The Pregnant Body Book looks at the nature of human pregnancy, including how it's changed through evolution, and explores the anatomy and physiology of both the male and female reproductive systems. The mysteries of DNA and genetics are unraveled and explained, including patterns of inheritance, such as hair or eye color. The largest section of the book examines the development of the baby in the womb and the parallel changes in the mother's body. Structured to follow the process week by week, every anatomical and physiological change is tracked in unprecedented detail.
Specially commissioned 3-D artworks, illustrations, scans, and photography show exactly how a baby changes and grows during pregnancy, and how the female body adapts to carry it. A section on labor and birth explains these processes with step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-grasp text. Finally, a section on disorders provides straightforward illustrated information on problems that can occur before, during, and after birth.