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Author Warhus, Susan P., 1955-

Title Countdown to Baby : Answers to the 100 Most Asked Questions About Pregnancy and Childbirth.

Publication Info. Chicago : Addicus Books, 2003.


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Description 1 online resource (191 pages)
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Contents Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: First Trimester; 1 Getting Organized; 1. How is my due date calculated?; 2. When should I tell my family and friends that I am pregnant?; 3. What changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle should I make?; 4. How do I select the best doctor to deliver my baby?; 5. What about having a midwife deliver my baby?; 2 First Prenatal Visits; 1. When should I schedule my first prenatal visit?; 2. What is a medical history interview?; 3. Will I be able to hear the baby's heartbeat at this visit?
4. What is involved in the physical examination?5. When should I begin prenatal vitamins?; 6. I'm over age thirty-five; do I need genetic testing?; 7. When do I choose a hospital and the type of birth I'll have?; 8. What happens during my second prenatal visit?; 9. What is first trimester screening and should I have it?; 3 Potential Issues and Concerns; 1. If I've had an abortion in the past, will it affect my pregnancy now?; 2. What if I've had miscarriages in the past?; 3. What can I do for morning sickness?; 4. Is it normal to feel tired and wiped out?; 5. Do I have to get rid of my cats?
6. How do I know if I have an ectopic pregnancy?7. Is vaginal bleeding normal during the first trimester?; 8. How do I know if I'm miscarrying and what should I do?; Part II: Second Trimester; 4 Lifestyle and Habits; 1. What over-the-counter medicines can I safely take?; 2. How can I get calcium into my diet if I don't like milk?; 3. Can I consume caffeine while I'm pregnant?; 4. How much weight should I be gaining?; 5. Is it safe for me to bathe and swim?; 6. Is it okay to have sex during pregnancy?; 7. Can I color or chemically treat my hair during pregnancy?
8. Are bleeding gums and occasional nosebleeds normal?9. Can I have dental work done while I'm pregnant?; 10. Why am I having skin problems such as acne, rash, moles, and discoloration?; 5 Special Blood Testing, Fetal Movement, and Ultrasounds; 1. Should I take a blood test to check for fetal abnormalities?; 2. When should I feel the baby move?; 3. When do I get an ultrasound and what is involved?; 4. What are three-dimensional ultrasounds?; 6 Preparing for Baby; 1. What do I need to buy before the baby arrives?; 2. Can I paint the walls in the nursery?
3. Should I sign up for prenatal classes?4. What is a written birth plan and should I prepare one?; 5. How and when do I select a pediatrician for my baby?; 7 Potential Problems and Premature Delivery; 1. What if I have an incompetent cervix?; 2. Why is having twins a high-risk pregnancy?; 3. What happens if I go into premature labor?; Part III: Third Trimester; 8 Aches and Discomforts; 1. What can I do about indigestion, excessive gas, and constipation?; 2. What can I do about hemorrhoids?; 3. Is it normal to leak urine when I sneeze, laugh, or cough?
Note 4. What causes varicose veins and what can I do about them?
Summary Offering a valuable collection of questions most commonly asked by her patients, Dr. Warhus provides straightforward answers to issues that almost every pregnant woman has on her mind. Questions run the gamut from how to cope with morning sickness, indigestion, and acne to the pros and cons of C-sections, the risks of pre-eclampsia and hypertension, and managing pain during labor. Topics covered include selecting the best doctor; the benefits of midwives; the role of a doula in the birthing process; treatments for morning sickness; over-the-counter medications for colds and headaches; res.
Subject Pregnancy -- Popular works.
Pregnancy -- Miscellanea.
Childbirth -- Popular works.
Childbirth -- Miscellanea.
MEDICAL -- Gynecology & Obstetrics.
Childbirth. (OCoLC)fst00854780
Pregnancy. (OCoLC)fst01075102
Genre/Form Miscellanea. (OCoLC)fst01423854
Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Other Form: Print version: Warhus, Susan. Countdown to Baby : Answers to the 100 Most Asked Questions About Pregnancy and Childbirth. Chicago : Addicus Books, ©2003 9781886039681
ISBN 9781940495491 (electronic bk.)
1940495490 (electronic bk.)
9781940495484 (electronic bk.)
1940495482 (electronic bk.)
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