Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn

Pregnancy  Childbirth  and the Newborn
Author: Penny Simkin,Janet Whalley,Ann Keppler,Janelle Durham,April Bolding
Publsiher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 0738285021
ISBN 13: 9780738285023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn Book Review:

Available for the first time in full color, the up-to-date and authoritative pregnancy guide that has sold 1.5 million copies--by recognizing that "one size fits all" doesn't apply to maternity care Parents love this book because it puts them in control; experts love it because it's based on the latest medical research and recommendations from leading health organizations. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn provides the information and guidance you need to make informed decisions about having a safe and satisfying pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period--decisions that reflect your preferences, priorities, and values. Unlike pregnancy guides that can overwhelm and alarm by telling you up front all the things that can possibly go wrong, this book first describes normal, healthy processes, their typical variations, and the usual care practices for monitoring them. Only then does it cover possible complications and the care practices and procedures for resolving them. Throughout, the presentation is crystal-clear, the tone is reassuring, and the voice is empowering. And the language is inclusive, reflecting today's various family configurations such as single-parent families, blended families formed by second marriages, families with gay and lesbian parents, and families formed by open adoption or surrogacy. 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.

Your Pregnancy and Childbirth

Your Pregnancy and Childbirth
Author: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Publsiher: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Women's Health Care Physicians
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9781934984901
ISBN 13: 1934984906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Pregnancy and Childbirth Book Review:

"Designed as an informational resource for patients, Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month Seventh Edition sets forth current information and clinical opinions on subjects related to women's health and reproduction. Your pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month is a resource for informational purposes. Topics include getting ready for pregnancy choosing an obstetric care provider what to expect during each month of pregnancy exercise during pregnancy work and travel during pregnancy pain relief during childbirth labor and delivery cesarean delivery postpartum care and taking care of the baby after birth, birth control after pregnancy"--

Pregnancy and Childbirth E Book

Pregnancy and Childbirth E Book
Author: Suzanne Yates
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2010-02-22
ISBN 10: 0702047848
ISBN 13: 9780702047848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pregnancy and Childbirth E Book Book Review:

Pregnancy and childbirth brings together, for the first time, western and eastern approaches providing a sound amalgamation of theoretical and practical information for bodywork practitioners world-wide. It describes in detail the application of massage and shiatsu from early pregnancy, including work during labour and for the first year postnatally for the mother. This is a useful source of information for massage therapists, shiatsu practitioners, osteopaths, physical therapists, chiropractors, reflexologists, aromatherapists, acupuncturists, yoga and Pilates instructors. For Students and practitioners to use as a learning manual and reference tool, the text provides: Clarity of information Full text referencing Clear diagrams, photographs, and summary boxes Clinical accuracy: reviewed by, and with contributions from, international specialists including midwives, obstetricians, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, aromatherapists and massage therapists.

Nutrition in Pregnancy and Childbirth

Nutrition in Pregnancy and Childbirth
Author: Lorna Davies,Ruth Deery
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2013-12-04
ISBN 10: 1136280375
ISBN 13: 9781136280375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrition in Pregnancy and Childbirth Book Review:

Making good nutritional choices can mean women optimise the outcomes of their birthing experience and offer their babies the best possible start in life. To support this, all health professionals who work with women during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period need to have an appropriate knowledge of nutrition, healthy eating and other food related issues. This evidence-based text provides an informative and accessible introduction to nutrition in pregnancy and childbirth. As well as allowing readers to recognise when nutritional deficiency may be creating challenges, it explores the psychosocial and cultural context of food and considers their relevance for women’s eating behaviour. Finally, important emerging issues, such as eating during labour, food supplements and maternal obesity, are discussed. An important reference for health professionals working in midwifery or public health contexts especially, this book is also the ideal companion for a course on nutrition in pregnancy and childbirth.

