Magazine article Work & Family Life

The Mother of All Pregnancy Books

Magazine article Work & Family Life

The Mother of All Pregnancy Books

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The mother of all pregnancy books

Clearly, times have changed. Being pregnant in 2012 is a whole new ball game - from high-tech methods of conception, to open discussions about prenatal and post-partum depression, to proudly showing off that baby bump.

In her revised, updated and authoritative book, Ann Douglas reassures and empowers today's women about the ever-changing worlds of preconception, conception, pregnancy and birth.

This new edition includes a down-to-earth explanation of mother and baby's brain changes and development. It deals with the transition to motherhood - and how to strengthen relationships with partners and significant others before, during and after pregnancy.

An incredibly comprehensive but easy-to-follow guide, it covers every aspect of pregnancy, from thinking about it, to nutrition, exercising, breast-feeding and the "top worries" of mothers to be.

The author talks frankly about what a woman can control about giving birth, and how to advocate for one's personal decisions. She describes what the new research shows and suggests questions to ask a doctor or midwife long before the baby's birth. …

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