HEALTH AND BEAUTY DURING PREGNANCY by Cecilia Worth

HEALTH AND BEAUTY DURING PREGNANCY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Third in Lamaze-pioneer Worth's series on having babies, this merely goes over familiar ground on nutrition, exercise, and grooming. (Already out are Breastfeeding Basics and Labor and Birth: A Coaching Guide for Fathers and Friends; three additional guides are planned.) Here Worth concerns herself with the nine months of pregnancy: ""to help you see yourself as the beautiful woman you are. . .to take an active role in protecting and promoting your own health and well-being while you are pregnant and the health and well-being of the new human being that you are creating."" After describing ""The Nine Month Miracle"" of physical growth and changes, she moves on to ""Womanly Beauty"" (""Glory in your womanhood. . .you will come to share the reverence of those classic painters and sculptors who considered the pregnant shape so wonderful"") and attends, finally, to nutrition and exercise, likening the pregnant body to a car (""vitamins are your living spark plugs. . . they trigger your machinery into action""). Nothing new--and much gab. Instead, see the comprehensive, parent-oriented Simkin et al. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn (p. 144).

Pub Date: April 30th, 1984
Publisher: McGraw-Hill