About the Author

Dr Darryl Ableman is a primary-care physician specializing in obstetrics and paediatrics. graduated from Witwatersrand University in South Africa in 1984. After surviving an internship at a local hospital in Johannesburg, he began a six-month residency training in Obstetrics. Subsequently immigrated to Canada and practiced in rural Saskatchewan
before moving to Vancouver, British Columbia. He is father of four and has delivered more than 2500 babies over a period of 20 years. Based on his extensive experience, this book presents the answers to all the questionsevery pregnant woman asks as she embarks on her journey towards successful delivery and subsequent care of her newborn.. the Circle of Pregnancy is a book about pregnancy, labour, delivery and care for the newborn.

The “circle” is created upon falling pregnant. There is a transition from one chapter of your life into an exciting new one. The circle created is one with your partner, immediate family and close friends.It is a circle of love, nurturing , growth and intimacy. This circle also brings a concept of stages from the thought of falling pregnant to conception and then through the stages of pregnancy. From here we move into the next stages which include labour, delivery, the newborn, and perhaps the idea of further pregnancies

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