ERIC Number: ED381233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Pregnancy & Motherhood Diary: Planning the First Year of Your Second Career. Revised and Updated.
Stautberg, Susan Schiffer
Intended for women who plan to combine a career with motherhood, this book is a planning document for the full-time working mother-to-be during the three trimesters of pregnancy and the first trimester of motherhood. Each section discusses physical and mental changes associated with motherhood and includes a calendar for appointments and events during the trimester. In addition, the first section (weeks 1 to 12) suggests that the mother-to-be should start planning for child care, considering child care options, and thinking about potential on-the-job hazards. The second section (weeks 13 to 24) provides information on dealing with colleagues at work during pregnancy, and beginning to think about the baby's needs. Section 3 (weeks 25 to 40) discusses choosing a pediatrician, fathering, and other issues. Section 4 (weeks 41 to 52) discusses adjusting to motherhood, the "perfect-parent" syndrome, and the importance of reviewing child care arrangements. The last section deals with challenges related to parenting faced by working women: family-friendly work environments, parenting parents, corporate life and the advantages offered by medium-sized and smaller companies, and goal-setting strategies for work and home. Twenty-seven appendices include various charts, checklists, and reference information for pregnant women and new mothers, including lists of questions to consider when choosing day care and child caregivers, and lists of parent and child care support groups. (DR)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Day Care, Diaries, Dual Career Family, Employed Parents, Employed Women, Family Work Relationship, Infants, Mental Health, Occupational Diseases, Occupational Safety and Health, Parenting Skills, Physical Health, Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, Social Support Groups
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
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