Recognized for its reassuring advice, authoritative information, and easy-to-understand style, The Everything Pregnancy Book, 3rd Edition is the must-have reference guide for a happy, healthy, and well-informed pregnancy. Updated, redesigned, and packed with even more information, this month-by-month resource walks moms (and dads!) to-be through the different phases of pregnancy and offers trusted information on how to: – Understand and manage your physical and emotional changes; – Make the most of your monthly medical visits; – Stay active and select the right diet for you and baby; – Reduce the risk of complications; Understand prenatal tests and diagnostic screening; – Choose the best labor and delivery options for you. Covering every important topic from conception to delivery and beyond, The Everything Pregnancy Book, 3rd Edition promises to answer all of your questions, and more!
The Pregnancy Bible, with 300,000 copies sold, is the most attractive and complete guide to this important event in parents’ lives.
This updated edition includes authoritative information about the latest developments on a number of significant issues affecting the well-being of an expectant mother and her baby. Specifically, these include:
Revisions to the FDA/USDA food pyramid
New CDC recommendations about mercury and fish
Update on nuchal translucency screening
Update on screening for genetic disorders (in particular in the Ashkenazi Jewish population)
Updated information about loss rates after amniocentesis
The availability of ancillary testing when undergoing CVS/ amnio (like aneuploidy FISH and microdeletion FISH)
New information about 3D/4D ultrasound
A new emphasis on the importance of reporting domestic violence
Recent trends in cesarean delivery “on demand”
The importance of keeping vaccinations up to date
Updated information on teeth whitening
An updated section on the “breech” position
Update on Down syndrome screening.
The Pregnancy Bible covers the complete sequence of fetal development in utero week by week. Each stage is illustrated with full color photography. Many photos are life-size and reproduced from state-of-the-art ultrasound images. The book also uses step-by-step illustrations, sidebars, practical suggestions, topics to discuss, checklist charts, quick-reference gatefold spreads, check-up calendars, a directory and other easy-to-access information and advice to guide expectant parents through the pregnancy, birth and early infancy.
American Reference Books Annual praised The Pregnancy Bible for its “easy-to-understand style that will especially appeal to first-time parents.” It is an essential addition to public and consumer health library collections and one that customers will request by name.
Finally—A Pregnancy Book That Won’t Put Men to Sleep My Boys Can Swim! tells real men everything they really want to know about pregnancy, such as: How much is it going to cost? Why does your wife primp before seeing her doctor when she hasn’t put a stitch of make-up on for you in months? And, most important, what’s it going to do to your sex life? This rollicking, laugh-out-loud book is for expectant dads in search of bottom-line pregnancy information, without all that boring touchy-feely stuff you find in those books written for women. Inside you’ll discover helpful—and hilarious—information and insights on such topics as: The Maternity Wardrobe: “A key part of the maternity wardrobe is maternity underwear—parachute-like undies big enough to fit an NFL defensive lineman.” Baby Names: “Don’t give your kids mockable names like Thaddeus, which is Greek for ‘I’m a dork and should be beaten up.'” The Birth: “No one told me it’s normal that babies’ heads can be misshapen at birth. I was convinced that my wife gave birth to Veldar, the conehead.”
Once a formally anti-kids couple decides to chuck their birth control and go for it, this mom-to-be soon learns that pregnancy isn’t all about playing Mozart to your stomach and glowing. Along with relentless nausea, unleashed emotions, and interfering bystanders, Heather learns to deal with her fear; fear of her body changing, of her shifting identity, and the fear of having to be responsible for another living being.
Oh, the joys of pregnancy! There’s the gassiness, constipation, queasiness, and exhaustion, the forgetfulness, crankiness, and the constant worry. Of course, no woman is spared the discomforts and humiliations of pregnancy, but most are too polite to complain or too embarrassed to talk about them. Not Jenny McCarthy! In the New York Times best-selling Belly Laughs, actress and new mother Jenny McCarthy reveals the naked truth about the tremendous joys, the excruciating pains, and the unseemly disfigurement that go along with pregnancy. Never shy, frequently crude, and always laugh-out-loud funny, McCarthy covers it all in the grittiest of girlfriend detail. From morning sickness and hormonal rage, to hemorrhoids, pregnant sex, and the torture and sweet relief that is delivery, Belly Laughs is must-read comic relief for anyone who is pregnant, who has ever been pregnant, is trying to get pregnant, or, indeed, has ever been born!