Baby To Be: The Video Guide to Pregnancy
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“Accurate, user-friendly information presented with warmth and sensitivity – just what every pregnant woman needs.”
M.Henning, Director, MotherNet America
Unlike most apps, BABY TO BE is NOT a chart, game, check list, or list of dry facts. BABY TO BE is a warm, engaging video that shows the amazing growth of the baby within you over 9 months, how your body changes, what you can do to minimize the discomforts, how to enjoy your pregnancy, and much, much more.
BABY TO BE is divided into 10 chapters in which pregnant women are seen talking frankly about their emotions, their changing bodies, managing the discomforts, their changing relationship with husbands (and others), their fears, and how they go about enjoying pregnancy. There is a discussion of sex during pregnancy, a chapter for dads, and guidelines on when to call the doctor.
BABY TO BE is especially helpful for dads. Men openly talk about their feelings and what they can do to actively participate. BABY TO BE is a warm, engaging video that combines practical, day to day information with the emotional support that is so essential during pregnancy.
There are no ads and no corporate sponsorship.
Chapter 1. GETTING PRENATAL CARE – Importance of getting regular checkups – Calculating your due date – Knowing your medical history – Record confidentiality – Seeking free health care
Chapter 2. YOUR GROWING BABY – Seeing an ultrasound performed – Images of the baby’s physical growth over 9 months and a description of its sensitivities and ever increasing capabilities as its brain and body develop
Chapter 3. YOUR CHANGING BODY – Feelings about your changing body – Breast changes – Skin changes and stretch marks – Varicose veins – Morning sickness – Heartburn and indigestion – Hemorrhoid care – Medicating colds – Dental care – Reducing stress
Chapter 4. EATING FOR TWO – Weight gain – Detailed explanation of recommended caloric intake and diet during pregnancy and the importance of proper nutrition – What to avoid – Vitamins and supplements – Food cravings – Cholesterol – Vegetarian and Teen nutrition
Chapter 5. WHAT’S SAFE, WHAT ISN’T – Drugs and medications – Smoking and 2nd hand smoke – Alcohol – Caffeine: coffee, tea, chocolate, sodas – Avoiding household
chemicals and fumes – Increased risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Toxoplasmosis: cat litter, raw meat and gardening – Seat belts
Chapter 6. KEEPING FIT – Importance and benefits of exercise during pregnancy – Avoiding the common discomforts of pregnancy – Exercises and sports to avoid – Exercises that are recommended
Chapter 7. ENJOYING YOUR PREGNANCY – Talking and singing to your baby – Taking naps – Hormones, emotions and mood swings – Single parent support – Involving older children – Dreams and fears – Sex during pregnancy
Chapter 8. ESPECIALLY FOR DADS – Dads’ feelings – Ways that dads can help – Caring for older children – Providing emotional support – Importance of a father’s role
Chapter 9. WHEN TO CALL THE DOCTOR – Lists of when you should call – Braxton- Hicks contractions – Signs that labor is starting
Chapter 10. GETTING READY FOR BABY – Childbirth classes – Hormonal changes and emotions – Preparing the baby’s room – Car seats – What to pack for the hospital – Choosing a pediatrician – Looking forward to the joy of holding your baby
With warmth and humor, BABY TO BE explains what you need to know to have a healthy pregnancy and make the most this special time in your life.