The Working Woman's Pregnancy Book Marjorie Greenfield

Yale University Press Health & Wellness
Publication date:
08 May 2008
Yale University Press
584 pages: 235 x 178 x 24mm
71 b-w illus.
Sales territories:
World excluding India

This up-to-date guide addresses all the subjects you would expect to find in an authoritative book on pregnancy plus issues of special concern to the 60 to 80 percent of women who hold jobs during their pregnancies:

·         Is my workplace safe for my developing baby?

·        When should I tell my employer that I am expecting?

·        How can I handle the discomforts of pregnancy when I need to work?

·        What laws will protect me when I take medical leave?

The answers to these questions—and myriad others—can be found in the pages of this practical and reassuring book.

Dr. Marjorie Greenfield draws from her experiences as an obstetrician and working mom, and from more than a hundred interviews with mothers ranging from factory workers to high-powered attorneys, to create a unique resource for working women. Dr. Greenfield includes checklists for multitasking working moms-to-be, helpful illustrations, stories and advice from experienced mothers, and information on everything from planning a pregnancy to balancing life after the baby is born. The Working Woman’s Pregnancy Book is an invaluable expert resource that will inform, reassure, and empower any working woman throughout the miraculous journey of her pregnancy.

Marjorie Greenfield, M.D., is a practicing, board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and associate professor of reproductive biology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Greenfield has written hundreds of articles for the Web and currently blogs about pregnancy for She lives in Cleveland, OH.

"If you just read the title of this book and pass it over, assuming it is written only for working moms, you would be sorely mistaken and miss out on a thoroughly informative and enjoyable book. The book covers everything you need to know about preconception, pregnancy and caring for your newborn. . . . Greenfield is a medical doctor but reading this book is like having a conversation with your best friend who happens to have a lot of experience having babies. She writes in such a way that you really feel like you are being guided and supported through each point. . . . Whether you are getting ready for your homebirth or are scheduling your c-section, this book can help you prepare for all aspects of having a baby. A must read!" Parenting Weekly

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