|描述：||xviii, 398 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|内容：||The last few weeks of pregnancy --
Getting into labor --
Moving through the stages of labor --
Comfort measures for labor --
Strategies for challenging variations in normal labor --
Tests, technologies, interventions, and procedures --
Complications in late pregnancy, labor, or afterward --
Medications for pain during labor --
Cesarean birth, and vaginal birth after cesarean --
The first few days postpartum --
Getting started with breastfeeding.
A guide for those who wish to help a woman have a positive childbirth experience. It provides information about: techniques and medications for easing labor pain; tests and treatments of the fetus and newborn; strategies to help labor progress; medical procedures; and, how to best help the mother during the early postpartum period.