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

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756636951
  • Publisher: DK
  • Publication date: 6/30/2008
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 1,461,895
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.11 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2002

    My favorite pregnancy book

    I bought the first version of this book and found it to be very informative while I was pregnant with my son. This new version has even more chapters added plus I really enjoy the case studies featured. This book is one of my favorites and I would recommend it for any expectant mom and dad. I also purchased a copy for my sister and plan to buy others for other expectant family and friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2002

    Couldn't do this without the book

    I bought this book before I got pregnant with my son and read it through once and referred to it at least 3 times a week until after he was born. Now, 6 years later I'm pregnant with my second child and was frantic until I found the book again. It makes everything so much more understandable and less scary.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2002

    A must have!

    I love this book. It is extremely informative and has a lot of colored pictures for illustrations. I got this book when my husband and I decided to conceive. I am now 9-week pregnant and have read this book twice and still refer to it all the time. I had planned to get more books to read and realized that this book covers a lot of material. Besides this book, all you need is a book for excercise during pregancy. I would give this book as a gift to anyone I know who are expecting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2000

    Nothing gets better than this

    This is one of the best and complete book one can ever get. I enjoyed reading this. Things have been explained in a very systematic and simple way. I would say ' GO FOR IT', this is a 'must' buy during your pregnancy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2000

    not good for women who are nervous

    My husband and I wanted a book to find out the things we should be doing to prepare us in our planning. This book while very informative, focused a bit to much on the problems that can occur. It made me very scared to think of all these things that could go wrong. I want to be informed on how to take care of myself and what is a sign that something goes wrong, but I did not need to start thinking about what to do if my baby dies after birth. I think this book would be better suited for someone having these specific problems. This was the first book I have read on the subject and I hope the next one gives me some reassurance that things can go alright.

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