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

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

by Miriam Stoppard
     
 

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Widely accepted as the definitive guide to pregnancy and childbirth, Dr. Miriam Stoppard's Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth has sold well over a million copies since it was first published. This new edition has not only been given a completely new look with stunning new photography but it has also been updated and re-written with 20-25 percent new material. NewSee more details below

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Widely accepted as the definitive guide to pregnancy and childbirth, Dr. Miriam Stoppard's Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth has sold well over a million copies since it was first published. This new edition has not only been given a completely new look with stunning new photography but it has also been updated and re-written with 20-25 percent new material. New information will cover the latest developments in pregnancy and birth, from up-to-date research on how your stress levels can affect your unborn baby to new developments in delivering your baby.

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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:
9780756636951
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
06/30/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.11(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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