Every expectant mum needs sound basic advice on what to expect from her pregnancy. Although the biological facts about pregnancy are unchanging, our responses and attitudes to the subject are always evolving, and doctors, nurses and midwives are constantly finding ways to improve the birth experience. In recent years, new thinking on such subjects as the role of the partner, the importance of non-clinical caregivers, the value of exercise and the challenge of single motherhood has altered the ways we approach the process of giving birth. Written by a long-time childbirth educator, and author of Positively Pregnant (New Holland), Pregnancy and Birth will offer comprehensive advice on what to expect and how to cope with the challenges and changes of pregnancy and birth. The book includes coverage of postpartum topics, such as your newborn's appearance, breastfeeding and recovering from childbirth.By preventing excessive straining during pushing, you can reduce the over- stretching of the pelvic floor. 4. Massaging the perineum with natural oil for six weeks before your due date can improve the pliability of the skin and underlying tissues.
|Title||:||Pregnancy & Birth|
|Publisher||:||New Holland Publishers - 2007-11-01|