The Unofficial Guide to Having a Baby

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 4, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 864 pages
The inside scoop for when you want more than the official line

Having a baby is one of life's most joyous-and overwhelming-events. The choices you make now will affect your baby's health long after it is born. How should you change your lifestyle now that you are pregnant? How can you be sure that your baby is developing properly? What should you expect at each doctor's visit? And how on earth will you survive labor?

Now thoroughly updated with more than 200 pages of new and completely revised material, including week-by-week pregnancy tips, The Unofficial Guide?TM to Having a Baby gives savvy parents-to-be like you a foolproof appraisal of what works and what doesn't-revealing things even your doctor won't (or can't) tell you, with unbiased recommendations that are not influenced by any company, product, or organization.
* Vital Information that other sources can't or won't reveal-including the very latest research on prenatal and genetic testing.
* Insider Secrets on how to weather the physical and emotional highs and lows of pregnancy, with tips on health, exercise, sex, and career management.
* Money-Saving Tips that help you save on baby gear and maternity wear.
* The Latest Trends in new childbirth methods, including Doula care, pain management, and alternative birthing options.
* Handy Checklists and Charts to track your baby's development, identify potentially dangerous medications and drugs, and record the milestones in your pregnancy.
 

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Contents

Part I The Truth About Getting Pregnant
1
Part II Your First Trimester WeekbyWeek
169
Part III Your Second Trimester WeekbyWeek
379
Part IV Your Third Trimester WeekbyWeek
483
Part V What Other Pregnancy Books Wont Tell You
559
Part VI Birth and Beyond
689
Appendix A Glossary
805
Appendix B Further Reading
817
Index
821
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About the author (2004)

ANN DOUGLAS is the author of twenty-one books, including numerous top-selling titles in the pregnancy and baby book categories. She is frequently quoted in the print and electronic media and is a much-sought-after speaker at health fairs and on parenting shows. Her books include The Mother of All. . . series, The Unofficial Guide to Childcare, and Choosing Childcare For DummiesŪ, all from Wiley.

JOHN R. SUSSMAN, M.D., is Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New Milford Hospital and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His other books include the bestselling Before You Conceive: The Complete Pregnancy Guide.

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