Women in India are used to relying on tales related by older women to help them through pregnancy. Some of them may be rational advice based on experience but at times the young mother may find herself smothered by superstition and restriction due to the edicts laid out by mothers and mothers-in-law. Mention you are expecting, or better still, let it show and the women around you will swarm to you with tasty food gifts and loads of advice.
In such a scenario, an educated and a modern young woman would prefer to get some proper medical advice which is not just old wives tale. This book helps women understand the changes that are undergoing in their body and the precautions and tests they need at proper times. Forewarned, they say, is forearmed.
The book starts with a detailed account of how you should prepare your body for pregnancy. What happens during each trimester and how you should deal with the changes. All the tests and injections that are mandatory for each step. How to exercise to keep fit and what to eat. How to look out for potential problems and ways to deal with it. What to expect during labour and childbirth and how to go about it.About the author:
Dr Vinita Salvi is a gynaecologist of a long standing at Mumbai. She has worked with Seth GS Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. She has long been helping women with pregnancy problems like abortions and stillbirths, hormonal imbalance, adolescents facing gynaecology problems, fibroids and menstrual dysfunction. She has worked with Regional Centre for Research in Human Reproduction of Indian Council of Medical Research in the capacity of principal investigator and officer-in-charge.
Dr Salvi has contributed original articles in several medical journals of repute. She has written several books on Pregnancy and Gynaecology. She is the consulting editor of The Lance.