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1

Prenatal Care
4

Prenatal Diagnosis of Genetic Disorders
6

You Can Expect Some Changes
7

Emotional Changes
13

Keeping Track of Your Baby’s Health Prenatal Testing
14

Protecting Your Unborn Baby
21

High-Risk Pregnancy
25

Danger Signs
25

Baby’s Development
26

Caring for Yourself
28

Diet and Nutrition
33

Exercise During Pregnancy
36

Caring for the Rest of the Family
39

Problems During Pregnancy
40

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

Anesthesia and Pain Relief
49

After Baby’s Arrival
50

A Baby has Real Needs
52

Breastfeeding Your Newborn
53

Time of Awareness
58

Common Breastfeeding Questions
60

Early Feedings
62

Congratulations
63

Glossary
64