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Healthy mom, healthy baby : the ultimate pregnancy guide
Dolan, Siobhan.
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1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperOne, [2013]

Physical Description:
xv, 300 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Offers a guide to having a healthy pregnancy and baby, featuring a month-by-month look at how a baby grows, facts about weight gain and nutrition, the latest research on prenatal testing, and checklists for labor and delivery.
General Note:
Includes index.
Introduction -- Journey begins -- How your baby grows -- What to eat -- Preventing infections -- Move your body -- Weighing your options -- If things get uncomfortable -- Making the world around you safer -- Everything you need to know about prenatal testing -- If the unexpected happens -- Checklist -- Go-time -- Healthy baby -- Baby mealtime -- Back on track -- Preconception: preparing for a healthy pregnancy -- In depth.
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Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby is the ultimate pregnancy guide. Authors Siobhan Dolan, M.D., and Alice Lesch Kelly offer clear, friendly, authoritative, and essential advice, based on the latest research and findings, empowering mothers-to-be and new moms with more information and positive steps than have even been available before to ensure both a healthy pregnancy and a healthy, happy newborn.

Supported and sponsored by the March of Dimes--one of America's largest, most widely recognized non-profit organizations and the country's #1 most trusted source of health information for parents, according to a 2011 Gallup Poll--Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby is a must-read for all mothers-to-be.

Author Notes

Mark Hyman, MD is a physician, scholar and author. He is the founder and medical director of the UltraWellness Center and a columnist for The Huffington Post.

Hyman graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor's in Asian Studies. He received his doctor of medicine from the University of Ottawa and completed his postgraduate training at the University of California, San Francisco.

Hyman served as co-medical director at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts from 1996-2004. He opened the UltraWellness medical center in Lenox. In December 2013, The Daniel Plan a book Hyman co-authored with Pastor Rick Warren and Dr. Daniel Amen, became number 1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Hyman is also the author of The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now! which is a New York Times 2015 bestseller.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Notes to the Readerp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 The Journey Beginsp. 5
Prenatal Care Mattersp. 6
Picking Your Providerp. 6
Your First Prenatal Visitp. 9
The Importance of Good Lifestyle Choicesp. 16
Where to Give Birthp. 19
Chapter 2 How Your Baby Growsp. 23
A Month-by-Month Look at How Your Baby Develops and How Your Body Changes During Pregnancy
Chapter 3 What to Eatp. 33
Becoming a Healthy Role Modelp. 33
Essential Nutritionp. 34
The Building Blocks of Foodp. 36
Important Vitamins and Mineralsp. 37
What's on Your Plate?p. 39
Hungry for Answersp. 47
Avoiding Food-Borne Infections and Toxinsp. 49
Pros and Cons of Seafoodp. 54
Chapter 4 Preventing Infectionsp. 55
Protecting Yourself and Your Baby from Common Bacterial, Viral, and Yeast Infections
Chapter 5 Move Your Bodyp. 59
You Don't Have to Be Fit to Exercisep. 60
Turn Your Walk into a Workoutp. 61
The Best Exercises for Youp. 63
Activities to Avoidp. 65
Exercising Rightp. 66
Chapter 6 Weighing Your Optionsp. 69
How Much Weight Should You Gain?p. 70
Reaching Your Weight Goalp. 71
Do the Math: Calculating Your Daily Calorie Needsp. 72
Aim for Good Gainp. 75
Personalize a Plan for Weight Gainp. 77
Chapter 7 If Things Get Uncomfortablep. 79
How to Get Better Sleepp. 80
Constipation Solutionsp. 82
Cool the Heartburn Firep. 84
Hemorrhoids: Soothe the Itchp. 85
Coping with Morning Sicknessp. 86
Backaches and Pain Reliefp. 88
Headache Fixesp. 89
Changes on the Outsidep. 92
Stabilize Your Moodp. 95
Fluid Retention: Let It Flowp. 97
Chapter 8 Making the World Around You Saferp. 99
Walk Away from Smokep. 100
Look Out for Leadp. 100
Clear the Air of Carbon Monoxidep. 105
Avoid Mercuryp. 106
Test Your Home for Radonp. 108
Prevent Exposure to Pesticidesp. 108
Assess the Risk of Arsenicp. 111
Be Aware of Plasticsp. 112
Steer Clear of Unnecessary Radiationp. 114
Avoid Air Pollutionp. 115
Chapter 9 Everything You Need to Know About Prenatal Testingp. 117
Making Informed Decisionsp. 118
Types of Testingp. 119
Carrier Screeningp. 121
Prenatal Testingp. 124
Testing by Ultrasoundp. 131
The Emotional Side of Testingp. 132
Chapter 10 If the Unexpected Happensp. 135
Know What to Look Forp. 136
Anemiap. 136
Bleedingp. 137
Cervical Insufficiencyp. 138
Gestational Diabetesp. 139
Pregnancy-Related High Blood Pressure (with Possible Preeclampsia and Eclampsia)p. 140
Prenatal Depressionp. 142
Preterm Labor and Birthp. 144
Miscarriagep. 147
Stillbirthp. 149
Chapter 11 The Checklistp. 151
Getting Ready for Baby: A Checklist for Labor, Delivery, and Beyond
Chapter 12 Go-Timep. 161
Getting Readyp. 162
Keeping Track of Timep. 163
Inducing Laborp. 165
Coping with Painp. 167
Monitoring Your Baby's Heart Ratep. 169
Entering Laborp. 170
Giving Birth by Another Route: Cesarean Sectionp. 174
When Your Baby Is Overduep. 176
Chapter 13 Healthy Babyp. 179
Newborn Screeningp. 180
The Circumcision Decisionp. 181
Caring for Your Babyp. 182
Protecting Your Baby from SLDSp. 183
Shielding Your Baby from Secondhand Smokep. 186
Chapter 14 Baby Mealtimep. 187
Why Breast Milk?p. 187
Learning to Breastfeedp. 188
Breastfeeding Q&Ap. 189
Formula Feedingp. 194
Inside Your Baby's Diapersp. 196
Chapter 15 Back on Trackp. 197
Recovering from Childbirthp. 198
Recuperating from a C-Sectionp. 201
When You Get Homep. 203
Managing Postpartum Symptomsp. 206
Postpartum Depression: More Than Just the Bluesp. 208
Your First Postpartum Appointmentp. 210
Preconception: Preparing for a Healthy Pregnancyp. 213
In Depthp. 239
Glossary: Pregnancy Words to Knowp. 271
Indexp. 287
About the Authorsp. 299