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The science of pregnancy / Dr. Sarah Brewer, Shaoni Bhattacharya, Dr. Justine Davies, Dr. Sheena Meredith, Dr. Penny Preston ; editorial consultant, Dr. Paul Moran

Brewer, Sarah, author. (Added Author). Bhattacharya, Shaoni, (author.). Davies, Justine, (author.). Meredith, Sheena, (author.). Preston, Penny, 1965- (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Allentown Public Library System.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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Allentown Public Library 618.2 SCIE (Text) 34455006640342 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781465480538
  • ISBN: 1465480536
  • Physical Description: 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
  • Edition: New edition, American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : DK, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The complete illustrated guide from conception to birth"--Cover.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Human pregnancy -- The evolution of pregnancy -- Medical advances -- Imaging techniques -- Going inside -- ANATOMY: Body systems ; The male reproductive system ; The prostate gland, penis, and testes ; Male puberty ; How sperm is made ; The female reproductive system ; The ovaries and fallopian tubes ; The uterus, cervix, and vagina ; The breasts ; Female puberty ; The female reproductive cycle -- GENETICS: The molecules of life ; How DNA works ; Patterns of inheritance ; Genetic problems and investigations -- THE SCIENCE OF SEX: The evolution of sex ; Attractiveness ; Desire and arousal ; The act of sex ; Birth control -- CONCEPTION TO BIRTH: [Trimesters 1-3 ; Mother and embryo/fetus ; Key developments ; Formation of body systems ; Mother's changing body ; Fetus's changing body] -- LABOR: Preparing for birth ; The first stage of labor ; The birth ; Birth settings ; After the birth ; Assisted birth -- POSTNATAL DEVELOPMENT: Recovery and feeding ; The newborn baby ; Early responses and progress ; The first two years -- DISORDERS: Fertility disorders ; Female reproductive disorders ; Male reproductive disorders ; Sexually transmitted diseases ; Complications in pregnancy ; Labor and delivery problems ; Problems in newborns ; Problems affecting the mother after delivery.
Summary, etc.:
Follow the amazing journey of the earliest stages of human life, with month-by-month development shown in unprecedented detail. The complex concepts and processes of emerging life are demystified with clear, jargon-free text, while exclusive 3-D images, extraordinary photographs, and detailed illustrations illuminate every aspect of human pregnancy.
Subject: Pregnancy > Popular works.
Childbirth > Popular works.

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