Pregnancy and Birth Sourcebook, 4th Edition

  • Angela Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 078081763X
  • ISBN-13: 9780780817630
  • DDC: 618.2
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Provides consumer health information about pregnancy and fetal development, physical and emotional changes during pregnancy, prenatal care and diagnostic tests, high-risk pregnancies and complications. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Preconception Health: Preparing for Pregnancy.
1: Overview of Reproductive Health.
2: Preconception and Prenatal Care.
3: Promote a Healthy Pregnancy.
4: Understanding Fertility.
5: Trying to Conceive.
6: Preventing Unintended Pregnancies.
Understanding Pregnancy-Related Changes and Fetal Development.
7: Are You Pregnant?.
8: Physical Changes during Pregnancy.
9: Pregnancy, Pelvic-Floor Disorders, and Bladder Control.
10: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Bone Health.
11: Vision and Oral Changes.
12: Emotional Concerns and Pregnancy.
13: The Three Trimesters of Pregnancy: You and Your Baby.
Staying Healthy during Pregnancy.
14: Choosing a Prenatal Care Provider.
15: Prenatal Medical Tests and Care during Pregnancy.
16: Immunization for Pregnant Women.
17: Taking Medicines during Pregnancy.
18: Folic Acid.
19: Nutrition and Pregnancy.
20: Exercise during Pregnancy.
21: Weight Gain during Pregnancy.
22: Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea during Pregnancy.
23: Sex during Pregnancy.
24: Working and Traveling during Pregnancy.
25: Nicotine, Alcohol, and Substance Use during Pregnancy.
26: Prenatal Radiation Exposures and Home Monitoring.
27: Common Safety Concerns during Pregnancy.
High-Risk Pregnancies.
28: What Is a High-Risk Pregnancy?.
29: Common Risky Pregnancies.
30: Asthma and Pregnancy.
31: Cancer and Pregnancy.
32: For Women with Diabetes: Your Guide to Pregnancy.
33: Epilepsy and Pregnancy.
34: Lupus and Pregnancy.
35: Sickle Cell Disease and Pregnancy.
36: Thyroid Disease and Pregnancy.
37: Eating Disorders during Pregnancy.
38: Do Obesity and Overweight Affect Pregnancy?.
Pregnancy Complications.
39: Understanding Pregnancy Complications.
40: Amniotic Fluid Abnormalities.
41: Bleeding and Blood Clots in Pregnancy.
42: Cholestasis of Pregnancy.
43: Gestational Diabetes.
44: Gestational Hypertension.
45: Hyperemesis Gravidarum (Severe Nausea and Vomiting).
46: Placental Complications.
47: Rh Incompatibility.
48: Umbilical Cord Abnormalities.
49: Sexually Transmitted Diseases during Pregnancy.
50: Hepatitis B and Pregnancy.
51: Mother-to-Child Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
52: Group B Streptococcus.
53: Zika Virus and Pregnancy.
54: Pregnancy Loss: Ectopic Pregnancy, Miscarriage, and Stillbirth.
55: Preterm and Postterm Labor and Birth.
56: Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.
Labor and Delivery.
57: All about Labor and Delivery.
58: Maternity Care Practices.
59: Birth Partners.
60: Cord Blood Banking.
61: Pain Relief during Labor.
62: Vaginal and Cesarean Childbirths.
63: Problems during Childbirth.
64: Disaster Safety for Expecting and New Parents.
Postpartum and Newborn Care.
65: Recovering from Delivery: Physical and Emotional Concerns.
66: Your Baby's First Hours and Newborn Screening Tests.
67: Newborn Health Concerns.
68: Infant Feeding.
69: Bonding with Your Baby.
70: Working after Birth: Parental Leave Considerations.
Additional Help and Information.
Glossary of Terms Related to Pregnancy and Birth.
Directory of Organizations That Provide Help and Information about Pregnancy and Birth.