دانلود رایگان کتاب McGraw Hill .The Kids Health Guide for Parents – Pregnancy to Age 5. بزبان انگلیسی
First—congratulations! You’ve started on one of life’s great adventures, an epic journey into new worlds of love, excitement, endurance, and, occasionally, fear. One thing all parents will tell you: Your life will never be the same. It’s true, because you’ll be seeing the world through new eyes—the eyes of a parent (and sometimes through the eyes of your child). If you’re like most parents-to-be (and why wouldn’t you be?), you’re excited, nervous, and thrilled, all at once. At the same time, these feelings may be mixed with an occasional nagging concern: Will your baby be healthy? So let’s start with the good news: In most cases—in fact, in the overwhelming majority of cases—babies are born healthy and vigorous. So the odds are good that your baby, too, will be healthy and vigorous. More good news: By doing or not doing just a few things—eating well, taking folic acid, getting medical care, and avoiding cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs—a pregnant woman can dramatically improve the odds that her baby will have a healthy beginning. Of course, “taking care of yourself ” is not only for pregnant women. It’s also important for fathers-to-be, for men and women planning to adopt a child, and for those intending to conceive someday. For all future parents, practicing good health habits can help your child grow up healthier. For instance, if no one in your homesmokes, your child is less likely to have asthma, bronchitis, ear infections, and other illnesses. If your whole family eats well and gets exercise, your child will learn these habits that will help her for a lifetime. For couples, building good health habits is much more fun if you do it together than if one person tries to do it alone. The father-to-be can help by joining his partner in eating well, being physically active, and keeping any shared temptations—especially cigarettes and alcohol— out of the house. What if you’re a woman who is already well along in pregnancy and you haven’t been taking care of yourself the way you should? The old saying “better late than never” really does apply here. No matter how far along your pregnancy is, if you’re drinking alcohol or smoking, stop now—for both your sakes. But don’t beat yourself up about the past. The odds are still good that your baby will be fine …..