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Mar 27, 2013
| ISBN 9780345544421
Mar 27, 2013 | ISBN 9780345544421
The only pregnancy resource you will 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 sexWhat’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 • PrematurityCheckups 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 pregnancySpecial Situations: Multiple births • Placenta problems • Gestational diabetes • Older mom • Bed rest • The breech babyThe Big Day: Why every labor is different • Pain management • Stage of labor • Epidural pros and cons • Cesarean birthPlus: Work Concerns • Newborn basics• Naming baby • Travel tips • Real moms’ advice stories • Handy checklists And much more!
Paula Spencer is a freelance journalist and editor whose published works include The V Book and Momfidence!: An Oreo Never Killed Anybody and Other Secrets of Happier Parenting. She wrote the “Momfidence!” column in Woman’s Day from 2001 to 2010 and was a contributing editor to Parenting and Baby Talk…. More about Paula Spencer
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