Understanding Pregnancy Comprehensive Guide

Your guide to a healthier pregnancy.

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Teach expectant parents how to keep themselves and their babies healthy as they take the remarkable journey through pregnancy. Presenting the latest research-based recommendations, Understanding Pregnancy guide models healthy habits and partner involvement, all while stressing the importance of good prenatal health.

This book's companion website,, features 30 video clips, including all-new, stunning 3D animation that brings fetal development to life and will motivate moms to take good care of themselves throughout pregnancy.

More than a booklet!

  • Free access to an award-winning companion website
  • Dozens of video clips, printable charts, checklists, and more
  • Commercial free
  • NEW features, such as weekly pregnancy emails and interactive web tools
  • All content is peer-reviewed annually for accuracy
  • Use in class, clinic, bedside, or at home

Content Includes:

  • Fetal Development – overview of trimesters, changes to mom and baby in each trimester, 3D animation of fetal development
  • Medical Care – choosing a provider, routine appointments, ultrasounds, first trimester screening, glucose tolerance test, Group B strep test 
  • Nutrition – extra calories, weight gain, healthy cooking and eating habits, USDA's "MyPlate," foods to limit or avoid, iron and folic acid, dental hygiene, prenatal vitamins, cravings, beverages, breastfeeding preparation
  • Exercise – guidelines, safe and unsafe activities, exercise, warning signs, Kegel exercises, exercise tips by trimester
  • Discomforts – nausea, constipation, heartburn, faintness, round ligament pain, backache, swelling, insomnia, leg cramps, Braxton-Hicks contractions, general pregnancy warning signs, preterm labor signs
  • Hazards – alcohol, smoking, illegal drugs, certain medications, X-rays, hot tubs/saunas/tanning beds, tattoos, environmental hazards
  • Emotions – common pregnancy stressors, stress-relief tips, support, body image, relationship tips, dads, domestic abuse

30 video clips and 16 Printable Handouts at — Compatible with Smart Phones and Tablets!

Additional Information

Language(s) Available in English and Spanish
Ages 13-Adult
Additional Information: 10 unit minimum per order. Quantity discounts are available. Call for details.
Price $4.00 per unit
Copyright Year 2015 English • 2012 Spanish
Publication Size 8" x 11" Full-Color Booklet
Number of Pages 52
Video Clips 30
Available PDF Downloads 16


Silver Award
Best Interactive Website - eHealthcare Leadership Awards

Bronze Award
Best Website - Health Information Awards

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