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Title:
The healthy pregnancy book : month by month, everything you need to know from America's baby experts
Author:
Sears, William, 1939- , author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Physical Description:
xviii, 446 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Offers a detailed, month-by-month guide to healthy pregnancy and childbirth for expectant parents, covering such topics as child development, hormonal changes, nutrition, fitness, childbirth options, and working during pregnancy.
Language:
English
Contents:
Get motivated to get healthy -- How to eat : graze, sip, and dip -- What to eat : the top twelve pregnancy superfoods -- Gain the weight that's right for you and baby -- Exercise right for two -- Don't worry, be pregnant -- How to sleep peacefully while pregnant -- Go green! -- Practice the pills-and-skills model of self-care -- First month : newly pregnant -- Second month : feeling more pregnant -- Third month : almost showing -- Fourth month : feeling better -- Fifth month : obviously pregnant -- Sixth month : feeing baby move -- Seventh month : bigger and loving it -- Eighth month : almost there -- The hormonal symphony of birth -- Ninth month : this is it! -- The week after -- Special pregnancies -- If you have medical complications.
ISBN:
9780316187435
Format :
Book

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From "the man who remade motherhood" (Time) comes the definitive guide to having a healthy pregnancy--and a healthy baby.

THE HEALTHY PREGNANCY BOOK guides expectant mothers and fathers through all stages of pregnancy from preconception through birth, focusing on how to enhance the health of mother and baby.

In this uniquely authoritative and comprehensive month-by-month guide, the Searses address emotional and physical changes that take place during pregnancy, baby's brain development, healthy pregnancy habits, pregnancy superfoods, optimal weight gain, fitness, managing stress, sleep, choosing the right healthcare provider, birthing choices, the transition into parenthood, engaging personal stories, and more.

Overflowing with the most up-to-date information, digestible and doable tips, and advice for every worry--and written in the Searses' trademark reassuring tone that makes their books long-term bestsellers--THE HEALTHY PREGNANCY BOOK is the must-have resource to fit the greater demands of today's savvy parents.


Author Notes

William Sears, M.D., received his pediatric training at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital & Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, the largest children's hospital in the world. He has practiced as a pediatrician for nearly thirty years & is a former assistant professor at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He & Martha Sears are the parents of eight children.

(Bowker Author Biography)