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  • Published: 6 December 2012
  • ISBN: 9781409005827
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384
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Your Pregnancy Companion

Everything you need to know about pregnancy, birth and the first weeks of parenthood


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Zita West, the UK’s trusted expert on fertility, pregnancy and birth, takes you step by step through your pregnancy in this comprehensive, fully illustrated guide.

Your Pregnancy Companion is an informative and reassuring guide to pregnancy, birth and the first weeks with your baby. Full of the latest essential information and expert advice, it will help you to prepare yourself for motherhood and give your baby the best start in life.

Zita also includes her own unique methods and advice which make her so successful with her clients’ pregnancies, such as relaxation techniques to prepare for birth, simple exercises to start bonding with your baby during pregnancy, and information on nutrition to help control morning sickness, sleep well and feel more energetic. Your Pregnancy Companion includes:

·Stage-by-stage photographs of your developing baby
·What to eat to stay healthy and help your baby develop
·What to expect from antenatal care
·How to prepare yourself physically and mentally for the birth
·Information on genetics
·Sections for expectant dads and preparing for fatherhood
·Specific advice for mothers who have had IVF, are older, single or are expecting twins
·Q&A sections to answer common questions and concerns
·Essential advice to help you through the first weeks of parenthood

This is the perfect companion to help you prepare yourself physically and mentally for the most incredible and unique time in your life.

  • Pub date: 6 December 2012
  • ISBN: 9781409005827
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the Author

Zita West

Zita West has been involved in fertility and pregnancy for over 25 years, as a midwife, a nutritional advisor, an acupuncturist and as an author and consultant. Over that time thousands of couples have come to her for advice on how to get into into optimum shape for all the vital stages of childbirth.

Zita is acknowledged as one of Europe's leading experts on how each of us can improve our prospects at each key stage of the reproductive process through natural means or, if necessary, through medical intervention. www.zitawest.com

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Praise for Your Pregnancy Companion

“Zita is often referred to as a fertility and pregnancy guru ... that’s exactly what she is.”

Kate Winslet

“Zita is a truly special woman. Her understanding and passion about all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth are second to none.”

Ann-Marie Duff

“Pregnancy is a notoriously tricky time – most reference books deal only with worries and concerns in a traditional way. What every woman needs at a time like this is a confidante. Zita West is just that and more.”

Ulrika Jonsson

“Best for pregnancy.”

The Sun

“This book covers everything”

January 2013, Mother and Baby

“Renowned fertility expert Zita West's new book, Your Pregnancy Companion, is definitely worth a read.”

Natural Health

“Perfect for dipping into.”

Mother & Baby

“The fairy godmother of fertility.”

Daily Telegraph

“Zita's support and advice helped me through the early days of my pregnancy, and this book will be a great companion to all pregnant women”

Natasha Kaplinsky

“An excellent guide to what to expect throughout pregnancy”

Angels and Urchins

“Zita is often referred to as a fertility and pregnancy guru ... that’s exactly what she is.”

Kate Winslet


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