The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth

The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth

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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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2004.
Edition: 4th ed.
ISBN: 9780375710476
Branch Call Number: 618.2 Kitzinge 2004
Characteristics: 448 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.


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Sep 13, 2010

This essential reference provides accurate and insightful information beyond what expecting parents might have thought to ask. Information is very clearly delivered, with plenty of very open, well-informed discussion, and over 300 photographs and instructive illustrations. Sound scientific and medical information is provided, alongside findings on the personal experiences of people making various choices. Topics addressed include the pros and cons of various birthing choices, dealing with pain in pregnancy and in childbirth, genetic testing decisions, pre-natal health, psychological effects of pregnancy, exercise during and after pregnancy, and much more. Sheila Kitzinger is arguably the leading educator in this field -- a social anthropologist who has investigated both the medical and personal issues around childbearing. She is widely respected throughout the western world, with book published in 20 languages. Kitzinger is also known as a leading advocate of informed, free choice of birthing options for parents.


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