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What to Expect When You're Expecting

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ISBN-10: 089480829X

ISBN-13: 9780894808296

Edition: 2nd 1996 (Revised)

Authors: Arlene Eisenberg, Sandee E. Hathaway, Heidi Murkoff, Heidi Murkoff

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List price: $12.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/11/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 454
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Arlene Eisenberg, 1934-2001 Arlene Eisenberg was born June 8, 1934 in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, daughter to the Head of the Sanitation Department. She is best known for her instructional books on pregnancy and the early years of childhood, "What to Expect When You're Expecting", as well as the"What to Expect Foundation", an organization which prints lower literacy manuals for disadvantaged women. At the tender age of 18 she dropped out of Queens College, opting for babies and marriage to Howard Eisenberg, a press agent for Eddie Fisher, instead of a higher education. The two wrote articles together for many magazines until their children were grown. At this point, Eisenberg…    

Heidi Murkoff is the author of the world's best-selling pregnancy and parenting series, What to Expect, that began with What to Expect When You're Expecting. She is also the creator of WhatToExpect.com and founder of the What to Expect Foundation. Time magazine named Heidi one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2011. In 2005, she was inducted into the Books For A Better Life Hall of Fame. Heidi Murkoff conceived the idea for What to Expect When You're Expecting during her first pregnancy, when she couldn't find answers to her questions in the books she�d turned to for advice. The The New York Times bestseller is now in its fourth edition, with more than 17 million copies…    

