The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth: More Than 900 Tips That 60 Doctors Who Are Also Mothers Use During Their Own Pregnancies and Births

The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth: More Than 900 Tips That 60 Doctors Who Are Also Mothers Use During Their Own Pregnancies and Births

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by Rallie McAllister, Jennifer Bright Reich
     
 

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Dr. Spock is dead. Familiar pregnancy books are outdated. Neither of them speak to the mom who needs advice when her child cries in the night. To whom do women turn for the latest information and advice about conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood? The Mommy MD Guides The first book in our Mommy MD Guides book series, The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and…  See more details below

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Dr. Spock is dead. Familiar pregnancy books are outdated. Neither of them speak to the mom who needs advice when her child cries in the night. To whom do women turn for the latest information and advice about conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood? The Mommy MD Guides The first book in our Mommy MD Guides book series, The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, is filled with tips that doctors who are also mothers use for their own families during their own pregnancies and births. To create it, we spoke with 60 doctors who are also mothers; we call them Mommy MD Guides. We spoke with many Mommy MD Guides who are still in the trenches with their babies. Some of them were even pregnant when we talked. We also spoke with Mommy MD Guides whose babies are grown up with babies of their own. They are Grammy MD Guides! Combined, these physicians have centuries of experience as doctors, and among them they have 146 children. The 900+ reassuring, trusted, and often even humorous tips in this book are presented in the Mommy MD Guides own words, and each tip is clearly attributed to the doctor who lived it. Because doctors so often see the things that can go wrong, they try to do everything as right as they can for their own health and for that of their families. Physicians are a healthier group than the whole. Even though women physicians sometimes will just suffer with things that take time and that affect them alone, pregnancy is different. Most doctors go the extra mile to take care of their own bodies while they are carrying their babies. The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth offers tips on both the challenges and also the celebrations of pregnancy. You will discover how Mommy MD Guides made it through pesky pregnancy challenges such as morning sickness, back pain, and heartburn, and you will also learn how they enjoyed wonderful celebrations of pregnancy such as telling their partners the good news, baby showers, and meeting their babies for the first time. This book is a reassuring look at pregnancy that is filled with practical, actionable tips that work. After all, if a physician juggling a busy practice and a hectic home or a resident working 110 hours a week used a tip, no doubt it worked. And if it worked for her, it will likely work for you too. The book is divided into 43 chapters, one for each week of pregnancy plus chapters about the birth. Each chapter opens with a Your Baby This Week section and is filled with tips about the topics particular to that week. In addition to more than 900 tips in the book, it features the following three types of sidebars. When to Call Your Doctor or Midwife sidebars offer critical information of when to seek medical help. Mommy MD Guide Recommended Product sidebars feature products that Mommy MD Guides found invaluable during their pregnancies, including cost and availability information. MomMy Time sidebars suggest ways for moms-to-be to relax, de-stress, and enjoy this amazing, wonderful time in their lives. Welcome to the Mommy MD Guides!

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Editorial Reviews

Joanna Cain
It is fascinating to find the real experiences of physician moms interposed with solid data about healthy pregnancy and delivery. This is an enjoyable and enlightening book that will hold hands with women through their pregnancies.
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More than 900 tips that 60 doctors who are also mothers use during their own pregnancies and births, by Rallie McAllister, M.D., MPH and Jennifer Bright Reich. I think the 900 tips speak for themselves, but I love that these guides use real doctors who are also real moms. Dr. McAllister is a syndicated columnist and a mom of three herself, but she also brings other mom doctors into the mix. The book is funny and practical and debunks myths about stretch marks, reveals the truth about morning sic
Judy Berna
If you can look past the fact that I have not been ‘in the family way’ since the headlines on the news were about the fears of Y2K, I’d highly recommend The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth. It might have been a few years ago, but I was pregnant four different times, and experienced a wide variety of symptoms and issues with each one. If I had to do it all over again, I’d definitely grab a copy of this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012163189
Publisher:
Momosa Publishing LLC
Publication date:
06/21/2010
Series:
The Mommy MD Guides , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
955,709
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH, MSEH

Dr. McAllister is a board-certified family physician and nationally known health expert. She is also the cofounder of Momosa Publishing LLC, publisher of www.MommyMDGuides.com and the Mommy MD Guides book series. She is the coauthor of The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth and the forthcoming The Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby’s First Year, which is “due” in the fall of 2011.

Dr. McAllister’s nationally syndicated newspaper column, Your Health, appeared in more than 30 newspapers in the United States and Canada was read by more than a million people each week.

A nationally recognized health expert, Dr. McAllister has been the featured medical expert on more than 100 radio and television shows. She recently appeared on Good Morning America Health. She’s the former host of Rallie on Health, a weekly regional health magazine on WJHL News Channel 11 with over one million viewers in a five-state area, and No Bones About It, a weekly radio talk show. A dynamic public speaker, Dr. McAllister educates and entertains audiences from coast to coast with her upbeat, down-to-earth delivery of the latest health news.

Dr. McAllister’s healthy-eating tips and interviews have been featured in dozens of popular publications, including USA Today, Women’s Day, Better Homes and Gardens, Redbook, Family Circle, Parenting, Prevention, Men’s Health, Women’s World, Cosmo, Glamour, Health Magazine, Energy Times, Arthritis Today, and dozens of newspapers.

Greatly in demand by journalists, Dr. McAllister receives more than two interview requests each week. Because she is so well-spoken and charming, many of those are repeats; journalists ask to interview her again and again.

Dr. McAllister has authored hundreds of health articles, with millions of additional readers, on dozens of health-related web sites, including WebMD.com, lifetimetv.com, ivillage.com, parentsmagazine.com, msn.com, parentingbookmark.com, familyresources.com, Christianmommies.com, womenof.com, and babycenter.com.

Dr. McAllister is the author of several other books, including Healthy Lunchbox: The Working Mom’s Guide to Keeping You and Your Kids Trim. She is also a mother of three sons and a grandmother of one.

Jennifer Bright Reich
Jennifer is the cofounder of Momosa Publishing LLC, publisher of www.MommyMDGuides.com and mom of two

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