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Understanding Pregnancy and Childbirth

Understanding Pregnancy and Childbirth

Understanding Pregnancy and Childbirth is one of the most highly regarded and widely read pregnancy and childbirth books ever published. In this clear and comprehensive handbook, Dr. Sheldon H. Cherry answers the questions every pregnant woman asks, addressing both medical and emotional issues in a... more

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Understanding Pregnancy and Childbirth is one of the most highly regarded and widely read pregnancy and childbirth books ever published. In this clear and comprehensive handbook, Dr. Sheldon H. Cherry answers the questions every pregnant woman asks, addressing both medical and emotional issues in a reassuring style that has earned him praise for "the ease and skill with which he moves from the purely scientific search that goes on continually in the laboratory to the human, personal contact with his patient" (Redbook). This new edition has been thoroughly revised to incorporate all the latest medical advances and lifestyle trends. Dr. Cherry offers new and updated information on:

pre-pregnancy care, including advice on diet and exercise
genetic testing
relaxation and breathing techniques
birthing options
the effects of drugs and chemicals on pregnancy
developments in the treatment of infertility
the special needs of pregnant women over the age of thirty-five
postpartum care

Understanding Pregnancy and Childbirth—comprehensive, helpful, and authoritative—is a welcome companion for the expectant family.