Foreword to the Second Edition: Another Word From the Doctor
Foreword: A Word From the Doctor
Introduction to the Second Edition: Why This Book Was Reborn
What's in a Month?
Introduction: How This Book Was Born
In the Beginning
Are You Pregnant?
What You May Be Concerned About
Signs of Pregnancy
Pregnancy Tests
Possible Signs of Pregnancy
Probable Signs of Pregnancy
Positive Signs of Pregnancy
Testing Smart
Due Date
What It's Important to Know: Choosing (And Working with) Your Practitioner
A Look Back
What Kind of Patient Are You?
Obstetrician? Family Practitioner? Nurse-Midwife?
Type of Practice
Finding a Candidate
Birthing Alternatives
Making Your Selection
Making the Most of the Patient-Practitioner Partnership
Protecting Yourself Against Malpractice
So You Won't Forget
Now That You Are Pregnant
What You May Be Concerned About
Your Gynecological History
Previous Abortions
Fibroids
Incompetent Cervix
Your Obstetrical History Repeating Itself
Repeat Cesareans
Your Family History
Pregnancies too Close Together
Tempting Fate the Second Time Around
Having a Big Family
Being a Single Mother
Having a Baby After 35
Age and Testing for Down Syndrome
The Father's Age
In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Living at a High Altitude
Religious Objections to Medical Care
RH Incompatibility
Obesity
Herpes
Signs and Symptoms of Genital Herpes
Other STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
Fear of Aids
Hepatitis B
An IUD Still in Place
Birth Control Pills in Pregnancy
Spermicides
Provera
DES
Genetic Problems
Your Opposition to Abortion
What It's Important to Know: About Prenatal Diagnosis
Amniocentesis
Amnio Complication
Ultrasound
Fetoscopy
Maternal-Serum Alpha-Fetoprotein Screening
Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
Reducing the Risk in Any Pregnancy
Other Types of Prenatal Diagnosis
Throughout Your Pregnancy
What You May Be Concerned About
Alcohol
Cigarette Smoking
Breaking the Smoking Habit
When Other People Smoke
Marijuana Use
Cocaine and Other Drug Use
Perils in Perspective
Caffeine
Sugar Substitutes
Your Pregnancy Lifestyle
The Family Cat
Hot Tubs and Saunas
Microwave Exposure
Electric Blankets and Heating Pads
X-Rays
Household Hazards
Let Your House Breathe
The Green Solution
Air Pollution
Occupational Hazards
Getting all the Facts
Quiet Please
What It's Important to Know: Playing Baby Roulette
Weighing Risk vs. Benefit
The Best-Odds Diet
Nine Basic Principles for Nine Months of Healthy Eating
The Best-Odds Daily Dozen
What's in a Pill?
The Best-Odds Diet Food Selection Groups
Protein Foods
High-Protein Snacks
Vitamin C Foods
Calcium-Rich Foods
Calcium-Rich Snacks
Green Leafy and Yellow Vegetables and Yellow Fruits
Other Fruits and Vegetables
Whole Grains and Legumes
Iron-Rich Foods
High-Fat Foods
Best-Odds Recipes
Cream of Tomato Soup
Best-Odds Fries
Power-Packed Oatmeal
Bran Muffins
Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes
Double-the-Milk Shake
Fig Bars
Fruity Oatmeal Cookies
Vegetarian Complete Protein Combinations
Dairy Complete Protein Combinations
Fruited Yogurt
Mock Strawberry Daiquiri
Virgin Sangria
Nine Months and Counting: From Conception to Delivery
The First Month
What You Can Expect at Your First Prenatal Visit
What You May Look Like
What You May Be Feeling
What You May Be Concerned About
Fatigue
Depression
Morning Sickness
Excessive Saliva
Frequent Urination
Breast Changes
Vitamin Supplements
Ectopic Pregnancy
The Condition of Your Baby
Miscarriage
Possible Signs of Miscarriage
Stress in Your Life
Relaxation Made Easy
Overwhelming Fear About Baby's Health
Picking Up Other Children
What It's Important to Know: Getting Regular Medical Care
A Schedule of Prenatal Visits
When to Call the Practitioner
Taking Care of the Rest of You
The Second Month
What You Can Expect at This Month's Checkup
What You May Be Feeling
What You May Be Concerned About
Venous Changes
What You May Look Like
Complexion Problems
Waistline Expansion
Losing Your Figure
Heartburn and Indigestion
Food Aversions and Cravings
Milk Aversion or Intolerance
Cholesterol
A Meatless Diet
A Vegetarian Diet
Junk-Food Junkie
Eating Fast Food
Best-Odds Cheating
Chemicals in Food
Reading Labels
Eating Safe
What It's Important to Know: Playing it Safe
The Third Month
What You Can Expect at This Month's Checkup
What You May Be Feeling
What You May Look Like
What You May Be Concerned About
Constipation
Flatulence (Gas)
Weight Gain
Headaches
Trouble Sleeping
Stretch Marks
Baby's Heartbeat
Sexual Desire
Oral Sex
Cramp After Orgasm
