Pregnancy should be a time of wonder and hope. Every expectant mother wants a smooth, trouble-free pregnancy. What should you do to have a happy pregnancy? Look no further, these books can help!
The Pregnancy Bible
by Keith Eddleman
A comprehensive guide that addresses both the medical and emotional aspects of pregnancy... easy access to a wealth of information. It follows the complete sequence of fetal development in utero week by week. Each step is illustrated with full color photography -- many of which are life-size. Dozens of step-by-step illustrations help make the many aspects of infant care easier to master. The Pregnancy Bible is an extensive, accessible, up-to-the-minute sourcebook of everything expecting parents need to know, combining the knowledge and experience of many medical specialists and healthcare providers.
Eating for Pregnancy
by Catherine Jones, Rose Ann Hudson
Every pregnant woman recognizes that what she eats, drinks and does with her body directly affects the baby developing within her. Yet mothers-to-be—between juggling work, other children, and their many other responsibilities—often don’t have the time they’d like to devote to their nutrition. Now, Eating for Pregnancy addresses the nutritional needs of pregnant women today, helping them to navigate through frozen food aisles and prepared food sections and to create healthy, easy-to-prepare homemade meals.
The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: The Ultimate Guide to Conception, Birth, and Everything In Between (U.S. Edition)
by Ann Douglas
A book that lives up to its name, author Ann Douglas has packed a remarkable amount of text, charts and tables into this 500-plus page volume that covers nearly every aspect of pregnancy, from considering pregnancy (is there ever a "good" time to do it?) to nutrition, exercise, breast-feeding and the top 10 worries for each trimester.
The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition and Other Holistic Choices
by Aviva Jill Romm
Expertly written by Aviva Jill Romm, who has been providing family-centered natural health care for almost 20 years, it was one of the first books to explore botanical medicine and pregnancy. In this revised and updated edition, Ms. Romm thoughtfully follows the woman’s journey from conception to birth, focusing on natural health. She describes herbs that can promote and maintain a healthy pregnancy (along with those you should avoid during your term) and the basics of a healthy diet, with an emphasis on natural foods. THE NATURAL PREGNANCY BOOK is a complete guide for the woman who envisions a safe pregnancy without technological intervention, as nature intended.
Pregnancy Fitness : Mind Body Spirit (Paperback)
by Ginny Graves
This book is a worthy addition in this subject area. Its format, information, and language are both highly accessible and current. As the title states, pregnancy is followed week by week. A chapter is devoted to each week, covering six basic areas: baby size; mother's size; baby's growth and development; changes in the mother; how the mother's behavior affects development; and things "you should also know." A vast range of material is included, making this a bargain for the price.
Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy, Revised Edition: The Complete Guide to Eating Before, During, and After Your Pregnancy (Paperback)
by Elizabeth Somer
There is no shortage of books on how pregnant women should conduct their lives, especially when it comes to eating. But here experienced nutritionist and author Somer (her works include Nutrition for Women and Food and Mood) has capsulized basic nutritional information in an easy-to-use, helpful guide. Some advice is a little unrealistic, such as suggesting that women consume no caffeine at all during pregnancy. Generally, though, this resource offers both basic tips on good health and more advanced nutritional recommendations. Also included are recipes that fit most active lifestyles. A nice addition to a library's pregnancy shelf.
Before Your Pregnancy: A 90 Day Guide for Couples on How to Prepare for a Healthy Conception (Paperback)
by Amy Ogle, Lisa Mazzullo
Before Your Pregnancy is a breakthrough book for prospective parents—a completely detailed resource that prepares mothers and fathers-to-be to conceive the healthiest baby possible, to make pregnancy and delivery easier, and to foster the mental and physical well-being of their infant child. Created by two experienced health-care professionals, this unique handbook not only discusses virtually every aspect of preconception that affects a healthy baby, it tells you how to handle each one. The authors spell out what each parent needs to do, starting at least ninety days before conception (the minimum time needed for sperm to mature).
How to Make a Pregnant Woman Happy
by Uzzi Reiss, Yfat M. Reiss, Michael Klein
Life just got easier for everyone expecting - thanks to How to Make a Pregnant Woman Happy. Every chapter of this guidebook is brimming with advice and helpful tips to solve pregnancy's most common problems. From ginger to ease morning sickness, a warm bath to reduce water retention, or a turkey sandwich to relieve insomnia - it's all here in this easy-to-navigate book. Helpful appendices explain the stages of the baby's development, foods and activities to avoid during pregnancy, and a glossary of terms. Plus, with good humor and wise counsel the authors provide pointers on how to be the best partner possible. With this handy guide, it's a cinch to help an expectant mother sail through her pregnancy - and keep her very, very happy.
Making a Baby
by Debra Fulghum Bruce, Samuel S. Thatcher M.D. Ph.D.
Now Making a Baby provides the information you need to become your most fertile--and increase your chances for having the baby you've always wanted. Up-to-date, comprehensive, written with compassion and clarity, this book reveals how to protect, increase, and extend your fertility, with essential information on:
- The optimal frequency, timing, and sexual positions for getting pregnant
- Surprising new findings on which foods and exercise programs boost fertility--and which ones actually decrease your chances
- Advances in baby-boosting medications--and a complete assessment of risks, costs, and alternatives
- Breakthrough medical techniques that help achieve pregnancy without the risk of multiples
- Avoiding the common--and often hidden--threats to fertility at work, at home, and in public places
- Choosing the A.R.T. (assisted reproductive technology) that's right for you
- What every man should know about his long-term reproductive health
- How to minimize emotional stress and keep your relationship strong
- How to work with your HMO to get the right treatments--at the right cost