The book “Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide” is considered to be one of the greatest reference for expecting mothers. Authors Janet Whalley, Anne Keppler and Penny Simkin worked out their best to come up with a book that will contains tables and photographs that gives explanation to the child rearing and childbirth process. Readers will find themselves amazed by the fact that pregnancy is such a wonderful experience and covers many aspects of life.
Expecting mothers are given expert advices and updated information about clinical testing and newly developed pregnancy procedures. The book shows great emphasis on the value of comfort measures as well as the role of husbands in taking care of their wives while their child is still inside the womb. Emotional aspect of a pregnant woman should be given proper attention since it affects the risk of pregnancies. Medications should also be taken seriously as well as proper consultation to medical professionals.
Understanding no only the behavior of mothers is mentioned in the book, there are also helpful guides that will allow readers to understand the importance of breastfeeding and infant behavior. Pregnancy is full of confusion and mystery which is carefully analyzed in the book. At the end of every chapter one will find himself/herself contemplating about the content and lessons he/she have learned. The book is indeed highly recommendable for expecting parents and those who are taking up pre-natal classes so that they will be guided accordingly. The pages were easy to navigate and everything written was well organized.