Having a baby in your late thirties and forties means that you'll need a guide to explain the special milestones you'll experience,a guide tailored to your specific needs and interests. Up to date and easy to read. This book provides reassuring medical information as well as sensicle advice about how to fit your pregnancy into your busy life.
Authors Glade Curtis and Judith Schuler have good news for thirty- and fortysomething moms: your health may be more important than your age. Your Pregnancy After 35 is a realistic and reassuring guide for couples who have delayed parenthood. The authors, an obstetrician and pregnancy educator, provide straightforward and sensible advice about medical issues, including age and risk in pregnancy, genetic counseling, multiple births, exercise, and weight management. In addition, the milestones and social challenges of pregnancy are clearly addressed, including topics like sharing the news with friends and coworkers and how pregnancy affects marriage and career. Each topic is illustrated with anecdotes from Dr. Curtis's 20 years in practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist. As more couples choose to delay childbearing, Curtis and Schuler's book can provide optimistic and encouraging words about the belated adventure of becoming parents. --Barbara Mackoff --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Especially for the Woman Over 30
Have you chosen to become pregnant in your 30s or 40s? Your Pregnancy After 30 provides sensible, reassuring information that is up-to-date, easy to read and tailored to your specific needs. You'll find the information you need and more in this comprehensive volume. Women who conceive after 30 may encounter special circumstances associated with a first pregnancy. Topics covered include:
-health concerns for women over 30
-work place safety
-your health and medical history
-tests for you and your baby
-nutrition and weight management
-high-risk pregnancythe facts
-when to consider genetic counseling
-first-time or repeat pregnancy
-exercise during and after pregnancy
Besides your special health concerns, you will be looking for help in fitting this pregnancy into your busy life. Important issues are covered in a straightforward, caring way, including:
-laws to protect you during pregnancy
-how pregnancy affects your partner
-the single mother
Your Pregnancy After 30 can help you feel confident that you can handle pregnancy. It will make you a better partner with your health-care professional throughout the pregnancy and after delivery, to making your experience happy and fulfilling.