Parenting Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

Parenting Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

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THE ONLY PREGNANCY RESOURCE YOU'LL EVER NEED! For the past decade, Parenting magazine has gained the loyal readership of smart, involved parents by getting to the heart of what moms and dads need to know about raising a child. Now Parenting, with an advisory board of leading experts, have created a comprehensive sourcebook to give parents-to-be--and their newborns--the best start possible. The Parenting Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth takes you from conception through the first weeks of a baby's life. Here is up-to-the minute information on: What's Going on in Your Body: Common changes Tips for a good night's sleep When to call the doctor Pregnancy and sex What's Going on in Your Head: Mood swings Miscarriage fears Ways to feel your best How Baby Grows: Trimester-by-trimester look at fetal development First flutters and kicks Prematurity Checkups and Tests: Choosing a caregiver All about prenatal tests Genetic counseling Eating and fitness: sensible weight gain Sneaking in nutrients Foods to avoid Exercise basics Getting your body back after pregnancy Special Situations: Multiple births Placenta problems Gestational diabetes Older mom Bed rest The breech baby The Big Day: Why every labor is different Pain management Stage of labor Epidural pros and cons Cesarean birth Plus: Work Concerns Newborn basics   Naming baby Travel tips Real moms' advice stories Handy checklists And much more! * With illustrations throughout *
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780345411792
034541179X
Branch Call Number: 618.2/SPEN
Characteristics: 375p. 24cm.

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