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Pregnancy For Dummies, 3rd Australia and New Zealand Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7303-7741-2
460 pages
January 2012
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Introduction 1

Part I: In the Beginning 7

Chapter 1: From Here to Maternity 9

Chapter 2: I Think I’m Pregnant 23

Chapter 3: Preparing for Life During Pregnancy 43

Chapter 4: Eating Well and Keeping Active During Pregnancy 65

Part II: The Pregnancy Trilogy: A Masterpiece in Progress 85

Chapter 5: The First Trimester 87

Chapter 6: The Second Trimester 117

Chapter 7: The Third Trimester 143

Part III: The Big Event: Labour, Birth and Beyond 189

Chapter 8: I Think I’m in Labour! 191

Chapter 9: The ‘Birth’ Day 227

Chapter 10: Hello, World! The Newborn 253

Chapter 11: Taking Care of Yourself After the Birth 281

Chapter 12: Feeding Your Baby 309

Part IV: Pregnancy and the Modern Woman 343

Chapter 13: Working During Pregnancy and Beyond 345

Chapter 14: Complementary and Alternative Medicine 361

Chapter 15: Important Issues for Today's World 377

Part V: Special Situations 391

Chapter 16: Multiple Blessings 393

Chapter 17: SOS: Helpful Information for Pregnancy Concerns 407

Chapter 18: If the Unexpected Happens 429

Part VI: The Part of Tens 437

Chapter 19: Ten Pregnancy and Birth Myths — Debunked 439

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Get the Best from Your Midwife or Doctor 443

Index 449

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