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The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth is filled with tips and advice from 60 Mommy MD Guidesdoctors who are also mothers. They’re experts, squared! Combined, they draw from hundreds of years of experience as physicians, and among them, they have 146 children! The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth offers tips on both the challenges and the celebrations of pregnancy. You’ll discover how Mommy MD Guides made it through pesky pregnancy challenges such as morning sickness, back pain, and heartburn.
You’ll also learn how they enjoyed wonderful celebrations of pregnancy, such as telling their partners the good news, attending baby showers, and meeting their babies for the first time.
About the Author
McAllister, MD, MPH is a nationally recognized health expert. Her nationally syndicated newspaper column, Your Health, appeared in more than 30
newspapers in the United States and Canada. It was read by over a million people each week. Rallie has been the featured medical expert on more than 100
radio and television shows. 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. Rallie’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.
Bright Reich is the “mom next door,” navigating the challenges of motherhood by making the most of fabulous tips she has learned from her own doctors, family,
and friends to parent her sons, 10-year-old Tyler and 8-year-old Austin.
Jennifer is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of publishing experience. She has contributed to more than 150 books and published more than
100 magazine and newspaper articles. Jennifer created the website, DisneyWithKids,
the site designed to save families traveling to Disney World with kids save money, time, and sanity. Jennifer proudly served as a Lieutenant in the U.S.
Army for four years, including one year working directly for the three
Commanding Generals of I Corps and Fort Lewis, Washington. After that, Jennifer worked for seven years on staff at Rodale before launching her own editorial services business, Bright Communications LLC, in 2004.
What People are Saying About This
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. --(Joanna M. Cain, MD, Chace/Joukowsky Professor and Chair, Assistant Dean for Women's Health at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief at Women & Infants Hospital, both in Providence, RI)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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
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 Gilbert
I was trying to think of something different for a friend's baby shower and I found it in this book. Having adopted my two children, I really didn't know much about the pregnancy experience but I learned a lot myself just from reading it. The chapters are divided up by weeks of pregnancy so you learn something about your baby at each stage. Plus the experiences of the Doctor-Mom's is extremely helpful for new moms especially. The Mommy MD books are great because if you don't have a lot of time to spare, and what Mom or Mom-to-Be does, you can read a chapter in a few minutes or search for exactly what you are looking for. Of course, you could just give diapers or a new outfit, but I think this book would be valued and appreciated in the long run.