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The Working Woman’s Pregnancy Book (Yale University Press Health & Wellness) Hardcover – May 8, 2008

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“If every woman who is planning on working and having children were to read this excellent book, we'd have a lot healthier and better-prepared mothers and children.”—Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., author of The Yale Guide to Women’s Reproductive Health
 
(Mary Jane Minkin, M.D.)

"This accurate, easy to read book includes answers to every question I have been asked during 25 years as an obstetrician, as well as answers to questions I had while working and pregnant! "—Katharine Wenstrom, MD, President, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
(Katharine Wenstrom, MD)

"Dr. Greenfield has interspersed biological, factual information with sound and critical social-emotional advice. Every career woman considering pregnancy should read this book."—Sylvia Rimm, author of See Jane Win: the Rimm Report on the Childhoods of 1000 Successful Women
(Sylvia Rimm)

"If you're looking for a book that truly acknowledges the realities of pregnancy and the working woman—look no further! Filled with support and compassion, you're sure to find yourself wishing that Dr. Greenfield could join you in the delivery room!"—Laura A Jana, M.D., pediatrician & author, Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality
(Laura A Jana, M.D.)

"This open-minded and informative resource realistically addresses the concerns of busy working women."—Penny Simkin, author of The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions
(Penny Simkin)

"Reads like both a visit to the doctor and lunch with a sympathetic friend. This is the all-inclusive pregnancy guide you've been looking for."—Stacy Debroff, founder of Mom Central
(Stacy Debroff)

"Dr. Greenfield offers a rigorous, up-to-date reference on pregnancy, with an engaging, utterly reassuring tone. I wish it had been in print for my first pregnancy."—Christie Henry, editor
(Christie Henry)

"Written by an obstetrician who is also a mother, it . . .takes the reader through the life-changing process starting with a pre-pregnancy life survey and shares fundamental advice for every demographic. . . . An in-depth A+ resource guide."—Women's Digest
(Women's Digest 2008-07-01)

"Greenfield's book blends medical information, divided into each of the trimesters, with lighthearted pearls of wisdom."—Angela Townsend, Cleveland.com
(Angela Townsend Cleveland.com 2008-08-19)

". . . thoroughly informative and enjoyable. . . . [C]overs 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. . . . A must read!" —Parenting Weekly
(Parenting Weekly)

Book Description

The only authoritative guide specifically for pregnant working women, this book addresses all the subjects one expects to find in a comprehensive book on pregnancy plus issues of special concern to wage-earning women. Is my workplace safe for my developing baby? When should I tell my employer that I am expecting? What laws protect me if I must take medical leave? Answers to all these and more.

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Product Details

  • Series: Yale University Press Health & Wellness
  • Hardcover: 584 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; 1 edition (May 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300113102
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300113105
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,082,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the book many women have been waiting for - it contains all of the thorough, up to date and accurate "doctor" information on surviving a working pregnancy AND all the information you'd get over coffee from your friends who've been through it - and their friends who've been through it (if you had time to go for (decaf) coffee!). It's really a helpful resource for any pregnant woman - working out of the home or not - because of the plethora of relevant and useful information. Great gift for expectant moms.
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This book is terrific! The Working Woman's Pregnancy Book is a must buy for all new mothers, even those who don't work. As a mom and a nurse-midwife, I recommend it to everyone. I'm buying two copies for my daughter-in-laws.

The author covers everything from early pregnancy to labor and delivery to the postpartum period. What I like most are the practical tips for how to arrange your life, not after you go back to work, but before. The author, a woman OB/Gyn, and working mom, even discusses sex!

The index is helpful. The text is clear and easy to read. I loved the comments by real patients. Everything is explained intelligently but with common sense, and not in a scary way. I list this book, with four others, in my OB packet. It's a little expensive, but worth it. I love it.
Patricia Harman CNM
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I was really disappointed with this book. I kept reading thinking it would get to some actually helpful advice based on more than random quotes from surveyed women. too much emphasis on being safe in the workplace- I'd hope any woman working in a lab would figure that out. it also ended up as more of a regular pregnancy book walking the reader through the entire pregnancy. I don't need that and can get that from another book. I didn't get the impression that this woman had actually gone back to a job and figured out anything more than logical, practical sense stuff. what had sold me was the discussion of when to tell your boss... all it ended up walking you through are some of the things to think about like a) whether it will impact your work b/c you have a physical job, b) if you tell anyone other than your boss first that your boss may find out anyway, that c) some people like to give as much advanced notice as possible so that your employer can plan maternity leave. I can think about that all on my own - I want to know what will help me re-integrate after maternity leave, and what will ensure I'm still on an advancing career path when I do. Bottom line.. underwhelmed and hoping I motivate to resell it because I don't want it on my bookshelf. as a side note, thankfully I'd also purchased another career mom book and was very pleased. go check out this one instead: Mothers on the Fast Track: How a New Generation Can Balance Family and Careers,
Mary Ann Mason, Eve Mason Ekman
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Primarily made up of short descriptions about how other women handled situations related to work and pregnancy. Doesn't really give specific advice or help you weigh the pros or cons. Not much information about legal issues or obligations of employers and employees related to maternity leave, etc. Not what I expected.
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I've looked at many books at the bookstore and purchased several to see which books provide most pertinent information for working, modern women as they adapt to pregnancy. This book by far offers some of the most relevant, best organized, practical information that I can refer to through each stage of my pregnancy. The anecdotes by other women help you relate to as well as learn from experiences of other women that go through similar dilemmans and challenges in balancing work and life responsibilities during pregnancy. It graciously leaves out some of the very basic information that most women can gain information by simply going to the American Pregnancy Association website (such as basics of nutrition, what is safe/unsafe, vitamins, common discomforts) and sticks to providing you the extra information that actually required further research and data compiliation by the author. It also further offers post-birth tips (i.e. on breast feeding and pumping milk once you return to work, etc.) that will make this book a solid reference guide even after the baby is born. So glad I found this book!
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Dr. Greenfield's book is a complete informative book that provides pertinent information and comfort to those women considering or experiencing pregnancy.
Her facts are accurate and reflect the latest "state-of-the-art" medical and technical knowledge.
She addresses issues about the human emotional element that are sometimes forgotten in books of this nature.
I highly recommend this book to all women of child-bearing age.
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You known how sometimes when you read a novel you just skip down the page reading the conversation in quotes? I did the same thing with this one because the quotes from other working moms were so entertaining. They really flesh out the main points and also show the variety of normal experience. I also loved, loved, loved the first chapter--the quiz about "Are You (Even) Ready to Have a Baby". Lots of working women aren't sure.
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I liked this book because it gives a good perspective. It gives great information and it very supportive. I liked how it included the opinions and views of lots of different types of working women in all different professions. It made me feel like I could actually pull this off -- having a child and being professional that is. It gave me some great tips on how to discuss my maternity leave with my boss to how to handle pumping at work. I would give it 5 stars if it had more instructional and aesthetically pleasing graphics and illustrations. Is there a follow up book (The Working Woman's Infant Raising Book)?
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