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The Pregnant body book

Publisher: New York : DK, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American ed
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Examines the development of the baby in the womb and changes in the mother's body week by week, depicting every anatomical and physiological change.
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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780756675592 0756675596
OCLC Number: 775571293
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm + 1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Human pregnancy --
The evolution of pregnancy --
Medical advances --
Imaging techniques --
Going inside --
Anatomy : Body systems ; The male reoproductive 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. Trimester 1. Month 1 : Weeks 1-4 ; Mother and embryo ; Key developments: mother ; Conception ; Fertilization to implantation ; Embryonic development ; Safety in pregnancy ; Diet and exercise --
Month 2 : Weeks 5-8 ; Mother and embryo ; Key developments: mother ; Key developments: embryo --
Month 3 : Weeks 9-12 ; Mother and fetus ; Key developments: mother ; Key developments: fetus ; The skeleton --
Trimester 2. Month 4 : Weeks 13-16 ; Mother and fetus ; Key developments: mother ; Key developments: fetus --
Month 5 : Weeks 17-21 ; Mother and fetus ; Key developments: mother ; Key developments: fetus --
Month 6 : Weeks 18-26 ; Mother and fetus ; Key developments: mother ; Key developments: fetus ; The formation of the respiratory system --
Trimester 3. Month 7 : Weeks 27-30 ; Mother and fetus ; Key developments: mother ; Key developments: fetus --
Month 8 : Weeks 31-35 ; Mother and fetus ; Key developments: mother ; Key developments: fetus --
Month 9 : Weeks 36-40 ; Mother and fetus ; Key developments: mother ; The formation of the brain ; Key developments: fetus ; The mother's changing body ; The fetus's changing body --
Labor : Preparing for birth ; The first stage of labor ; The birth ; Alternative births ; 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 new borns ; Problems affecting the mother after delivery.
Responsibility: Sarah Brewer [and others].
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Examines the development of the baby in the womb and changes in the mother's body week by week, depicting every anatomical and physiological change.

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