Pregnancy Guide – Success During Pregnancy and Delivery

If you suspect, or know, that you are pregnant, we hope you have already visited your doctor! Presuming that you have confirmed your suspicions and that this is your first child, or that you wish to take better care of yourself during pregnancy than you did during your other pregnancies; you have come to the right place! Our goal is to give you all the information you will need to care for your health and the health of your unborn child during your pregnancy. To do that, we believe it is important for you to understand pregnancy, and what is happening to your body as your baby develops and nears term. Therefore, all the information we give you about taking care of yourself will be clarified with information about what is happening to your body and why it is important to follow the recommendations we give you and the recommendations and advice of your doctor.

Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION ……………………3
SYMPTOMS AND CONSIDERATIONS DURING PREGNANCY …………6
GUIDELINES FOR GOOD HEALTH ………..10
EXERCISE …………………………17
LIFESTYLE ………………………..19
THE STAGES OF PREGNANCY …………25
THE FIRST TRIMESTER ………..25
THE SECOND TRIMESTER …….29
THE THIRD TRIMESTER ………..34
BE PREPARED – PLANNING FOR DELIVERY ……………………………..38
THE BIG DAY IS FINALLY HERE – WHAT TO DO DURING LABOR …….43
SUMMARY ………………………….49