Pregnancy and childbirth
Revised and expanded edition of a comprehensive guide for parents-to-be to pregancy and childbirth, extensively illustrated with diagrams and photographs. Includes references, a guide to further reading, useful addresses in Australia and New Zealand, a glossary, and an index. The author is an internationally bestselling authority in the field. First published in 1982, and in this revised edition in 1989 by Dorling Kindersley (UK). Released simultaneously in hardcover.
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PREGNANCY THE EARLY WEEKS
PREGNANCY PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL CHANGES
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abdomen able amniocentesis amniotic fluid anaesthetic antenatal arms baby is born baby's head backache become birth canal blood pressure bloodstream body breast breathing breech buttocks Caesarean section cells cervix child chromosome comfortable contractions cope cord delivery develop dilatation doctor drip drugs eclampsia effect emotional epidural episiotomy exercises experience feed feel fetal distress fetal heart fetus forceps give birth hands happening home birth hormones hospital induction infection inside intravenous drip labour late pregnancy legs lying massage membranes midwife milk miscarriage monitor mother movements muscles newborn nipple normal obstetrician Obstetrics oxygen oxytocin pain partner pelvis perineum pethidine placenta position pregnancy pressing probably protein push relax release Rhesus risk second stage shoulders skin sometimes sperm spine stage of labour suck things tissues tummy twins ultrasound urine usually uterine uterus vagina vitamin weeks of pregnancy woman women