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Conception, Pregnancy and Birth: The Childbirth Bible for Today's Parents
     

Conception, Pregnancy and Birth: The Childbirth Bible for Today's Parents

by Miriam Stoppard
 
Conception, pregnancy and birth... are the most amazing events in any couple's life. There's such a lot of information to absorb, so I have written what I hope is a practical and accessible guide for you to dip into throughout your pregnancy, helping you and your partner to navigate your way smoothly into parenthood.

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Conception, pregnancy and birth... are the most amazing events in any couple's life. There's such a lot of information to absorb, so I have written what I hope is a practical and accessible guide for you to dip into throughout your pregnancy, helping you and your partner to navigate your way smoothly into parenthood.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Despite the overall professional tone of this revised edition, Stoppard's background as a popular U.K. broadcast personality and writer comes through in an advice-columnist style that some readers will find charming. She warns parents, for example, against bestowing the name Phoebe, which can be difficult to spell, and cautions single parents about the "rather intense" relationships they will form with their babies. Of course, all of the pregnancy basics are covered as well, from conception through birth, including current information on obstetrics, infertility, and premature baby care. Although edited for the U.S. consumer, the text remains geared toward the U.K. experience. Frequent references to midwife teams, the norm in England, may confuse American readers, and Stoppard makes no mention of doulas, assistants during and after childbirth, who are increasingly popular in the United States. This well-produced book, chock-full of good information and beautiful pictures, is a worthy choice for larger public libraries that carry a wide selection of contemporary works on the childbearing year. Libraries with fewer selections may want to consider purchasing books that are likely to have broader appeal, e.g., Joel M. Evans's The Whole Pregnancy Handbook.-Noemie Maxwell Vassilakis, King Cty. Lib. Syst., WA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756609566
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.27(d)

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