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Pregnancy For Dummies, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-46684-1
384 pages
January 2009
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Now updated--our bestselling guide to a safe and healthy pregnancy

With robust sales and its own four-part cable TV series, Pregnancy For Dummies has been a perennial favorite, giving parents-to-be authoritative, friendly, up-to-date advice on every aspect of pregnancy and childbirth. This new edition offers all of the latest information expecting parents want to know, including expanded coverage on the health and well-being of both mother and child. It takes readers through the first, second, and third trimesters, providing new and updated coverage of prenatal genetic screening and diagnosis, amniocentesis, new high-tech ultrasounds, and the revised FDA/USDA food pyramid. It also discusses the recent celebrity trend of "on-demand" cesarean sections, multiple births, what to expect in labor and delivery, postpartum care, choosing bottle or breastfeeding, preparing a home (and siblings) for a new baby, caring for preemies, and the mother's mental as well as physical health.

"A thorough, accurate, and highly informative guide."
--Los Angeles Times

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Introduction.

Part I: The Game Plan.

Chapter 1: From Here to Maternity.

Chapter 2: I Think I’m Pregnant!

Chapter 3: Preparing for Life during Pregnancy.

Chapter 4: Diet and Exercise for the Expectant Mother.

Part II: Pregnancy: A Drama in Three Acts.

Chapter 5: The First Trimester.

Chapter 6: The Second Trimester.

Chapter 7: The Third Trimester.

Chapter 8: Understanding Prenatal Testing.

Chapter 9: Checking Your Pregnancy Week-By-Week.

Part III: The Big Event: Labor, Delivery, and Recovery.

Chapter 10: Honey, I Think I’m in Labor!

Chapter 11: Special Delivery: Bringing Your Baby into the World.

Chapter 12: Hello, World! Your Newborn.

Chapter 13: Taking Care of Yourself after Delivery.

Chapter 14: Feeding Your Baby.

Part IV: Dealing with Special Concerns.

Chapter 15: Pregnancies with Special Considerations.

Chapter 16: When Things Get Complicated.

Chapter 17: Pregnancy in Sickness and in Health.

Chapter 18: Coping with the Unexpected.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Things Nobody Tells You.

Chapter 20: Ten (Or So) Healthy Snacks for Pregnant Women.

Chapter 21: Ten Key Things You Can See on Ultrasound.

Index.

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Joanne Stone, MD, is a full-time faculty member in the internationally renowned Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. She is the director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and also cares for patients with problem pregnancies. She has lectured throughout the country, is widely published in medical journals, and has been interviewed frequently for television and magazines on topics related to pregnancy, with a special emphasis on the management of multi-fetal pregnancies. She was a co-star in the critically acclaimed series Pregnancy For Dummies on the Discovery Health Channel. Away from the hospital she loves to spend time with her husband, George, and her two wonderful girls, Chloe and Sabrina.

Keith Eddleman, MD, works with Joanne at Mount Sinai. He is a professor in the medical school and the Director of Obstetrics at the hospital. He teaches medical students, residents, and fellows; lectures throughout the world; and appears often on television to discuss issues concerning the care of pregnant women. His areas of special expertise are ultrasound and reproductive genetics. He was also a co-star on the critically acclaimed series Pregnancy For Dummies on the Discovery Health Channel. His free time, when he has any, is split between spending time with his family at their apartment in Manhattan or at their country house in upstate New York.

Mary Duenwald is a writer and editor who has specialized in medicine and science journalism for many years. She has written for the New York Times, Discover, Smithsonian, and Departures. She has been executive editor of Harper’s Bazaar, Women’s Sports & Fitness, and The Sciences magazines and a senior editor for Vogue. She is currently a contributing editor for GQ. She is also the mother of twins, Nick and Claire Murray.

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