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The Day-by-Day Pregnancy Book: Comprehensive Advice from a Team of Experts and Amazing Images Every Single Day Hardcover – 1 Jul 2009


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  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (1 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405332107
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405332101
  • Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 3.4 x 26.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr Maggie Blott is a Consultant in Obstetrics and Maternal Medicine and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at The Institute for Women's Health and University College London Hospitals. She is a regular columnist for Top Sante magazine and writes regularly for a number of other pregnancy related publications. She is also a spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By S. Stubbs on 14 Dec 2009
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I bought this book early in my first pregnancy & have found it very informative. You can read about the babies development day by day and your health & changing body with excellent, interesting pictures for each day. I would highly reccomend for all mums & dads to be.
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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Thiri Thant Mon on 27 Sep 2009
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I'm expecting my first baby and bought the ever-popular 'What to Expect When You're Expecting', which I found quite informative. However, I was looking for a book that went into a bit more detail and was recommended the 'Day by Day Pregnancy Book' by my consultant ObGyn who is a contributing author. I absolutely adore this book. It has weekly diagrams and photos of the baby's development as well as information and advice from pre-conception through to the first days with the baby. Strongly recommended for anyone looking for a comprehensive guide.
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103 of 119 people found the following review helpful By A customer on 5 Jun 2010
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Having harassed my husband with information weekly ("did you know that this week the baby will start doing x, y, z"), when I saw a book that promised to give me an update every single day, I was sold!

It has been really nice to sit down and read this together every day, and because it is in such small chunks, just a page a day, I think you are far more likely to read this all the way through than you would a book with a more conventional format- thrilled as my husband is about the baby I think this day-by-day set up is the only way I could have got him to read about the pregnancy.

However, naturally because of this layout, not all the information under a specific day will be applicable to you, eg there are bits on twins scattered through the book, they have put info on sun care under 14 weeks of pregnancy if I recall rightly, which of course, will not coincide with summer for many women at this stage of pregnancy etc etc...obviously you just ignore the bits that don't apply, but on a couple of occasions this has meant that there hasn't been much under that specific day that was relevant to us.

My main bug-bear is that the book has some inaccuracies, and even contradicts itself a few times- for example, on the 7th day after birth they talk about the heel prick test, and say that it has to be done between days 5 and 7....this isn't true! I'm a midwife, and it is done between days 5 and 8! Not a massive thing, but if a couple had their home visit for this test put off until day 8 it could cause them some worry thinking it would be too late.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MR OLI MORRAN on 28 April 2014
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The authors struggle for things to right some days, and end up repeating themselves, but it has been nice reading this to the bump on a nightly basis, and is very insightful in the early stages when the baby is developing so quickly!

While it's focused on pregnancy, there is some useful guidance for when the baby arrives. There are also the occasional bits of insight for expectant dads, and for those expecting twins. But if you are expecting twins I would recommend getting a specialist book, given the differences in development pace, and size etc.
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Fantastic book for first time parents. Very detailed book on practically everything, from week one of pregnancy, to what to expect if you're induced. It has a list of foods to eat, and what to avoid. Exercise, back to work requirements to name a few chapters. It is a very big book and you can get carried away from reading all the information that is there. But it's got fantastic pictures of what your baby looks like. I've now given my book to a friend, and she's also really enjoying the book.
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This was very helpful. It was good to have something to look at each day. With some handy tips and thoughts. It also has a helpful guide to birth and the first few weeks at the back which was helpful. Also helped hubby feel a bit more engaged, especially as he couldn't come to all anti-natal appointments. The pictures of growing baby are lovely. Helped make it all seem a bit more real.
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Good guide although as it was written some time ago some of the infoprmation will not be factually correct as things change over time. Contains some very useful inofrmation and has good amount of diagrams and photos. brought this for my daughter and she loves it and has found it really useful to refer to/keep up with what baby is doing while he is growing. Would recommend.
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By MJ on 10 July 2014
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Lovely day by day book for any expectant mother. Shows pictures and lots of details of your growing baby day by day. Best book I had
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