More and more women over thirty-five are having babies. Some have made a conscious decision to delay motherhood, or have experienced difficulty in conceiving; others are adding to their family or starting again after a long gap.
This book is a comprehensive guide for women who want straightforward information and practical advice about pregnancy, birth and parenthood. With the aid of case studies that cover the many different perspectives that concern older mothers, this invaluable book offers essential background information on pregnancy and birth as it affects women having a baby after thirty-five. It also provides guidance on a range of issues including tests for fetal abnormalities; practical details about such things as how to arrange a home birth; and advice on specific topics of concern to older women such as coping with work, tiredness and complex family relationships.
The most informative guide ever written on older mother-hood, this is essential reading if you are one of the ever-increasing numbers of women facing a unique range of choices and concerns about pregnancy, birth and parent-hood.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 1998
- 124 x 198mm