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Understanding Your Moods When You're Expecting Emotions, Mental Health, and Happiness - Before, During, and after Pregnancy

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ISBN-10: 0547053622

ISBN-13: 9780547053622

Edition: 2007

Authors: Lucy J. Puryear, Lucy Puryear

List price: $14.95
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From a nationally recognized medical expert, a book as essential to a woman's emotional health during pregnancy as What to Expect When You're Expecting is to her physical health Having a baby presents unique challenges for mothers both physically and psychologically, yet the mental health aspect of maternity is rarely given its due. As an advocate for women's reproductive health, Dr. Lucy J. Puryear is changing that. In this informative, reassuring book, Dr. Puryear examines the emotional health issues associated with pregnancy and postpartum, providing an indispensable resource for expectant parents and for those who wish to become pregnant.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 4.90" wide x 7.55" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
On the Way to Motherhood
I Think I Want to Be Pregnant
Working Through Family Relationships
Too Much of a Good Thing
The First Trimester
The Conspiracy of Silence
Loss of Separateness
Hormones and Their Effects on Your Moods
Loss of Control
Pregnant While Parenting
TIPS: To Tell or Not to Tell; What to Read, Whom to Believe
The Second Trimester
Not-So-Equal Partners
Sex and the Pregnant Parent
Losing Control of Your Shape
How Can I Do This to Number One?
TIPS: There Are Two Parents; Eating for Two; Sex Specifics
The Third Trimester
When Will This Be Over?
I Can Do It Myself, Thank You
Birthing Plans
Is It My Hormones or Something More Serious?
It's a Family Decision
TIPS: Putting Your Needs First; The Baby Shower; Your Postpartum Plan
The Big Day
Bonding
Right-Away Emotions
The Circle of Life
TIPS: Waiting for Baby; Make the Delivery Yours; The First Few Hours
Bringing Baby Home
Why It's Called the Fourth Trimester
Stay in Your Pajamas
What About Breastfeeding?
Nurturing Yourself
TIPS: Visitors; A Bedside Cooler; Diapers Close at Hand; Sleeping Arrangements; Forget Fashion; Sibling Survival
The New Normal
The Good Enough Mother
Ambivalence
Your Relationship with Your Partner
Returning to Work
TIPS: Good Enough; One Night a Week; The Best of Both Worlds
When More Help is Needed
Baby Blues
Postpartum Depression
Postpartum Psychosis
Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Nonpharmacologic Treatment Options
Where Do We go From Here?
Support Groups
Mother-Infant Units
Standards of Care
National Changes
Conclusion
Appendix
My Postpartum Plan
FDA Drug Categories for Use in Pregnancy
Examples of Medications Used in Pregnancy
Potential Adverse Effects: SSRIs
Nutritional Supplements and "Natural" Drugs During Pregnancy
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)
Postpartum Symptoms Checklist
Resources
Index