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Parenting: Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

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On Sale: March 27, 2013
Pages: 384 | ISBN: 978-0-345-54442-1
Published by : Ballantine Books Ballantine Group
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THE ONLY PREGNANCY RESOURCE YOU'LL EVER NEED!

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
Prematurity


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!
Paula Spencer

About Paula Spencer

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Paula Spencer is a freelance writer whose eight books include The V Book and Momfidence!: An Oreo Never Killed Anybody and Other Secrets of Happier Parenting. Author of the “Momfidence!” column in Woman’s Day, she is also a contributing editor to Parenting and Baby Talk. She lives with her husband and four children in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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