Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
Simon and Schuster, Mar 29, 2016 - Health & Fitness - 512 pages
If you only buy one pregnancy book, this should be the one! 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 on decisions to make, and advice on steps to take to have a safe and satisfying experience.
The Award-Winning Resource Recommended by Experts & Loved by Parents
Parents love this book because it puts them in control by explaining a wide range of options, information, and questions to ask, so parents can find what works best for their health situation, personal goals, and priorities.
Experts love this book because it’s based on the latest medical research and recommendations from leading health organizations. It’s practical—rooted in the real-life experiences of new families. The five authors bring a combined total of 150 years of experience working with expectant and new families as educators, nurses, counselors, doulas, physical therapists, and lactation consultants. They have attended hundreds of births, heard thousands of birth stories, and assisted innumerable new parents in adapting to their new lives. Not only that, the authors have a combined total of 12 children and 12 grandchildren. All of this experience allows them to write with compassion, understanding, and wisdom based on what really works in the real-world of parenting.
The companion website offers even more details on select subjects, including lists of all the best resources on each topic and worksheets to guide parents’ decision-making process. The website also includes a bonus chapter on pre-conception, which provides ways to improve your health and fertility before pregnancy begins.
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Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete GuideUser Review - Barbara Kundanis - Book Verdict
Now in its fifth edition, this informative guide covers the multiple stages of the birth experience and beyond. Childbirth educator and doula Simkin; registered nurse and lactation consultant Janet ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kschloss - LibraryThing
This is the fifth edition of a book I read, reviewed, and loved many years ago, when I was first starting out as a childbirth educator. Penny Simkin is an authority I respect and admire, and her ... Read full review
Common Changes and Concerns in Pregnancy
Having a Healthy Pregnancy
Feeling Good and Staying Fit
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 for a 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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Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn (4th Edition): The Complete Guide
Penny Simkin,April Bolding,Ann Keppler
No preview available - 2010