The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth (Revised)

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth (Revised)

This new edition of The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth has been extensively revised to reflect scientific advances and cultural trends. Here, candidly and reasonably presented, is all the information expectant parents need to make their own decisions about everything--from which tests to allow to how to handle pain to where to give birth. 300 photos, drawings & diagrams.

Title:The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth (Revised)
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780375710476
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    The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth (Revised) Reviews

  • Liz Adnitt

    Fantastic, inspiring and very empowering. A good friend sent me a copy whilst I was pregnant for the first time and it gave me the confidence to opt for a home waterbirth. Although there is a lot abou...

  • Asho

    I liked many things about this book. The descriptions of pregnancy and labor, while a bit textbook-ish, were detailed and precise and not alarmist. I liked the diagrams and pictures, and having everyt...

  • Amie

    This is a great pregnancy reference book with wonderful photojournalism of both home and hospital births. There are an absolute ton of helpful photographs of pregnancy and postpartum exercises, positi...

  • Tanya

    This was the first pregnancy and childbirth book I had ever read. I read it after having 1 or 2 kids (I can't remember), so I had some first hand experience with birth by the time I had read it. I tho...

  • Cori

    A good comprehensive guide to pregnancy and childbirth, while it's not my favorite, I think any woman could pick up this book and feel prepared. I thought Kitzinger had interesting perspectives on pai...

  • Lisa

    (Non-Fiction Childbirth) I only read the childbirth part of this book, as I've done my research on pregnancy. I found it to be really helpful. This book offers good advice on breathing through labor, ...

  • Laura

    I liked this book it discussed pregnancy and birth in many dimensions - the medical, physical, and emotional. It was a good balance between using language for any mother and citing actual studies. I l...

  • Katie

    Sassy, practical, and a nice balance between hippie and medical establishment. Much of what I read here was echoed in pregnancy prep classes. A good all around preparation for the blessed event...or a...

  • Kelly

    Excellent - Sheila Kitzinger is a social anthropologist and writes this pregnancy/childbirth book from a very woman-centred perspective. Very well researched and surprisingly evidence based. Overall, ...

  • Marcy

    I don't know if I'd say this is exactly a complete book on Pregnancy, but it is very thorough on childbirth, mentioning all the different options women have today from a hospital birth to birthing cen...