This complete guide to pregnancy is for the woman who wants all the facts in order to make her own decisions. Earlier editions have established the book as a trusted reference, and this third edition brings every section up to date. Dr. Feinbloom offers women the very latest research results, generally available only to obstetricians on professional databases. New information includes sections on prenatal testing, genetics, the best nutrition, drugs during pregnancy, new approaches to labor support and pain relief, prevention of prematurity, Caesarean section, and the advantages and disadvantages of new technology. With this guide in hand, expectant couples will have all the information they need to ask the right questions and plan a safe and joyous birth.
About the Author
Richard I. Feinbloom, M.D., is a family physician whose books on health, pregnancy, and medical decision-making have been praised by professionals and patients alike. Formerly chief of the Child and Family Health Division of Boston Children's Hospital, he is co-author of the hospital's Child Health Encyclopedia. Dr. Feinbloom is now with Northern California Kaiser Permanente.