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Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (medically updated)
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Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (medically updated)


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.

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.

Title:Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (medically updated)
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:512 pages
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    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (medically updated) Reviews

  • Laura
    Aug 13, 2008

    What I love about this book is the acknowledgment that not all pain management techniques work for all women. Rather than present one comprehensive 'system' (a la Hypnobirthing, Bradley, etc), she sug...

  • Kimberly
    May 17, 2012

    Very good overview of pregnancy, birth, and having a newborn (as one would expect given the title). Likely most helpful for first time moms. It does seem to lean toward supporting natural child birth ...

  • Meredith
    Mar 28, 2011

    The Switzerland of pregnancy and childbirth books, Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn clearly lays out all pregnancy and birth options without obviously favoring one side or the other in the medic...

  • Reading and Living
    May 03, 2016

    Este libro es una joya!! Totalmente recomendado para aquel que quiera ser padre, la que esta embarazada o quien tenga un bebe recien nacido. Es un libro sin desperdicios, abarca todas las etapas del e...

  • Kylin Larsson
    Jun 22, 2009

    This is one of the most helpful pregnancy books I've read. Though I'm sure my body knows how to give birth, my brain appreciates all the information and reassurance I can find. The six authors include...

  • Jen Quintanilla
    Jan 06, 2013

    I read this book slowly throughout my pregnancy, reading chapters as they became relevant. It offered clear, objective, and non-judgmental information regarding pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum care,...

  • Cori
    Oct 19, 2012

    This was the best complete guide to pregnancy/birth that I’ve read. This book is a great, basic, modern birth book. I like that it’s unbiased and provides options that would appeal to all women, f...

  • Elizabeth Merchant
    Sep 06, 2014

    This giant book might be more ideally suited for a doula, spouse, or other birth partner than it is for a mother-to-be, but that's fine. I've just read it as a doula-in-training, and I do feel as thou...

  • Michelle
    Jul 28, 2009

    This book concentrates a lot on pre-pregnancy, which I didn't need since I was already pregnant. but it did have a wealth of very helpful and useful information for labor and delivery, which is what i...

  • Kaitlin
    Jun 09, 2016

    Lots of helpful, easy-to-understand info.Definitely biased toward drug-free delivery....