Twins and More
A Corpus Luteum Cyst
What It's Important to Know: Weight Gain During Pregnancy
Breakdown of Your Weight Gain
The Fourth Month
What You Can Expect at This Month's Checkup
What You May Be Feeling
What You May Look Like
What You May Be Concerned About
Elevated Blood Pressure
Sugar in the Urine
Anemia
Breathlessness
Forgetfulness
Hair Dyes and Permanents
Nosebleeds and Nasal Stuffiness
Allergies
Vaginal Discharge
Fetal Movement
Appearance
Maternity Clothes
Reality of Pregnancy
Unwanted Advice
What It's Important to Know: Making Love During Pregnancy
Understanding Sexuality During Pregnancy
When Sexual Relations May Be Limited
Enjoying It More, Even if You're Doing It Less
The Fifth Month
What You Can Expect at This Month's Checkup
What You May Be Feeling
What You May Look Like
What You May Be Concerned About
Fatigue
Faintness and Dizziness
Hepatitis Testing
Sleeping Position
Backache
Carrying Older Children
Foot Problems
Fast-Growing Hair and Nails
Late Miscarriage
Abdominal Pain
Changes in Skin Pigmentation
Other Strange Skin Symptoms
Dental Problems
Travel
Eating Out
Eating Out, Best-Odds Style
Wearing a Seat Belt
Sports
Vision
A Low-Lying Placenta
Outside Influences in the Womb
Carrying Baby, Fifth Month
Motherhood
What It's Important to Know: Exercise During Pregnancy
The Benefits of Exercise
Developing a Good Exercise Program
Don't Just Sit There...
Playing It Safe
Choosing the Right Pregnancy Exercise
If You Don't Exercise
The Sixth Month
What You Can Expect at This Month's Checkup
What You May Be Feeling
What You May Look Like
What You May Be Concerned About
Pain and Numbness in the Hand
Pins and Needles
Baby Kicking
Leg Cramps
Rectal Bleeding and Hemorrhoids
Itchy Abdomen
Toxemia, or Preeclampsia
Staying on the Job
Clumsiness
The Pain of Childbirth
Labor and Delivery
What It's Important to Know: Childbirth Education
Benefits of Taking a Childbirth Class
Choosing a Childbirth Class
For Information on Childbirth Classes
The Most Common Schools of Thought
The Seventh Month
What You Can Expect at This Month's Checkup
What You May Be Feeling
What You May Look Like
What You May Be Concerned About
Increasing Fatigue
Concern About the Baby's Well-Being
Edema (Swelling) of the Ankles and Feet
Overheating
Orgasm and the Baby
Premature Labor
Don't Hold It In
Approaching Responsibility
Accidents
Lower Back and Leg Pain (Sciatica)
Skin Eruptions
Fetal Hiccups
Dreams and Fantasies
A Low-Birthweight Baby
A Birthing Plan
What It's Important to Know: All About Childbirth Medication
What Kinds of Pain Relief Are Most Commonly Used?
Making the Decision
The Eighth Month
What You Can Expect at This Month's Checkups
What You May Be Feeling
What You May Look Like
What You May Be Concerned About
Shortness of Breath
Not So Funny Rib Tickling
Stress Incontinence
Your Weight Gain and the Baby's Size
How You're Carrying
Presentation and Position of the Baby
Carrying Baby, Eighth Month
How Does Your Baby Lie?
Your Safety During Childbirth
Adequacy for Delivery
Twin Labor and Delivery
Banking Your Own Blood
Having a Cesarean Section
Cesarean Questions to Discuss with Your Doctor
Hospitals and Cesarean Rates
Making the Cesarean Birth a Family Affair
Travel Safety
Driving
Braxton Hicks Contractions
Bathing
Relationship With Your Spouse
Making Love Now
What It's Important to Know: Facts About Breastfeeding
Why Breast Is Best
Why Some Prefer the Bottle
Making the Choice
When You Can't or Shouldn't Breastfeed
Making Bottle-Feeding Work
The Ninth Month
What You Can Expect at This Month's Checkups
What You May Be Feeling
What You May Look Like
What You May Be Concerned About
Changes in Fetal Movements
Fear of Another Long Labor
Bleeding or Spotting
Lightening and Engagement
When You Will Deliver
Do-It-Yourself Labor Induction?
Labor and Delivery Rooms
The Overdue Baby
How Is Baby Doing?
What to Take to the Hospital
Membrane Rupturing in Public
Breastfeeding
Mothering
What It's Important to Know: Prelabor, False Labor, Real Labor
Prelabor Symptoms
False Labor Symptoms
Real Labor Symptoms
When to Call the Doctor
Best Medicine for Labor?
Labor and Delivery
What You May Be Concerned About
Bloody Show
Rupture of Membranes
Darkened Amniotic Fluid (Meconium Staining)
Induction of Labor
Having a Short Labor
Calling Your Practitioner During Labor
Back Labor
Irregular Contractions
Not Getting to the Hospital in Time
Emergency Delivery En Route to the Hospital
Enemas
Shaving the Public Area
Emergency Delivery If You're Alone
Routine IVs
Fetal Monitoring
Emergency Home (or Office) Delivery
