BT-Pregncy & Chldbrth

Paula Adams Hillard, Author Ballantine Books $7.95 (206p) ISBN 978-0-345-32170-1
Sound and accessible, this volume collects information and advice originally printed in Parents magazine's ""As They Grow'' column. Hillard and Panter, both obstetricians and gynecologists, begin with a discussion of how a doctor determines whether a woman is pregnant, and go on to cover lifestyle and body changes during pregnancy, common problems, choosing a place and attendant for childbirth, what happens to child and mother during delivery and postpartum concerns. The doctor-authors understandably do not take an anti-medical intervention stance (one chapter is entitled ``The Case for Forceps''), which may alienate proponents of entirely natural childbirth. But most readers will find this a sensible, authoritative guide. January
Reviewed on: 12/02/1985
Release date: 12/01/1985
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