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A Visitor within David Bainbridge

A Visitor within By David Bainbridge

A Visitor within by David Bainbridge

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First popular account of the science of pregnancy by a leading young reproductive biologist

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A Visitor within: The Science of Pregnancy by David Bainbridge

Pregnancy is a uniquely intimate relationship between two people. All of us luxuriate in this relationship once, and half of us are lucky enough to be able to do it all over again a second time. This tiny, greasy, pink baby that has just landed in our laps and looks as if it is trying to scream itself inside out - what sort of journey has brought it here? How are we able to make one of these amazing little people, who arise seemingly out of nothing? Written for the general reader, A Visitor Within reveals how pregnancy actually works. Why, for example, do women have a limited supply of eggs? How does an embryo halt its mother's menstrual cycle? How does a mother 'know' she is pregnant? How is a baby put together? Why does the mother accept the 'foreign' baby? How do mother and baby survive birth? Why are 'identical' twins never actually identical? Why do women undergo the menopause? In charting our progress with these and other questions, David Bainbridge tells the story of a single pregnancy from conception to breastfeeding.

About David Bainbridge

David Bainbridge was born breech into the world on 13 October 1968. He studied zoology and veterinary medicine at Cambridge University. After a brief sojourn in veterinary practice, he obtained a doctorate at the Institute of Zoology in London for work on early pregnancy in deer, before being let loose on the interactions between human babies and their mothers at Oxford University. He now lectures in comparative anatomy and physiology at the Royal Veterinary College in London. He lives in north Hertfordshire with his wife, daughter and supernumerary cats.

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A Visitor within: The Science of Pregnancy by David Bainbridge
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Orion Publishing Co
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