Hello Ladies and Gents!
So, I’ve been on a bit of hiatus lately and I wanted to apologize for my lack of posts. I’ve been feeling under the weather, and it’s been all I can do to focus just getting through the day. Why, you ask? Jamie, what is this mysterious illness? Well….I’m pregnant! And so, in honor of my….ahem….condition….here is a list of 5 reads for the expecting parent(s).
The Pregnancy Encyclopedia
“The Pregnancy Encyclopedia is an engaging and accessible question-and-answer guide to some of the most commonly asked questions about pregnancy, packed with full-color photographs and illustrations.
The Pregnancy Encyclopedia has answers to all your questions—including the ones you haven’t even thought of yet. Top experts in the field offer encyclopedic coverage of the topics relating to pregnancy and birth, from fertility and family planning to nutrition and exercise to lifestyle changes, planning for the future, and more. In all, this comprehensive guide covers more than 300 topics of interest to expecting mothers and their partners.
The Pregnancy Encyclopedia is the only book that uses an engaging Q&A style with accompanying full-color photographs, illustrations, and infographics to help you understand what’s going on with your baby, your partner, and yourself.”
The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be
“We are expecting! The twentieth-anniversary edition of this thoroughly updated and revised parenting classic remains the most informative and reassuring book for expectant fathers everywhere. In addition to sharing the wisdom of the ages, Armin A. Brott, Mr. