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Working Woman's Pregnancy Book

ISBN-10: 0300113242
ISBN-13: 9780300113242
Edition: 2008
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Description: This up-to-date guide addresses all the subjects you would expect to find in an authoritative book on pregnancyplusissues of special concern to the 60 to 80 percent of women who hold jobs during their pregnancies:   More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 5/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 584
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

This up-to-date guide addresses all the subjects you would expect to find in an authoritative book on pregnancyplusissues of special concern to the 60 to 80 percent of women who hold jobs during their pregnancies: ·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; nbsp;Is my workplace safe for my developing baby? ·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; When should I tell my employer that I am expecting? ·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; How can I handle the discomforts of pregnancy when I need to work? ·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; What laws will protect me when I take medical leave? nbsp; The answers to these questions—and myriad others—can be found in the pages of this practical and reassuring book. nbsp; Dr. Marjorie Greenfield draws from her experiences as an obstetrician and working mom, and from more than a hundred interviews with mothers ranging from factory workers to high-powered attorneys, to create a unique resource for working women. Dr. Greenfield includesnbsp;checklists for multitasking working moms-to-be, helpful illustrations, stories and advice from experienced mothers, and information on everything from planning a pregnancy to balancing life after the baby is born.The Working Woman’s Pregnancy Bookis an invaluable expert resource that will inform, reassure, and empower any working woman throughout the miraculous journey of her pregnancy.

Preface
Strategic Planning (Before Conception)
Are You Ready for Change?
Caring for Yourself before Pregnancy
Pre-Prenatal Care
Mergers and Acquisitions (Getting Pregnant)
Trying to Get Pregnant
When Nature Isn't Working
Adapting to Change (Through Week 13)
Pregnant!
Your Little Embryo
Experiences of Pregnancy, On and Off the Job
Pregnancy's Effects on Work, and Work's Effects on Pregnancy
Life Changes
Buyer's Guide: How to Choose a Doctor or Midwife
Prenatal Appointments
Going Public (Weeks 14-26)
You and Your Baby-to-Be
Your Changing Body
Your Lifestyle
Communication at Work
Decision Points: Second Trimester Prenatal Testing
Looking Ahead to Your Baby's Birth
Double-Digit Growth (Week 27 Until Birth)
Getting Bigger
Your Very Pregnant Life
Medical Care
Life on the Job
Arranging for Maternity Leave
Labor Negotiations: "Birth Plans" and Planning for Birth
Getting Ready for the Baby
Going Overdue and Other Reasons for Labor Induction
Exit Strategy (The Day of Birth)
Pre-Labor and Early Labor
The Emotional and Physical Stages of Labor
Comfort Measures
Hospital Routines
The Birth of Your Baby
Cesarean Section and Other Operations
Your Newborn
A Sea Change (Parenthood)
The First Few Days
Crawling Up the Learning Curve
Maternity Leave and the Return to Work
Birth Control and Other Topics for Your Postnatal Checkup
Breastfeeding and Work
Finding Your Balance: Advice from Mothers
Pre-Pregnancy Resources
Additional Information for Pregnant Moms
Recommended Reading
Acknowledgments
Index

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