The Mommy Docs' Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth
Publication Date: May 2011
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From three top ob/gyn's--the personalities of the television series Deliver Me--comes this comprehensive pregnancy resource that's medically reliable and mom-to-mom relatable.
Drs. Yvonne Bohn, Allison Hill, and Alane Park are board certified ob/gyn's, who have been in private practice in Los Angeles for more than a decade. They are all also moms.
Melissa Jo Peltier is a New York Times-bestselling author and Emmy-winning writer and producer living in Nyack, New York.
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.”
Deseret 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.” WomanAroundTown.com, 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.” InfoDad.com, 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.”
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.”