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Title:
The science of pregnancy
Uniform Title:
Pregnany body book
ISBN:
9781465480538
Edition:
New ed.
Physical Description:
256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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.
Summary:
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.  The largest section of the book examines the development of the baby in the womb and the parallel changes in the mother's body. Special 3-D art, illustrations, scans, and photographs show exactly how a baby changes and grows during pregnancy and how the female body adapts to carry it. A section on labor and birth explains these processes with step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-grasp text. The Science of Pregnancy also looks at the nature of human pregnancy, including how it evolved, and explores the anatomy and physiology of both the male and female reproductive systems. The mysteries of DNA and genetics are unraveled and explained in clear, illustrated detail, including patterns of inheritance and the interplay of genes and environment. Also provides straightforward, illustrated information on possible problems before, during, and after birth.
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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.

The largest section of the book examines the development of the baby in the womb and the parallel changes in the mother's body. Special 3-D art, illustrations, scans, and photographs show exactly how a baby changes and grows during pregnancy and how the female body adapts to carry it. A section on labor and birth explains these processes with step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-grasp text. The Science of Pregnancy also looks at the nature of human pregnancy, including how it evolved, and explores the anatomy and physiology of both the male and female reproductive systems. The mysteries of DNA and genetics are unraveled and explained in clear, illustrated detail, including patterns of inheritance and the interplay of genes and environment. Also provides straightforward, illustrated information on possible problems before, during, and after birth.


Author Notes

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK's extensive children's list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO¬ģ books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.