Get Ready to Get Pregnant: Your Complete Prepregnancy Guide to Making a Smart and Healthy Baby
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Get Ready to Get Pregnant: Your Complete Prepregnancy Guide to Making a Smart and Healthy Baby

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by Michael C. Lu
     
 

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Doctors and researchers are increasingly learning that by the time a woman gets pregnant, she may have already missed a critical window of opportunity to give her baby the best start in life. In this friendly and authoritative guide, Dr. Michael C. Lu, an expert in the field, offers a step-by-step prepregnancy plan that will help you have a safer pregnancy and a

Overview

Doctors and researchers are increasingly learning that by the time a woman gets pregnant, she may have already missed a critical window of opportunity to give her baby the best start in life. In this friendly and authoritative guide, Dr. Michael C. Lu, an expert in the field, offers a step-by-step prepregnancy plan that will help you have a safer pregnancy and a smarter and healthier child.

Dr. Lu's plan explains how you can help prevent pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes or preeclampsia, and minimize the likelihood of many childhood conditions, from asthma to autism. His expert advice includes:

  • Ten brain foods you should eat more
  • Ten toxic foods to avoid
  • Ten steps to strengthen your stress resilience
  • Ten steps to tune up your immune system
  • Ten steps to detoxify your environment
  • And much more!

Editorial Reviews

Laura E. Riley
“This is the book that patients and doctors have been waiting for. Dr. Lu has pulled together a huge amount of critical information to help families prepare for pregnancy.”
Alan Fleischman
“Dr. Lu’s pregnancy preparedness program is essential for every couple thinking about getting pregnant.”
MD - Alan H. DeCherney
"This information is invaluable and a ‘must read’ for anyone planning to get pregnant in the 21st century."
Linda Rosenstock
“Dr. Lu provides a smart, evidence-based approach to help would-be parents understand how the decisions they make before getting pregnant can have a lasting impact on their children’s lives.”
Alan H. DeCherney MD
“This information is invaluable and a ‘must read’ for anyone planning to get pregnant in the 21st century.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061740305
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/21/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
223,215
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

What People are saying about this

Laura E. Riley
“This is the book that patients and doctors have been waiting for. Dr. Lu has pulled together a huge amount of critical information to help families prepare for pregnancy.”
Linda Rosenstock
“Dr. Lu provides a smart, evidence-based approach to help would-be parents understand how the decisions they make before getting pregnant can have a lasting impact on their children’s lives.”
Alan Fleischman
“Dr. Lu’s pregnancy preparedness program is essential for every couple thinking about getting pregnant.”
Alan H. DeCherney
“This information is invaluable and a ‘must read’ for anyone planning to get pregnant in the 21st century.”

Meet the Author

Dr. Michael C. Lu is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and public health at UCLA. He is the director of the UCLA Preconception Care Clinic and has been voted one of the Best Doctors in America since 2005. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their two smart and healthy girls.

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bookworm76 More than 1 year ago
I am a doctor myself and have read this book and bought it for several of my friends who are planning to have babies or who are already pregnant. It provides a lot of information about things you should do before you get pregnant that I haven't seen in any other books out there, and the information appears to be very well researched and dependable. I definitely recommend this book.