Expanded to include the latest prenatal and childbirth techniques, a guide for expectant parents covers everything from what happens during conception, pregnancy, and childbirth to the proper nutritional guidelines that should be followed.
Revised edition of a complete guide to having a baby. Up-to-date advice includes the most current information on the ideal diet and exercise, the impact of pregnancy and birth on fathers, and ways to prepare older children for a new sibling. Stoppard (a leading medical voice on parenting and baby issues, also discusses the latest fertility treatments, prenatal tests, obstetric procedures, the advantages of natural and hospital births, and other relevant topics. Includes case studies and about 450 color photographs and illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)