The Pregnancy Bible: Your Complete Guide To Pregnancy And Early Parenthood

Editor Joanne Stone, Keith Eddleman

Firefly Books | September 30, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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The Pregnancy Bible, with 300,000 copies sold, is the most attractive and complete guide to this important event in parents'' lives.

This updated edition includes authoritative information about the latest developments on a number of significant issues affecting the well-being of an expectant mother and her baby. Specifically, these include:

  • Revisions to the FDA/USDA food pyramid
  • New CDC recommendations about mercury and fish
  • Update on nuchal translucency screening
  • Update on screening for genetic disorders (in particular in the Ashkenazi Jewish population)
  • Updated information about loss rates after amniocentesis
  • The availability of ancillary testing when undergoing CVS/ amnio (like aneuploidy FISH and microdeletion FISH)
  • New information about 3D/4D ultrasound
  • A new emphasis on the importance of reporting domestic violence
  • Recent trends in cesarean delivery "on demand"
  • The importance of keeping vaccinations up to date
  • Updated information on teeth whitening
  • An updated section on the "breech" position
  • Update on Down syndrome screening.

The Pregnancy Bible covers the complete sequence of fetal development in utero week by week. Each stage is illustrated with full color photography. Many photos are life-size and reproduced from state-of-the-art ultrasound images. The book also uses step-by-step illustrations, sidebars, practical suggestions, topics to discuss, checklist charts, quick-reference gatefold spreads, check-up calendars, a directory and other easy-to-access information and advice to guide expectant parents through the pregnancy, birth and early infancy.

American Reference Books Annual praised The Pregnancy Bible for its "easy-to-understand style that will especially appeal to first-time parents." It is an essential addition to public and consumer health library collections and one that customers will request by name.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 392 pages, 9.75 × 7.5 × 1.06 in

Published: September 30, 2008

Publisher: Firefly Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554073804

ISBN - 13: 9781554073801

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The Pregnancy Bible: Your Complete Guide To Pregnancy And Early Parenthood

Editor Joanne Stone, Keith Eddleman

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 392 pages, 9.75 × 7.5 × 1.06 in

Published: September 30, 2008

Publisher: Firefly Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554073804

ISBN - 13: 9781554073801

About the Book

Now fully updated to reflect recent advances, this comprehensive, reader-friendly and up-to-date guide for expecting mothers and fathers features step-by-step illustrations, quick reference gatefolds, and a directory of test and procedures.

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Introduction Since it was first published in 2003, The Pregnancy Bible has proved to be invaluable to the expectant mothers and fathers who acquired a copy. Pregnancy is a unique experience and one that you will want to enjoy while doing what''s best for your baby. Today, a great deal more is known about the risks to a baby''s normal development, and also what a woman needs to do to successfully meet the challenges of pregnancy, labor, and delivery than was possible in the past. However, all the information that is now available, particularly relating to situations that may be, evenly remotely, out of the ordinary, is rarely known in total to a single physician, no matter how well trained and experienced he or she is. That is why, to produce a thoroughly researched book, The Pregnancy Bible was created with a team of experts in every related field including genetics, midwifery, gynecology, and obstetrics, pregnancy nutrition and exercise, psychology, fetology, and pediatrics. Additionally, teachers in natural childbirth techniques, breastfeeding, and baby care were consulted. Five years on, we''ve gone back to the experts to ensure that the information is thoroughly up to date. This revised edition of The Pregnancy Bible continues to cover every aspect of pregnancy, birth, and new parenthood. Although it cannot replace the care and attention that you''ll receive from your healthcare providers, who''ll know you as an individual, it can supplement that advice, explain procedure
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents Introduction PART I MIRACULOUS BEGINNINGS THE STORY OF PREGNANCY Sperm meets egg The journey to the uterus Your baby''s inheritance The first signs of pregnancy Your pregnant body: 1st trimester Your pregnant body: 2nd trimester Your baby week by week Your pregnant body: 3rd trimester How your baby is born PART II ENJOYING YOUR PREGNANCY YOUR PREGNANT BODY Inner changes Outer changes Will it harm your baby? Everyday hazards Working safely Traveling safely YOUR PRENATAL CARE The basics of good care Your first visit Subsequent visits Special pregnancies NINE MONTHS OF HEALTHY EATING Making healthy adjustments How to eat a balanced diet The essential nutrients Avoiding food hazards KEEPING FIT Preparing for exercise Planning your program Using relaxation techniques LOOKING GREAT Top-to-toe care Your maternity wardrobe THE SECRET LIFE OF YOUR UNBORN BABY The safety of the uterus Your baby''s senses Your active baby The birth instigator MANAGING YOUR EMOTIONS AND INTIMACY Your response to pregnancy You and your partner Minimizing labor worries PREGNANCY FOR DADS New to fatherhood Redefining your relationship Your role at the birth Thinking about the future CHOICES IN CHILDBIRTH Childbirth classes Deciding where to give birth Support measures for labor Interventions and procedures GETTING READY FOR THE BIRTH OF YOUR BABY Decisions about your baby Shopping for your baby Preparing for labor Going overdue YOUR LABOR AND BIRTH EXPERIENCE Recognizing labor The stages o
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From the Publisher

The Pregnancy Bible, with 300,000 copies sold, is the most attractive and complete guide to this important event in parents'' lives.

This updated edition includes authoritative information about the latest developments on a number of significant issues affecting the well-being of an expectant mother and her baby. Specifically, these include:

  • Revisions to the FDA/USDA food pyramid
  • New CDC recommendations about mercury and fish
  • Update on nuchal translucency screening
  • Update on screening for genetic disorders (in particular in the Ashkenazi Jewish population)
  • Updated information about loss rates after amniocentesis
  • The availability of ancillary testing when undergoing CVS/ amnio (like aneuploidy FISH and microdeletion FISH)
  • New information about 3D/4D ultrasound
  • A new emphasis on the importance of reporting domestic violence
  • Recent trends in cesarean delivery "on demand"
  • The importance of keeping vaccinations up to date
  • Updated information on teeth whitening
  • An updated section on the "breech" position
  • Update on Down syndrome screening.

The Pregnancy Bible covers the complete sequence of fetal development in utero week by week. Each stage is illustrated with full color photography. Many photos are life-size and reproduced from state-of-the-art ultrasound images. The book also uses step-by-step illustrations, sidebars, practical suggestions, topics to discuss, checklist charts, quick-reference gatefold spreads, check-up calendars, a directory and other easy-to-access information and advice to guide expectant parents through the pregnancy, birth and early infancy.

American Reference Books Annual praised The Pregnancy Bible for its "easy-to-understand style that will especially appeal to first-time parents." It is an essential addition to public and consumer health library collections and one that customers will request by name.

About the Author

Joanne Stone, MD, and Keith Eddleman, MD, are associate professors of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

consulting editiors Joanne Stone, MD and Keith Eddelman, MD

Editorial Reviews

[Review of earlier edition:] Written in an easy-to-understand style that will especially appeal to first-time parents... Throughout the well-written text are sidebars with relevant information, charts and diagrams, and color photographs... highly recommended for public and consumer health library collections.
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