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Browsing reviews on the subject "Pregnancy"

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
by Ina May Gaskin
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Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

An indispensable book to anyone about to have a baby, Ina May's clear, compassionate, and informative book will give you access to the confidence and mind-body connection you need to get through the birth of your child. Certainly, if you are not into Hippie-based living, parts of this book (mostly the first half) you will want to skip. However, many stories in the first half of the book may be closer to what you will experience than you might think. Don't be fooled by the homespun sentiments--Ina May Gaskin is respected world wide as a deliverer of babies and even has a medical maneuver named after her which has doubtless saved lives and held off unnecessary c-sections. The second half of the book was what I found most inspirational. When push came to shove, so to speak, I was profoundly grateful to have read it.

Reviewed by lrelgart on Mar 12, 2010

The Baby Book
by William Sears and Martha Sears
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The Baby Book

Nine months into parenthood, my previously pristine copy of The Baby Book is rather dogeared and tattered. I have referred to this book on countless occasions with countless questions about physical development, illness, feeding, and sleeping. As parents, and as a physician and a nurse, the Sears' provide gentle, thoughtful advice on baby care. I highly recommend this book to any parent or caretaker of babies.

Reviewed by harbisons on Jun 22, 2009

Your Developing Baby: Conception to Birth
by Peter M. Doubilet
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Your Developing Baby: Conception to Birth

Written by two professors of radiology at Harvard Medical School, the authors explain in great detail the development of babies from conception to birth. There are ultrasound images on nearly every page of this book. There are also many labeled diagrams of ultrasound images which make it much easier for non-experts to understand what they’re seeing. I found these diagrams really helpful!

There’s also a separate section of the book devoted to multiple pregnancies.

The images throughout this book are mesmerizing!

Reviewed by cockerillj on May 7, 2009

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