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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...
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.
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Posted July 13, 2012
This book is packed with great information for new parents. It outlines each week of pregnancy, what is happening in the womb and how MD Mothers handled the many decisions of pregnancy, from where the kids will sleep to how to choose the right doctor to attend your delivery.
One thing they include in every chapter that I just love is “Justification for a Celebration.” This section talks about what is going well with your pregnancy and why you should celebrate. In the book I used during my pregnancy, they never really talk about what is going well and encourage celebration. Most of the text is about what isn’t working and what you can or can not do about it. “Justification for a Celebration” is a refreshing segment in each chapter The Mommy MD Guides.
The segments are broken up with anecdotes and stories, often humorous, about how the Mommy MD’s handled the different scenarios during their pregnancy from surviving Hurricane Katrina to what it is like to carry twins and everything in between. It’s great for the newly pregnant mom and offers, a fun and enjoyable read to reflect on.
This book is filled with fun and useful information for parents who want to know the real deal about pregnancy. I would recommend this book to anyone going through pregnancy for the first time, the last time or if they are growing a big family. You won’t find more helpful information anywhere else.
Pregnancy is an emotional time of questions and decisions. Often we want the best possible advice and ideas and many times we look to our doctor or midwife to supply that. What if we had the collective wisdom and experience of several doctors and midwives? Not just about pregnancy in general, but about their own personal pregnancy experiences.
The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth does exactly that. This thick volume of information is organized by week, like so many other pregnancy books, yet all throughout the information and advice is shared through the personal experiences of medical professionals from all areas of practice. I enjoyed reading the personal stories of so many women, with medical backgrounds and training explaining how they handled morning sickness, weight gain, maternity clothes shopping, prenatal visits, and so much more. This is a fabulous resource for any woman who is pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant. I appreciated the opportunity to review this book and certainly recommend it.
~Kristi Burchfiel, author of applicable Bible studies and devotional
Posted July 14, 2011
The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth is a must have! With over 900 tips and suggestions, co-authors Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH, and Jennifer Bright Reich provide reassuring advice, tips, and answers for all pregnancy-related concerns. I found this book to be useful and well-written and would highly recommend this beautiful book for every new mother! This book would also make an excellent gift! HK GilbertWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.