The Mommy Docs' Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth

The Mommy Docs' Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth

By Yvonne Bohn; Allison Hill; Alane Park

Da Capo Lifelong Books, Paperback, 9780738214603, 526pp.

Publication Date: May 2011

The pregnancy resource you can trust: medically reliable information, mom-to-mom advice.

If you want the real deal on pregnancy, 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 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.

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Praise For The Mommy Docs' Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth

BookPage, May 2011
“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.”

Kiwi (website), 5/1/11“This definitive guide on pregnancy and birth was written by a team of doctors who happen to be moms, too. So, you have all of the accuracy and dependability of consulting a board-certified OB-GYN, but a touch of friendly advice you’d get from a girlfriend, too. The combination works.”
News, 5/1/11
“A comprehensive guide to pretty much everything that happens from preparing for pregnancy through the ‘fourth trimester’ after birth.”
 Tucson Citizen, 5/12/11 “What could be better than a guide to pregnancy and birth written by doctors who are also moms?...[A] comprehensive new book…Written in a clear and friendly style. Packed with real-life stories from new moms and tested practical tips, this extraordinary guide is a reassuring resource for a healthy and stress-free pregnancy.”
 Library Journal, 6/1/11“Throughout, the authors deliver practical tips and emotional support for coping with both complicated and uncomplicated pregnancies as well as the things that can go wrong, such as miscarriages or infertility. Individual stories add a personal dimension to the medical information conveyed…A great resource for anyone seeking information on pregnancy, childbirth, and the first weeks after birth.” Kirkus Reviews, 6/1/11“Comprehensive and engaging.” Bookviews, June 2011“As complete a tome on the subject as one could want…If the answer you’re looking for in this guide cannot be found, the question is not worth asking. From preparing your body for pregnancy to birth, this is an impressive piece of work.”, 5/27/11
“If you or a friend are expecting, pick [it] up immediately…As the title suggests, it’s written by women who are both moms and doctors, and they totally get it…They deal with frequently asked questions, and refute some pretty interesting myths.”, 6/9/11
“So filled with medically sound advice, intelligently presented case histories, extensive debunking of myths, and all-around sensible writing, that the book itself becomes a thing you might not expect while expecting: a super-clear, super-helpful, easy-to-read and easy-to-use guide that beautifully balances the medical with the personal.” Deseret News, 6/12/11
“An entertaining, easy-to-read guide for new mothers and mothers-to-be…The anecdotal excerpts are a great plus for this book…A very informative resource for expectant mothers.”

Georgia Family, July 2011
“[A] reassuring resource for a healthy and stress-free pregnancy.”

ForeWord, July/August 2011
“It’s the Mommy Docs’ comforting tone that makes this guide both invaluable and appealing. Recognizing that pregnancy is as much about emotional changes as it is about physical changes, they set their guide apart from others by providing heartfelt personal experiences and those of many of their patients. Whether it’s a reader’s first, second, or even third child, there’s good advice for every kind of pregnant mother.”

Colorado Parent, 9/4/11“I’m impressed by how much information this book gives moms-to-be! I especially like that the book doesn’t end with delivery but continues on with a section called ‘The Fourth Trimester.’…I’d recommend this book to anyone who is pregnant.” Portland Book Review, September-November 2011 “Written in an easy to understand way…Every woman who is pregnant or wishing to get pregnant will find this book a great resource.”


Tulsa Book Review, November 2011
“What makes this book stand out from the dozens of books available on the subject of pregnancy is the book’s light, conversational style.”

Mid-Ohio Valley Parent (WV), January 2012
“This book’s tone has a ‘been there’ approach that readers will relate to, like talking to a sister or friend.”