A Complete Guide to Fertility, Pregnancy and Labour.
The first truly realistic and practical guide to pregnancy written by a leading Professor of Obstetrics with a lifetime of clinical experience. An insider's guide, this book has all the up-to-the- minute and jargon-free medical information you need to prepare for pregnancy and cope with any problems that may arise.
The book is divided into three main sections - Pre-Pregnancy, Pregnancy and Post-Pregnancy - and content is arranged in a helpful "Question and Answer" format, so that finding the right information is as easy as a visit to the doctor's surgery.
Pre-Pregnancy - looks at the science involved in conception and how best to prepare your body and mind to conceive. Additional chapters examine the influence inherited conditions might have on a pregnancy, fertility treatments available and possible effects from complications in previous pregnancy.
Pregnancy - guides you through the complete nine months: how to tell if you're pregnant; keeping fit and eating the right diet; physical and emotional symptoms you are likely to experience; all the tests you need to take, antenatal care and the team who will help you through it; preparing for delivery and getting through labour.