Conception, Pregnancy and Birth: The Childbirth Bible for Today's Parents
Firmly established as the childbirth bible, this practical and authoritative volume has been fully revised and expanded to meet the needs of a new ... Show synopsis Firmly established as the childbirth bible, this practical and authoritative volume has been fully revised and expanded to meet the needs of a new generation of parents. Written by Dr. Miriam Stoppard, Britain's most popular and trusted childbirth expert, "Conception, Pregnancy and Birth" is the complete guide to having a baby. The latest fertility treatments, antenatal tests and obstetric procedures are clearly explained, and there is a full discussion of the advantages of home and hospital births. Parents-to-be are offered all the facts they need to make informed choices. This work has been thoroughly updated to incorporate current thinking on diet and exercise, the impact of pregnancy and birth on men, and how to prepare older children for a new sibling. Helpful case studies focus on issues ranging from single parents to breech births and the care of premature babies. Featuring over 450 colour photographs and illustrations, this informative and reassuring book is valuable reading for everyone expecting a baby.