An optimal supply of vitamins and minerals is important in any diet but nutrient needs increase dramatically during pregnancy and are critical for ensuring baby's healthy development. However, common pregnancy complaints such as nausea often make eating properly difficult. Smoothies, juices, and soups provide a easy and digestion-soothing way to get essential vitamins and minerals-and can be prepared quickly and easily.
Pregnancy provides a very public, visual confirmation of femininity. It is a time of rapid physical and psychological adjustment for women and is surrounded by stereotyping, taboos and social expectations. This book seeks to examine these popular attitudes towards pregnancy and to consider how they influence women's experiences of being pregnant.
Sanctioning Pregnancy offers a unique critique of sociocultural constructions of pregnancy and the ways in which it is represented in contemporary culture, and examines the common myths which exist about diet, exercise and work in pregnancy, alongside notions of risk and media portrayals of pregnant women. Topics covered include:
Different theoretical standpoints are critically examined, including a medico-scientific model, feminist perspectives and bio-psychosocial and psychodynamic approaches.
The Stephanides Pregnancy
Women in uniform weren't Christos Stephanides' thing - until he saw Betsy Mitchell, in her chauffeur's outfit at the wheel of his hired limousine. He was determined to seduce her, and his enemies thoughtfully provided the opportunity by holding him captive on a Mediterranean island, along with Betsy.
While they waited to be rescued, Christos pursued his passion plan with increased enthusiasm...despite Betsy pointing out to him that she could well become pregnant with his child!
A Ring To Rescue His Heir
Working late is nothing new for tycoon Alex - and it's the perfect excuse to get close to office cleaner Rosie Gray. He promised his ailing godfather he'd discover whether his long-lost granddaughter is a worthy heir.
Intoxicated by the after-hours attentions of the suave businessman, Rosie dreams are destroyed when the bedroom door slams after their one-night stand. But now she's pregnant, so Rosie confronts him, but no one at work knows 'Alex Kolovos'. They do know Alexius Stavroulakis, the CEO, and he has a glittering proposal for her!
Roccanti's Marriage Revenge
Vitale Roccanti's plan was simple - sleep with the daughter to get to the father. What could go wrong? But staring at the headline that announces the success of his plan doesn't feel half as satisfying as Zara did beneath his touch.
Zara Blake is shattered by the public expose of the night she risked it all - and lost. She betrayed her father, and his plans for her marriage, for one chance at passion. But that's nothing compared to the headline that will come in nine month's time!
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