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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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 Familiar pregnancy books are outdated.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!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012163189
Publisher: Momosa Publishing LLC
Publication date: 06/21/2010
Series: The Mommy MD Guides , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About 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 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,,,,,,,,, and

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 and mom of two

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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 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
My_Mommys_World More than 1 year ago
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.
Kristi_B More than 1 year ago
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
HKGilbert More than 1 year ago
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
Joyzmom More than 1 year ago
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.