• by Dr Jane Smart
  • Narrated by Anne-Marie Mueschke
  • 1 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain - your life will never be the same.
If you are pregnant, or planning a pregnancy, then this book will be an asset to your journey. In practical wording and presentation, it covers essential topics such as antenatal screening, foetal development, and high-risk pregnancy.
The first stage of pregnancy can be challenging. You may not have informed others yet, but are still having to cope with symptoms, such as tiredness and nausea, with no outward signs of pregnancy.

Chapter one can help you prepare for the "whys and wherefores" of symptoms, along with some tips to help you cope.
If you are confused about the tests you will require, through pregnancy, look no further. Pregnancy: The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth has a thorough guide to the relevant blood tests and antenatal scans.
Nutrition in pregnancy is vitally important for mother and baby. The myth about "eating for two" is simply not true. It is advised that only an extra 350 to 500 calories are needed in your second and third trimesters. Without the correct balance of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and calories, you are putting both you and your baby at risk. Excess calories, in the way of fats and sugar, can cause gestational diabetes and birth complications. This guide will help you understand the dietary requirements of pregnancy and covers foods that should be avoided.
Exercising may not always be at the forefront of your mind, when pregnant; especially in the initial stages, if suffering morning sickness; or the late stages when just standing can be a chore! Along with diet, exercise can help maintain a healthy weight throughout pregnancy.


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Customer Reviews

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Comprehensive pregnancy guide with up-to-date info

This is a very comprehensive book that I really enjoyed listening. There were two things I was looking for in a pregnancy guide and this nailed both of them.Was up-to-date information: this book includes current pain medications and current diagnostic testing methods. It even has information on where new research is leading. The thing I was looking for was a happy medium between working with your doctor and birthing naturally without reading like a text book. I like that the author doesn't assume that your doctor wants to strap you to a bed and shoot you full of pain medication. It allows for a happy balance between listening to your doctor's advice and following through on a more natural birth plan or any method of birth that you choose.
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- Ezzah

Very good Birth book

If you could sum up Pregnancy in three words, what would they be?

Ultimate guide..

What other book might you compare Pregnancy to, and why?

Nothing to compare

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book is very good..listening makes good than reading because by listening it feels us real.

Any additional comments?

This is a highly informative book giving clear, helpful, information about the physical processes of pregnancy and childbirth, and up-to-date information about medical procedures, options for giving birth etc. Very thorough

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- Elizabeth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-07-2017
  • Publisher: Millennium Publishing Ltd