Your Pregnancy Month by Month 5e

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Now in its fifth edition--featuring monthly sonogram photographs and the latest information on genetic testing, multiple pregnancies, diet, and exercise This reliable and reassuring book by Clark Gillespie, M.D., has provided more than 200,000 women with invaluable technical information and expert advice for a confident and comfortable pregnancy. Now completely updated and revised, it supplements your obstetrician's guidance by answering numerous common and uncommon questions from "Will sex in the ninth month make my water break?" and "Should I indulge my cravings for french fries?" to "What is an incompetent cervical os?" A world-renowned obstetrician/gynecologist with decades of experience, Dr. Gillespie doesn't shy away from tough subjects and answers questions that you may not even have known to ask. But he is also a compassionate and authoritative presence offering practical support at a time when many women feel especially vulnerable. Gillespie organizes the book by lunar month. Each chapter of "Your Pregnancy Month by Month" will address a stage of your pregnancy. And at the end of each chapter, space is provided for you to create a personal diary in which you can record thoughts and feelings, keep track of medications, and jot down nonemergency questions you wish to ask your doctor. For example, "Your Pregnancy Month by Month" will take you step-by-step through: The first lunar month, in which you'll learn all about ultrasound and how to select your doctor The fifth lunar month, in which Dr. Gillespie will discuss immunization, backache and posture, and travel precautions The ninth lunar month, by which time you're ready to prepare for your hospitalexperience and read about the first moments of bonding with your newborn Informative and accessible, "Your Pregnancy Month by Month" guides you through one of the most miraculous and wondrous journeys of your life.

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Pregnant women typically fall into two categories: those who want to be informed, and those who want to be soothed. The want-to-know-everything set will be enchanted by the fifth edition of obstetrician Clark Gillespie's detailed guide to pregnancy. An erudite and humorous obstetrician? You bet! In this newly revised and updated edition of his classic, Gillespie gives the facts--all of them--in an informative and entertaining manner. Q: "What position is the best for having sexual intercourse while I am pregnant?" A: "Like riding a camel, there is no best position," Gillespie writes. If you are someone who wants an answer for every "why," who feels in control only when you have all the statistics in hand, then this book is for you. As the title indicates, Gillespie discusses the stages of pregnancy and fetal development month by month. Ultrasound photos and a few pages of personal diary questions begin and close each chapter, but much of the information slated for each month pertains to the entire pregnancy. Nutrition, maternity clothes, birth preparation, pain relief, risks from house pets, varicose veins... you name it, Gillespie delivers the details--with a great bedside manner. --Ericka Lutz

About the Author:

Clark Gillespie, M.D., author of Your Pregnancy Month by Month, is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a clincal professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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