The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything In Between

by Ann Douglas

Wiley | May 17, 2011 | Trade Paperback |

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If you''re looking for the inside scoop on what it''s really like to have a baby, you''ve come to the right place. This comprehensive guide features a friendly, fresh, and fun approach to the greatest adventure life has to offer. Based on the best advice from over 100 Canadian parents and panel of experts, this information is served up with a uniquely Canadian spin. The Mother of All Pregnancy Books is funny, entertaining, and packed with tons of nuts-and-bolts information and presents expectant parents with all the facts on such perennial hot topics as pain relief during labor, episiotomy, and circumcision, empowering them to make informed personal choices.

Unique and innovative, this book is packed with helpful tools readers won''t find anywhere else, including charts highlighting the risks of using various over-the-counter drug products during pregnancy, tables summarizing the functions of the 10 most important nutrients during pregnancy, lists of the 10 best-and worst-baby products, and much, much more. Featuring a glossary of pregnancy-related terms, a sample birth plan and a set of emergency childbirth procedures, The Mother of All Pregnancy Books isn''t afraid to tackle difficult subjects, like infertility, high-risk pregnancy, and pregnancy and infant loss -- topics that most other pregnancy books shy away from.

New features include:

  • The Pregnancy Roadmap: a week-by-week; month-by-month; and trimester-by-trimester overview of the key pregnancy milestones and highlights
  • Pregnancy Q & As
  • Baby Gear 101
  • Your Post-Partum Body
  • And a brand new section called "The Truth About Pregnancy Brain"

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 608 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 1.18 in

Published: May 17, 2011

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118034686

ISBN - 13: 9781118034682

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The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything In Between

by Ann Douglas

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 608 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 1.18 in

Published: May 17, 2011

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118034686

ISBN - 13: 9781118034682

Table of Contents

Medical Disclaimer iii Acknowledgements XI Introduction 1 Chapter 1: Are You Really Ready to Have a Baby? 5 A Question of Timing 6 A Baby? Maybe... Protecting Your Fertility 17 The Truth about Baby Fever: Not Everyone Catches It 25 Chapter 2: Your pre-game plan 29 Training for the Big Event 29 Your Pre-conception Checkup: The Insider''s Guide 50 Chapter 3: Sperm, Meet Egg 65 The Numbers Game 65 The Science of Conception 67 What You Can Do to Increase Your Odds of Conceiving Quickly 76 Chapter 4: Missed Conceptions 89 Do You Have a Fertility Problem? 89 The Major Causes of Infertility 100 The Brave New World of Assisted Reproduction 106 Riding the Infertility Roller Coaster 113 Chapter 5: Winning at Baby Roulette 119 A Little Bit Pregnant 119 Your First Prenatal Checkup 142 Early Pregnancy Worries 147 Chapter 6: Op eration Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby 151 The No-Worry Guide to Eating during Pregnancy 151 Your Pregnancy Gain Plan 176 Work it, Baby: Prenatal Fitness 187 Quitting Time: Smoking, Drinking, and Drugs 196 Sleeping for Two 204 (Don''t Get Too) Stressed about Stress 209 Staying Healthy during Pregnancy 216 Staying Safe at Home 225 Staying Healthy at Work 241 Chapter 7: The Pregnancy Road Map 247 The Complaint Department 247 Pregnancy Complaints from A to Z 248 Chapter 8: Your Incredible Growing Baby 298 The First Trimester: The Beginnings of Life, and the Start of a Whole New Way of Life 299 The Second Trimester: Goodbye Nausea, Hello Maternity Jeans 307 The Third Trim
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If you''re looking for the inside scoop on what it''s really like to have a baby, you''ve come to the right place. This comprehensive guide features a friendly, fresh, and fun approach to the greatest adventure life has to offer. Based on the best advice from over 100 Canadian parents and panel of experts, this information is served up with a uniquely Canadian spin. The Mother of All Pregnancy Books is funny, entertaining, and packed with tons of nuts-and-bolts information and presents expectant parents with all the facts on such perennial hot topics as pain relief during labor, episiotomy, and circumcision, empowering them to make informed personal choices.

Unique and innovative, this book is packed with helpful tools readers won''t find anywhere else, including charts highlighting the risks of using various over-the-counter drug products during pregnancy, tables summarizing the functions of the 10 most important nutrients during pregnancy, lists of the 10 best-and worst-baby products, and much, much more. Featuring a glossary of pregnancy-related terms, a sample birth plan and a set of emergency childbirth procedures, The Mother of All Pregnancy Books isn''t afraid to tackle difficult subjects, like infertility, high-risk pregnancy, and pregnancy and infant loss -- topics that most other pregnancy books shy away from.

New features include:

  • The Pregnancy Roadmap: a week-by-week; month-by-month; and trimester-by-trimester overview of the key pregnancy milestones and highlights
  • Pregnancy Q & As
  • Baby Gear 101
  • Your Post-Partum Body
  • And a brand new section called "The Truth About Pregnancy Brain"

About the Author

Ann Douglas is an award-winning journalist and the author of 28 books including The Mother of All Baby Books, The Mother of All Toddler Books, The Mother of All Parenting Books and The Mother of All Pregnancy Organizers. Ann''s various books are also available -- or forthcoming -- in China, Russia, Greece, Indonesia, and Finland. A parent educator and mother of four, Ann is also the co-author (with John R. Sussman, M.D.) of two other highly popular pregnancy books: The Unofficial Guide to Having a Baby and Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss . Ann recently served as the honorary Campaign Chair of the National Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies 9-Month Club and was recently named to the National Advisory Board for Invest in Kids. Known for her lively anecdotes and real-world advice, Ann has also been a regular contributor to WebMD.com, PregnancyandBaby.com and Yahoo! Canada. Ann writes regular columns for Conceive Magazine, Living Spree, Urban Baby and Toddler, City Parent and What''s Up Kids?. She has also written for such publications as Today''s Parent, Chatelaine, Canadian Living, and The Globe and Mail. She makes frequent appearances on both radio and television and is regularly quoted in such publications as Parenting, Parents, Fit Pregnancy, American Baby, and Working Mother. Ann lives in Peterborough, Ontario, with her husband and four children. Visit www.having-a-baby.com or www.anndouglas.ca.
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