Table of contents for What to expect when you're expecting / Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg & Sandee Hathaway ; medical consultant, Dr. Richard Aubry ; research consultant, Sharon Mazel.

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Foreword to the Third Edition, by Richard Aubry, M.D., M.P.H.
  Another Word from the Doctor
Foreword: A Word from the Doctor
Introduction to the Third Edition: Why This Book Was Born
  Again ... and Again
Introduction: How This Book Was Born

                   IN THE BEGINNING

Chapter 1: Are You Pregnant?
What You May Be Concerned About
       Vitamin Reminder * Diagnosing Pregnancy * Testing Smart
       * Possible Signs of Pregnancy * Probable Signs of Pregnancy *
       Positive Signs of Pregnancy * Making the First Appointment
       * If You're Not Pregnant... * Pregnancy Timetable * Due Date
What It's Important to Know:
       A Look Back * What Kind of Patient Are You? * Obstetrician?
       Family Practitioner? Nurse-Midwife? * Types of Practice * Find-
       ing a Candidate * Birthing Alternatives * Making Your Selection
       * Making the Most of the Patient-Practitioner Partnership *
       So You Won't Forget

Chapter 2: Now That You're Pregnant
What You May Be Concerned About
       Your Gynecological History * This Book's for You * Previous
       Abortions * Your Obstetrical History Repeating Itself *
       Pregnancies Too Close Together * The Second Time Around
       * Having a Big Family * Repeat Cesareans * Vaginal Birth
       After Cesarean (VBAC) * Obesity * Rh Incompatibility * Being a
       Single Mother * Having a Baby After Thirty-Five * Age and
       Testing for Down Syndrome * The Father's Age * Fibroids *
       Endometriosis * Incompetent Cervix * In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Coping with Pregnancy Loss
      Loss of One Twin * Stages of Grief Why?

                   THE NEXT BABY

Chapter 21: Preparing for the Next Baby
      Preconception Prep for Mothers * Preconception Prep for Dads *
      Now That You've Read the Ending...

      Common Tests During Pregnancy * Non-Drug Treatments
      During Pregnancy * Pregnancy Calorie and Fat Requirements .
      Sources and Resources

Pregnancy Notes



Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postnatal care