Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth

ISBN-10: 0375710477
ISBN-13: 9780375710476
Edition: 4th 2003 (Revised)
Authors: Sheila Kitzinger
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892

This new edition of The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth has been extensively revised to reflect scientific advances and cultural trends. Here, candidly and reasonably presented, is all the information expectant parents need to make their own decisions about everything--from which tests to allow to how to handle pain to where to give birth. 300 photos, drawings & diagrams.

Sheila Kitzinger is the world's foremost birth educator and activist, and is known and respected worldwide as a social anthropologist of birth and a leading authority on women's experiences of pregnancy and motherhood. Her previous books include The Experience of Childbirth and the classic bestseller Pregnancy and Childbirth. She is the author of over 23 books and has been published in 20 languages.

Introduction
Pregnancy week by week
Pregnancy: The Early Weeks
Finding out you are pregnant
Planning and preparation
Pregnancy: Physical and Emotional Changes
Life in the uterus
Forty weeks of life
Expecting twins
Your baby's well-being
Your physical well-being
Emotional challenges in pregnancy
Becoming a father
You and your partner
Pregnant again
Pregnancy: Thinking Ahead to Birth
In tune with your body for labor
Windows into the uterus
The last few weeks
The Experience of Birth
What happens in labor
Different kinds of labor
Giving support in labor
Dealing with pain
Toward the medical control of birth
Gentle birth
You and Your Newborn
The first hours of life
The baby who needs special care
Losing a baby
The first ten days
The challenge of new parenthood
Photographic Sequences
A hospital birth
A home birth
A water birth
Useful reading
Useful addresses
Glossary
Research references
Acknowledgments
Index

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