This title offers a wealth of information for pregnant women covering each of the 40 weeks of gestation. Dr Carol Cooper describes what happens to mother and baby week by week in pregnancy. Hints, tips and advice are presented in the form of lists and bite-size pieces of text, making the information very accessible and easy to absorb. The book opens with a section on Making a Good Start, covering diet, exercise, drugs, stress and pregnancy tests. Further chapters deal with the First Trimester, Second Trimester, Third Trimester, and Labour & Birth. For each week, Dr Cooper explains how the baby is developing, what changes are affecting the mother, and how to ensure a healthy, happy outcome.
Dr Carol Cooper is a prolific writer and broadcaster as well as a practising family doctor and mother of three boys, including twins. Her articles have appeared in publications as diverse as the Lancet and the Sun. She is the author of Your Clever Baby and Baby & Toddler Essentials (both Ryland Peters & Small). She lives in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire.