Designed to address the many aspects of women's health over a lifetime, this series of books by Dr. Miriam Stoppard is uniquely accessible and affordable. Small, fully illustrated guides meet women's individual needs at every lifestage--from teenagers curious about their changing bodies to new mothers looking for advice and reassurance to women of all ages experiencing menopause. Fully illustrated, straight-forward, and practical, these are the ideal healthcare guides for every woman. Giving birth can be the scariest thing ever to happen in a woman's life. But knowing your options in advance can make the process a whole lot easier. Dr. Stoppard presents all the options for home and hospital births as well as detailed explanations of the birth process; checklists for your trip to the hospital; explanations of early labor and all the signs of pre-labor; a detailed guide to the second and third stages of labor with options for natural birth and pain management; partner coaching and relaxation techniques at every stage; an overview of special procedures and complications that could happen during birth; as well as a section on post-partum "returning to normal" with exercises and suggestions for making the transition easier. This book also provides a listing of useful addresses for further support.