ERIC Number: ED341467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Having a Baby: A Family Guide to Pregnancy.
New York State Dept. of Health, Albany.
This guide provides information for mothers-to-be about pregnancy and parenthood. General guidelines about many issues related to pregnancy and parenting are presented. Included are sections on the importance of the mother's health and prenatal care; signs of pregnancy and pregnancy testing; choosing a health care provider; what to expect during prenatal care visits; nutrition for mother's and baby's health; the harms of smoking during pregnancy; descriptions of the mother's physical changes and the baby's development in each trimester; drug and alcohol use during pregnancy; the importance of rest; pregnant women with AIDS; exercise and sex during pregnancy; hazardous substances to avoid during pregnancy; feeling the baby's presence; mutual support between parents and support from significant others; childbirth; learning to love your baby; getting help at home; and the baby's health care. A list of toll-free numbers from New York State Human Services is provided. (GLR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Dept. of Health, Albany.