Dr. Miriam Stoppard, the "Dr. Spock" of childbirth and a best selling, has expanded and completely updated this popular volume to include the latest prenatal and childbirth techniques. Conception, Pregnancy & Birth covers everything that a woman and her partner need to know about having a baby, from the biological explanation of conception to the changes that both fetus and mother go through during the pregnancy. Guidelines for a healthy diet and proper nutrition are laid out, with clear explanations for each dietary component. Case studies describe medical conditions that may adversely affect the pregnancy. The revised edition updates this bible of childbirth into line with todays more flexible, parent-centered approach by the medical profession toward pregnancy and birth.