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By John Adams

Being pregnant is an exhilarating event, however it is usually jam-packed with apprehension and anxiousness, in particular for first-time mom and dad. Absolute Beginner's advisor to being pregnant eases the fear by way of supplying you with solutions to the questions you will have, in addition to questions that you could be no longer imagine to invite. in contrast to such a lot different books on hand at the subject, this e-book presents no-nonsense info from a clinical professional's point of view, written in a conversational type that makes even the main complicated clinical terminology effortless to appreciate. Dr. John Adams covers the whole approach, from pre-pregnancy matters like fertility and discovering the correct health professional, in the course of the 9 months of being pregnant to postpartum care. committed chapters deal with the original matters that unmarried moms and dealing moms face. With Absolute Beginner's advisor to being pregnant, you can be ready for the actual, psychological, social and monetary adjustments to come back in this fascinating time.

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I cherished the privacy and the chance to have real bonding time with my baby and my husband in a hotel-like setting. The pregnancies before that were hospital rooms on a maternity unit. Another feature that I consider to be important is a lactation nurse to show you how to nurse your baby. Contrary to popular belief, nursing is not something you automatically know how to do. A lot of questions arise while you’re attempting to nurse, and problems like cracked nipples and painful breasts can drive you away from nursing and straight to the bottle (baby bottle, that is) if you don’t have someone to encourage you and tell you how to handle these issues.

Once you’ve figured out that salient point, you can proceed with the rest of the book (and your life). The Absolute Minimum ■ First, find out if you’re pregnant. ■ Take a backup test if necessary. ■ Make a list of the things you’ll need to do—that is, finding a doctor, a hospital, checking your insurance coverage, and so on. ■ Make a doctor’s appointment. ■ Shout your news from the rooftops. ■ Get some sleep—you’ll need it! In this chapter • The importance of choosing the right health care professional to deliver your baby • The difference between an OB/GYN, a family practitioner, and a midwife • Interviewing your doctor—some questions to ask • Deciphering the answers, so they fit your needs First Things First—Get Thee to a Doctor Choosing a doctor is probably one of the most critical factors of your pregnancy, but if you’re like me, it’s not an area that you want to address.

Investigate your options with regard to health care professionals. Decide what you want and then go after it. If necessary, make a list of important criteria that you want in a doctor/midwife. ■ Don’t be afraid to interview the doctor or midwife whom you are thinking about choosing to deliver your baby. Treat them with respect, but ask difficult questions. You are the customer. You have a right to be choosy. ■ If your gut intuition tells you that this health care professional isn’t right for you, thank them and move on.

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