Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn The Complete Guide Author:Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, Ann Keppler If you only buy one childbirth book, this is the one...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. ... more »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.« less
I read this with my first pregnancy while taking one of Penny's classes. This was definitely my favorite book about pregnancy and newborns. Very informative, easy to look up specific things, easy to read and understand and not scary at all! Well used and loved, but still has a lot of life left in it!