Everything expectant mums need to know, trimester by trimester
Both new and seasoned parents alike have questions and concerns over the course of the nine-month adventure. Pregnancy For Dummies offers comfort and reassurance while serving as a guide to what mother and baby experience before, during, and just after birth. Here, you’ll find expert advice on diets and exercise when you’re pregnant; guidance on following your baby’s development, trimester by trimester; tips on how to prepare for the big day; techniques for taking care of yourself before and after delivery; and support for caring for a newborn baby.
Pregnancy For Dummies gives parents-to-be authoritative, friendly, up-to-date advice on every aspect of pregnancy and childbirth. This new edition offers all of the latest information expecting parents want to know, including medical and nutritional information and updated resources/changes in NHS practice, so that new mums will feel prepared and reassured ahead of the birth.
If you’re an expectant mum looking for practical, down-to-earth guidance on what to expect before, during, and after pregnancy, Pregnancy For Dummies will keep you prepared and reassured every step along the way.
About the Author
Dr Sarah Jarvis has been a GP for 20 years. She is the resident doctor on the BBC's The One Show, and a regular columnist for Good Housekeeping and My Weekly.
Dr Roger Henderson has also been a GP for 20 years, and writes for The Sunday Times and the Sunday Mirror. He is also the medical consultant to the health website NetDoctor.
Joanne Stone, MD, and Keith Eddleman, MD, are obstetrician-gynaecologists.
Mary Duenwald is a veteran journalist.
Part I: The Game Plan
Chapter 1: From Here to Maternity
Chapter 2: I Think I'm Pregnant!
Chapter 3: Preparing for Life during Pregnancy
Chapter 4: Checking Out Your Rights and Welfare Benefits
Chapter 5: Diet and Exercise for the Expectant Mother
Part II: Pregnancy: A Drama in Three Acts
Chapter 6: The First Trimester
Chapter 7: The Second Trimester
Chapter 8: The Third Trimester
Chapter 9: Understanding Antenatal Testing
Part III: The Big Event: Labour, Delivery and Recovery
Chapter 10: I Think I'm in Labour!
Chapter 11: Special Delivery: Bringing Your Baby into the World
Chapter 12: Hello, World! Your Newborn
Chapter 13: Taking Care of Yourself after Delivery
Chapter 14 : Feeding Your Baby
Part IV: Special Concerns
Chapter 15: Pregnancies with Special Considerations
Chapter 16: When Things Get Complicated
Chapter 17: Pregnancy in Sickness and in Health
Chapter 18: Coping with the Unexpected
Part V: The Part of Tens
Chapter 19: Ten Things Nobody Tells You
Chapter 20: Ten (Or So) Old Wives' Tales
Chapter 21: Ten Landmarks in Foetal Development
Chapter 22: Ten Key Things You Can See on Ultrasound
Appendix: The Pregnant Man: Having a Baby from a Dad's Perspective