Edited by prominent obstetricians in KK Women's and Children's Hospital, the largest maternity hospital in Singapore with about 12,000 babies delivered each year, this book provides a comprehensive and informative look at pregnancy and childcare. It covers topics ranging from pre-pregnancy care, pregnancy care, and actual delivery to baby care. It also addresses common questions like, What are the pre-pregnancy vaccinations that I need? , Is it safe to dye, re-bond or perm my hair when I am pregnant? , and Are Chinese herbs and TCM safe for pregnancy? Written by a diverse team of contributors, this easy-to-read book (replete with illustrations) is highly recommended for the lay person and busy career mums-to-be who are preparing for the arrival of their newborns.
Contents: Pre-pregnancy Care: Pre-pregnancy Vaccination; Sexual Position and Timing for Conception; Baby Gender Selection -- Boy or Girl?; All About Your Pregnancy: Before the First Antenatal Visit; Thalassemia Tests; Antenatal Ultrasound Scans; Vaginal Discharge During Pregnancy; Concerns About Your Delivery: Birth Plan and Role of a Doula; Induction of Labor (IOL); Fetal Monitoring During Labor; Vacuum and Forceps Delivery; Cord Blood Banking; Postnatal and Baby Care: Baby Blues and Depression; Breastfeeding; Care of the Newborn; Resuming Sexual Relations and Contraception; Myths about Confinement; and other papers.