Discovering that you are pregnant can be both exciting and daunting and there will be hundreds of questions you want answered. Produced in conjunction with
Practical Parenting magazine, this authoritative and accessible book tells you all you need to know in an easy-to-understand and reassuring way. It includes:
-A detailed week-by-week guide to your baby's physical, mental and sensory development from the moment of conception through to birth.
-Life-size artworks, photographs from the womb and the latest in ultrasound 3D scans to show you how your baby is changing and growing.
-Advice on health, emotional wellbeing, antenatal care, diet and exercise to keep you and your baby in tip top condition.
-Expert information plus
Practical Parenting readers' anecdotes give the most up-to-date and authoritative account of what women really experience and want to know.
-Explanations and advice on labour and birth to ensure you are well prepared for the big day.
'It's a mum-to-be's perfect companion'
Compiled by a team of experts and packed with practical information and reassuring advice you can trust, this is the essential week-by-week companion for all mothers-to-be.
Foreword and Introduction; PART 1: HEALTH AND WELLBEING 6; Becoming Pregnant: Preconceptual care - Trying to conceive - Trying for a girl or boy - Fertilization - Genes - How twins are formed - Causes of infertility - Assisted reproduction techniques; Diet and Exercise: Nutritional needs and what to avoid - Cravings - Special diets -.
Expert contributors from the 'Practical Parenting' team of health experts including midwives and obstetricians.