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Your Pregnancy and Childbirth - 7th Edition by American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Paperback)

About this item


Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 762

Format: Paperback

Genre: Health + Wellness

Sub-Genre: Pregnancy & Childbirth

Publisher: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Women's Health Care Physicians

Author: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Language: English

Street Date: January 26, 2021
TCIN: 81017789
UPC: 9781934984901
Item Number (DPCI): 247-68-4784
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

"Designed as an informational resource for patients, Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month, Seventh Edition sets forth current information and clinical opinions on subjects related to women's health and reproduction. Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month is a resource for informational purposes. Topics include: getting ready for pregnancy -- choosing who will care for you during pregnancy -- what to expect during each month of pregnancy -- exercise during pregnancy -- work and travel during pregnancy -- pain relief during childbirth -- labor and delivery -- cesarean birth -- postpartum care and taking care of the baby after birth -- birth control after pregnancy"--

Book Synopsis

Take charge of your pregnancy. For trusted advice, turn to Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

This fully revised edition of Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month offers the latest medical guidelines in straightforward, easy-to-read language to help you make the best decisions for you and your pregnancy. You can trust that the information you read is supported by medical research and the everyday experience of ob-gyns who have cared for millions of pregnant women.

Your Pregnancy and Childbirth encourages you to

  • learn about prepregnancy health and planning, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period
  • use the information you learn to talk with your ob-gyn and others who may care for you during pregnancy
  • be an empowered, active decision-maker in your care

Medical information has been updated, and new illustrations have been added. A chapter of Frequently Asked Questions also has been added in response to reader feedback. And new for this edition are important tools that you can use when talking with your ob-gyn, including

  • a medical history form to review before your first prenatal care visit
  • a form to track possible exposure to toxic or harmful things at home or work
  • a checklist for tracking symptoms or concerns during the postpartum period
  • a chart to note contact information for friends, family, and health care providers who will help you during the postpartum period

Pregnancy is a life-changing experience. Get the answers and support you need from Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month.

Review Quotes

"The book Your Pregnancy and Childbirth [is] medically sound and informative. As someone that is pregnant for the first time, I found it approachable and easy to digest." --Morgan R., Netgalley

"Your Pregnancy and Childbirth is a must-have book for pregnant women...it covers everything associated with pregnancy and pregnant women will find it helpful, useful, and easy to relate to." --Mamta Madhavan, Reader's Favorite

"This is a terrific update to Your Pregnancy and Childbirth. As a doula, I appreciated in particular the section on giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic, as that has changed so many things about how hospital birth happens." --Bethany Ruth B., Netgalley

"What really makes this a great read are the in-depth chapters covering topics like exercise, trimester tests and their accuracy, labor complications, stillbirth and nutrition." --Alicia E., Netgalley

"I am happy to have had this as a resource as I transition into this exciting next phase of my life." --Erin S., Netgalley

"When you are thinking about starting a family, you want a book that is new, up to date and represents diversity in the photographs and information. This book is a great reference tool." --Stephanie M., Netgalley

"This seminal, all-encompassing pregnancy guide just got a lot more authoritative and informative."--Kirkus Reviews

"Your Pregnancy and Childbirth is a thorough health guide that's designed to calm and empower prospective moms, helping them to deliver healthy babies." --Melissa Wuske, Foreword Reviews

About the Author

Founded in 1951, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College) is the specialty's premier professional membership organization dedicated to the improvement of women's health.
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.5 inches length x 6 inches width x 8.9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 2.72 pounds
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