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The most complete. It covers all aspects of childbearing from conception through early infancy. It includes information on what to expect during pregnancy and birth and how you can work with your caregivers to make childbirth a happy and healthy experience.
The easiest to use. It is well organized for easy reading and quick reference. There are more than 45 charts and 150 photographs and illustrations to clarify the information-more graphic aids than any other childbirth book.
The most up-to-date. It includes the latest information on clinical tests and procedures in pregnancy, childbirth, and early infancy. It also covers concerns regarding the emotional aspects of childbearing, the partner's role, comfort measures, high-risk pregnancies, medications, vaginal birth after cesarean, breastfeeding, and understanding infant behavior. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Informative, zero fear-mongering, covers everything you need to know (including unexpected situations) but with a focus on the normal, low-risk pregnancy experience. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Janine Fowler
This was the most informative book that I have read about pregnancy, childbirth, and newborns. It is easy to understand and there are illustrations. Read morePublished 5 months ago by MJF
The copyright on the book I received was 1994. Very dated. They say it was updated in 2001 in the description-- I'd like to know where exactly this supposed updating took place. Read morePublished 9 months ago by KAM1982
It wasn't exactly what I had originally expected. The information is clear and informative, however, I wish it went more into detail about each step in pregnancy and different... Read morePublished 10 months ago by jenrocksdotcom
I rated this book a three because if you have any commonsense you don't need to read it. But for thos who are lacking commonsense you need this book.Published 11 months ago by meghan
We are having our first child in November and I have read this book. This book is very objective, accurate and organized. I highly recommend it.Published 11 months ago by Prakash Acharya
This book has lots of information which is great! As a nurse, most of it was very accurate. It has a great guide to pregnancy and with common problems and solutions. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Allison
This book is a text book and very helpful. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a doula and to know a doula's responsibilities. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Terri
this book from start to finish is both imformitive and straight forward. In an age where fear sells I wanted something for my wife that would give her information without trying to... Read morePublished 18 months ago by KAOS