Description from Amazon.com
The publisher, Hunter House Publishers, , December 2, 1997
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.
Description from BarnesandNoble.com
"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."
From the Publisher
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
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