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This fully revised and updated bestselling guide provides expectant mothers with reassuring, straightforward answers to hundreds of questions and concerns they might not think to ask their doctor about. Important topics include exercise and diet, environmental issues, nutrition, labor and delivery, prenatal vitamins, the postpartum period, the over-35 pregnancy, and much more, making this book an invaluable resource for today’s pregnant woman. Do stress and anxiety affect the fetus? How does hair dye affect my pregnancy? Can I fly at high altitudes? Does loud noise affect the baby? Can I take aspirin? Antacids? Will the airport metal detector affect me? Is sunbathing bad for me? Should I continue working during my last month of pregnancy? Can I use pesticides in the house? Do house pets pose a threat if I have allergies to them? Can I continue to drink coffee? How can I prevent stretch marks? Raymond I. Poliakin, MD, is a professor at the University of Southern California and has a private practice. He is a regular contributor to Parents and Shape magazines.