By John Adams
Being pregnant is an exhilarating event, however it is also full of apprehension and nervousness, in particular for first-time mom and dad. Absolute Beginner's consultant to being pregnant eases the fear via supplying you with solutions to the questions you've got, in addition to questions that you could be no longer imagine to invite. in contrast to so much different books to be had at the subject, this publication presents no-nonsense details from a clinical professional's viewpoint, written in a conversational sort that makes even the main complicated clinical terminology effortless to appreciate. Dr. John Adams covers the total procedure, from pre-pregnancy concerns like fertility and discovering the fitting health professional, throughout the 9 months of being pregnant to postpartum care. committed chapters tackle the original matters that unmarried moms and dealing moms face. With Absolute Beginner's advisor to being pregnant, you can be ready for the actual, psychological, social and monetary alterations to return in this fascinating time.
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You are the customer. You have a right to be choosy. ■ If your gut intuition tells you that this health care professional isn’t right for you, thank them and move on. Don’t worry about hurting someone’s feelings. Chances are good that the doctor/midwife you choose wants to be as comfortable with you as you are with them. In this chapter • Should I look for the doctor first or the hospital? • Questions to ask the hospital when you visit. • Important criteria that your hospital should fulfill. • Extras that might appeal to your fancy.
Obviously, if you can build up some cash reserves to use while you’re on maternity leave, so much the better. Paternity Leave Paternity leave is the time a father takes off after the birth of a child, presumably to help the mother adjust and to bond with his child. Paternity leave is still in its “infancy” stages (pardon the pun). Some companies are quite progressive and offer 36 ABSOLUTE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO PREGNANCY fathers a paid leave, sometimes as long as six to 12 weeks; however, most companies who offer paternity leave do not necessarily give paid time off.
2. How many babies have you delivered? Personally, I have delivered over 800 babies, but I worked at a military hospital where I saw a lot of patients. Also, keep in mind that while a new doctor may not have delivered as many babies in her practice, she may have delivered quite a few as a resident. Again, this answer is similar to the one above. Not an exact number, but someone who has delivered 100 babies or more probably has some experience, rather than someone who has delivered fewer than 10.