Pregnancy - The Inside Guide: A complete guide to fertility, pregnancy and labour

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9780007155699: Pregnancy - The Inside Guide: A complete guide to fertility, pregnancy and labour

The first truly realistic and practical guide to pregnancy written by a leading Professor of Obstetrics with a lifetime of clinical experience. An insider’s guide, this book has all the up-to-the- minute and jargon-free medical information you need to prepare for pregnancy and cope with any problems that may arise.

The book is divided into 3 main sections – Pre-Pregnancy, Pregnancy and Post-Pregnancy – and content is arranged in a helpful ‘Question & Answer’ format, so that finding the right information is as easy as a visit to the doctor’s surgery.

Pre-pregnancy – looks at the science involved in conception and how best to prepare your body and mind to conceive. Additional chapters examine the influence inherited conditions might have on a pregnancy, fertility treatments available and possible effects from complications in previous pregnancy.

Pregnancy – guides you through the complete 9 months: how to tell if you’re pregnant; keeping fit and eating the right diet; physical and emotional symptoms you are likely to experience; all the tests you need to take, antenatal care and the team who will help you through it; preparing for delivery and getting through labour.

Post-pregnancy – caring for a new baby; dealing with a premature baby and other complications; changes to your body after pregnancy.

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‘A major source of useful information’
-Professor Robert Winston

Discovering you are pregnant can be the most wonderful moment in any woman’s life, and pregnancy the most joyful time. Yet there are so many choices to make, so many questions that need answers, and so many concerns for the health of you and your baby -- it can feel like you need your own personal consultant on 24-hour call! And this is exactly what Pregnancy: The Inside Guide aims to provide.

Describing all the latest medical practices, and explaining all the changes you will feel and choices you need to make -- in a completely accessible, jargon-free manner -- this book will enable you to prepare for pregnancy with confidence and cope with any problems that may arise.

Pre-pregnancy: how to conceive, how best to prepare your body for pregnancy, coping with medical conditions, plus all the latest information on fertility treatments.

Pregnacny: physical and emotional changes, eating well and keeping fit, antenatal care and possible complications, strategies for dealing with labour.

Post-pregnancy: caring for your newborn, dealing wtih postnatal depression, getting your body back to normal and coping if your baby needs special care.

About the Author:

Ian Greer is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Glasgow, after a long career in practice as a House Officer and Registrar at the Royal Maternity Hospital and Royal Infirmary, Glasgow. He is, perhaps, best known for his pregnancy and childcare self-help website, ‘mom-e.com’.

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