The complete book of pregnancy & childbirth /
Sheila Kitzinger ; photography by Marcia May.
4th ed.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2004.
448 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2004.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Sheila Kitzinger is a social anthropologist, has written numerous books and lectured around the world. She lives in England with her husband, with whom she has five daughters
Main Description
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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Main Description
Extensively revised to reflect the latest in scientific research and cultural trends, this authoritative guide to pregnancy and childbirth provides all the information women need to make decisions about prenatal tests, pain control, and how and where to give birth.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 7
Pregnancy week by weekp. 10
Pregnancy: The Early Weeksp. 21
Finding out you are pregnantp. 22
Planning and preparationp. 36
Pregnancy: Physical and Emotional Changesp. 67
Life in the uterusp. 68
Forty weeks of lifep. 82
Expecting twinsp. 88
Your baby's well-beingp. 96
Your physical well-beingp. 116
Emotional challenges in pregnancyp. 150
Becoming a fatherp. 158
You and your partnerp. 164
Pregnant againp. 172
Pregnancy: Thinking Ahead to Birthp. 179
In tune with your body for laborp. 180
Windows into the uterusp. 226
The last few weeksp. 238
The Experience of Birthp. 247
What happens in laborp. 248
Different kinds of laborp. 270
Giving support in laborp. 286
Dealing with painp. 304
Toward the medical control of birthp. 324
Gentle birthp. 356
You and Your Newbornp. 369
The first hours of lifep. 370
The baby who needs special carep. 380
Losing a babyp. 386
The first ten daysp. 394
The challenge of new parenthoodp. 412
Photographic Sequences
A hospital birthp. 60
A home birthp. 264
A water birthp. 296
Useful readingp. 426
Useful addressesp. 427
Glossaryp. 429
Research referencesp. 435
Acknowledgmentsp. 441
Indexp. 442
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