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The science of pregnancy

Author: Sarah BrewerShaoni BhattacharyaJustine DaviesSheena MeredithPenny PrestonAll authors
Publisher: New York, New York : DK, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edition, American editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Brewer; Shaoni Bhattacharya; Justine Davies; Sheena Meredith; Penny Preston; Paul Moran
ISBN: 9781465480538 1465480536
OCLC Number: 1124855720
Notes: "The complete illustrated guide from conception to birth"--Cover.
Includes index.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Contents: 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.
Other Titles: Pregnant body book
Responsibility: Dr. Sarah Brewer, Shaoni Bhattacharya, Dr. Justine Davies, Dr. Sheena Meredith, Dr. Penny Preston ; editorial consultant, Dr. Paul Moran.

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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.

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