I am pregnant with my first child, and I was looking for books that would give me a sense of what to expect from pregnancy and labor. If you prefer natural birth, definitely buy this book! I love that the authors made it very easy to read and not boring but didn't try to be hilarious which usually ends up being annoying instead of funny. I cannot recommend this book highly enough! It cov Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn is one of the bestselling and most comprehensive books about pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn care on the market. How do you position your child? I read it early in pregnancy and expect now to only use it as a reference book if there's anything I want to revisit. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide. Luckily for me, I had a normal, uncomplicated labor. The book has simple pictures to illustrate techniques.
That, to me, is sensible. I think I'll pick up a different pregnancy book though. It doesn't go into month-to-month, like other books, but provides a lot more in depth info on the actual labor and delivery. Likely most helpful for first time moms. Throughout the book, there are quotes from mothers sharing their expectations and experiences - these voices put into perspective that there is no one right way, just a few different options that might work for me. I actually ended up not finishing it because I was that frustrated with the author's opinions and writing. From sensible nutrition advice to realistic birth plans, from birth doulas when desired to cesareans when needed, from reducing stress during pregnancy to caring for yourself as well as your baby after birth, this pregnancy guide speaks to today's parents-to-be like no other.
In my opinion three stars was generous considering how angry I am right now. I found the exercises and stretches useful. On of the key attractions for me was that it is written by doctors, which was very important to me in choosing a pregnancy book. There's some info on the first 6 months, but I could have found all of that information online. I thought this seemed like a great book because it included the big three time periods. However, not all babies are born through vaginal births and as technology has increased many doctors are beginning to see a trend of patients asking for elective C-sections for non-medical reasons for convenience and avoiding the pain of labor, as well as concerns about vaginal tearing, incontinence, or other complications.
It's really blessed our pregnancy so far. The rest of the book was good and informative but this last portion was enough to sour the whole experience for me. At no place is it overt, but there are incredibly helpful sections about managing labor without medications, the side effects caused by medications, and more. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. I'm sure they would find it very informative, although the squeamish ones might shy away. Wish I would have purchased this at start of pregnancy.
I personally work in a hospital laboratory, was born in a hospital and had alllll the shots and drugs you could take growing up. In fact, many babies today, are now being unborn. The book is written very neutrally with references to fathers and partners, and I would imagine a same sex couple would Very good overview of pregnancy, birth, and having a newborn as one would expect given the title. This is good at times, because facts and statistics are provided, but it makes it a bit dull at times. In comparison, Hypnobirthing is presented in the book Hypnobirthing as th What I love about this book is the acknowledgment that not all pain management techniques work for all women. This is not the place for week by week or even month by month descriptions of fetal development.
My recommendation is like this. The six authors include Penny Simpkin, who is famous in the birthing world for her practical non-Western approach to birth support advice. I plan to go back and read the chapters about labor and newborns when I get closer to my due date, as I think that information will be incredibly useful. The childbirth information is well-balanced between natural and medical approaches to birth. My wife 25 yr was born in a living room.
Almost too much, at times. Only then does it cover possible complications and the care practices and procedures for resolving them. To help understand the cause of childbirth anxiety and tips for coping with childbirth anxiety, I have interviewed psychologist Carol Hicks. It discusses the common complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. I like that all bases are covered to give readers information for whatever choice you ultimately end up making. In addition, there are also sections on possible interventions such as a c-section, different drug options, membrane stripping, etc. Incluye consejos de dieta y ejercicio con fotos para mujeres embarazadas.
I purchased this book for my first pregnancy. It is clear about when a pregnancy recommendation is firmly supported by research, and when it is more of a anecdotal good idea. It covers all aspects of childbearing, from conception through early infancy, and tells you what to expect. The new edition is designed to expand the retail market for this authoritative and complete guide. Even if it had gone differently, this book gave an overview of interventions: why they might be recommended, what happens, and potential side effects.
Some of the information overlaps, but there is information in one not found in the other, and they compliment each other nicely. This was great for me, as I am working towards a natural birth, but someone who is not may see these sections as unnecessary. A thorough resource that overall I recommend; however, it is biased against medicated births. In the interest of total disclosure I did not read the chapters on being pregnant again or including a child in a new pregnancy because those are not applicable to me. . As far as the Newborn section-I am finding it to be very helpful and informative just as the rest of the book has been. Book Summary: The title of this book is Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn 4th Edition and it was written by , ,.
It's still a helpful resource for natural childbirth, but I highly recommend getting the third edition if you want more detailed information. I still prefer the tone of the Our Bodies, Ourselves pregnancy book, but I feel like in content this book combined the best of that book and the Mayo guide. I feel like I'm much more informed about labor now than with any other resource I've come across. This book is a great, basic, modern birth book. You may be sure it comprehensive and good quality information.