Canada's Pregnancy Care Book

by Jacqueline Thomas, Michele Farrugia, Paul Bernstein

Robert Rose | September 3, 2009 | Trade Paperback

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Essential reading for anyone who is thinking about becoming pregnant or is already pregnant.

This comprehensive book features extensive yet easy-to-understand information on everything related to pregnancy, from preconception to birth.

The highly readable presentation style covers the following areas:

  • Part 1 -- Before You Become Pregnant: everything from genetics basics to avoiding risks such as food toxins
  • Part 2 -- Your First Trimester (Months 1 to 3): information on screening tests, diet and nutrition
  • Part 3 -- Your Second Trimester (Months 4 to 6): everything from body changes to personal care to exercising safely
  • Part 4 -- Your Third Trimester (Months 7 to 9): birth and newborn planning, childbirth classes and preparing for labor
  • Part 5 -- Your Labor and Delivery: birth positions, labor stages, special deliveries and interventions
  • Part 6 -- After Your Baby Is Born: information on newborn care, healthy parenthood and diet and exercise for breast-feeding mothers

Health conditions and complications specific to each trimester are featured, as is an FAQ section. With extensive charts, tables and illustrations, and a full-color presentation, this book will appeal to a wide range of consumers.

Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the top teaching hospitals in North America and one of Canada''s pre-eminent patient care, research and academic health science centers.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 10.5 × 7.75 × 0.81 in

Published: September 3, 2009

Publisher: Robert Rose

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0778802310

ISBN - 13: 9780778802310

Found in: Pregnancy and Childbirth

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Canada's Pregnancy Care Book

by Jacqueline Thomas, Michele Farrugia, Paul Bernstein

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 10.5 × 7.75 × 0.81 in

Published: September 3, 2009

Publisher: Robert Rose

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0778802310

ISBN - 13: 9780778802310

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Introduction Welcome to the Mount Sinai Hospital Pregnancy Care Book ! But why another pregnancy book, you might ask? Surely between the plethora of previously published books and the Internet, there is no need for yet another book about pregnancy. At the outset, we asked this question, too. Then we spoke to the people who count -- our patients. We soon learned that some books tended to scare women with textbook detail, some were too superficial, and none reflected our approach to pregnancy and childbirth. We set out to write a balanced, practical, and straight-talking guide. We think we''ve succeeded in clarifying the progress of an uncomplicated pregnancy and have prepared you to handle any complications you might encounter along the road. We''re not here to scare you, but rather to prepare you for childbirth. It is au courant to have a philosophy about pregnancy and birth. We won''t be preachy, but we do believe that Pregnancy is a condition of health, not a disease Pregnancy and birth can be a time of vulnerability to medical problems, and monitoring is wise to ensure continued health Birth is a rite of passage but not the most important part of either pregnancy or parenthood Safety of mother and child is paramount Health-care professionals should support women in their choices The information in this book is supported by medical research, where it is available. Surprisingly, perhaps, many aspects of obstetric care have not been adequately researched and we can only rely
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents Introduction My Pregnancy Diary Part 1 Planning Your Pregnancy Are you ready Fertility refresher Genetics primer Genetic diseases Pre-pregnancy medical check-up Chronic medical conditions Environmental exposures Infectious diseases Medications Pregnancy after 35 Frequently asked questions What''s next Part 2 Early Pregnancy Progress Month 1 (Week 1 to 4) So you think you are pregnant Calculating your due date Fetal growth and development Looking and feeling pregnant Choosing your health-care providers Early pregnancy medical check-up Birthing philosophies Delivery options Childbirth classes Pregnancy support Frequently asked questions What''s next Part 3 Eating Well for a Healthy Pregnancy Eating for two (or more) Macronutrients Healthy weight gain Micronutrient supplements Food guides Diets for adolescents in pregnancy Diets for mothers of multiples Organic foods Food allergies and avoidance Food preparation safety Frequently asked questions What''s next Part 4 First Trimester Progress Month 2 to 3 (Week 4 to 12) Dividing your time ... and your cells Fetal growth and development Looking and feeling pregnant Personal care and comfort Sex during pregnancy First trimester medical check-up Genetic screening and diagnostic tests Miscarriage Abnormal pregnancies Traveling safety Working safety Frequently asked questions What''s next Part 5 Exercising Safely During Pregnancy Not so fragile Body changes and challenges Preparing for an exercise program General exerc
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From the Publisher

Essential reading for anyone who is thinking about becoming pregnant or is already pregnant.

This comprehensive book features extensive yet easy-to-understand information on everything related to pregnancy, from preconception to birth.

The highly readable presentation style covers the following areas:

  • Part 1 -- Before You Become Pregnant: everything from genetics basics to avoiding risks such as food toxins
  • Part 2 -- Your First Trimester (Months 1 to 3): information on screening tests, diet and nutrition
  • Part 3 -- Your Second Trimester (Months 4 to 6): everything from body changes to personal care to exercising safely
  • Part 4 -- Your Third Trimester (Months 7 to 9): birth and newborn planning, childbirth classes and preparing for labor
  • Part 5 -- Your Labor and Delivery: birth positions, labor stages, special deliveries and interventions
  • Part 6 -- After Your Baby Is Born: information on newborn care, healthy parenthood and diet and exercise for breast-feeding mothers

Health conditions and complications specific to each trimester are featured, as is an FAQ section. With extensive charts, tables and illustrations, and a full-color presentation, this book will appeal to a wide range of consumers.

Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the top teaching hospitals in North America and one of Canada''s pre-eminent patient care, research and academic health science centers.

About the Author

Dr. Michèle Farrugia is a staff obstetrician and gynecologist at Mount Sinai Hospital, as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Jacqueline Thomas is a staff obstetrician and gynecologist at Mount Sinai Hospital, as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Paul Bernstein is the Head of the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai Hospital and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.

by Dr. Michèle Farrugia, MD, FRCS(C) ; Dr. Jacqueline Thomas, MD, FRCS(C) ; and Dr. Paul Bern