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2 – Great Expectations

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The information in this booklet is for general reference purposes only and cannot be relied upon as a substitute for medical care. You should have regular prenatal check-ups as well as consult with your healthcare provider about any special health questions

or concerns. Each pregnancy is unique and may require a special treatment program. For the purpose of clear and concise writing, the term “he” will be used to reference the baby.

Prenatal Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5

Prenatal Diagnosis of Genetic Disorders . . . . . . 6

You Can Expect Some Changes . . . . . . . . 7-12

Emotional Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Keeping Track of Your Baby’s Health

Prenatal Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-20

Protecting Your Unborn Baby . . . . . . . . 21-24

High-Risk Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Danger Signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Baby’s Development . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27

Caring for Yourself . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-32

Diet and Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-35

Exercise During Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . 36-38

Caring for the Rest of the Family . . . . . . . . 39

Problems During Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . 40-43

Changes in the Very Last Weeks . . . . . . . . 44

Childbirth Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Is This Really Labor? . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-46

Labor and Birth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-48

Anesthesia and Pain Relief . . . . . . . . . . . 49

After Baby’s Arrival . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-51

A Baby has Real Needs . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Breastfeeding Your Newborn . . . . . . . . 53-58

Breastfeeding Concerns . . . . . . . . . . 58-59

Common Breastfeeding Questions . . . . . . 60-62

Congratulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

by

G. Byron Kallam, MD, FACOG Dianne E. Moran, RN, LCCE, ICD

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