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Pregnancy For Dummies, UK Edition

Pregnancy For Dummies, UK Edition

Sarah Jarvis, Joanne Stone, Keith Eddleman, Mary Duenwald

ISBN: 978-1-119-99706-1

Mar 2011

384 pages

Select type: E-Book



In Pregnancy For DummiesDr Sarah Jarvis takes the reader through pregnancy,trimester bytrimester,following the baby’s growth and describing medical issues that might ensue.

This UK edition includes information on:

  • Getting the best care from the NHS for you and your baby
  • Welfare benefits for mothers and mums to be.
  • The newborn baby
  • Taking care of yourself after delivery
  • Choosing breast- or bottle-feeding
  • Special considerations,such as age, multiple births, complications, illness
  •  New ultrasound techniques,such as 4D
  • Working while pregnant and deciding when to return
  • Considering “alternative birth”procedures
  • Selecting and using an infant car seat
  • Preparing home,family and siblings for new baby
  • Caring for a premature child

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: Checking Out Your Rights and Welfare Benefits.

Chapter 5: Diet and Exercise for the Expectant Mother.

Part II: Pregnancy: A Drama in Three Acts.

Chapter 6: The First Trimester.

Chapter 7: The Second Trimester.

Chapter 8: The Third Trimester.

Chapter 9: Understanding Antenatal Testing.

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

Chapter 10: I Think I’m in Labour!

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: 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) Old Wives’ Tales.

Chapter 21: Ten Landmarks in Foetal Development.

Chapter 22: Ten Key Things You Can See on Ultrasound.

Appendix: The Pregnant Man: Having a Baby from a Dad’s Perspective.


“A new addition to this popular series, the book offers sound, practical advice for ever stage of pregnancy.” (Yoga & Health, May 2005)