Counselling for Maternal and Newborn Health Care

Counselling for Maternal and Newborn Health Care
Author: World Health Organization. Department of Making Pregnancy Safer,World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9241547626
ISBN 13: 9789241547628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Counselling for Maternal and Newborn Health Care Book Review:

The main aim of this practical Handbook is to strengthen counselling and communication skills of skilled attendants (SAs) and other health providers, helping them to effectively discuss with women, families and communities the key issues surrounding pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, postnatal and post-abortion care. The MNH Counselling Handbook is chiefly designed to be used by groups of SAs with the help of a facilitator. It can also be used by individual SAs who can get together with colleagues for discussions and activities where needed. It relies on a self-directed learning approach, allowing SAs to work at their own pace, drawing on their past counselling experience. The way it is used will be determined by each country s context, and the SAs preference. The MNH Counselling Handbook is divided into three main sections. Part 1 is an introduction which describes the aims and objectives and the general layout of the Handbook. Part 2 describes the counselling process and outlines the six key steps to effective counselling. It explores the counselling context and factors that influence this context including the socio-economic, gender, and cultural environment. A series of guiding principles is introduced and specific counselling skills are outlined. Part 3 focuses on different maternal and newborn health topics, including general care in the home during pregnancy; birth and emergency planning; danger signs in pregnancy; post-abortion care; support during labour; postnatal care of the mother and newborn; family planning counselling; breastfeeding; women with HIV/AIDS; death and bereavement; women and violence; linking with the community. Each Session contains specific aims and objectives, clearly outlining the skills that will be developed and corresponding learning outcomes. Practical activities have been designed to encourage reflection, provoke discussions, build skills and ensure the local relevance of information. There is a review at the end of each session to ensure the SAs have understood the key points before they progress to subsequent sessions.

Risk Pregnancy and Childbirth

Risk  Pregnancy and Childbirth
Author: Kirstie Coxon,Mandie Scamell,Andy Alaszewski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2018-10-11
ISBN 10: 1351969056
ISBN 13: 9781351969055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Pregnancy and Childbirth Book Review:

Over the last hundred years, pregnancy and childbirth has become increasingly safe – yet it is still a site of risk, and a contested ground on which health professionals and pregnant women both face high costs of error. In this context, all those involved in managing pregnancy and birth are expected to identify and mitigate risk: pregnant women are subject to increasing surveillance to ensure the safety of the unborn foetus, and every aspect of childbearing is increasingly medicalised. This publication brings together fascinating social science research to explore the ways in which risk is both created and managed in pregnancy and childbirth. The introductory chapters reflect on the changing social context of childbirth, in particular the medicalisation of both pregnancy and childbirth with development of specialist practitioners, such as obstetricians and midwives who claim to have the knowledge, technology and skills to identify and manage the risks involved. The next three chapters that examine the ways in which women’s behaviour during pregnancy is constructed as potentially risky -- for example smoking, drinking alcohol and taking drugs, and how these risks are monitored and mitigated. The final two parts of the book address the construction of and responses to both medicalisation and risk in childbirth. Altogether, it represents a valuable insight into the complex world of pregnancy, childbirth and risk. This book brings together editorials and articles originally published in special and open issues of Health, Risk and Society.

Birth Settings in America

Birth Settings in America
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Assessing Health Outcomes by Birth Settings
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-05-01
ISBN 10: 0309669820
ISBN 13: 9780309669825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birth Settings in America Book Review:

The delivery of high quality and equitable care for both mothers and newborns is complex and requires efforts across many sectors. The United States spends more on childbirth than any other country in the world, yet outcomes are worse than other high-resource countries, and even worse for Black and Native American women. There are a variety of factors that influence childbirth, including social determinants such as income, educational levels, access to care, financing, transportation, structural racism and geographic variability in birth settings. It is important to reevaluate the United States' approach to maternal and newborn care through the lens of these factors across multiple disciplines. Birth Settings in America: Outcomes, Quality, Access, and Choice reviews and evaluates maternal and newborn care in the United States, the epidemiology of social and clinical risks in pregnancy and childbirth, birth settings research, and access to and choice of birth settings.

Pregnancy Delivery Childbirth

Pregnancy  Delivery  Childbirth
Author: Nadia Filippini
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2020-07-13
ISBN 10: 0429560478
ISBN 13: 9780429560477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pregnancy Delivery Childbirth Book Review:

This book reconstructs the history of conception, pregnancy and childbirth in Europe from antiquity to the 20th century, focusing on its most significant turning points: the emergence of a medical-scientific approach to delivery in Ancient Greece, the impact of Christianity, the establishment of the man-midwife in the 18th century, the medicalisation of childbirth, the emergence of a new representation of the foetus as "unborn citizen", and, finally, the revolution of reproductive technologies. The book explores a history that, far from being linear, progressive or homogeneous, is characterised by significant continuities as well as transformations. The ways in which a woman gives birth and lives her pregnancy and the postpartum period are the result of a complex series of factors. The book therefore places these events in their wider cultural, social and religious contexts, which influenced the forms taken by rituals and therapeutic practices, religious and civil prescriptions and the regulation of the female body. The investigation of this complex experience represents a crucial contribution to cultural, social and gender history, as well as an indispensable tool for understanding today’s reality. It will be of great use to undergraduates studying the history of childbirth, the history of medicine, the history of the body, as well as women's and gender history more broadly.

