Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide

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Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide by Penny Simkin, April Bolding, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham


Now completely updated, expanded, and redesigned, expecting couples will find the latest edition of this authoritative and complete pregnancy “bible” to be more readable, more visually appealing, more accessible and, of course, the medical information and advice has been completely updated:

-Accessibility: We've used a magazine layout featuring more photos, illustrations, and boxed features to call attention to the most interesting and salient information.

-Readability: The book reads less like a prenatal training guide and more like an interesting, informative book about pregnancy and childbirth (actually, it's both). Readers will find lots of new boxed features, including “Q&A” (containing frequently asked questions with answers); “Two Views” (first person accounts by mothers who present opposing views about common childbirth issues); “In Their Own Words” (mothers describe their experiences, e.g. with labor or discomfort or pain-relief drugs in their own words); “Fact or Fiction?” (the authors present common misinformation and the facts); “Advice from the Authors” (which presents precisely that).

-Attractive Layout: The new look is more graphic, more visual, and borrows proven techniques from magazines and newspapers to make reading and finding information easier and more productive.

-Updated Medical Information and Advice:


• Revised discussion on nutrition/serving sizes during pregnancy to reflect the latest information from the USDA
• Information on complementary induction approaches, like acupuncture
• Fully updated information on options for labor pain medications.
• Revised discussions on warning signs of complications, interventions during childbirth, preterm labor risk factors, prenatal exams and tests, and exercise during pregnancy to reflect the latest knowledge
• Revised statistics and discussions on cesarean birth and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) to reflect the latest knowledge
• Revised childhood immunization schedule and information on the vaccines
• Revised discussion on circumcision

Meadowbrook Press expects the more accessible format and more readable information to expand the market for the book, which has trained more than a million mothers for childbirth over a 30-year period.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439175118
Publisher: Meadowbrook
Publication date: 07/27/2010
Edition description: 4th Edition
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 9.22(w) x 11.08(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author


Penny Simkin, a physical therapist, has been a childbirth educator and doula since 1968. She trains childbirth educators, doulas, and doula-trainers and frequently conducts workshops for doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals.

Janet Whalley, a registered nurse, has been a childbirth educator since 1975. She is the former executive director of the Childbirth Education Association of Seattle. She provides breastfeeding counseling for new mothers and teaches classes on newborn care.

Ann Keppler, a registered nurse, parish nurse, and lactation specialist, has taught childbirth classes and new-parent classes since 1975.

April Bolding has a doctorate in physical therapy and is a childbirth educator, birth doula, water fitness instructor, and author.

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Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
roosta More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended by my doctor for it's accuracy, and updated information. This being my first child, it has been very helpful to have a book that is backed by my doctor. The information is very valuable, and I use it daily as a resource. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a MUST read! This is my first child and I feel calm and prepared (well, knowledgeable at least) going into childbirth, and that's priceless. I also dog-eared some pages to keep as reference throught the process.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't put this book down...love this book! It doesn't make you feel dumb for being a 1st time mom-to be. Also like how the book gives you suggestion questions to ask yourself and those involved in your big adventure. Just enough medical information...some books you need a PhD to be able to read, this book is great for an everyday women. Would highly recommend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
For all you expectant mom's out there this is a great pick! It is not only recomended by a lot of mothers it is also on the required reading lists of the doula certification boards.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am expecting my first child and as an attorney, I have a research-based approach to learning. I found this book to be extremely informative and easy to read. I have read certain sections over and over and I believe I learn something new each time. I would highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really helped me during my pregnancy. Everything, that happened to me I knew ahead of time thanks to this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dare to read this book and see if i get pregnant. I probaly will. I dont care if i get pregnant.-jenna willis
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you can read this book you will get pregnant for sure so do not read this book!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE IT!!!!!:):):(:]•••••
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has so much helpful information on the labor and delivery process. I also like the numerous sections for birth partners. This is a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful!
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