The pregnancy book.
Health Promotion Agency for Northern Ireland, June 2003. Revised
version reproduced with permission from the Department of Health,
This book provides
information on many aspects of pregnancy including: your health;
conception; how the baby develops; deciding where to have your
baby; feelings and relationships during pregnancy; antenatal
care and classes; options for feeding your baby; a section for
expectant fathers; problems in pregnancy; what you need for
your baby; labour and birth; when pregnancy goes wrong; the
first days with your new baby; babies who need special care;
the early weeks - you; the early weeks - your baby; thinking
about the next baby; rights and benefits information and a list
of useful organisations.
A4, 146 pages, book.
PDF available here
First time expectant mothers.
This publication is available to first
time expectant mothers through primary care services (antenatal
clinics, GPs or health visitors).
is purchased by Central
Health Promotion Resource Services for distribution via
Trusts in their Health and Social Services Board areas.
1 874602 41 7
The pregnancy book has been written with advice from:
Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association, Department
of Health, Maternity Alliance, National Childbirth Trust, Royal
College of Midwives, Royal College of General Practitioners,
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College
of Paediatrics and Child Health, St. John Ambulance.