The Complete Book of Pregnancy & ChildbirthBook - 2004
This new edition of The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth has been extensively revised to reflect scientific advances and cultural trends. Here, candidly and reasonably presented, is all the information expectant parents need to make their own decisions about everything--from which tests to allow to how to handle pain to where to give birth. 300 photos, drawings & diagrams.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Baker & Taylor
A guide to pregnancy and childbirth provides all the information women need to make decisions about prenatal tests, pain control, and how and where to give birth, with advice on the development of the fetus, body changes, and labor preparation techniques.
Extensively revised to reflect the latest in scientific research and cultural trends, an authoritative guide to pregnancy and childbirth provides all the information women need to make decisions about prenatal tests, pain control, and how and where to give birth, with advice on the development of the fetus, body changes, and labor preparation techniques.
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This essential reference provides accurate and insightful information beyond what expecting parents might have thought to ask. Information is very clearly delivered, with plenty of very open, well-informed discussion, and over 300 photographs and instructive illustrations. Sound scientific and medical information is provided, alongside findings on the personal experiences of people making various choices. Topics addressed include the pros and cons of various birthing choices, dealing with pain in pregnancy and in childbirth, genetic testing decisions, pre-natal health, psychological effects of pregnancy, exercise during and after pregnancy, and much more. Sheila Kitzinger is arguably the leading educator in this field -- a social anthropologist who has investigated both the medical and personal issues around childbearing. She is widely respected throughout the western world, with book published in 20 languages. Kitzinger is also known as a leading advocate of informed, free choice of birthing options for parents.
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