The Complete Illustrated Pregnancy Companion: A Week-by-Week Guide to Everything You Need To Do for a Healthy Pregnancy
Robin Elise Weiss
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
The comfort of knowing what is going on during pregnancy combined with advice that changes each week with an expectant mother’s body will warm the heart and well as calm the nerves.
This fully illustrated pregnancy guide gives an expectant mothers week-by-week information on their body and the child’s physical development; and then explains what they should do at each week of pregnancy for an optimally healthy pregnancy, delivery, and baby. A chapter is devoted to each week of pregnancy and covers everything readers need to know including, baby’s size, mother’s size, what’s normal in terms of physical symptoms and development, and what could indicate a potentially serious problem. Nutritional, exercise, and lifestyle advice, tips on treating common pregnancy discomforts like morning sickness and sciatica, and pregnancy do’s and don’ts, ensure a happy and healthy mother and baby.
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symptoms, feelings of fear, preterm labor, and small-for-gestation-age babies. In attempting to reduce your stress level, look at the various activities you engage in. Figure out how to cut back or cut out those that are no longer bringing you pleasure and possibly making you feel stressed. You can also learn about relaxation and how to incorporate it into your daily routine. Relaxation can have a huge impact on how you perceive and deal with stress, which is a helpful tool when changing or
International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) www.ican-online.org. This group has an online email group and runs local meetings in cities all over the world. More than 85 percent of women who go forward with VBAC plans are successful. Ask your practitioner the following questions about VBAC: • • • How many VBACs do you do in your practice? What is the success rate? Are there added interventions done in a VBAC birth? • Do you have special rules or preferences for VBAC moms? • • What will
Pregnancy Companion AC48349 #175 Dtp:221(P) Page:20 mpanion Page:20 21 WEEK 3 CHECKLIST FOR WEEK 3 [ ] Enjoy the two-week wait. [ ] Make a list of medications that you take currently or seasonally. [ ] See a fertility specialist if necessary. [ ] Recognize early pregnancy symptoms. [ ] Be prepared emotionally. [ ] Avoid the litter box. [ ] Assess your intake of sugar substitutes. WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK Double Check One-sided pain: One-sided pain in your abdomen that doesn’t go away may