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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

Preparing for the Arrival of Your Baby . . . . . . . . . . 45

Is this Really Labor? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .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

Time of Awareness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-59

Common Breastfeeding Questions . . . . . . . . . 60-61

Early Feedings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

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

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

by

G. Byron Kallam, MD, FACOG

Dianne E. Moran, RN, LCCE, ICD

A Guide to Enjoying Your Pregnancy

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.