect at your postpartum checkup -- What you may be wondering about -- Exhaustion -- Hair loss -- Postpartum urinary incontinence -- Fecal incontinence -- Help for leaks that won't let up -- Postpartum backache -- Baby blues -- Postpartum depression -- Getting help for postpartum depression -- Thyroiditis got you down? -- Losing weight postpartum -- Long-term C-section recovery -- Resuming sex -- Craving more? -- Becoming pregnant again -- All about : getting back into shape -- Basic position -- Pelvic tilt -- Leg slides -- Head/shoulder lift -- Workout rules for the first six weeks -- Phase 1 : twenty-four hours after delivery -- Phase 2 : three days after delivery -- Close the gap -- Phase 3 : after your postpartum checkup -- Milk it."@en
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