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Parenting: Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

Parenting: Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth by Paula Spencer
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For the past decade, Parenting magazine has gained the loyal readership of smart, involved parents by getting to the heart of what moms and dads need to know about raising a child. Now Parenting, with an advisory board of leading experts, have created a comprehensive sourcebook to give parents-to-be--and their newborns--the best start possible. The Parenting Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth takes you from conception through the first weeks of a baby's life. Here is up-to-the minute information on:

What's Going on in Your Body: Common changes

Tips for a good night's sleep
When to call the doctor
Pregnancy and sex

What's Going on in Your Head: Mood swings
Miscarriage fears
Ways to feel your best

How Baby Grows: Trimester-by-trimester look at fetal development

First flutters and kicks

Checkups and Tests: Choosing a caregiver

All about prenatal tests
Genetic counseling
Eating and fitness: sensible weight gain
Sneaking in nutrients
Foods to avoid
Exercise basics
Getting your body back after pregnancy

Special Situations: Multiple births

Placenta problems
Gestational diabetes
Older mom
Bed rest
The breech baby

The Big Day: Why every labor is different

Pain management
Stage of labor
Epidural pros and cons
Cesarean birth

Plus: Work Concerns

Newborn basics
  Naming baby
Travel tips
Real moms' advice stories
Handy checklists
And much more!
Random House Publishing Group; March 2013
384 pages; ISBN 9780345544421
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Title: Parenting: Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
Author: Paula Spencer; Parenting Magazine Editors