The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth (Paperback)

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SHEILA KITZINGER is a social anthropologist, respected internationally as one of the foremost authorities in pregnancy, childbirth, motherhood, and grandmotherhood. She has written numerous books and lectured around the world on these subjects. She lives in England with her husband, with whom she has five daughters.
The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth, fully revised and expanded by Sheila Kitzinger for this new edition, is dedicated to women (and their partners) who wish to play an active role in giving birth rather than submit passively to obstetrical business as usual, and who wish to supplant fear and confusion with understanding. It takes into account the changing nature of women's lives: juggling pregnancy and the workplace, having babies later in life, embarking on single parenthood. It incorporates the very latest scientific research into pain relief; into the advantages and disadvantages of screening in pregnancy, induction of labor, episiotomy, cesarean, and electronic fetal monitoring; and into bonding, breastfeeding, and the abilities of the newborn. It provides a complete, illustrated account of the baby's development inside the uterus. It offers guidance on prenatal care, keeping fit, choosing among the different locations and methods of delivery, and making the emotional transition to parenthood. And it does all this in a single comprehensive volume and in the unique, vivid, and friendly voice of Sheila Kitzinger.


ISBN 9780375710476
Genre HEALTH & FITNESS / Pregnancy & Childbirth
Format Paperback
Pages 448
Publisher Date 2003-12-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Copyright Year 2004
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 7.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 1.9 lb
Language English
Edition Number 4
Edition Detail Subsequent
Audience General/trade
Authors Kitzinger, Sheila

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  • Fits with Mainstream Thought

    This is a fine book for mainstream views. My husband is enjoy it. If you are looking for something with more focus on alternative views this may not be your book but it is much better than many of the others.

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