Diy Baby! Do It Yourself Baby!

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Your Life Will Never be the Same!
Imagine being a parent.

Your baby will bring you unconditional love and unleash emotional capacity you didn't know you possessed. Prepare yourself for an onslaught of dreams, responsibility and power. Parenthood defines adulthood. Pregnancy is the gateway.

You will:

Master the essentials of pregnancy and birth with the mentoring of a DOUBLE INSIDER'S VIEW-an obstetrician and ...

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Overview

Your Life Will Never be the Same!
Imagine being a parent.

Your baby will bring you unconditional love and unleash emotional capacity you didn't know you possessed. Prepare yourself for an onslaught of dreams, responsibility and power. Parenthood defines adulthood. Pregnancy is the gateway.

You will:

Master the essentials of pregnancy and birth with the mentoring of a DOUBLE INSIDER'S VIEW-an obstetrician and mother.

Understand how human life develops and how to maximize your baby's potential through the power of information, preparation, and healthy living.

Explore new delivery options including home birth. Take charge of your baby's beginnings and make the most of your delivery-Use the tools within to adopt a NEW WELLNESS PARADIGM.

"THIS BOOK IS PERFECT for those looking for pertinent information in a concise, yet entertaining vehicle. Dr. Binkley, who has seen pregnancy from both sides, comes at the subject from the standpoint that pregnancy is a natural process and not a 'condition' where providers are supporters and advisors, rather than meddlers."-John C. Hobbins, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado

Avail yourself of this trusted doctor in you pocket. Enhance your own common sense and instincts by taking advantage of this physician's dual perspective, knowledge, and experience.

Know your pregnancy inside and out-what are you waiting for?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595498512
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 4/21/2008
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.54 (d)

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  • Posted March 17, 2009

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    Good but too much on what can go wrong

    Do you ever wish you could bring an obstetrician home with you, so you can ask her questions throughout your or your spouse's pregnancy? If an obstetrician was always sitting in your living room, then you could have someone to question about medical tests, pregnancy symptoms, or complications you may be experiencing. If you are eagerly nodding right now, then you might enjoy owning DIY Baby!, a pregnancy handbook written by Dr. Shelley S. Binkley, obstetrician and mother of two. As an antidote to the sugar-sweet, fuzzy, pregnancy books out there, this book takes a straightforward, medical-based, scientific approach to outlining the stages of pregnancy, childbirth and newborn life.

    Binkley has a clear, concise writing style that mixes medical terminology with conversational tones and light humor. The book is well organized and visually pleasing with highlighted boxes for important information, special segments, and useful section headings. DIY Baby! covers key topics from the first day a woman discovers she is pregnant all the way to getting a newborn to sleep. Binkley includes a vast breadth of pregnancy issues, such as hormones at work during pregnancy, the issue of miscarriage, lab testing offered during pregnancy, preterm birth, birth plans, and delivery positions, to name but a few.

    For these same reasons, this book may be more information than the typical pregnant woman wants to know. Even Binkley takes an opportunity to forewarn her readers in the beginning of a chapter on medical intervention, "Some women thrive on the gory details; others are nauseated. If it's too much information for you, no sweat - skip to the next chapter. Otherwise.read on and learn. Knowledge is power." Please be aware, there are a lot of difficult details in this book. With the cool tone of a medical doctor, Binkley lectures on a heady list of tough pregnancy matters, like medical consequences of preterm birth for newborns (such as intraventricular hemorrhage, necrotizing enterocolitis, cerebral palsy, respiratory distress and brochopulmonary dysplasia), gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, labor dysfunction, fetal intolerance of labor, and more. The entire second chapter is devoted to miscarriage, an important topic to women; however perhaps not every expecting woman wants to hop right into the possibility of losing her baby soon after she cracks open the book. If you or your spouse are a nervous nelly, then you may not want to read this book cover to cover. Perhaps it would be best to just dip into relevant sections, or have your support person read it and show you sections that may be helpful.

    Quill says: DIY Baby! may be a valuable resource to some prospective parents who want to know about every eventuality of pregnancy and childbirth.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2009

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    A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient!

    The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times Best-Selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, Motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach, and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families. This book/product has earned this distinguished award.


    A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient!

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