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The Working Woman's Pregnancy Book (Yale University Press Health & Wellness) Paperback – May 8, 2008
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The only authoritative guide specifically for pregnant working women, this book addresses all the subjects one expects to find in a comprehensive book on pregnancy plus issues of special concern to wage-earning women. Is my workplace safe for my developing baby? When should I tell my employer that I am expecting? What laws protect me if I must take medical leave? Answers to all these and more.
More About the Author
I am a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and I have practiced and taught Ob/Gyn since 1987. I am currently Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Vice Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital. I have been honored to receive awards from AOL Digital City, Best Doctors in America, Consumer Research Council of America, The Center for the Study of Services, Northern Ohio Live Magazine, and Cleveland Magazine.
For four years, I was Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the Dr. Spock Company. In that position, I wrote hundreds of articles for drspock.com, answered scores of 'Ask Our Experts' questions on the Internet, and directed obstetrical content for the public television series Parentsense. In 2002, drspock.com was one of only five Internet health sites nominated for the Webby Award, the Oscars of cyberspace. My first book, Dr. Spock's Pregnancy Guide, was published in May 2003 by Simon and Schuster. It has been translated into Italian, Russian, Chinese, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Estonian, and for the United Kingdom edition, the Queen's English.
I currently live, teach, and practice in Cleveland, Ohio, and occasionally blog for my website www.marjoriegreenfield.com.
Top Customer Reviews
The author covers everything from early pregnancy to labor and delivery to the postpartum period. What I like most are the practical tips for how to arrange your life, not after you go back to work, but before. The author, a woman OB/Gyn, and working mom, even discusses sex!
The index is helpful. The text is clear and easy to read. I loved the comments by real patients. Everything is explained intelligently but with common sense, and not in a scary way. I list this book, with four others, in my OB packet. It's a little expensive, but worth it. I love it.
Patricia Harman CNM
Her facts are accurate and reflect the latest "state-of-the-art" medical and technical knowledge.
She addresses issues about the human emotional element that are sometimes forgotten in books of this nature.
I highly recommend this book to all women of child-bearing age.
Mary Ann Mason, Eve Mason Ekman
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is similar to many other pregnancy books but it interjects a little "how to" for working women. The majority of the book is not focused on working women. Read morePublished 16 months ago by nikki
I liked this book because it gives a good perspective. It gives great information and it very supportive. Read morePublished 22 months ago by NinjaMama
This book really tells you nothing that other pregnancy books don't address. I was hoping it would talk about work, life balance, or how to reduce stress. Read morePublished on August 14, 2013 by Wünderbar Mutti
I bought this book hoping for more info about finding a good work-life balance. Instead, I felt like this was mostly standard pregnancy info, and little about working either... Read morePublished on June 2, 2013 by Kristen M
Useful for first time parents who have no clue about anything related to pregnancy. I learned a lot about labor, C-section, options related to pain releif. Read morePublished on October 29, 2012 by Mitra
I am going to highly recommend this book to any friends/family members who become pregnant, whether they are working women or not. Read morePublished on November 11, 2011 by killerapple
This is one of the best pregnancy books I've read. I really enjoyed the section on breastfeeding and returning to work. Read morePublished on October 26, 2011 by Rachel A. Flavin
Enough of this touchy-feely baby stuff. Seriously, I really appreciated that there was no reference to 'baby dust' or any of that BS in this book. Read morePublished on July 30, 2011 by Kathryn
Primarily made up of short descriptions about how other women handled situations related to work and pregnancy. Read morePublished on June 11, 2011 by AR