Synopses & Reviews
An ideal reference for both medical students and prospective parents, The Pregnant Body Book looks at the nature of human pregnancy, including how it's changed through evolution, and explores the anatomy and physiology of both the reproductive systems.
Examining the development of the baby in the womb and the parallel changes in the mother's body and structured to follow the process week by week, The Pregnant Body Book follows every anatomical and physiological change and tracks it in unprecedented detail. Specially commissioned 3D artworks, illustrations, scans, and photography show exactly how a baby changes and grows during pregnancy, and how the female body adapts to carry it.
Includes interactive DVD featuring cutting edge animations.
"This book, a revisiting of the universal human experiences of sex, pregnancy, and birth, stands out for its comprehensive pictorial representations and down-to-earth explanations. DK's typically picture-heavy approach turns out to be perfect for a study of this subject. The result is akin to a museum between the covers. From electron micrographs to ultrasounds to MRIs, this book seeks to help any of us (from medi-cal students to curious pregnant couples) understand what goes on inside the body at any point of preg-nancy and beyond. When organized by week, information about both fetus development and the mother's changing body becomes completely understandable. Male and female reproductive anatomy, a cursory genetics lesson, and a chapter on disorders round out the discussion. Key developments by month will help students commit important facts to memory. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.