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Pregnancy All-In-One For Dummies

Pregnancy All-In-One For Dummies

Consumer Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-119-23551-4 April 2016 576 Pages




Your all-encompassing guide to having a happy, healthy pregnancy

Are you an expectant parent looking for sound, expert guidance as you prepare to welcome a new addition to your family? Pregnancy All-in-One For Dummies has done the legwork for you, offering a one-stop compilation of the hottest topics and most relevant information culled from several successful For Dummies pregnancy titles. Covering everything from conception to the delivery room—and beyond—it gives moms and dads-to-be the reassuring answers they need during this very special time.

Your pregnancy and childbirth experiences should be happy ones, but they're bound to be rife with questions—especially if you're a first-time parent, having a child later in life, or embarking on your first multiple birth. Luckily, this friendly guide is here to put your mind at ease, offering authoritative coverage of everything you can expect to encounter in the first, second, and third trimesters of pregnancy, as well as all the special considerations you may come across along the way, such as diet, exercise, labor and delivery options, breastfeeding, and so much more.

  • Make pregnancy and childbirth an enjoyable experience
  • Find out about nutrients that are critical to your baby's development
  • Get authoritative guidance on making a birth plan

Why turn to dozens of pregnancy resources when all the helpful, down-to-earth guidance you're looking for is right here, in one convenient place?

Introduction 1

Book 1: Getting Started with Your Pregnancy Preparation 5

CHAPTER 1: Seeing Double (Lines): And So It Begins 7

CHAPTER 2: Practitioners, Prenatal Visits, and Maintaining Good Health 21

CHAPTER 3: Diet, Exercise, and Expectant Moms 39

CHAPTER 4: Oh, the Changes You’ll See: Physical, Emotional, and Embarrassing Unmentionables 55

CHAPTER 5: Creating a Birth Plan 81

Book 2: From Twinkle to Term: The Countdown to Labor and Beyond 91

CHAPTER 1: The First Trimester 93

CHAPTER 2: The Second Trimester 119

CHAPTER 3: The Third Trimester 143

CHAPTER 4: Honey, I Think I’m in Labor! 173

CHAPTER 5: Special Delivery: Bringing Your Baby into the World 199

CHAPTER 6: Hello, World! Meeting Your Newborn 219

CHAPTER 7: Taking Care of Yourself after Delivery 235

Book 3: All about Nutrition While Pregnant 259

CHAPTER 1: Managing Your Eating Habits and Weight Gain 261

CHAPTER 2: Nourishing Your Bump: Proper Nutrition during Pregnancy 271

CHAPTER 3: Knowing What Foods to Avoid 297

Book 4: Staying Fit While Pregnant 313

CHAPTER 1: Recognizing the Benefits of a Fit Pregnancy 315

CHAPTER 2: Designing a Safe Prenatal Fitness Program 323

CHAPTER 3: Knowing Which Activities Are Best (And Which to Avoid) 335

CHAPTER 4: Getting Up and Moving 347

CHAPTER 5: Recovering from the Labor Marathon and Getting Up and at ’Em 361

Book 5: Feeding Your Baby: Breast, Bottle, or Both? 377

CHAPTER 1: Feeding Your Baby: A Primer for Breast and Bottle 379

CHAPTER 2: Delving Deeper into Breastfeeding 403

CHAPTER 3: Common Concerns and Challenges 419

Book 6: Special Conditions 439

CHAPTER 1: Pregnancies with Special Considerations 441

CHAPTER 2: When Things Get Complicated 465

CHAPTER 3: Pregnancy from Sickness to Health 487

CHAPTER 4: Coping with the Unexpected 509

Index 515