Expert Advice on Childbirth for Expectant Mothers and Fathers
Completely Revised Edition
'The Pregnancy Book' was prepared by the doctors and staff at the Royal Hospital for Women in response to the demand for a comprehensive, easy-to-understand account of pregnancy, childbirth and the newborn baby. This completely revised and updated edition takes into account new trends in childbirth practices, the tests used to monitor the baby's developments and the role of partners in the process. There is a detailed account of the events of labour and what it actually feels like to give birth. This book discusses the complications and problems that can occur, and carefully outlines medical procedures. Every facet of the expectant woman's lifestyle is discussed, including nutrition, exercise, pain relief in labour, breastfeeding and postnatal care.
With this book parents-to-be can feel involved in the whole process of conception, pregnancy and delivery, and see it as something rewarding and exciting. 'The Pregnancy Book' will be welcomed by first time parents and those who have been through it all before; those wanting to start a family and wondering what they're in for; and friends and relatives wanting to offer their support.
- Publication Date:
- 13 / 10 / 1999
- 150 x 233mm