Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 31, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 512 pages
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Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn is one of the bestselling and most comprehensive books about pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn care on the market. Now completely updated, expanded, and redesigned, this authoritative book is the “bible” for expectant parents and childbirth educators.

If you buy only pregnancy book, this is it because…  It's the most complete.  It covers all aspects of childbearing, from conception through early infancy, and tells you what to expect.  It offers detailed information, suggestions, and advice to help make pregnancy, childbirth, and new parenthood an enjoyable, healthy experience.  It's the most up-to-date.  It presents the latest research-based information on interventions during childbirth, revised statistics and discussion on cesarean birth, and new advice to help you make informed decisions about your care.  It's the most authoritative, yet easy to use.  A completely new design makes the information accessible, well organized, and easy to read.  It includes engaging photos, illustrations, and boxed features that highlight important information.

Mom’s Choice Awards  Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn (2010) – GOLD AWARD:  Pregnancy & Childbirth; iParenting Media Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn (2009) – Best Products Winner: Book; Living Now Book Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (2009) – Family (Parenting/Health/Safety): BRONZE AWARD; National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn (2009) – GOLD AWARD: Parenting Resources; Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn (2009) – WINNER: Parenting/Family: Pregnancy & Childbirth; ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn (2008) – FINALIST: Parenting

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Review: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide

User Review  - Elizabeth Merchant - Goodreads

This giant book might be more ideally suited for a doula, spouse, or other birth partner than it is for a mother-to-be, but that's fine. I've just read it as a doula-in-training, and I do feel as ... Read full review

Review: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn, Revised and Updated: The Complete Guide

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Everything you ever wanted to know about pregnancy and childbirth. Very organized and informative with lists and checklists galore. This book is quite comprehensive! Read full review


So Many Choices
Common Changes and Concerns in Pregnancy
Having a Healthy Pregnancy
Feeling Good and Staying Fit
Eating Well
When Pregnancy Becomes Complicated
The Importance of Planning for Birth and Post Partum
Your Postpartum Plan
When Childbirth Becomes Complicated
All about Cesarean Birth
What Life Is Like fora New Mother
When Post Partum Becomes Complicated
Caring for Your Baby
Feeding Your Baby
When Youre Pregnant Again
Common Medications Used for Pain Relief during Labor

Labor Pain and Options for Pain Relief
Comfort Techniques for Pain Relief and Labor Progress
What Childbirth Is Really Like
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About the author (2010)

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 and lactation consultant (IBCLC), has been a childbirth educator since 1975.

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

Janelle Durham, a social worker, has worked with new parents since 1993.  She is a birth doula, childbirth educator, and lactation educator.

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

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