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The Pregnancy Book 2009

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    29 October 2009
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A key Department of Health publication, The Pregnancy Book has been revised and will be given free to expectant mothers and parents in England. The book is extremely popular and a trusted authority on all aspects of maternity. By providing in-depth support, useful contact information and advice on rights and benefits, the book is an excellent addition to the support provided by maternity teams. The book’s content has been updated to reflect new policies, changing social trends and advice and guidance. The design has been modernised to reflect a more contemporary style. The Pregnancy Book is a complete guide to:

  • a healthy pregnancy
  • labour and childbirth
  • the first weeks with a new baby

The Pregnancy Book aims to:

  • support the mother, her partner and baby throughout the whole process
  • explain the different aspects of pregnancy, ensuring optimal health and wellbeing of all involved
  • help midwives and health visitors explain the pregnancy process and act as an addition to their advice, ensuring they have support in their work.

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