Back in the good ol' days, mothers-to-be visited their obstetricians once a month and gave birth under heavy sedation, while dads paced nervously in the waiting room. If you choose to be more active in the birth experience, Pea in a Pod is your perfect playbook.After presenting an overview of birthing options and caregiver choices, Pea in a Pod offers a detailed descriptioBack in the good ol' days, mothers-to-be visited their obstetricians once a month and gave birth under heavy sedation, while dads paced nervously in the waiting room. If you choose to be more active in the birth experience, Pea in a Pod is your perfect playbook.After presenting an overview of birthing options and caregiver choices, Pea in a Pod offers a detailed description of conception and fetal development, along with the physical and emotional changes to expect during pregnancy. It also provides nutritional guidelines, exercise plans, information on prenatal tests and procedures, and a wealth of hints for the expectant father and labor partner. Labor variations are discussed along with common interventions and medications. Final chapters focus on infant care, detailing such topics as breastfeeding and childhood immunizations. The birth of a baby is a significant event in a parent's lifetime. Pea in a Pod will help make your journey from pregnancy to parenthood both memorable and rewarding....
|Title||:||Pea in a Pod: Your Complete Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth & Beyond|
|Number of Pages||:||482 Pages|
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Pea in a Pod: Your Complete Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth & Beyond Reviews
Okay. So, if you can get over the goofy little cartoons that keep popping up every other page, this is a real good book if you want some practical and well organized advice. I particularly appreciate chapters with things like "Basic Infant Necessities" or "What to Bring to the Hospital" or "Relaxation Tips" etc. Lists. I like easily located, bullet-pointed lists. And this has 'em.I think I'd rank this one second to Ina May Gaskin's for being useful re: childbirth, maybe second (only to my Danish Health Authority book) in information re: pregnancy, and it will probably be my go-to book along with the Danish Authority book for infant care as well.Pretty good. Again, just ignore the cheesy cartoons.
This is a good one -- very comprehensive. It covers pregnancy, labor, and newborn care, with an emphasis on natural birth. There are good sidebars and sections directed at the birth partner. I particularly appreciated the descriptions of the stages of labor and the level of detail. Some of the photos seemed a bit dated, and there's a general assumption of heterosexuality, but I liked that not everyone pictured was white. Good stuff on exercise during and after pregnancy, as well.
This book gives a good introduction to most aspects of pregnancy and childbirth, with a heavy slant toward natural childbirth practices and breastfeeding...which is good, because you get bombarded with information about epidurals and c-sections at your average hospital birthing class, these days. It was nice to have a broad-topic book that offered so much information on the lesser-used natural practices.It still does offer brief info on interventions, though, and the reasons they may become necessary.I liked the topical approach, too, instead of the question and answer format of the What to Expect books.
Wow. I've heard women complain that "What to Expect When You're Expecting" scared them, but ladies let me tell you, Pea in a Pod freaked me out! The book was informative and interesting, but when I started seeing illustrations of a baby fitting through the pelvis, I reeled a bit.
(Pregnancy and Childbirth) One of my favorite books on pregnancy and childbirth. I loved the organization of the information and the illustrations were really fun. This book includes many helpful charts as well. Highly recommended!
Textbook-y look at birth. Informative, dense, and impersonal. I liked it though.
This was one of the better pregnancy books that I have read. Covers everything from prepregnancy to the first few months.