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  • Hardcover: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Carroll & Brown Publishers Limited; Revised & enlarged edition (4 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190476097X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904760979
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 3.4 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (322 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Emma's Diary .......covers all of the vital subjects that a mum-to-be needs to know.... as well as practical and reassuring advice are all included in this excellent book --Emma's Diary --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This New Edition of the best selling Your Pregnancy Bible (isbn 1903258537)
has been completely updated and revised, and now contains the very latest
information and guidance.
Recognised by women and their caregivers as simply the best and most
comprehensive guide on pregnancy. Created by a team of eminent specialists,
it contains everything prospective parents need to know about the
developing baby and the health and well being of the mother. Special
features include gate-fold sections on the trimesters and the birth
process,week by week images of the developing baby and comprehensive
reference sections on medical treatments and procedures. Also
sympathetically illustrated chapters dealing with antenatal care,
nutrition, exercise, mental and emotional adjustments, labour preparation
and delivery experiences.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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130 of 132 people found the following review helpful By Aprichelle on 25 Jan. 2009
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Thorough...
This book answered every question a first time expectant mum could want answers to-- it has advice and information from preconception to the early days of caring for your newborn. It gave matter-of-fact information that did not speak down to the reader, but rather put things into simple, concrete terms which made this book a straight forward and enjoyable read. The book does not read like a magazine with 'real life stories from the trenches', but is more medical and clinical in tone so it is not for someone looking for a flowery book of 'feel good stories' about the joy of pregnancy.

Concise...
First off, to be as specific as possible, this book utilises the reference guide approach, breaking pregnancy down into the three major stages. There is a good mix of graphs, charts and practical, plain language information based on recent and ongoing research.

Second, the sections which focused not just on the physical changes a pregnant woman's body goes through, but also the emotional changes due to being pregnant, as well as whilst giving birth and then being a new Mum were well written and very helpful. The Pregnancy Bible does not just mention the psychological elements, but gives a very thoughtful and in-depth overview which I found interesting and hugely helpful in navigating my less than rational moments whilst being pregnant. It gave me a sort of permission to laugh at myself by reassuring me that what I was feeling was really very normal.
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262 of 271 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. G. M. Glover on 7 Jun. 2006
Format: Hardcover
Don't let the size of the book put you off - yes it looks like a weighty tome, but it's crammed full of useful information. If, like me, you wanted to know absolutely everything that can happen, this book is worth buying. It's not funny, there are no characterisations or diaries, but it is a good companion - even from before you conceive. I especially like the week by week development of the foetus - lots of books miss great chunks of this, but this covers it all and has photos etc too. I've kept referring to it most nights when I'm in bed! It doen't patronise - which as a health professional, I was grateful for -but it doesn't assume you know loads either, which was reassuring. As with any pregnancy book, reading too far ahead can scare you, so be careful. It does go into a lot of complications and problems - but in my opinion, forewarned is forearmed. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to know a lot about what's going on inside them during pregnancy - and to those who want to get up to speed before conception. I wouldn't be without it.
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232 of 245 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Oct. 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book really is a Bible. Obviously as I'm planning to start a family I needed to buy 17 books that all say the same thing, which luckily meant I was bound to get one that was good!! This one is more than good, I'd say it was great, it's easy to read and broken down into informative and well researched chapters. I've found some of the books to be a little too overwhelming and sometimes quite dated (Birth & Beyond - Dr. Yehudi Gordon) although very often their not that old. Some books also are very 'alternative therapies' and yoga based which is great to be aware of but if I can't get my feet behind my head now, there's no way I'm gonna be able to do it during pregnancy! This book makes you aware of such therapies and points out the positives and negatives without trying to sway you. Some books I've found can be quite frightening and negative but this one definately has a positive angle as well as informing you of the potential dangers. Complicated medical information is explained thoroughly using diagrams and examples without ever being patronising.
I'd say this book would be useful to all those planning or preparing for a baby, especially first time mothers. Two good good books alongside I'd recommend would be 'The Rough Guide to Pregnancy' - Kaz Cooke, for a great laugh and some good information and 'The Blokes Guide to Pregnancy' - Jon Smith, they say you shouldn't forget your other children when planning for a baby so I thought it best to get my husband a book so he didn't feel left out!! He says it's great and read half of it in the first two days.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By "binuva2" on 14 Jan. 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is an ideal book for anyone planning for a baby. It explains each and every stage of pregnancy in a very elaborate and practical manner. We found this book extremely helpful and it lives upto its name of being the pregnancy bible.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Me on 30 April 2008
Format: Hardcover
I bought a couple of books to read during my pregnancy. This was one of them and I have to say, I am really glad I did. It has everything in it from what to pack in your hospital bag to how to what your growing baby will look like at 28 weeks and everything and anything else. It really is 'the bible'. Excellent for just picking up and having a flick or to go to when you have a real question or worry.

The style of writing is very matter of fact, without being patronising or trying to be your friend which I liked as I wanted a no nonsense book to go along with the other books I'd bought. There is an excellent chapter for new dads and it goes well into birth and the first few weeks of having a baby so I think it will be with me for quite a while.

The only thing I'd have to complain about is the weight of it - leaning it on your bump while you lie in bed reading is not the most comfortable (and baby agrees!) but then, it's probably best not to read about birth or cleft palates or stretch marks just before you go to bed anyway!

A thoroughly good buy - highly recommended.
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