Download Baby’s Best Chance: Parents’ Handbook of Pregnancy and Baby Care Paperback –2003 PDF

Download Baby’s Best Chance: Parents’ Handbook of Pregnancy and Baby Care Paperback –2003 PDF

by Ministry for Children and Families The Province of British Columbia (Author)

Baby’s Best Chance: Parents’ Handbook of Pregnancy and Baby Care
Here, in one easy-to-read handbook, are the answers you will need during pregnancy and the early days at home with your newborn. This popular sourcebook, now in its fifth edition, offers essetial information on more than 70 key topics.

You’ll find out:

How to choose a health care provider
What to expect during prenatal visits
How your unborn baby is developing
What you should eat during pregnancy
How you can stay in shape physically
Ways for fathers-to-be to cope with their concerns
Ways to be more comfortable during labour
How to care for your newborn
The safety features to watch for when choosing baby equipment
How to breasteef successfully
Plus: Where to find many other resources available to you.

Pregnancy, childbirth, and new parenthood bring with them many changes, both physical and emotional. Knowing what to expect can make these changes easier to handle and to enjoy.

Endorsed by:

Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia
College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
Community Nutrition Council of British Columbia
British Columbia College of Family Physicians
Baby’s Best Chance was first published by the British Columbia Ministry of Health in 1987 and has been regularly revised in response to readers’ comments and advances in medical, nutritional, and prenatal practices.
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Download Baby’s Best Chance: Parents’ Handbook of Pregnancy and Baby Care Paperback –2003 PDF

Contents
Becoming a Parent 9
Your Support Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Choosing Health Care Providers . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Parent Checkup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Lifestyle and Risk Factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Saunas, Hot Tubs, and Hot Baths . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Getting X-rays and Other Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Taking Medications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Smoking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Drinking Alcohol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Using Street Drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Living with Abuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Pet Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Sexually Transmitted Infections . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Stages of Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Fetal Growth Stages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Medical Care during Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Eating for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding . . . . . . . . .36
Eating Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Vegetarian Eating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Taking Supplements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Special Food and Beverage Concerns . . . . . . . .41
Food Safety During Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Weight Gain in Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Self Care for Mothers and Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Physical Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Checking Posture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Reducing Stress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Travelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Sexuality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Working Safely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Pregnancy Risk Factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Mid-life Pregnancies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Medical Complications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Preparing to Give Birth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Health Care Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Personal Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Your Birth Wishes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Packing for the Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Preparing for Labour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Relaxing for Labour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Breathing for Labour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Comfort Positions during Labour . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Giving Birth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Stages of Labour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
What is Fetal Monitoring? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
First Stage of Labour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Second Stage of Labour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Third Stage of Labour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Fourth Stage of Labour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Medical Procedures that May Be Needed
to Assist Labour and Birth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Pain Relief Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Caesarean Birth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Special Birth Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Preterm Labour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Losing a Baby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Coming Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Your Body After Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Life With Your Baby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Postpartum Depression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Being a Supportive Partner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Parenting Can Be Frustrating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Being a Single Parent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Doing the Paperwork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Leave from Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Changing Your Will . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Registering the Birth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Choosing a Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Applying for Canada Child Benefits . . . . . . . . . .91
Arranging for Medical Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Next Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Babysitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Family Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Birth Control Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Your Baby 98
Breastfeeding Your Baby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Comfortable Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Latching On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
The Let-down Reflex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
How Much and How Long? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
How to Use this Handbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
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Taking Care of Yourself . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Getting Help with Breastfeeding . . . . . . . . . . .111
Expressing Breast Milk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Breastfeeding in Public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Breastfeeding and Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Vitamin D Supplement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Feeding the First Solid Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Formula Feeding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Feeding Your Baby with Infant Formula . . . . .122
Baby Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Emotional Attachment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Sleeping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Safety and Sleeping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Sleeping Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Diapering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Bathing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Caring for Baby’s Skin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Caring for Baby’s Nails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Jaundice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Bowel Movements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Peeing (Urination) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Diarrhea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Vomiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Coughing and Sneezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Dental Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Immunization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
How to Prevent Flat Areas on Your
Baby’s Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Tummy Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Crying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Staying Calm as a Parent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Shaken Baby Syndrome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
Managing Your Anger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
Baby Medical Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Vitamin K Injection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Eye Treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Newborn Screening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Hearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Thrush (Yeast Infection) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Circumcision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Food Allergies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
High Temperatures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Baby Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Maintaining Basic Hygiene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
General Home Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Safe Baby Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Infant/Child Car Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Special Circumstances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Preterm Babies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Low Weight Babies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Twins, Triplets, or More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Baby Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Physical Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
Social/Emotional Development . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Language Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Parents’ Best Chance 153
Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide . . . . . . . . . .155
Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176

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