The Sight of Blood
Episiotomy
Being Stretched by Childbirth
Being Strapped to the Delivery Table
The Use of Forceps
Apgar Table
The Baby's Condition
What It's Important to Know: The Stages Of Childbirth
Labor Positions
The First Stage Of Childbirth: Labor
The First Phase: Early or Latent Labor
If You Aren't Making Progress
The Second Phase: Active Labor
On to the Hospital
The Third Phase: Advanced Active or Transitional Labor
Pain Risk Factors
The Second Stage Of Childbirth: Pushing And Delivery
A Baby Is Born
A First Look at Baby
The Third Stage Of Childbirth: Delivery Of The Placenta, Or Afterbirth
Breech Delivery
Cesarean Section: Surgical Delivery
Of Special Concern
If You Get Sick
What You May Be Concerned About
Coming Down With a Cold or Flu
Gastrointestinal Ills
German Measles (Rubella)
Toxoplasmosis
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Fifth Disease
Group B Strep
Lyme Disease
Measles
Urinary Tract Infection
Hepatitis
Mumps
Chicken Pox (Varicella)
Fever
Taking Aspirin and Nonaspirin
Taking Medications
Herbal Cures
What It's Important to Know: Staying Well
Coping With a Chronic Condition
What You May Be Concerned About
Diabetes
Safe Exercise Heart Rate for Diabetic Pregnancies
Asthma
Chronic Hypertension
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
An Eating Disorder
Physical Disability
Epilepsy
Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Sickle-Cell Anemia
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
What It's Important to Know: Living With The High-Risk Or Problem Pregnancy
Moms Helping Moms
When Something Goes Wrong
Conditions That May Cause Concern During Pregnancy
Hyperemesis Gravidarum
Ectopic Pregnancy
Bleeding in Early Pregnancy
Bleeding in Mid- or Late Pregnancy
If You've Had a Miscarriage
Early Miscarriage, or Spontaneous Abortion
Late Miscarriage
Trophoblastic Disease (Hydatidiform Mole)
When a Serious Fetal Defect Is Detected
Partial Molar Pregnancy
Choriocarcinoma
Gestational Diabetes
Chorioamnionitis
Preeclampsia (Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension)
Eclampsia
Lowering the Risks for the Baby at Risk
Intrauterine Growth Retardation (IUGR)
Repeat Low-Birthweight Babies
Placenta Previa
Placenta Accreta
Abruptio Placenta
Premature Rupture of the Membranes (PROM)
Cord Prolapse
Venous Thrombosis
Preterm or Premature Labor
Conditions That May Cause Concern During Childbirth
Uterine Inversion
Uterine Rupture
Shoulder Dystocia
First Aid for the Fetus
Fetal Distress
Vaginal and Cervical Lacerations
Postpartum Hemorrhage
Postpartum Infection
Coping With Pregnancy Loss
When Multiple Fetuses Aren't Thriving
Loss of One Twin
Why?
Last But Not Least: Postpartum, Fathers, and the Next Baby
Postpartum: The First Week
What You May Be Feeling
What You May Be Concerned About
Bleeding
Your Postpartum Condition
Afterpains
Pain in the Perineal Area
Difficulty With Urination
Having a Bowel Movement
Excessive Perspiration
Adequacy of Your Milk Supply
Engorged Breasts
When to Call Your Practitioner
Engorgement If You're Not Breastfeeding
Bonding
Rooming-In
Going Home
Recovery From a Cesarean Section
What It's Important to Know: Getting Started Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Basics
Baby and Breast--A Perfect Feeding Team
When the Milk Comes In
Best-Odds Nursing Diet
Sore Nipples
Occasional Complications
Medication and Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding After a Cesarean
Breastfeeding Twins
Postpartum: The First Six Weeks
What You May Be Feeling
What You Can Expect at Your Postpartum Checkup
What You May Be Concerned About
Fever
Depression
Returning to Prepregnancy Weight and Shape
Breast Milk
Long-Term Cesarean Recovery
Resuming Sexual Relations
Lack of Interest in Making Love
Easing Back Into Sex
Becoming Pregnant Again
Hair Loss
Taking Tub Baths
Exhaustion
What It's Important to Know: Getting Back Into Shape
Ground Rules
24 Hours After Delivery
Three Days After Delivery
After Your Postpartum Checkup
Fathers Are Expectant, Too
What You May Be Concerned About
Feeling Left Out
Fear of Sex
Moodiness
Impatience With Your Wife's Mood Swings
Sympathy Symptoms
Anxiety Over Your Wife's Health
Anxiety Over the Baby's Health
Anxiety Over Life Changes
Your Wife's Looks
Falling Apart During Labor
Bonding
Exclusion During Breastfeeding
Feeling Unsexy After Delivery
Preparing for the Next Baby
Appendix
Common Tests During Pregnancy
Non-Drug Treatments During Pregnancy
Keeping Moist
Best-Odds Calorie and Fat Requirements
Sources and Resources
Pregnancy Notes
Index
Afterword