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Our Bodies, Ourselves : Pregnancy and Birth (Paperback)

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The trusted editors of Our Bodies, Ourselves, called “a feminist classic” byThe New York Times, present a comprehensive guide to pregnancy and childbirth, from prenatal care and emotional well-being to how to handle the pain of childbirth.Pregnancy and birth are as ordinary and extraordinary as breathing, thinking, or loving. But as soon as you announce you’re expecting, you may be bombarded with advice from every angle—well-meaning friends, relatives, medical professionals, even strangers want to weigh in on what you should or shouldn’t do, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by their conflicting recommendations.Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth will help you sort fact from fiction, giving you the most accurate research, up-to-date information, and the firsthand experiences of numerous women who have been exactly where you are today. You’ll get the tools you need to take care of yourself and your baby during and after your pregnancy, from tips on eating well during pregnancy to strategies for coping with stress and depression. Learn everything you need to know about:· Choosing a good health care provider· Selecting a place of birth· Understanding prenatal testing· Coping with labor pain· Speeding your physical recovery· Adjusting to life as a new motherOur Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth is an essential resource for women that will guide you through the many decisions ahead.
ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO MAKE WISE DECISIONS ABOUT YOUR PREGNANCY AND THE BIRTH OF YOUR CHILD -- FROM THE EDITORS OF THE CLASSIC "BIBLE OF WOMEN'S HEALTH"

Pregnancy and birth are as ordinary and extraordinary as breathing, thinking, or loving. But as soon as you announce you're expecting, you may be bombarded with advice from every angle -- well-meaning friends, relatives, medical professionals, even strangers want to weigh in on what you should or shouldn't do, and it's easy to feel overwhelmed by their conflicting recommendations.

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth will help you sort fact from fiction, giving you the most accurate research, up-to-date information, and the firsthand experiences of numerous women who have been exactly where you are today. You'll get the tools you need to take care of yourself and your baby during and after your pregnancy, from tips on eating well during pregnancy to strategies for coping with stress and depression. Learn everything you need to know about:

CHOOSING A GOOD HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

SELECTING A PLACE OF BIRTH

UNDERSTANDING PRENATAL TESTING

COPING WITH LABOR PAIN

SPEEDING YOUR PHYSICAL RECOVERY

ADJUSTING TO LIFE AS A NEW MOTHER

OUR BODIES, OURSELVES: PREGNANCY AND BIRTH IS AN ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR WOMEN THAT WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE MANY DECISIONS AHEAD.
Number of Pages: 370
Genre: Health + Wellness, Medical
Sub-Genre: Women's Health, Pregnancy + Childbirth, General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Language: English
Street Date: March 4, 2008
TCIN: 11982230
UPC: 9780743274869
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-1156
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MSRPwas $17.00

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