Having Your Baby: A Guide for African American Women

Having Your Baby: A Guide for African American Women

by Hilda Hutcherson, Margaret Williams
     
 

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African-American women face unique challenges during pregnancy. Here is a they can turn to for medical information, health advice, and emotional support during this exhilarating, and sometimes anxious, time. Dr. Hilda Hutcherson, an esteemed Ob-Gyn, explains all the bodily changes, feelings, and medical procedures you may encounter when pregnant. From planning a

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African-American women face unique challenges during pregnancy. Here is a they can turn to for medical information, health advice, and emotional support during this exhilarating, and sometimes anxious, time. Dr. Hilda Hutcherson, an esteemed Ob-Gyn, explains all the bodily changes, feelings, and medical procedures you may encounter when pregnant. From planning a pregnancy to caring for your newborn, Dr. Hutcherson provides comforting wisdom from her years of experience as a doctor and mother of four. Most important, she addresses such potential risks as fibroid, diabetes, lupus, high blood pressure, and skin conditions.

This extraordinary resource offers medically sound and reassuring advice on choosing a care provider ... caring for yourself successfully in each trimester ... the signs and symptoms that necessitate a call to a health care practitioner...minimizing the chances of birth defects  ... breastfeeding basics ... and much more.

The first childbirth encyclopedia written for African-American mothers-to-be, Having Your Baby addresses all the issues, concerns, and questions you may have about pregnancy and childbirth.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
After practicing obstetrics for many years and giving birth to four children, Harvard Medical graduate Hutcherson recognized the need for a childbirth resource that articulated the social concerns of African American women. Although this clearly written self-help guide contains advice on conception, pregnancy, and delivery that can be found in other resources, its unique features make it a stand-out in birthing literature. Hutcherson offers expectant mothers everything from essential information about diseases like sickle cell anemia and lupus to historical highlights that provide a positive birth image and outlook for black women. Aiming "to combat the high incidence of small, sick, and premature black babies," Hucherson has produced a first-of-its-kind childbirth reference tool that meets the needs of a population traditionally denied equal access to prenatal care. An excellent companion to The Black Women's Health Book (LJ 4/15/90); highly recommended. [This July, Dutton will publish Mama's Little Baby: The Black Woman's Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby's First Year.Ed.]Rebecca Cress-Ingebo, Fordham Health Sciences Lib., Wright State Univ., Dayton, Ohio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345394033
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Pages:
428
Sales rank:
1,082,871
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Hilda Hutcherson is Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University.

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