“This is one of the most useful baby books my wife and I have come across, and it often cuts right to the chase of what’s serious and what’s not. As new parents, we find ourselves asking exactly the kinds of questions this book answers. In many situations, unnecessary long hours in doctor’s office waiting rooms, long holds to speak to nurse advice call-in lines, misinformation gathered from Internet searches, and serious conditions going undiagnosed could be avoided if all parents had a copy of this book on their shelf.”
- Neil Shulman, M.D., associate professor, Emory University School of Medicine; co-author of Your Body’s Red Light Warning Signals
This is a reassuring and comprehensive resource for new parents who want to gain a better understanding of normal and abnormal baby characteristics.”
- Jennifer Wider, M.D., author of The New Mom’s Survival Guide
“Baby Body Signs
is the antidote for the anxiety parents suffer when they notice some-thing unusual about their baby and then worry until their next doctor visit. It is well written and contains a wealth of information not found in other parenting books. It will be an excellent addition to any parent’s library.”
- Jeffrey L. Brown, M.D., F.A.A.P., clinical professor of pediatrics, New York Medical College; author of The Complete Parents’ Guide to Telephone Medicine
About the Author
Joan Liebmann-Smith, PhD is a medical sociologist and award-winning medical writer. Her articles have appeared in American Health, Ms., Newsweek, Redbook, Self,
and she has appeared on numerous television talk shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show
and The Today Show
. She has a daughter, Rebecca, a cat, Fazelnut, and lives with her husband, Richard—also a writer—in New York City.
Jacqueline Nardi Egan is a medical journalist who specializes in developing and writing educational programs with and for physicians, allied health professionals, patients, and consumers. She is also a former medical editor of Family Health
magazine. She has a daughter, Elizabeth, two dogs, Coco and Abby, and divides her time between Darien, Connecticut, and Sag Harbor, New York.