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; USABookNews.com 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, Revised and Updated: The Complete Guide

User Review  - Nicole Tarpey - Goodreads

I love this book, both as a full read and as a reference. I'm one of those people that get anxiety about the unknown, so I love that it takes the approach of walking the reader through both the common ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Tons of good information, a little heavy handed on the natural childbirth, though. Read full review

Contents

So Many Choices
6
Common Changes and Concerns in Pregnancy
32
Having a Healthy Pregnancy
62
Feeling Good and Staying Fit
86
Eating Well
108
When Pregnancy Becomes Complicated
124
The Importance of Planning for Birth and Post Partum
148
Your Postpartum Plan
158
When Childbirth Becomes Complicated
272
All about Cesarean Birth
306
What Life Is Like fora New Mother
330
When Post Partum Becomes Complicated
350
Caring for Your Baby
364
Feeding Your Baby
396
When Youre Pregnant Again
438
Common Medications Used for Pain Relief during Labor
450

Labor Pain and Options for Pain Relief
176
Comfort Techniques for Pain Relief and Labor Progress
204
What Childbirth Is Really Like
238
Recommended Resources
459
Glossary
471
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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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