Pregnancy For Dummies

Pregnancy For Dummies

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Pregnancy is among life's greatest adventures, an experience that inspires prospective parents to seek out reliable resources to answer all their newfound questions. Preparing to host a baby for a full term begins with understanding the reproductive process and how the mother's body prepares for and then nurtures its guest. Getting from there through maternity involves looking forward to labor, delivery, and recovery - and taking care of baby as the newborn gets to know the world around him.

Written by two practicing obstetricians who have cared for thousands of women and their families Pregnancy For Dummies organizes information so that you can enjoy the unfolding drama one trimester at a time. The informative and easy-to-read guide not only speaks to traditional husband-wife couples who are considering parenthood but also

Single parents Same-sex couples Adoptive parents Surrogate parents

Pregnancy For Dummies reassures readers with friendly - even fun - looks at fertility issues, signs and symptoms of pregnancy, and helpful advice on

Choosing the right practitioner and birthing facility Preparing for physical changes and mood swings Taking a childbirth class that suits your delivery choice Having a baby from Dad's perspective Recognizing the differences between real and false labor Understanding the reasons for a cesarean delivery Dealing with complications before and after the birth Deciding between breast and bottle Coping with postpartum blues

Designed as a companion to regular medical care, Pregnancy For Dummies delivers the kind of insight that can help you stay fit, active, and informed during your pregnancy - and excited about taking on the joyful job of bringing up baby!

Publisher: Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, c1999.
ISBN: 9780764550744
Characteristics: xxiv, 382 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Eddleman, Keith
Murray, Mary


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