Planning For A Healthy Baby: A Guide To Genetic And Environmental Risks

Planning For A Healthy Baby A Guide To Genetic And Environmental Risks Family lifestyles have undergone many changes in recent decades There has been a trend toward smaller families with attention being paid to the matter of pregnancy This book is designed to meet the c

  • Title: Planning For A Healthy Baby: A Guide To Genetic And Environmental Risks
  • Author: Richard M. Goodman
  • ISBN: 9780195036718
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Family lifestyles have undergone many changes in recent decades There has been a trend toward smaller families, with attention being paid to the matter of pregnancy This book is designed to meet the concerns about pregnancy that people have today Of interest to anyone contemplating having a baby, it will be of particular value to those over thirty five, those who hFamily lifestyles have undergone many changes in recent decades There has been a trend toward smaller families, with attention being paid to the matter of pregnancy This book is designed to meet the concerns about pregnancy that people have today Of interest to anyone contemplating having a baby, it will be of particular value to those over thirty five, those who have had problems with an earlier pregnancy, and those with a family history of genetic disorders In a question and answer format, Dr Richard M Goodman, an internationally known medical geneticist, provides up to the minute information on the 400 most common concerns about pregnancy He covers environmental as well as genetic factors, maternal illnesses, birth defects, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and ethical issues The questions are culled from Goodman s own experience as a physician specializing in clinical genetics and range from the risk of maternal diabetes to the effects of a vegetarian diet on the developing fetus and the potential problems associated with the diagnostic tools themselves, including amniocentesis and ultrasound The book concludes with a general checklist of risk factors, a table of occupational hazards in pregnancy, a bibliography, glossary, and addresses for additional information About the Author Richard M Goodman is Professor of Human Genetics at Tel Aviv University and the Chaim Sheba Medical Center and author of numerous medical texts An American by birth, he formerly taught medical genetics at Ohio State University Up to the minute information on the 400 most common concerns about pregnancy.Lucidly written by an internationally known geneticist A must for any couple planning to have a child Mitchell S Golbus, M.D.

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