1. CONCEPTION What happens? When does is it happen? Male and female fertility Fertility treatments Vasectomy reversal Why might conception not happen 2. PREGNANCY Includes detailed case studies and comprehensive information on symptoms (tiredness, anemia, sickness etc); tests (what tests are available, their implications and their risks); detail on scans; blood; HIV; possible complications; downs syndrome; foetal development The first trimester The second trimester The third trimester 3. BIRTH Preparation Where to give birth and the pros and cons of each Premature births Pain relief and the pros and cons of each Reality of birth Emergencies
The only guide you'll ever need to everything you'll ever want to know about conception, pregnancy and birth. Discover the facts, understand the realities and learn from the most up-to-date and scientifically accurate advice.
Dr Simon Atkins is a General Practitioner based in Bristol. He writes a column in the Guardian and is the presenter of the BBC TV series Make Me a Baby.