Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn
The Complete Guide
Janet Walley and Others
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
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.
While this book is informative and gives a wealth of information on various topics... There are many needless and inserted in bad taste references to death and sexual abuse. You would think the author of this book had multiple stillborns, infant deaths, partner deaths and was sexually abused all her life. If you are optimistic about pregnancy this book may not have the tone you're looking for.
Bad, just bad
I wish I could get my money back. The writer refers to different chapters/pages throughout instead of just explaining.