If you want the real deal on pregnancy and birth, you’ve come to the right book! Drs. Yvonne Bohn, Allison Hill, and Alane Park are three top obstetricians who have personally welcomed more than 10,000 babies into the world. But they’ve been on the other side of the ultrasound too—as mothers themselves, they have each experienced the joys and anxieties of pregnancy and birth firsthand. Morning sickness . . . unexpected contractions . . . midnight feedings . . . even serious complications . . . they’ve been there! Now they share everything you need to know about this exciting, life-changing journey.
Written in a clear and friendly style, The Mommy Docs’ Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth offers the most up-to-date medical guidance. It’s packed with real-life stories from new moms and practical tips straight from the Docs’ office. From pre-conception to postpartum, you’ll find answers to your most pressing questions, including:
- Can birth control pills cause fertility problems?
- When will I start showing?
- Which prenatal tests do I really need?
- Is my baby getting the right nutrition?
- Is it true that I can’t touch a cat, eat sushi, or color my hair for nine months?
- If I get a cold, is it safe to take medication?
- How do I create a birth plan?
- What if I go into labor alone?
- If I’ve had a cesarean delivery before, will I need to have one with my next pregnancy?
- How can I make breastfeeding easier?
This extraordinarily comprehensive guide also includes chapters on diet and exercise, high-risk pregnancies, and the most often-repeated myths. Complete with illustrations of your baby’s development, The Mommy Docs’ Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth is your reassuring resource for a healthy and stress-free pregnancy.
Great book for pregnant women!
As a practicing Ob/Gyn I am always asked which pregnancy book I recommend. I have never found a book that I felt happy about recommending until I read this one. I picked it up because I did residency with the authors, and I hoped that I would agree with what they say in the book. I found the book to be full of accurate, commonsense information written in a warm and friendly way. As I read the book, I found myself saying “That’s what I tell my patients!” to myself over and over again. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn about pregnancy.” – Daniel S. Chen (Burlingame, CA United States)
These are the doctors every new mommy wants at her side.
Full of…useful tidbits…With common-sense information and advice on everything from breastfeeding to baby blues, these are the doctors every new mommy wants at her side. The comparisons to the seminal What to Expect When You’re Expecting are inevitable, but the Mommy Docs write in a more conversational, matter-of-fact tone…A thorough and useful guide from conception to pregnancy and delivery.” – BookPage, May 2011