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Pregnancy : the ultimate week-by-week pregnancy guide

Author: Laura Riley
Publisher: Des Moines, Iowa : Meredith Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A guide for pregnant women that contains a week-by-week description of an unborn baby's development and discusses nutrition, prenatal appointments, labor and delivery, and postnatal care.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Riley
ISBN: 0696222213 9780696222214
OCLC Number: 64282556
Notes: Subtitle on cover: Your ultimate week-by-week pregnancy guide.
"Full-color fetal development photos inside"--Cover.
Includes index.
Description: 455 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction (How to use this book --
Your due date) --
Weeks 1-4 (Conception, implantation, and the first days of life --
Time to start taking vitamins and exercising --
Risks from obesity, smoking and alcohol) --
Week 5 (Your body starts to change --
Family diseases and genetic screening --
Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancies --
Healthy first trimester diet) --
Week 6 (Fatigue and sleeping problems --
Surviving morning sickness --
Choosing a birthplace and a birth team) --
Week 7 (Dealing with mood swings --
Doubts about motherhood --
Healthy weight gain during pregnancy) --
Week 8 (Baby's first ultrasound --
Colds, flu, and allergies during pregnancy --
Hazards and toxins at work and at home) --
Week 9 (Your first OB exam and prenatal lab tests --
Walking program for beginners --
Dealing with back pain and constipation) --
Week 10 (What to do when your clothes don't fit --
Food safety issues with fish, meat, and cheese --
Great ways for your partner to provide support) --
Week 11 (First trimester tests for chromosomal disorders --
How your friends react to pregnancy --
Food cravings and aversions) --
Week 12 (Sleep problems and solutions --
High blood pressure and pregnancy --
Healthy snacks and nonalcoholic party drinks) --
Week 13 (Importance of dental care during pregnancy --
Reading and understanding food labels --
Will your second pregnancy be like your first?). Week 14 (Heartburn causes and cures --
Maternity leave and other work issues --
Mood swings, depression, and anxiety --
Reducing sodium in your diet) --
Week 15 (Preventing varicose veins --
All about amniocentesis --
Sex, good and bad, during the second trimester --
Preparing older children for a new baby) --
Week 16 (Late miscarriage : causes and symptoms --
Questioning your new identity --
Staying motivated to exercise) --
Week 17 (Feeling your baby move for the first time --
Treating lower-back pain --
Pregnancy issues for single moms --
Alternative exercises for pregnancy fitness) --
Week 18 (What you might see on an ultrasound --
Traveling safely while pregnant --
How your partner reacts to your changing appearance) --
Week 19 (Signs of trouble to watch for --
Tips for your maternity wardrobe --
Eating smart while traveling) --
Week 20 (All about high-risk pregnancies --
Chronic stress : your body and your baby --
Your ultrasound showed multiple babies, now what? --
Week 21. (Vacationing smart in mid-pregnancy --
Sex affected by a growing belly --
Stretching exercises for expectant mothers) --
Week 22 (Once a cesarean, always a cesarean? --
Career protection for working moms --
Strategies for coping with nighttime waking). Week 23 (Iron deficiency, anemia, and fatigue --
Taming your junk-food carvings --
Vegetarian diets and pregnancy) --
Week 24 (Common skin problems in pregnancy --
Keeping your focus at work --
Feathering your nest : essential baby gear) --
Week 25 (Breathlessness and other breathing problems --
Compete guide to preterm labor and delivery --
Multiple births : likelihood, detecting, and risks) --
Week 26 (Childbirth, baby-care, and breastfeeding education --
Fats in your diet, good and bad --
Exercise : fatigue and when it's time to stop) --
Week 27 (Hepatitis and other liver diseases --
Fighting the mid-pregnancy blues --
Staying hydrated : water and alternatives --
Choosing an infant car seat) --
Week 28 (Tests during the third trimester --
Gestational diabetes : risks, causes, and treatments --
Surviving bed rest --
Complete guide to cesarean deliveries) --
Week 29 (Breech babies : identification and risk --
Planning for labor : positions and pain relief --
What happens if your water breaks? --
Outfitting a safe nursery) --
Week 30 (Numbness in your hands ; explanation and relief --
Causes and solutions for abdominal pain --
Do you need a doula? --
Protecting your job while on maternity leave) --
Week 31 (Practicing for labor, a guide to breathing techniques --
Placenta previa and placental abruption --
Why trying to do it all is overrated). Week 32 (Due dates : calculations and guesses --
Supplies for your baby's arrival --
The ABCs of daycare) --
Week 33 (Parenting philosophies and parenting plans --
Assembling a complete baby wardrobe --
Will you need an episiotomy?) --
Week 34 (Reduced fetal movements, when to be concerned --
Baby gear guide : strollers, backpacks, and more --
The truth about back labor) --
Week 35 (Turning breech babies before delivery --
Grandparents and your new baby --
Planning for postpartum weigh loss) --
Week 36 (Delivering more than one baby --
Packing for the hospital --
Problems with your amniotic fluid) --
Week 37 (Considering circumcision for your baby boy --
The earliest signs of labor --
Should your older children be in the delivery room? --
Starting a breastfeeding diet) --
Week 38 (Treating persistent headaches --
Contraception choices for after pregnancy --
Nesting and a need for solitude) --
Week 39 (Forceps delivery and vacuum extraction --
Labor day surprises --
What if you can't make it to the hospital?) --
Week 40 (The truth about home remedies for inducing labor --
Your doctor's reasons and techniques for inducing labor --
Postpartum exercise and fitness classes) --
Labor and delivery --
Feeding your baby --
Postpartum and baby care --
Questions for your doctor --
Resources --
Prenatal tests --
Newborn tests --
Labor and delivery terms.
Responsibility: Laura Riley.

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A guide for pregnant women that contains a week-by-week description of an unborn baby's development and discusses nutrition, prenatal appointments, labor and delivery, and postnatal care.

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