The Pregnancy Care Book
The Pregnancy Care Book
The Pregnancy Care Book The Pregnancy Care Book The Pregnancy Care Book

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Publisher: Robert Rose

Author Statement: by Dr. Michèle Farrugia, MD, FRCS(C) ; Dr. Jacqueline Thomas, MD, FRCS(C) ; and Dr. Paul Bernstein, MD, FRCS [C]
Audience: Trade
Specs: hundreds of full color photographs, charts, graphs, and illustrations, index
Pages: 448
Trim Size: 7 3/4" x 10 1/2"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20090828
Copyright Year: 2009
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The Pregnancy Care Book

The essential companion for prospective parents.

The essential companion for prospective parents.

This comprehensive reference on pregnancy is written by doctors from the renowned Mount Sinai Hospital. These experts provide easy-to-understand information and careful counsel on everything related to pregnancy, from preconception to birth.

The information is organized in the following user-friendly sections:

  • Before You Become Pregnant -- from genetics basics to parenting styles to avoiding risks like food toxins
  • Your First Trimester -- information on screening tests, diet and nutrition
  • Your Second Trimester -- expected body changes, personal care and comfort, exercising safely
  • Your Third Trimester -- birth and newborn planning, childbirth classes, preparing for labor
  • Your Labor and Delivery -- from birthing positions and the stages of labor to special deliveries
  • After Your Baby Is Born -- newborn care, healthy parenthood, diet and exercise advice for breast-feeding mothers.

An important feature is the extensive coverage of health conditions, concerns and complications specific to each stage of pregnancy. Frequently asked questions reassure expectant mothers and fathers every step of the way, and there are numerous charts, tables and illustrations in color.

The Pregnancy Care Book is essential reading and study material for every soon-to-be parent.


Dr. Michèle Farrugia is a staff obstetrician and gynecologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and an assistant professor at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Jacqueline Thomas is a staff obstetrician and gynecologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and an associate professor at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Paul Bernstein is the head of the General Obstetrics and Gynecology Division at Mount Sinai Hospital and an associate professor at the University of Toronto.


Table of Contents

Part 1: Before You Become Pregnant
Planning Your Pregnancy
Fertility & Conception
Genetics Basics
Optimizing Your Health

    Getting into shape for Pregnancy

Special Nutrient Needs
Avoiding Risks
    Alcohol & Drugs; Smoking; Prescription Medication; Over-the-Counter Medications; Food Toxins; Specific Foods; Environmental Pollutants; Hot Tubs & Saunas

Consulting Health-Care Professionals
Delivery Options
    Home Birth
    Birthing Room
    Hospital Room
    Water Birth

Feeding Choices
Health Conditions & Complications
    Chicken pox; Parovirus; Herpes; Rubella; Syphilis; HIV; Hepatitis B; Gonorrhea; Chlamydia; Cancer


Part 2: Your First Trimester (Months 1 to 3)
First signs of Pregnancy
Visiting Your Doctor
Growth & Development
Screening Tests
Diet & nutrition

    Increasing Energy Demands
    Healthy Weight Gain
    Meal Planning
    Foods to Avoid

Health Conditions & Complications
    Listeriosis; Gingivitis; Leg Cramps; Nausea & Vomiting of Pregnancy; Anemia; Constipation & Hemorrhoids; Heartburn; Pica


Part 3: Your Second Trimester (Months 4 to 6)
Growth & Development
Visiting Your Doctor
Your Body Changes

    Hormone Levels
    Blood Circulation
    Respiration & Metabolism
    Hair, Tails & Skin
    Stretch Marks

Personal Care & Comfort
    Maternity Clothing

Exercising Safely
Relaxation Strategies
Working Safely
Traveling Safely
Safe Sex
Health Conditions & Complications
    Rashes of Pregnancy; Cholestasis; Gestational Diabetes Mellitus; Thyroid Disorders


Part 4: Your Third Trimester (Months 7 to 9)
Growth & Development
Visiting Your Doctor
Life in the Womb
Birth & Newborn Planning

    Birth Plan
    Birthing Facility
    Birth Partner
    Childbirth Classes
    Baby Furnishings & Clothing
    Bed & Sleeping Safety

Multiple Pregnancy Preparations
Preparing for Labor
    Body Changes
    Exercises & Massages
    False Labor

Health Conditions & Complications
    Group B Streptococcus


Part 5: Your Labor and Delivery

    Labor Signs
    Early Sign
    Imminent Indications

Birth Positions

Labor Stages
    Early or Latent Labor
    Active Labor

Special Deliveries
    Multiple Delivery
    Premature Delivery

    Pain Relief
    Forceps & Vacuum Extractors
    Cesarean Section

Health Conditions & Complications
    Babies: Birth Abnormalities
    Mothers: Postpartum Infections; Postpartum Hemorrhage; Uterine Prolapse


Part 6: After Your Baby Is Born
First Moments

    First Breath & Cry
    Health Assessment

Newborn Care
Feeding Your Baby
    Changing Your Baby
    Holding Your Baby
    Caring for the Umbilical Cord
    Caring for Circumcision
    Dressing Your Baby
    Bathing your Baby
    Carrying Your Baby

Visiting Your Doctor
Breastfeeding & Formula-feeding
Diet & Exercise for Breastfeeding Mothers
    Weight Loss
    Meal Plans
    Exercise Routines

Healthy Parenthood
    Sleeping & Feeding Routines
    Emotional Demands
    First Aid

Healthy Childhood
    Growth Charts
    Development Milestones

Health Conditions & Complications
    Mothers: Blocked Milk Ducts; Mastitis; Cracked ipples; Thrush; Letdown Failure; Urinary Incontinence
    Babies: Constipation; Diarrhea; Fever; Colds; Group B Streptococcus; Meningitis; Oral Thrush; Eczema; Blocked Tear Ducts; Conjunctivitis; Neonatal Jaundice; Hypoglycemia



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