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Pregnancy and Delivery

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Pregnancy and Delivery

Book Title

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Families, Marriages, and Intimate Relationships

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Pregnancy is a state of profound transformation for mothers, their partners, and families that involves physical, psychological, and relational changes. Physiologically, pregnancy is the process of gestation from conception to birth, when hormonal changes lead to the development of the embryo and fetus (Simkin et al. 2010). Pregnancy can be divided into three three-month periods called trimesters; a full-term pregnancy lasts approximately forty weeks counted from the first day of the woman’s last menstrual cycle (Newman and Newman 2018). Owing to the associated hormonal changes, some women experience symptoms such as fatigue and nausea during the first trimester or throughout pregnancy.

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First

ISBN

9780028664613

Publication Date

7-2019

Publisher

Gale

City

Farmington Hills, Michigan

Comments

Editors: James J. Ponzetti Jr., Maureen Blankemeyer, Sean M. Horan, Heidi Lyons, Aya Shigeto. Two-volume set.

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