Fearless Pregnancy: Wisdom and Reassurance From a Doctor, a Midwife and a Mom

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This book will cross What To Expect When you?re Expecting (a perennial bestseller) with Girlfriend?s Guide to Pregnancy (a newer bestseller). It will have first-person information from a new mom, but will also include advice from both a doctor and a midwife (this will set it apart from the other two books). Chapters will include: 1. The Fear Factor ? the pregnancy\fear connection (how fear has been introduced into pregnancy over the past 30 years or so), what is fear, how does it serve and disserve us, how does it influence our thinking and feeling, how fear changes our biochemistry and how this relates to pregnancy. 2. Fearless First Trimester?fears around early miscarriage, when it?s ?safe? to tell people, pregnancy sickness, dealing with other people?s fearful reactions, conquering fears that come up when you?re just accepting the news, etc. 3. Fearless Testing?how to navigate the various and many tests (blood tests, amnio, genetic testing, etc.) and understand the risk, benefits and how to put them in perspective. 4. Fearless Diet, Fitness and Weight Gain ? the truth about food ? how risky are certain ?taboo? foods, how concerned do you need to be about your nutrition, how safe/unsafe is moderate alcohol. It?ll also discuss common sense exercise precautions and how to handle fear of weight gain. 5. Fearless Living ? How to go about your expectant mom life with the least amount of pregnancy-related stress and fear. Topics could include: * Sickness and Health? what to do when there?s something wrong with you (cold, flu, skin problems, urinary tract infections or more serious stuff like strep or a broken bone). * Sex * Travel * Beauty treatments * Sleeping * Fearless Environment?from environmental health concerns like plastic containers and cleaning solutions to noise and stress problems, this section will discuss what?s risky and what?s not and how to control your environment when possible. 7. Fearless Delivery Prep?from birthing classes to the fear of the actual birth (entire books have been written on this) to how to take advice from other moms. 8. Fearless Gear Guide ? how to grapple with the stuff you really need to be safe and comfortable with a newborn, such as bassinets, disposable nappies, nursing pumps, etc. 9. Fear-fighting Exercises?meditation, writing and discussion exercises specifically targeted to addressing and putting into perspective a variety of pregnancy fears.

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Victoria Clayton is a well-known health freelance writer who has contributed to the L.A. Times magazine, Health, Self, Shape, Fitness, Allure, and Fit Pregnancy.

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