Pregnancy For Dummies, 2nd UK Edition
Both new and seasoned parents alike have questions and concerns over the course of the nine-month adventure. Pregnancy For Dummies offers comfort and reassurance while serving as a guide to what mother and baby experience before, during, and just after birth. Here, you’ll find expert advice on diets and exercise when you’re pregnant; guidance on following your baby’s development, trimester by trimester; tips on how to prepare for the big day; techniques for taking care of yourself before and after delivery; and support for caring for a newborn baby.
Pregnancy For Dummies gives 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 medical and nutritional information and updated resources/changes in NHS practice, so that new mums will feel prepared and reassured ahead of the birth.
- A guide to what mother and baby experience before, during, and just after birth
- Helpful information on preparing for pregnancy
- Advice on diet and exercise during pregnancy
- Information on your rights and welfare benefits
- Guidance on how to care for a newborn baby
If you’re an expectant mum looking for practical, down-to-earth guidance on what to expect before, during, and after pregnancy, Pregnancy For Dummies will keep you prepared and reassured every step along the way.
Part I: The Game Plan 7
Chapter 1: From Here to Maternity 9
Chapter 2: I Think I'm Pregnant! 23
Chapter 3: Preparing for Life during Pregnancy 31
Chapter 4: Checking Out Your Rights and Welfare Benefits 51
Chapter 5: Diet and Exercise for the Expectant Mother 57
Part II: Pregnancy: A Drama in Three Acts 75
Chapter 6: The First Trimester 77
Chapter 7: The Second Trimester 99
Chapter 8: The Third Trimester 111
Chapter 9: Understanding Antenatal Testing 135
Part III: The Big Event: Labour, Delivery and Recovery 147
Chapter 10: I Think I'm in Labour! 149
Chapter 11: Special Delivery: Bringing Your Baby into the World 169
Chapter 12: Hello, World! Your Newborn 185
Chapter 13: Taking Care of Yourself after Delivery 205
Chapter 14 : Feeding Your Baby 225
Part IV: Special Concerns 245
Chapter 15: Pregnancies with Special Considerations 247
Chapter 16: When Things Get Complicated 267
Chapter 17: Pregnancy in Sickness and in Health 283
Chapter 18: Coping with the Unexpected 297
Part V: The Part of Tens 303
Chapter 19: Ten Things Nobody Tells You 305
Chapter 20: Ten (Or So) Old Wives' Tales 309
Chapter 21: Ten Landmarks in Foetal Development 313
Chapter 22: Ten Key Things You Can See on Ultrasound 317
Appendix: The Pregnant Man: Having a Baby from a Dad's Perspective 325
Dr Roger Henderson has also been a GP for 20 years, and writes for The Sunday Times and the Sunday Mirror. He is also the medical consultant to the health website NetDoctor.
Joanne Stone, MD, and Keith Eddleman, MD, are obstetrician-gynaecologists.
Mary Duenwald is a veteran journalist.