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While You Are Expecting : Creating Your Own Prenatal Classroom
F. Rene Van de Carr and Marc Lehrer
Humanix | Green Dragon / Softcover / Sep 1996
9780893342517 (ISBN-10: 0893342513)
Women's Health / Families and Parenting
price: $33.50 (may be subject to change)
160 pages
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In this practical, easy-to-follow guide, obstetrician and fertility expert F. Renee Van DeCarr and Dr. Marc Lehrer M.D. show moms and dads-to-be how to:

-Reduce stress and prepare an optimal prenatal environment

-Follow the stages in a baby's physical and mental growth

-Learn interactive exercises to prepare for your infant's birth

"While You are Expecting" offers the simple path expectant parents can take that will result in the birth of a calm, intelligent child who already has bonded with the two people who love him most.

Featured on Oprah, Donahue, in Newsweek, Reader's Digest, and USA Today, "While You are Expecting" is a must-have addition to any nursery bookshelf.

Table of Contents:

Editor's Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xi
Author's Preface to the First Edition xii
Author's Preface to the Second Edition xvi
Part I Parents' Questions 1
Part II A Healthy Pregnancy for a Healthy Baby 17
Nutrition Guidelines: Before and During Pregnancy 17
Preventative Nutrition: Before and During Pregnancy 24
Environmental Do's and Don'ts 27
Do's and Don'ts for Physical Activity 31
Reducing Stress and Minimizing Morning Sickness 34
Fetal Bill of Rights 40
7 Health Hints for a Good Pregnancy 42
Visualization Images of Your Developing Baby 43
Part III Prenatal Classroom Curriculum 48
First Communication Exercises with Your Baby 48
Heartbeats and Drum Rhythms 52
The Kick Game 58
Advanced Learning Games 62
Finding Baby's Position 63
Primary Word List 68
Making Word Groups 83
Womb Stories and Songs 85
Teaching Numbers 88
The Xylophone Game 89
Secondary Word List 95
Infant Speak 97
Examples of Learning Sessions at Different Stages of Your Pregnancy 101
Part IV Giving Birth 105
Preparing for Your Baby 105
Exercises for a Baby-Oriented Birth 106
Labor and Delivery 110
Your Newborn 115
Insights: How Your Baby Thinks 120
Summary 125
Appendices 127
Appendix A
The Prenatal Development Stages 127
The Prenatal Classroom -- Summary by Weeks 128
Appendix B Musical Selections 129
Appendix C Reference Material 130

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