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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: CHOOSING (AND WORKING WITH) YOUR PRACTITIONER 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... Appendix Common Tests During Pregnancy * Non-Drug Treatments During Pregnancy * Pregnancy Calorie and Fat Requirements . Sources and Resources Pregnancy Notes IndexLibrary of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postnatal care