Conception, Pregnancy & Birth - Dr Miriam Stoppard
The childbirth bible for today's parents.
Firmly established as the childbirth bible, this authoritative volume has been completely revised and expanded to meet the challenges of parenting in the new millennium. Written by Dr. Miriam Stoppard, today's most popular and trusted childbirth expert, Conception, Pregnancy & Birth is the complete guide to having a baby. The latest fertility treatments, prenatal tests, and obstetric procedures are clearly explained. A special section features a full discussion of the advantages of natural and hospital births. Parents-to-be, whether having their first child or their fifth, can find all the facts they need to make informed choices. This classic work has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the most current information on the ideal diet and exercise, the impact of pregnancy and birth on fathers, and ways to prepare older children for a new sibling. Helpful case studies focus on issues ranging from single parents to breech births and to the care of premature babies. Featuring over 450 color photographs and illustrations, this informative and reassuring book is essential reading for anyone expecting a new baby.