Dr Miriam Stoppard's Conception, Pregnancy and Birth Hardcover – 27 Apr 2000
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This book has it all a must read for mums -- Pregnancy Baby and You, July 1, 2005 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Dr Miriam Stoppard is Britain's best-selling pregnancy and childcare author with UK sales of over 2.2 million copies alone. She has appeared on television and has published more than fifty books on childcare & development, fitness & diet and women's health, including Conception, Pregnancy and Birth, Baby and Child Health Care, You and Your Toddler, Your New Baby and Complete Baby and Child Care. She is currently a columnist for The Mirror. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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In addition, this book annoyed me sometimes, e.g. rather than having the baby's week-by-week development, here it's month-by-month. Plus there's a certain amount of self-advertising (I'm sure she's wonderful, whoever she is, but that's not why I bought the book). And at the beginning a slightly strange suggestion that pregnant women should be eating liver -- everything else I've read says you shouldn't!
Basically, it's OK but why buy it when others are so much better?
It doesn't really look at variances in pregnancy at all, like weight loss instead of weight gain.
Not a great purchase really.
This book offers no encouragement or guidance and reads more like a medical textbook written by a stern matronly figure. It has no warmth and is very dated in parts. Much of the advice is now being replaced.
Personally, at 6 weeks pregnant, I didn't need to know all the different ways an episiotomy could be performed. At 30 weeks, I didn't plan to stumble upon a chapter about still birth while looking for advice on breathing exercises. OK, I guess it's cool to know what a ventouse looks like, but there's a difference between sensible preparation and panicking yourself for no reason, and I don't think this book is useful in that respect.
Finally, some of the advice here is very patronising and/or downright ridiculous. For example, Dr Stoppard has included a handy list of hospital bag essentials that includes eau de cologne. Eau de cologne??! Please buy a modern book and skip over this old-fashioned rubbish.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
brought this for my daughter in law and she was more than pleased with it, lots of infomation and some good pictures of various stages of pregnancy.Published on 20 Jun. 2011 by Amazon Customer
I bought this book when i was pregnant with my daughter and it was such a help,easy to understand and well illustrated! Read morePublished on 4 May 2010 by Mrs. D. M. Villasante
I can honestly say i found this book invaluable during my pregnancy!
Ignore the other reviews, it has all the details you need and i didn't find another book more helpful... Read more
This book is invaluable, we loved it. Great tips from someone who clearly knows what she's talking about.Published on 10 July 2006 by M. Sneddon