Authors Acknowledgments

Writing this book was truly a labor of love. We would like to thank everyone who played a part in the "birth" of this book, and specifically the following:

Lindsay Lefevere, Chad Sievers, Christy Pingleton, Tami Booth, Jennifer Ehrlich, Christy Beck, Elizabeth Kuball, Paula Lowell, Traci Cumbay, Kathy Cox, and the other folks at Wiley Publishing, Inc., who conceived this idea and walked us through the whole process.

✓ Sophia Seidner, Carolyn Krupp, and the folks at International Management Group for connecting us with Wiley

✓ Dr. Jill Fishbane-Mayer for establishing the initial connection

✓ Drs. Jeffrey Penman, Lynn Friedman, Mary D'Alton, Richard Berkowitz, and Ramona Slupik for excellent comments and suggestions

✓ Dr. Ian Holzman for nurturing us through the newborn chapter

✓ Kathryn Born for taking our scrap art and turning it into terrific illustrations

And to all our patients over the years whose inquisitive minds and need for accurate information inspired us to write this book.

Publisher's Acknowledgments

We're proud of this book; please send us your comments through our Dummies online registration form located at For other comments, please contact our Customer Care Department within the U.S. at 877-762-2974, outside the U.S. at 317-572-3993, or fax 317-572-4002.

Some of the people who helped bring this book to market include the following:

Acquisitions, Editorial, and Media Development

Project Editor: Chad R. Sievers

(Previous Edition: Traci Cumbay)

Acquisitions Editor: Lindsay Lefevere

(Previous Edition: Kathy Cox)

Copy Editor: Christy Pingleton

Assistant Editor: Erin Calligan Mooney

Editorial Program Coordinator: Joe Niesen

Technical Editor: Lucia Fouts, MD, FACOG

Editorial Manager: Michelle Hacker

Editorial Assistant: Jennette ElNaggar

Front Cover Photo: Pixland

Back Cover Photos: Brand X Photos

Cartoons: Rich Tennant


Composition Services

Project Coordinator: Katie Key

Layout and Graphics: Samantha Allen, Reuben W. Davis, Melissa K. Jester, Christine Williams

Proofreaders: Caitie Kelly, Linda D. Morris

Indexer: Potomac Indexing, LLC

Publishing and Editorial for Consumer Dummies

Diane Graves Steele, Vice President and Publisher, Consumer Dummies Kristin Ferguson-Wagstaffe, Product Development Director, Consumer Dummies Ensley Eikenburg, Associate Publisher, Travel Kelly Regan, Editorial Director, Travel Publishing for Technology Dummies

Andy Cummings, Vice President and Publisher, Dummies Technology/General User Composition Services

Gerry Fahey, Vice President of Production Services Debbie Stailey, Director of Composition Services

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