Now available, the completely revised and updated 4th edition of Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn by Penny Simkin PT, Janet Whalley RN, Ann Keppler RN, Janelle Durham MSW, and April Bolding PT was released in August 2010. The official launch of this book was September 16th, 2010.
Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn presents the latest medical information, including an updated discussion on nutrition and fitness during pregnancy, new information on complementary medicine approaches, updated research-based information on interventions during childbirth, revised statistics and discussion on cesarean birth and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), an extensive discussion on informed decision-making, plus much more. Every section of the book has been revised, updated and expanded. We've even added the PCNGuide companion website.
It covers all aspects of childbearing, from conception through early infancy. It tells you what to expect during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period, and how you can work with you caregiver to make childbirth an enjoyable and healthy experience.
Here are some of the reviews:
"Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn is the ultimate guide to all aspects of birthing. This book is a must for all pregnant women and those who love them!"
Christiane Northrup, MD, Author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
"Women can only make informed choices when they are able to get comprehensive information on the many decisions that come up during pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period. This book provides such information. I heartily recommend it to all pregnant women!"
Ina May Gaskin, Author of Spiritual Midwifery and Ina May's Guide to Childbirth