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Would-be mothers looking for precise, accurate information from a reputable source will appreciate this mammoth pregnancy guide from the celebrated Mayo Clinic. The volume actually provides much more information than most parents will need: week by week accounts of the babys development, entries on how pregnancy can be affected by dozens of previous health conditions (such as HIV and diabetes), self-care tips for side effects like nausea and back pain, sidebars that explain the difference between identical and fraternal twins, etc. But the book contains at least one feature that most pregnant women will find indispensable: charts that indicate how to handle "troublesome signs and symptoms" during each three week period. For example, if a woman has slight spotting during the first four weeks of pregnancy, the chart tells her to notify a doctor during her next hospital visit. But if she has any bleeding at all during weeks 29 to 32, the chart indicates that she should tell her doctor immediately. Another stellar feature is the books even-handed series of "decision guides," which help parents make those hard (and even guilt-inducing) choices about breastfeeding, circumcision and whether or not to go back to work. Some parents may find the books cool, no-nonsense tone intimidating, or even scary, but when deciding what to do about mid-term cramps or pain, most readers will find great reassurance this volumes carefully vetted facts.
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...clear and compassionate answers to many of the questions and decisions that parents often encounter. (Total Health)See all Editorial Reviews
I read the whole thing cover to cover when I got it, now I just look back for certain questions and weekly for the week by week calendar. LOVE this book!Published 6 days ago by Pharin Worple
This is a must-have for pregnancy, especially if you are planning a natural birth but still want to keep yourself informed and up to date. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Allana D
I am grateful to have found this book, it answered all my questions and had the answers to questions I hadn't even thought aboutPublished 18 days ago by Alana Pratt
Fantastic book!! I loved the color pages and the section that had common questions that first time mom's like me would have! Read morePublished 19 days ago by IAST
I really liked this book. Easy read. Easy layout. It has nice glossy paper. Full of information!Published 22 days ago by B Donati