The Positive Birth Book

The Positive Birth Book
Author: Milli Hill
Publsiher: Pinter & Martin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-03-16
ISBN 10: 1780664303
ISBN 13: 9781780664309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Positive Birth Book Book Review:

Work out what kind of birth you really want, and learn how to maximise your chances of getting it, in this refreshing, warm and witty guide to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks. Packed with vital and cutting-edge information on everything from building the ultimate birth plan, to your choices and rights in the birth room; from optimal cord clamping, to seeding the microbiome; from the inside track on breastfeeding, to woman-centred caesarean, The Positive Birth Book shows you how to have the best possible birth, regardless of whether you plan to have your baby in hospital, in the birth centre, at home or by elective caesarean. Find out how the environment you give birth in, your mindset and your expectations can influence the kind of birth you have, and be inspired by the voices of real women, who tell you the truth about what giving birth really feels like. Challenging negativity and fear of childbirth, and brimming with everything you need to know about labour, birth, and the early days of parenting, The Positive Birth Book is the must-have birth book for women of the 21st century.

Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth

Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth
Author: World Health Organization,Matthews Mathai,Harshad Sanghvi,Richard J. Guidotti
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9241545879
ISBN 13: 9789241545877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth Book Review:

The emphasis of the manual is on rapid assessment and decision making. The clinical action steps are based on clinical assessment with limited reliance on laboratory or other tests and most are possible in a variety of clinical settings.

Raising Baby Green

Raising Baby Green
Author: Alan Greene
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-12-23
ISBN 10: 9781118047569
ISBN 13: 1118047567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raising Baby Green Book Review:

In this illustrated and easy-to-use guide, noted pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene, a leading voice of the green baby movement, advises parents how to make healthy green choices for pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care—from feeding your baby the best food available to using medicines wisely. Consumer advocate Jeanette Pavini includes information for making smart choices and applying green principles to a whole new universe of products from zero-VOC paints for the nursery, to pure and gentle lotions for baby’s delicate skin, to the eco-friendly diapers now in the marketplace, as well as specific recommendations for hundreds of other products.

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Pregnancy and Childbirth
Author: G. Justus Hofmeyr,James P. Neilson,Zarko Alfirevic,Caroline A. Crowther,Lelia Duley,Metin Gulmezoglu,Gillian M. L. Gyte,Ellen D. Hodnett
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2011-08-10
ISBN 10: 1119964857
ISBN 13: 9781119964858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pregnancy and Childbirth Book Review:

Pregnancy and Childbirth presents the best evidence for the care of pregnant women to doctors, midwives, students and parents. The logical sequence of chapters and the index give quick access to the abstracts of over four hundred Cochrane systematic reviews. The book serves both as a stand-alone reference, and as a companion to locating full reviews on the Cochrane Library. The Cochrane Library is published by John Wiley on behalf of The Cochrane Collaboration.

Magical Beginnings Enchanted Lives

Magical Beginnings  Enchanted Lives
Author: Deepak Chopra, M.D.,David Simon, M.D.,Vicki Abrams
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005-03-22
ISBN 10: 0307237338
ISBN 13: 9780307237330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magical Beginnings Enchanted Lives Book Review:

A much-needed antidote to our modern, assembly-line approach to childbirth, this new book is designed as a guide for all who wish to participate in the wondrous process of bringing new life into the world. Its ideas derive from two sources: the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, with its emphasis on body, mind, and spirit, and the latest Western scientific prenatal research. By integrating the best information from these two very different perspectives, this remarkable book gives readers the tools to ensure that our children are nourished by thoughts, words, and actions from the very moment of conception. Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives is rich in practical information, including strategies to help enliven the body intelligence of unborn babies by nourishing each of their five senses, as well as through Ayurvedically balanced nutrition and eating with awareness. Specific yoga poses and meditation techniques reduce the mother’s stress and improve the infant’s emotional environment, as do tips for conscious communication with a partner. Exercises prepare parents for the experience of childbirth itself, followed by natural approaches to dealing with the first weeks of parenting, from healing herbs to enhancing your milk supply to coping with postpartum depression. Inspiring, expansive, and remarkably informative, this unique book from acclaimed experts in mind-body medicine will profoundly enhance the experience of pregnancy and birth for both parents and baby.

