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Healthy pregnancy

Book Description

Healthy pregnancy is packed with dozens of great ideas to help you and your partner relax and enjoy being expectant parents. Being pregnant is a life-changing experience for everyone, but what should be a period of excited anticipation can often become a confusing and stressful time. Healthy pregnancy is the indispensable guide to enjoying your pregnancy, from the first trimester and first kick, right up to the first contraction and the delivery itself. With advice for both mum and dad, Healthy pregnancy will help you understand and decipher medical advice, keep the bond between you strong and, most of all, help you relax so you can enjoy a happy and healthy pregnancy. Whether it's your first time or your fifth, Healthy pregnancy will help you accept, understand and embrace all the experiences that come with expecting a baby, so you can look forward to junior’s arrival with excitement.

Table of Contents

  1. Healthy pregnancy
  2. Brilliant features
  3. Introduction
  4. 1. Move on up – a generation!
  5. 2. Risky business
  6. 3. Build a better baby
  7. 4. Moody momma
  8. 5. Bump and grind
  9. 6. Work it, baby!
  10. 7. Bodacious babe or bloated and bizarre?
  11. 8. Beach babe or beached whale?
  12. 9. Love the skin you’re in
  13. 10. Home or away?
  14. 11. Meet the midwife
  15. 12. The best-laid plans…
  16. 13. Work, rest and play
  17. 14. Back to school: childbirth education
  18. 15. Don’t believe the hype!
  19. 16. Getting to know you
  20. 17. Common complaints or grim reality
  21. 18. Myth, magic or medical proof?
  22. 19. Relax – this won’t hurt a bit!
  23. 20. Move it, baby!
  24. 21. One for the boys
  25. 22. Meet the parents
  26. 23. Workplace woes
  27. 24. Who’s holding the baby?
  28. 25. Testing…testing…
  29. 26. And baby makes four…or five…
  30. 27. Practice makes perfect
  31. 28. The end is nigh…
  32. 29. Coughs and sneezes spread…
  33. 30. Forewarned is forearmed
  34. 31. Feathering the nest
  35. 32. Top gear
  36. 33. That’s another fine mess…preparing for poop
  37. 34. Breastfeeding 101
  38. 35. False start or homeward stretch?
  39. 36. Bag of tricks
  40. 37. Happy birthday!
  41. 38. No pain, no gain?
  42. 39. Lady in waiting
  43. 40. Tiny treasures
  44. 41. Too posh to push or medical emergency?
  45. 42. Salad tongs and suction cups
  46. 43. The unkindest cut?
  47. 44. Baby’s brand new: feeling blue?
  48. 45. The strangest bedfellows…
  49. 46. The great escape
  50. 47. Pokes, prods and personal questions
  51. 48. The black dog visits
  52. 49. Use it or lose it!
  53. 50. Do it, do it again…
  54. 51. Brave new world
  55. 52. Every parent’s nightmare
  56. More from Infinite Ideas
  57. Copyright notice