The first health guide for plus-size moms-to-be. For the pregnant woman, or the woman trying to conceive, weight problems provide a special set of challenges. This is certainly not the time for strict dieting and strenuous exercise...yet sensible weight management is an essential part of mother's and baby's health. In this book women can find the facts they need on:

€ How weight affects fertility
€ Gaining enough weight for a healthy baby while avoiding the risk of excess pounds
€ Gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced hypertension, preeclampsia, and eclampsia
€ Avoiding premature delivery, caesarean section, and other complications
€ The dos and don'ts of exercise
€ Nutrition: managing your weight while you wait
€ Emotional issues
€ Breastfeeding and postpartum health maintenance