The Natural Pregnancy Book Third Edition

The Natural Pregnancy Book  Third Edition
Author: Aviva Jill Romm
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-08-05
ISBN 10: 160774449X
ISBN 13: 9781607744498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Natural Pregnancy Book Third Edition Book Review:

A revised and updated edition of the classic handbook for women seeking a safe, organic, eco-friendly, and natural pregnancy, featuring an integrative-based approach with new medical, herbal, and nutritional information. Over the last two decades, The Natural Pregnancy Book has ushered thousands of women through happy and healthy pregnancies. Addressing women's health from conception to birth, Dr. Romm describes herbs that can promote and maintain a healthy pregnancy, and allays such familiar concerns as anxiety, fatigue, morning sickness, and stretch marks. She also discusses the components of a healthy diet, with an emphasis on natural foods. New to this edition is integrative health advice based on Dr. Romm's new credentials as a Yale-trained physician, combined with her twenty years of experience as a midwife and herbalist.

Medical Conditions Affecting Pregnancy and Childbirth

Medical Conditions Affecting Pregnancy and Childbirth
Author: Judy Bothamley,Maureen Boyle
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2020-09-03
ISBN 10: 1000092127
ISBN 13: 9781000092127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Conditions Affecting Pregnancy and Childbirth Book Review:

Midwives are encountering more and more women whose pregnancies are complicated by medical conditions, including cardiac disease, obesity and diabetes. This new edition is completely up-to-date and offers highly practical solutions for everyday midwifery practice, acknowledging the importance of promoting normality where possible. This text includes physiology, explanations of conditions and principles of care for preconception, pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal period. Each chapter brings together the basic knowledge of a condition and how it changes during pregnancy in an integrated and accessible way, including a new chapter dedicated to obesity. Explanations of laboratory tests, diagnostic tests, common drugs and illustrative colour pictures are included in relevant chapters. Medical Conditions Affecting Pregnancy and Childbirth is a vital guide for student midwives, as well as a useful reference for practising midwives.

Pregnancy Childbirth Postpartum and Newborn Care

Pregnancy  Childbirth  Postpartum and Newborn Care
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 9789241549356
ISBN 13: 9241549351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pregnancy Childbirth Postpartum and Newborn Care Book Review:

Pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and newborn care: a guide for essential practice (3rd edition) (PCPNC), has been updated to include recommendations from recently approved WHO guidelines relevant to maternal and perinatal health. These include pre-eclampsia & eclampsia; postpartum haemorrhage; postnatal care for the mother and baby; newborn resuscitation; prevention of mother-to- child transmission of HIV; HIV and infant feeding; malaria in pregnancy, interventions to improve preterm birth outcomes, tobacco use and second-hand exposure in pregnancy, post-partum depression, post-partum family planning and post abortion care. The aim of PCPNC is to provide evidence-based recommendations to guide health care professionals in the management of women during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, and newborns, and post abortion, including management of endemic diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, TB and anaemia. The PCPNC is a guide for clinical decision-making. All recommendations are for skilled attendants working at the primary level of health care, either at the facility or in the community. They apply to all women attending antenatal care, in delivery, postpartum or post abortion care, or who come for emergency care, and to all newborns at birth for routine and emergency care.

Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth

Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth
Author: Zita West
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-01-16
ISBN 10: 0702036978
ISBN 13: 9780702036972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth Book Review:

ACUPUNCTURE IN PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH is a concise highly illustrated and practical guide to using acupuncture to treat women throughout their pregnancy and labour. Drawing on an unparalleled wealth of experience as a midwife and an acupuncturist, the author has produced a book accessible to both acupuncture students and practitioners covering physiology related to pregnancy and childbirth, illuminating links between Western knowledge and acupuncture approaches and suggesting points and point combinations for particular stages and actions during pregnancy and labour. Highly illustrated with summary boxes and guidelines Covers nutritional aspects of pregnancy Gives practical advice and instruction on the use of acupuncture through the four trimesters of pregnancy and labour Uses case examples to further illustrate the text Covers recent advances in relation to the effects of aspirin and heparin to the immune system and pregnancy Includes IVF pregnancies Glossary and appendix of useful addresses Fully updated and revised throughout to include recent research Nutrition and its effect on the foetus (new and developing area of research)


Author: Erica Chidi Cohen
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 1452152799
ISBN 13: 9781452152790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nurture Book Review:

