Whoa, Baby! (Paperback)
A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (and Wonder What the #*$& Just Happened)
Da Capo Lifelong Books, 9780738234755, 192pp.
Publication Date: June 2, 2020
List Price: 15.99*
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A first-time mom's view of life after childbirth, with a no-holds-barred look at all the physical, mental, and emotional changes that will forever turn your life upside-down...but in a good way When multi-million-selling vocalist and actress Kelly Rowland gave birth to her son Titan in November 2014, it was love at first sight; she honestly could not believe how beautiful he was. But, as Rowland says, she would be lying if she said she wasn't also a little freaked out about what had just happened to her body, as well as by many overwhelming new thoughts and emotions. It was a good thing that Dr. Tristan Bickman, Rowland's OB/GYN for the last 14 years, was there, day and night, to answer every question that popped into her head, no matter how raunchy. With Dr. Bickman no topic is off-limits, and she provided Rowland with the reassurance she so desperately needed, telling her over and over that, in the months after a woman gives birth, nothing is exactly strange; but nothing is necessarily normal, either. There are so many guides to what our kids need, from the time they're the size of a poppy seed to the time they start kindergarten. But what about what the mother needs? In Whoa, Baby , Rowland and Dr. Bickman team up to cover everything a new mom needs to know: the gross physical stuff; the hormonal and emotional stuff ("Why am I crying five times a day when this is the happiest I've ever been?"); and the just plain weird stuff ("Why did my nipples change colors?"). Readers will simultaneously cringe in agony and shriek with laughter at the scenarios Rowland and Dr. Bickman describe ("What happens if I fall asleep with the pump on?"; "Why does sex still hurt when I had a C-section?"; "Why are my legs so swollen?").
About the Author
Kelly Rowland has been a global pop star since the age of 16 and grew up in the spotlight as a member of Destiny's Child, one of the bestselling groups of all time. Her powerful voice was a key ingredient in the group's awe-inspiring list of chart-toppers and dance floor smashes, including four No. 1 singles in the U.S. and more than 60 million albums sold worldwide.Dr. Tristan Bickman has been an obstetrician in private practice in Santa Monica, California, since 1999, and for the past 16 years she has delivered about 15 to 20 babies a month. She attended medical school at the University of Southern California and completed her residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. TrisBickmanmd.com Laura Moser (writer) has written for various publications, including Newsday, Slate, and the Guardian. She is the coauthor of numerous nonfiction books as well, including multiple New York Times bestsellers.
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