NCT Pregnancy draws on the National Childbirth Trust’s unparalleled expertise and experience in the field of childcare to guide parents-to-be calmly through the nine months of pregnancy to birth.
This guide covers every stage of pregnancy from conception through to labour, birth and the early days with a new baby. First-hand accounts by a young mother (20-25), an older mother (35-40) and a second-time mother provide the reader with invaluable insight.
Tips and advice from the NCT experts, together with essential, clearly presented factual information mean that this accessible guide is expressly written for parents by parents.
Each pregnancy is divided into four key stages:
Stage 1, first trimester: (up to 12 weeks) planning for the early stages; how to cope with pregnancy sickness; what’s on offer in antenatal care; sensible diet; how to deal with miscarriage or termination
Stage 2, second trimester: (12 to 28 weeks) diet, exercise and weight gain; adjusting your workload; relationships and sex; preparing a child for the arrival of a sibling
Stage 3, third trimester: birth preparation through relaxation, breathing exercises and massage; preparing for labour; being overdue
Stage 4 – The Birth: what actually happens in labour; long/short labours; caesareans; assisted deliveries.
Stage 4 – After the Birth; body changes and new emotions; feeding your baby; settling in at home; postnatal exercises and classes.
Packed with instructive colour photographs, the NCT Pregnancy is the ultimate pregnancy companion from the world’s largest and most respected antenatal organisation.
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This guide, written by experts from the National Childbirth Trust, is full of up-to-date information and covers every stage of pregnancy form conception through to labour, birth and the early days with a new baby.
Lots of actual birth stories give some idea of what to expect
For over 40 years the National Childbirth Trust has been bringing together to share their knowledge, skills and experience. NCT Publishing puts all that expertise into their books.
Look inside for:
What to eat when pregnant
A guide to antenatal tests
Pain relief in labour
Getting to know your newborn baby
Beginning to breastfeed
Launched in 1957, The National Childbirth Trust is the leading charity offering information and support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. Every year the NCT is in contact with 300,000 parents and parents-to-be, through the range of antenatal classes, helplines and social and educational events they offer. The Trust aims to help all parents enjoy an experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood which enriches their lives and gives them confidence in being a parent.
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