Understanding Pregnancy and Childbirth

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9780020309819: Understanding Pregnancy and Childbirth

Understanding Pregnancy and Childbirth is one of the most highly regarded and widely read pregnancy and childbirth books ever published. In this clear and comprehensive handbook, Dr. Sheldon H. Cherry answers the questions every pregnant woman asks, addressing both medical and emotional issues in a reassuring style that has earned him praise for "the ease and skill with which he moves from the purely scientific search that goes on continually in the laboratory to the human, personal contact with his patient" (Redbook). This new edition has been thoroughly revised to incorporate all the latest medical advances and lifestyle trends. Dr. Cherry offers new and updated information on:

  • pre–pregnancy care, including advice on diet and exercise
  • genetic testing
  • relaxation and breathing techniques
  • birthing options
  • the effects of drugs and chemicals on pregnancy
  • developments in the treatment of infertility
  • the special needs of pregnant women over the age of thirty–five
  • postpartum care
Understanding Pregnancy and Childbirth—comprehensive, helpful, and authoritative—is a welcome companion for the expectant family.

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About the Author:

SHELDON H. CHERRY, M.D., named by New York magazine as one of "The Best Doctors in New York" in 1991, is a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and Clinical Professor of OB/GYN at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. A pioneering researcher in perinatology, he is widely recognized as one of the leading experts in the field. His previous books include The Menopause Myth, For Women of All Ages, and Planning Ahead for Pregnancy, and his column, "Pregnancy and Childbirth," appears regularly in Parents Magazine.

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