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Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn (4th Edition): The Complete Guide

by Penny Simkin

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Recommended by Shona Simkin
  JennyArch | Jul 28, 2015 |
an excellent book. pair it with sheila kitzinger's "complete book of pregnancy and childbirth" and you're all set. very detailed and informative ( )
  julierh | Apr 7, 2013 |
My OB recommended that I read this book while I was pregnant. I found it very helpful, especially right before I gave birth. It isn't a good guide for the week-by-week changes that a pregnant woman goes through. It is so much better at explaining labor, delivery, and the changes a body goes through afterwards. The authors also did a wonderful job of talking about the interventions and choices one can make during labor and delivery. I also found myself referring back to it once I came home with my newborn, both for explanations about my newborn and it helped answer some of the missing pieces from labor and delivery. This is one of the best pregnancy and childbirth books-- skip the popular What to Expect guides and get this instead. ( )
  eo206 | Jul 11, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 074321241X, Paperback)

If you only buy one childbirth book, this is the one...

The most complete. It covers all aspects of childbearing from conception through early infancy. It includes information on what to expect during pregnancy and birth and how you can work with your caregivers to make childbirth a happy and healthy experience.

The easiest to use. It is well organized for easy reading and quick reference. There are more than 45 charts and 150 photographs and illustrations to clarify the information -- more graphic aids than any other childbirth book.

The most up-to-date. It includes the latest information on clinical tests and procedures in pregnancy, childbirth, and early infancy. It also covers concerns regarding the emotional aspects of childbearing, the partner's role, comfort measures, high-risk pregnancies, medications, vaginal birth after cesarean, breastfeeding, and understanding infant behavior.

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A guide for new parents, presenting information and instructions on pregnancy and the newborn, covering the changes that occur during each trimester, prenatal care, nutrition, exercise, childbirth pain, labor interventions, the postpartum period, breastfeeding, and other topics.… (more)

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