walking after Caesarean, 202-203 to calm babies, 228 for exercise, 18 in labor, 175, 176 wall slide exercise, 139 warfarin, 465 water, drinking quality of, 324, 386-387 recommended amount of, 29

water breaking, 149, 165, 503, 569 weight. see also body mass index (BMI) of fetus

(see gestational age) gain of, in pregnancy, 6-8, 75, 85-86,

107, 150 gain of, with multiple gestations, 91 loss of, in newborns, 217 loss of, postpartum, 258-259 pregnancy risks and, 8 Wellbutrin (buproprion), 466 West Nile virus, 366 white noise, 228 wine. see alcohol use workplace issues announcing the pregnancy, 27-28

breastfeeding, 381-382

child care, 403-405

comfort, 30-31

computer work, 34

coworker support, 30

fatigue, 29-30

flexible schedules, 28, 29-30 hygiene, 34 legal rights, 28

maternity/paternity leave, 34-35 morning sickness, 28-29 returning to work, 401-405 risky activities and conditions, 32-34 stress management, 31-32 wound infections, 193, 582 wound rupture, 193

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New Mothers Guide to Breast Feeding

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