Getting Pregnant and Staying Pregnant: Infertility and High-Risk Pregnancy, by Diana Raab, Harry Farb, Anita Levine-Goldberg

Getting Pregnant and Staying Pregnant: Overcoming Infertility and Managing Your High-Risk Pregnancy

by Diana Raab, Foreword by Harry Farb, Revised by Anita Levine-Goldberg

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Format: Paperback, 3rd ed., 320pp. 
ISBN: 0897932382
Publisher: Hunter House, Incorporated
Pub. Date: June 1999 
Edition Desc: REV

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The publisher, Hunter House Publishers, , December 2, 1997 
Winner of 1992 Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Health Book 

This is a practical guide to the physical, medical, and emotional issues women, and their partners, face during infertility treatments and high-risk pregnancies.

Winner of the 1992 Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Health Book, it combines accurate medical information with a nurse's thoughtfulness and care. In Part One, detailed chapters cover new infertility technologies, tests, and genetic risks. Part Two combines information about what to expect during a high-risk pregnancy, with supportive guidelines for coping with cesareans, miscarriages, and premature babies.

Diana Raab, B.S., R.N., a medical writer with over 60 published articles, has experienced infertility treatments and three successful high-risk pregnancies herself. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"The physical & emotional issues involved with infertility & a high-risk pregnancy are addressed...includes a special chapter on birth defects & sudden infant death syndome (SIDS)...includes info on tests & technologies."

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You Dream of Having a Baby. You just never dreamed conceiving would be so difficult. Or you never expected to have a high-risk pregnancy. Here is a sensitive guide to the medical and emotional landscape of these conditions, written by a nurse and medical writer who battled infertility and difficult pregnancies herself, and emerged with three healthy children.

The first part of the book focuses on infertility: causes and symptoms, female and male fertility tests, the latest reproductive technologies and alternative methods of conception such as surrogate parenting. The second section covers all aspects of high-risk pregnancy, including dealing with prolonged bed rest and the use of medications to prevent preterm labor. A special chapter addresses birth defects and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The book includes vital new information on amniocentesis; miscarriage; premature birth; and delivery options, including vacuum-assisted delivery, cesareans and vaginal birth after cesarean.

Woven with illuminating personal stories, Getting Pregnant and Staying Pregnant will give you the thoughtful, practical advice you need to help make your dream of parenthood come true.

Table of Contents

Causes of Infertility
Infertility Testing
Positive Alternatives for the Infertile Couple
High-Risk Factors Before Pregnancy
High-Risk Complications During Pregnancy
Sexuality and Nutrition for Pregnant Women
Tests, Tests, Tests
Bed Rest and Medications
Other Losses
Cesarean Birth
Premature Babies
Preventing Birth Defects
Genetic Risks
Issues, Ethics, and Decision Making
Appendix A - The Reproductive System
Appendix B - Postnatal Exercise Program
Appendix C - Support Groups and Associations in the USA and Canada

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