"What a gift to new and expecting moms. You have no idea the mountain and rollercoaster you're about to embark on, but Nurture somehow gives you a peek in and gives you essential information to help ground you." –Catherine McCord, founder of Weelicious and One Potato A comprehensive and judgement-free pregnancy companion: Nurture is the only all-in-one pregnancy and birthing book for modern mothers-to-be and their partners who want a more integrative approach. Author Erica Chidi Cohen has assisted countless births and helped hundreds of families ease into their new roles through her work as a doula. Nurture covers everything from the beginning months of pregnancy to the baby's first weeks. This empowering book includes: • Supportive self-care and mindfulness exercises, trimester-specific holistic remedies, nourishing foods and recipes for every month of pregnancy, and expert tips for every birth environment. • More than 40 charming and helpful illustrations, charts, and lists can be found throughout. • Dozens of important topics that every modern mom needs to know including fetal development, making choices for a hospital, home or birth center birth, the basics of breastfeeding, tips on what to expect postpartum, and more. Nurture is an all-inclusive pregnancy and birthing guide book that gives soon-to-be mothers and their partners the information they need to make decisions, feel confident, and enjoy the beauty of creating new life. Nurture is a thoughtful and helpful gift for expecting mothers and their partners. Erica Chidi is co-founder and CEO of Loom in Los Angeles, CA. She began her work in San Francisco, volunteering as a doula within the prison system, working with pregnant inmates. She went on to build a successful doula and health education practice in Los Angeles and has been featured in Women's Health, Vogue, Goop, The Cut and Marie Claire.

Birth Without Fear

Birth Without Fear
Author: January Harshe
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 0316515590
ISBN 13: 9780316515597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birth Without Fear Book Review:

An inclusive, non-judgmental, and empowering guide to pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum life that puts mothers first, offering straightforward guidance on all the options and issues that matter most to them (and their partners) when preparing for a baby. In Birth Without Fear, January Harshe--founder of the global online community Birth Without Fear--delivers an honest, positive, and passionate message of empowerment surrounding everything that involves having a baby. It's a guide that fills in the considerable cracks in the information available to women and families when they're preparing to welcome a child--covering care provider choices, medical freedom, birth options, breastfeeding, intimacy, postpartum depression, and much more. Birth Without Fear shows moms, dads, partners, and families how to choose the best provider for them, how to trust in themselves and the birth process, and how to seek the necessary help after the baby has arrived. In addition, it will educate them about their rights--and how to use their voice to exercise them--as well as how to cope with the messy postpartum feelings many people aren't willing to talk about. Unlike other pregnancy books, Birth Without Fear will also help partners understand what mothers are going through, as well as discuss the challenges that they, too, will face--and how they can navigate them. Shattering long-held myths and beliefs surrounding pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum experience, Birth Without Fear is an accessible, reassuring, and ultimately inspiring guide to taking charge of pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.

The Mother of All Pregnancy Books

The Mother of All Pregnancy Books
Author: Ann Douglas
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-06-14
ISBN 10: 111805685X
ISBN 13: 9781118056851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mother of All Pregnancy Books Book Review:

If you're looking for the inside scoop on what it's really like to have a baby, you've come to the right place. This comprehensive guide features a friendly, fresh, and fun approach to the greatest adventure life has to offer. Based on the best advice from over 100 Canadian parents and panel of experts, this information is served up with a uniquely Canadian spin. The Mother of All Pregnancy Books is funny, entertaining, and packed with tons of nuts-and-bolts information and presents expectant parents with all the facts on such perennial hot topics as pain relief during labor, episiotomy, and circumcision, empowering them to make informed personal choices. Unique and innovative, this book is packed with helpful tools readers won't find anywhere else, including charts highlighting the risks of using various over-the-counter drug products during pregnancy, tables summarizing the functions of the 10 most important nutrients during pregnancy, lists of the 10 best-and worst-baby products, and much, much more. Featuring a glossary of pregnancy-related terms, a sample birth plan and a set of emergency childbirth procedures, The Mother of All Pregnancy Books isn't afraid to tackle difficult subjects, like infertility, high-risk pregnancy, and pregnancy and infant loss -- topics that most other pregnancy books shy away from. New features include: The Pregnancy Roadmap: a week-by-week; month-by-month; and trimester-by-trimester overview of the key pregnancy milestones and highlights Pregnancy Q & As Baby Gear 101 Your Post-Partum Body And a brand new section called "The Truth About Pregnancy Brain"