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Working woman's pregnancy
Boyd, Hilary.
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Publication Information:
Alexandria, Va. : Time-Life Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
160 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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RG526 .B69 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Working Woman's Pregnancy is the essential guide for working women who are pregnant or considering starting a family. With a confident and authoritative voice of reassurance, it offers a week-by-week plan that helps you anticipate and manage the physical, emotional, and work-related issues you'll encounter. You also get sound advice for all aspects of your pregnancy, from choosing maternity clothes to de-stressing with easy relaxation exercises. Book jacket.

Author Notes

Hilary Boyd is a writer who has trained as a registered nurse and marriage counseior.

Table of Contents

Your pregnancyp. 6
Timing and taking carep. 8
Planning the detailsp. 10
Health first, work secondp. 12
Financial planningp. 14
Healthcare servicesp. 16
Supplements and drugsp. 18
Week-by-Week guidep. 20
Weeks 1-7p. 22
Understanding your prenatal chartp. 26
Weeks 8-12p. 28
Stress reliefp. 32
Weeks 13-16p. 34
Weeks 17-21p. 38
Weeks 22-27p. 42
Sex during pregnancyp. 46
Weeks 28-30p. 48
Weeks 31-33p. 52
Weeks 34-36p. 56
Where to have your babyp. 60
Weeks 37-40p. 62
What happens during laborp. 66
Working safelyp. 68
Workplace dangersp. 70
Officesp. 72
Laboratory hazardsp. 74
Hospitalsp. 75
Classroomsp. 76
Manual workp. 78
Restaurants and cafesp. 80
Agriculturep. 82
Horticulturep. 83
The travel industryp. 84
Maternity legislationp. 86
Pregnancy discrimination actp. 88
Family and medical leavep. 90
Special circumstancesp. 92
Additional lawsp. 94
Your maternity leave planp. 96
When to take maternity leavep. 98
Pregnancy and baby carep. 100
Paternity leavep. 102
At homep. 104
Postpartum carep. 106
Psychological concernsp. 108
Overcoming lonelinessp. 110
Support groups and organizationsp. 112
The importance of sleepp. 114
Contraception after birthp. 116
Breast feedingp. 118
Diapersp. 120
A network of supportp. 122
An older siblingp. 124
Returning to workp. 126
Whether to returnp. 128
What if you change your mind?p. 130
Easing back into workp. 132
Investigating childcarep. 134
Organizing childcarep. 136
Practical concernsp. 138
Feeling stretched in all directionsp. 140
Guilt about workingp. 142
Different styles of workingp. 144
Part-time workp. 146
Flexible workingp. 148
Bringing work closer to homep. 150
Working breaksp. 152
Time out for you and your partnerp. 154
Glossaryp. 156
Useful organizationsp. 157
Indexp. 158
Acknowledgmentsp. 160