512 pages
7 3/8" x 9 1/8"

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

Everything You Need to Know to Take Control of Your Pregnancy

by Penny SimkinPTJanet WhalleyRN, IBCLCAnn KepplerRN, MNJanelle DurhamMSW, ICCE, LCCE; and April BoldingPT,DPT,CCE,CD

The Award-Winning Resource 
Recommended by Experts & Loved by Parents

Parents love this book because it puts them in control by explaining a wide range of options, information, and questions to ask, so parents can find what works best for their health situation, personal goals, and priorities.

Experts love this book because it’s based on the latest medical research and recommendations from leading health organizations. It’s practical—rooted in the real-life experiences of new families. The five authors bring a combined total of 150 years of experience working with expectant and new families as educators, nurses, counselors, doulas, physical therapists, and lactation consultants. They have attended hundreds of births, heard thousands of birth stories, and assisted innumerable new parents in adapting to their new lives. Not only that, the authors have a combined total of 12 children and 12 grandchildren. All of this experience allows them to write with compassion, understanding, and wisdom based on what really works in the real-world of parenting.

PCNGuide.com offers even more details on select subjects, including lists of all the best resources on each topic and worksheets to guide parents’ decision-making process. The website also includes a bonus chapter on pre-conception, which provides ways to improve your health and fertility before pregnancy begins.

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"This is the ultimate guide to all aspects of birthing.  It is a must for all pregnant women and those who love them!" 

-Christine Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause        

"Once again the authors have provided the right information, at the right time, and have delivered it with the kind of reassuring expertise that helps expectant parents prepare for the most meaningful moment of their lives." 

-Bernie Dorsey, founder of Conscious Fathering   

"This is the revision we have been waiting for!  It is the best book for parents… and a wonderful resource."  

-Kathleen A. Lindstrom, CD (DONA), LCCE, FACC; Perinatal Program Manager, Douglas College, Coquitlam, BC  

"Throw away your 'what to expect' guide!  This book is what every mom-to-be needs." 

-Marjorie Greenfield, MD; author of The Working Woman's Pregnancy Guide   

"The single best book for understanding pregnancy and birth."  

-Carol Jones, CNM; Director of Midwifery, Virginia Mason Clinic, Seattle, WA  


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