The Prospective Mother


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(5 stars; 2 reviews)

A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy. This book, written for women who have no special knowledge of medicine, aims to answer the questions which occur to them in the course of pregnancy. Directions for safeguarding their health have been given in detail, and emphasis has been placed upon such measures as may serve to prevent serious complications. (Introduction by J. Morris Slemons) (9 hr 31 min)

Chapters

01 - Preface 2:59 Read by Jennette Selig
02 - Introduction 7:13 Read by Jennette Selig
03 - Chapter 1 - The Signs of Pregnancy and The Date of Confinement 33:14 Read by Jennette Selig
04 - Chapter 2 - The Development of the Ovum 39:18 Read by Jennette Selig
05 - Chapter 3 - The Embryo 40:23 Read by Rhonda Federman
06 - Chapter 4 - The Food Requirements During Pregnancy 47:37 Read by Rhonda Federman
07 - Chapter 5 - The Care of the Body 41:57 Read by Pamela Krantz
08 - Chapter 6 - General Hygienic Measures 36:24 Read by Pamela Krantz
09 - Chapter 7 - The Ailments of Pregnancy 41:12 Read by Pamela Krantz
10 - Chapter 8 - Miscarriage 48:59 Read by Pamela Krantz
11 - Chapter 9, part 1 - The Preparations for Confinement 40:46 Read by Lucretia B.
12 - Chapter 9, part 2 - The Preparations for Confinement 28:18 Read by Lucretia B.
13 - Chapter 10, part 1 - The Birth of the Child 32:21 Read by Kalynda
14 - Chapter 10, part 2 - The Birth of the Child 26:54 Read by Kalynda
15 - Chapter 11 - The Lying-In Period 45:40 Read by Pamela Krantz
16 - Chapter 12 - The Nursing Mother 44:10 Read by Pamela Krantz
17 - Glossary 13:46 Read by Laurie Anne Walden

Reviews

most helpful pregnancy book


(5 stars)

Full of great tips and a comprehensive explanation of what happens to the woman’s and babies’ bodies during pregnancy, and how to handle the changes that happen. Some outdated parts, but mostly accurate and it is interesting to see how our views on childbirth and abortion have changed over history.