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Your pregnancy and newborn journey : a guide for pregnant teens
Lindsay, Jeanne Warren.
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Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Buena Park, Calif. : Morning Glory Press, 1998.
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206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Discusses nutritional, medical, and social aspects of teenage pregnancy and teenage parenthood.
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RG556.5 .L56 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Discusses nutritional, medical, and social aspects of teenage pregnancy and teenage parenthood.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 8^-12. Including Teen Dads (which is slated for revision in 1999), the volumes in the Teens Parenting series were in the vanguard of books acknowledging teens' feelings about being young parents and addressing teen's specific parenting concerns. These new editions are nicely done. Although the earlier books were not available for close examination in all cases, the books maintain their mix of practical, earnest advice on the one hand and wide-ranging comments from young adults on the other. The texts have been rewritten in some instances, some new quotes have been added, and a few content changes are noticeable. In Your Pregnancy and Newborn Journey, for example, the authors have included a section concerning babies with special needs and information about Depo-Provera. The chapter on three-generation living has been dropped as well. The new jackets on the books are attractive and colorful, though with less emotional appeal than the ones used on earlier books, thanks to a focus on graphic art rather than photos. Add these books to the collection if you don't have them; purchase them as replacements if the earlier editions have been well used. --Stephanie Zvirin

School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-A sensitive combination of medical information and personal accounts. Written directly to teenagers by two experienced health educators, the book serves as a guide to the physical and emotional realities of pregnancy and parenthood. Topics covered include testing, fetal development, nutrition, adoption, labor, and newborn parenting. Peppered throughout the text are frank quotes from teen parents that present an honest view of what lies ahead. A chapter for teen fathers addresses their rights and responsibilities, the importance of supporting prenatal care, and the emotional changes they might be experiencing. Each chapter ends with a suggestion for further reading, and an extensive bibliography is included. Average-quality black-and-white photos show teen families of various backgrounds. This is a useful, nonjudgmental tool for readers who are pregnant, thinking about parenthood, or interested in supporting a pregnant friend.-Katie O'Dell Madison, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
Forewordp. 11
1 Parenting Starts with Pregnancyp. 14
Your feelings matter
See your healthcare provider early!
Medical expenses of pregnancy
Stay in school!
Your parents' reaction
Mother/daughter relationship
Your partner's reaction
If he's not with you
Safety for Mom and baby
Gangs and pregnancy
Life goes on
2 Dealing with Minor Discomfortsp. 34
Always tired
Morning sickness--all day
"Where's the bathroom?"
Are you dizzy?
Moodiness strikes
You may have heartburn
If constipation is a problem
Varicose veins and hemorrhoids
If you can't sleep
Dealing with backaches
Movement from baby
Danger signs
Pregnancy is not permanent
3 Your Baby's Developmentp. 48
Sperm and ovum unite
Female and male reproductive organs
Cells continue to divide
Second, third months
Fourth month ends
Checking on your baby
Prenatal visits lead to healthy babies
You'll feel him move
Sixth month--not ready to be born
Baby gets fatter
4 Eating Right for Baby and Youp. 58
Your baby eats what you eat
Good nutrition helps prevent eclampsia
Importance of protein
Milk for baby's bones, teeth
Fruits and vegetables
Cereals and bread
Take your vitamins
Limit the fat
Calories count
The fast-food dilemma
Eating for your baby
5 "No" to Smoking, Drugs, Alcoholp. 74
Smoking harms fetus
Baby can't "breathe"
Smokers may have smaller babies
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)
Drugs and pregnancy
"No" to over-the-counter drugs
6 For Some--Adoption Is an Optionp. 82
Adoption is changing
Counseling is important
Father's rights in adoption
Adoption planning is difficult
Grandparents' feelings
Making the final decision
Birthparents will grieve
Supporting an adoption plan
7 Preparing for Labor and Deliveryp. 94
Nine months of preparation
Those early contractions
Prepared childbirth
You need a coach
Relaxation techniques help
Premature labor signs
Prepare a birth plan
Labor--an athletic event
8 Your Baby Is Bornp. 106
Signs of early labor
Timing your contractions
Pain relief medication
Transition stage
Your baby's arrival
Delivery of the placenta
The circumcision decision
For some, a C-section
Baby's first test
9 The Baby with Special Needsp. 122
How parents feel
How to help baby with special needs
Telling others about the baby
How to help a friend whose baby has special needs
Things to remember
10 Your Fourth Trimesterp. 132
How will you feel?
After-baby blues
Getting help
Lifestyle changes
Bonding with your baby
Handling stress
Take a few minutes off
Your partner relationship
11 Feeding Your Newbornp. 144
Many choose breastfeeding
Less illness for breastfed babies
Getting started
The art of breastfeeding
Is baby getting enough?
Guarding your health
Breastfeed in public?
Some prefer bottle-feeding
12 What Does a New Baby Do?p. 158
What does she look like?
Belly button care
How baby develops
What can he see?
Notice her reflex actions
Those first days
Observe him closely
What does baby want out of life?
Infants don't "spoil"
Perhaps she's lonely
He may like swaddling
Be sensitive to her needs
13 Especially for Dadp. 176
For teen fathers
Perhaps you're older
If you aren't together
Father's rights
Her parents may reject you
Your parents' reaction
Your responsibilities as a father
Don't drop out!
Dad's role during pregnancy
Sharing prenatal care visits
She needs a labor coach
Taking responsibility
It's not easy
14 Another Baby--When?p. 196
Sex may change relationship
Issues to consider
Other objections to contraception
Lots of options
Birth control pill
Intrauterine device (IUD)
Contraceptive implant
STD concerns
AIDS--the incurable STD
Caring for yourself and your family
Appendixp. 211
Annotated Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 221