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The up-to-date and authoritative pregnancy guide that has sold 1.5 million copies - by recognizing that "one size fits all" doesn't apply to maternity care

Parents love this book because it puts them in control; experts love it because it's based on the latest medical research and recommendations from leading health organizations. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn provides the information and guidance you need to make informed decisions about having a safe and satisfying pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period - decisions that reflect your preferences, priorities, and values. 

Unlike pregnancy guides that can overwhelm and alarm by telling you up front all the things that can possibly go wrong, this book first describes normal, healthy processes, their typical variations, and the usual care practices for monitoring them. Only then does it cover possible complications and the care practices and procedures for resolving them. Throughout, the presentation is crystal-clear, the tone is reassuring, and the voice is empowering. And the language is inclusive, reflecting today's various family configurations such as single-parent families, blended families formed by second marriages, families with gay and lesbian parents, and families formed by open adoption or surrogacy. From sensible nutrition advice to realistic birth plans, from birth doulas when desired to cesareans when needed, from reducing stress during pregnancy to caring for yourself as well as your baby after birth, this pregnancy guide speaks to today's parents-to-be like no other.   

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2018 Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, April Bolding (P)2021 Hachette Audio

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  • 05-06-2021

Great solid pregnancy information!

This info was really thorough. I appreciate the depth and detail about the experience of birth and the elements involved with pregnancy, delivery and caring for your newborn. I would recommend this book to a friend.

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  • tanya
  • 11-03-2021

awesome book

I loved this book, I think it was the most valuable out of all pregnancy books I've listened!

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