Second Pregnancy: Your Pregnancy Bible

Editor/Author Preston, Penny
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Carroll & Brown

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-904760-81-8
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 88
Book Status: Available
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Conceiving and carrying a second baby is not always easier or even as easy as a first pregnancy. The ability to conceive a healthy child and have a vaginal delivery, the risk of suffering certain pregnancy-related conditions, maintaining one's physical wellbeing and that of an unborn baby while caring for an older child, and being able to manage a two-child family are only some of the challenges in a second pregnancy. This book addresses these issues with the latest medical information. It will help women have successful second pregnancies and a harmonious family life.

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Table of Contents

  • Contributors
  • Introduction
  • 1 Achieving a Second Pregnancy
  • Making the decision
  • Optimal spacing
  • Getting pregnant the second time around
  • Infertility evaluation and treatment
  • Choosing the sex of the baby
  • 2 Same, Same, But Different
  • Physical considerations
  • Emotional considerations
  • Key decisions
  • Common second pregnancy myths
  • 3 Antenatal Care
  • Visits
  • Ultrasound scanning
  • Diagnosing abnormalities
  • Genetic testing
  • 4 Taking Care of Your Body and Baby
  • Your pregnancy diet
  • Your exercise routine
  • Relaxation
  • Lifting and carrying
  • Taking care of your skin, hair and nails
  • Creating a relationship with your baby before birth
  • 5 Taking Care of Your Home and Others
  • Getting your home ready
  • Breastfeeding while pregnant
  • Preparing your child for the new sibling
  • Looking after a sick child
  • Preserving your relationship with your partner
  • 6 Delivery the Second Time Around
  • Choosing where and how to give birth
  • Labour the second time around
  • Vaginal birth after a caesarean (VBAC)
  • Caesarean section
  • Involving your child and partner
  • Baby blues and depression
  • Getting back in shape
  • 7 Second Time Parent
  • Immediate concerns
  • Getting through the early days
  • Special parenting situations
  • Involving your existing child
  • Looking ahead
  • Acknowledgements