The best-selling Rough Guide to Pregnancy and Birth gives you the up-to-date lowdown on pregnancy, birth and coping when you first get home. This is a week by week guide to what's happening to you and the baby, from choosing where to give birth, coping with nausea and understanding the tests you will need, to breastfeeding for the first time and adapting to life with a newborn. Kaz Cooke offers no bossy-boots rules, just the sanest, wittiest advice you'll ever get, plus lots of cartoons. This fully updated third edition includes news sections on Getting Ready: advice on trying for a baby and Fertility troubles and assisted conception: what might be causing fertility troubles and what you can do about it, plus the process of IVF or other assisted conception if it's needed. You'll find expanded sections on genetic problems, the caesarean debate, how to care for premature babies, choosing the right nappies for you plus information especially for partners from boosting their fertility to what they should do during labour. The Rough Guide to Pregnancy and Birth has everything you will need to know about the scary parts, the funny parts and your private parts.
Kaz Cooke is an Australian author and cartoonist, mum and former teenage girl. She has a background in journalism and faffing about. She is often a columnist; sometimes a radio broadcaster; the best-selling author of The Rough Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth, the Rough Guide to Babies and Toddlers, The Little Book of Stress and Real Gorgeous; and the winner of the 2002 UK Diagram Prize for the Oddest Title of the Year, Living with Crazy Buttocks. Her books have been translated into many languages: in Latvian she is Keza Kuka and in Czech she is Kaz Cookeova. She has too many handbags and never knows where her mobile phone is.