Divided into sections covering early days pre- and post-conception, the pregnancy and the birth, it will explain all the facts and outline all the choices available to mothers, fathers and birth partners at every stage. It will also offer practical advice and reassurance on the changes which will inevitably be taking place - not only physically, but also emotionally and socially. It offers support for both mother and father, and uniquely gives you all the information you need to know after the birth, including strategies for feeding and how to cope with the return to work. With plenty of supporting resources and a supportive tone throughout, it will help you to feel positive and confident about your pregnancy.
NOT GOT MUCH TIME?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to achieve a happy pregnancy.
FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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About the Author
Denise Tiran is a midwife, the author of Bailliere's Midwives' Dictionary and Clinical Aromatherapy for Pregnancy and Childbirth, and is on the editorial committee of the Journal of Complementary Therapies in Nursing & Midwifery.