The practical, comforting, honest, and hilarious bestseller for moms-to-be, with more than one and a half million copies in print! Your doctor gives you medical advice. Your mother buys you baby clothes. But who can give you the real skinny when you’re pregnant? Your girlfriends, of course—at least, the ones who’ve been through the exhilaration and exhaustion, the agony and ecstasy of pregnancy. Four-time delivery room veteran Vicki Iovine talks to you the way only a best friend can—in the book that will go the whole nine months for every mother-to-be. In this revised and updated edition, get the lowdown on all those little things that are too strange or embarrassing to ask, practical tips, and hilarious takes on everything pregnant. What really happens to your body—from morning sickness and gas to eating everything in sight—and what it’s like to go from being a babe to having one. The Many Moods of Pregnancy—why you’re so irritable/distracted/tired/lightheaded (or at least more than usual). Staying Stylish—You may be pregnant, but you can still be the fashionista you’ve always been (or at least you don’t have to look like a walking beachball)—wearing the hippest designers and proudly showing off your bump. Pregnancy is Down To a Science—from in vitro fertilization to scheduled c-sections, there are so many options, alternatives, and scientific tests to take that being pregnant can be downright confusing! And much more! For a reassuring voice or just a few good belly laughs, turn to this straight-talking guide on what to really expect when you’re expecting.
Your doctor gives you medical advice. Your mother buys you baby clothes. But who can give you the real story when you're pregnant? Your best friends of course - at least the ones who've been through the exhilaration and exhaustion, the agony and ecstasy of pregnancy. Now, four-time delivery-room veteran Vicki Iovine helps you through the next nine months the way only a best friend can. Here is straight talk about those little things that are too embarrassing to ask about, practical tips and hilarious tales on anything pregnant. From learning that you're expecting ('Oh my God, how do I get out of this?') to the day your newborn arrives ('You mean I have to take it home with me?'), Iovine gives you the low-down on: What really happens to your body - from morning sickness and wind to eating everything in sight; what to expect when going from being a babe to having one Common fears and paranoia - from turning into your mother to leaving the baby on the car roof The many moods of pregnancy - or why you're so irritable/distracted/tired/lightheaded (well, more than you usually are) The pregnancy experts - from your mum to his mum, they think they know everything and they don't hesitate to tell you what you are doing wrong How to have sex during pregnancy, should you so desire - bearing in mind you'll have no interest afterwards Looking and feeling your best - cautionary style tips from your best friend, who really would tell you if your perky new-mum haircut makes you look like a pinhead whale
An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything in Between
Author: Ann Douglas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Health & Fitness
Whether you?re an expectant parent or you?re just thinking about it, this comprehensive guide features a nonbossy, fresh, and fun approach to the greatest adventure life has to offer. Based on the best advice from over 100 Canadian parents, this information is served up with a uniquely Canadian spin. Never one to shy away from the tough topics, Ann Douglas addresses the concerns that all parents have to consider when facing pregnancy. With over 225,000 ?Mother of All? books sold in Canada, Ann Douglas provides the inside scoop on what it?s really like to have a baby The straight goods on preparing your body for pregnacy Practical advice on how to increase your chances for conceiving quickly The top ten worries for each trimester -- with a hefty dose of reassurance A glossary of pregnancy -- and birth-related terms A sneak peek of life after baby This book is the manual for those looking for real-world advice to help them during all the stages of pregnancy, from conception to birth and all that can occur throughout!
The essays in this volume pay tribute to the achievements of Rene C. Fox in the fields of medicine and sociology. Many of the contributors are Fox's colleagues and former students from medicine, sociology, nursing, and bioethics. The title--Society and Medicine--reflects the leitmotif in Fox's work: her studies of and teaching about the nature of medicine and medical research; the training and work of their practitioners; the interrelationships between medicine and the societies and cultures of which it is a part; and, above all, the moral and spiritual dimensions of the healing arts.
Designed to teach you to think like a more experienced clinician, Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Competency-Based Companion, by Michael Belden, MD, places as much value on process as it does on content. This unique resource features a case-based organization that hones in on essential knowledge in obstetrics and gynecology. Its convenient pocket-sized format enables you to review the material on the go, and online access via Student Consult enhances your study of the material and exponentially boosts your reference power. Provides high-yield core information essential to rotations in a pocket-sized, portable format. Uses a color-coded system that places core information in a framework of the ACGME Core Competencies. Offers self-assessment activities throughout to promote retention and application of knowledge, including access on line to your own competency-based portfolio tools and competency-specific learning modules (Vertical Reads). Features ACGME Core Competencies enabling you to integrate evidence-based medicine, continual self-assessment, and cognizance of interpersonal skills into your daily routine. Includes features such as “Speaking Intelligently” and “Clinical Thinking” in each chapter to help you see the “big picture.” Presents “Teaching Visuals”—an interactive teaching device designed to reinforce visual concepts. Equips you to perform a more in-depth review of obstetric and gynecological topics with “Clinical Entities” that link to top references in the field. Includes access to Student Consult at www.studentconsult.com, where you'll find the complete text and illustrations of the book online, fully searchable • "Integration Links" to bonus content in other Student Consult titles • Self-Assessment Competency Log • Professors Pearls that provide cases with questions and annotated answers • Vertical Reads • and much more!
Dealing with Your Expecting Wife, Coming Baby, and the End of Life as You Knew It
Author: Bill Lloyd
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Health & Fitness
When a couple gets pregnant, typically, the first thing the mother-to-be does is rush out to the bookstore to buy the various pregnancy bibles. But how is the expectant father supposed to know what to expect? He could wait in the dark and take his cues from his partner, or he could prepare himself for anything and everything by seeking the counsel of two regular dudes, who have climbed the steep learning curve (and lived to tell) that comes when having a baby. THE DUDES' GUIDE TO PREGNANCY dispenses irreverent, honest, practical advice for the expectant father in an easy-to-understand--and often hilarious--man-to-man format. Taking you through the entire nine month process, the Dudes offer advice on what to expect from your newly pregnant wife (paranoia, morning sickness, enlarged breasts, no sex); the dos and don'ts of dealing with your wife's body and mood changes, your mother-in-law and other family members; and the nitty-gritty details of what is expected of you and how your life will be changing during the next 40 weeks. THE DUDES' GUIDE TO PREGNANCYgives twenty-something to forty-something men the indespensible tools and advice they need to maneuver the many ups and downs associated with impending fatherhood.
No one understands the difficulties of being a woman better than Vicki Iovine. The author of the hugely successful Best Friends' series, has guided women through most of the milestones in their lives - from being pregnant to surviving the first years of motherhood. Now in her new book, Vicki Iovine tackles the dilemma that plagues every modern woman and mother - how to manage family, work and a personal life all at the same time. With the wit, wisdom and sass that has made her loved, Vicki Iovine takes up all the big issues and breaks them up into manageable sections - ways to stay connected with your spouse, keeping up with the kids, work/home conflicts etc. Funny, pragmatic, and efficient, The Best Friend's Guide to Getting your Groove Back teaches women how to regain control of their lives with attitude - this is an indispensable book for any woman.