Big Beautiful Pregnant Author:Cornelia Van Der Ziel & Jacqueline Tourville If you're carrying a few extra pounds, you're not alone--almost half of all pregnant women are overweight in America today. This book is for every plus-size woman who has read other pregnancy guides only to think, what about me? What steps should I take to make my pregnancy healthy and happy? — In Big, Beautiful and Pregnant, Dr. Cornelia van der... more » Ziel, a highly sought-after obstetrician who specializes in plus-size pregnancies, and Jacqueline Tourville, a mom who's lived the experience, offer a warm, witty, medically sound guide for overweight women on what to expect during pregnancy and childbirth. Trimester by trimester, the authors answer all the questions you may have, including:
Will my weight affect my ability to conceive?
It's early in my pregnancy--is it safe to go on a diet?
How can I find a sympathetic doctor?
Where can I find maternity clothes in larger sizes?
Does more weight mean more complications?
What is gestational diabetes, and am I at risk?
Are there any special medical risks to my unborn child?
Am I destined for a c-section because of my extra pounds?« less