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DIY Baby! Do It Yourself Baby!: Your Essential Pregnancy Handbook First Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0595498512
ISBN-10: 0595498515
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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: IUniverse; First edition (April 27, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595498515
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595498512
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,342,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Whether you are a soon-to-be new mom or new dad you will find this book to be a wonderful resource. Dr. Binkley has written a complete guide to helping to bring about a happy and healthy pregnancy. There are many aspects of this book to like. There is an emphasis on a healthy lifestyle as a key to a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. There are many photos which help to explain such things as the position of the baby during the birth process. Also, it is aimed at dads as well as at moms; thus, the notes for dads throughout this book makes dads feel like they have not been forgotten. There are also science notes in which more technical aspects of pregnancy and birth are clearly explained. And the office notes allows for personal experiences of women. All in all, this is a book I highly recommend.
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PROS: Dr Shelley Binkley is an obstetrician who provides a great deal of very helpful information on pregnancy and the process of birth, sometimes utilizing really good photos... I found her approach to dicussing the information refreshingly easy to read and informative. She includes a large variety of pertinent information about different aspects of pregnancy and birth with a good inclusion of options. I recommend this book for pregnant moms wanting to learn more about whats going on with their body and the birth process. It is well laid out/ a quick easy reference.
CONS: She mixes in her own experiences occasionally which is sometimes good but as a health care professional.... not always a good thing. I feel options should be presented factually without opinion. Some of the good photos are too small to see detail. :( She discusses homebirth ... good :)...but clearly steers the reader away from that option. It just isn't my style of teaching. Let the reader decide with good information and education.
As a lactation professional, I do not recommend this book for breastfeeding information. All breastfeeding books can get outdated quickly. It is the interjection of personal opinion of breastfeeding management, sometimes not entirely correct that concerns me the most.
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DIY Baby! Do IT Yourself Baby Your Essential Pregnancy Handbook is an exceptional book for the newly pregnant to assist through all phases of pregnancy from the minute the pregnancy test is positive to the post partum period. If you have ever left a doctors appointment with more questions then answers or felt rushed through an appointment with questions left unanswered and are planning to have a baby or are pregnant, then this book is for you. DIY Baby! supports women through the journey to motherhood and answers those questions. As a physical therapist that specializes in women's health physical therapy, I recommend this book to all newly pregnant patients. It is filled with insight and information that empowers women to have the happy, healthy pregnancy and delivery.
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I am a pediatrician and a father of four. I have been to countless deliveries and through several pregnancies. This book gives you what you need to know in a fashion that spares the unnecessary fluff. Too many pregnancy books are like a heavy tome that you lug around for every circumstance possible. Dr. Binkley just gives you what you need to know 99% of the time.

I do recommend this book. I think it does an excellent job of telling you what to expect and what to look out for if things aren't right. There is just enough information, but not too much. Lots of women lug around other thicker books on pregnancy; this one they are more likely to actually read.
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DIY Baby is a helpful guide to pregnancy with actual helpful PICTURES to help you understand pregnancy. It's not your mother's childbirth anymore!!! The book will answer your questions and give you perspective on all the Particulars of Pregnancy. The book is worthwhile reading for mothers to be and for any woman who might ever face a pregnancy. It is well written and well organized. I wish I had it forty years ago! You'll enjoy it and you'll learn a lot. Mother Nature
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