Welcome to You & Your Growing Baby:
A Week by Week Pregnancy Guide
Christine Just RN, MSN, CNM & Joanna Culley
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You & Your Growing Baby: A Week by Week Pregnancy Guide, is an illustrated and written account of the astonishing changes in the womb and in the lives of expecting parents. Accompanied by beautifully crafted color illustrations, this book details the amazing facts of your baby’s life from fertilization of the egg through each stage of development right up until birth, including the beginning of the heartbeat, the appearance of the buds that will grow into arms and legs, the development of facial features, the determination of your baby’s sex and more.
You will also learn about maternal changes experienced during pregnancy, special considerations for expecting dads and partners and professional recommendations for optimal prenatal health and wellness. Created by a certified nurse-midwife and a medical illustrator, this book combines art and science to enlighten expecting parents in a unique, transformational, and engaging way as they embark on the journey of pregnancy and parenthood.
How to use this Book
This book starts at the beginning of pregnancy, based on the standard definition of gestational age, up through the time of birth. We recommend that you read the information included in the earlier weeks, even if you are further advanced in gestation, as some of the information and recommendations are useful throughout your entire pregnancy. You also don’t want to miss the incredible illustrations of your baby’s earliest development.
What's New in Version 1.1
Minor text corrections from version 1.0