Understanding Pregnancy and Childbirth

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The classic bestselling guide to pregnancy and childbirth, thoroughly revised and updated

Highly regarded and relied upon for more than twenty years, this authoritative guide is the ultimate resource if you are or hope to become pregnant. Now in a new edition that covers the latest medical advances, Understanding Pregnancy and Childbirth answers all your questions, addressing both the medical and emotional issues in a clear, reassuring way.

Drs. Sheldon Cherry and Douglas Moss cover everything from preconception to postpartum care, dispelling the myths and revealing the latest advancements that help to ensure a successful and enjoyable pregnancy. They explain how the fetus develops, the different stages of labor, and the current trends in childbirth, and they also address the special needs of pregnant women over age thirty-five.

This updated edition also features:
* The latest information on preconception care, including genetic testing and vaccination programs
* New treatments for both male and female infertility
* New guidelines for exercise during pregnancy
* The latest on first-trimester screening for fetal anomalies, postpartum depression, and medications during pregnancy
* Guidance in successfully managing multiple births


Comprehensive, comforting, and reliable, Understanding Pregnancy and Childbirth is your indispensable pregnancy companion.

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Contents

Becoming Pregnant
41
Adjusting to Pregnancy
64
Labor and Delivery
165
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

SHELDON H. CHERRY, M.D., a pioneering researcher in women’s health, is an attending obstetrician and gynecologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. A clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology, he teaches at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and belongs to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Cherry has appeared on Good Morning America and the Today show and has been given feature coverage in many publications such as the New York Times, Prevention, and Vogue.

DOUGLAS G. MOSS, M.D., is an attending obstetrician and gynecologist at Mount Sinai Hospital.

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