Great Expectations: Your All-In-One Resource For Pregnancy & Childbirth (Paperback)

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Sandy Jones, MA, is the author of eight international best-selling parenting books including, Crying Baby, Sleepless Nights; Good Things For Babies; Learning for Little Kids: A Parent's Sourcebook for the Years 3-8; and The Consumer Reports Guide to Baby Products.

Marcie Jones, MA, is a freelance writer and editor. She has written for magazines and newspapers, and has taught writing at the University of Baltimore. She is the mother of a four-year-old daughter.

Created under the editorial guidance of Peter S. Bernstein, MD, MPH, FACOG, Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Women’s Health of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Claire M. Westdahl, CNM, MPH, FACNM, Director, Nurse Midwifery, Emory University School of Medicine. Recommended by the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

Highly praised by expectant parents and childbirth educators alike, this comprehensive pregnancy reference (704 pages) is specifically designed for today’s hurried moms (and dads) for getting them through pregnancy and early baby care. Numerous navigation aides in the volume help parents to rapidly access critical information.

The beautifully-illustrated, Your Pregnancy Week-by-Week section details every body change for both Mom and Baby for nine months with hundreds of timely coping tips. The Managing Your Pregnancy section includes: strategies for planning maternity leave; exercise guidelines; what to eat and what to avoid; safe and unsafe medications; and how to locate the best childcare and pediatricians. The illustrated Baby Gear Guide warns about unsafe products and offers solid, research-based facts for choosing the safest car seats, cribs, soft carriers, baby diapers and clothing. Your Guide to Giving Birth is the most up-to-date labor and birth resource available to parents today.

Based on brand-new medical evidence, it helps families to realistically plan for labor and delivery, including detailed "you are there" descriptions for every major intervention and medication they’re likely to encounter -- such as epidurals, inductions and cesarean sections. You and Your Baby presents a complete guide for the first six months of life after birth.

There's mom-friendly advice for post-birth recovery, and baby-sensitive care strategies for feeding, bathing, diapering, soothing and helping a baby to sleep. The book’s Resource Guide lists over 100 of the best Internet sites for parents. The comprehensive Pregnancy Dictionary translates 200-plus pregnancy and medical terms into easy-to-understand lay language.

"I have this book as well as What to Expect When Expecting, and I find this book to be so much better as it gives a week to week breakdown of what is happening to both mom and baby. I pick up this book each week as my p...


Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
ISBN 9780760741320
Genre HEALTH & FITNESS / Pregnancy & Childbirth
Format Paperback
Pages 682
Publisher Date 2004-12-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Sterling Pub Co Inc
Copyright Year 2004
Height 8.75 in
Wdth 5.75 in
Thickness 2.0 in
Unit weight 2.5 lb
Language English
Subtitle Your All-In-One Resource For Pregnancy & Childbirth
Audience General/trade
Authors Jones, Sandy

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  • Pregnant - read this!

    It is an accurate and full review of what you need to know about being pregnant and prepare for child birth. For a first timer like me, I have to say that I have found this book invaluable without being over whelming or frightening like some others tend to be. Clear, precise and to the point.

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    I think this is the absolute BEST book for pregnancy. If you are pregnant, PURCHASE THIS BOOK! It's a great price--and provides a HUGE amount of great information without scaring you (like What to Expect--in my opinion) It's not too medical, but is very common sense. I give this to everyone I know that is pregnant!

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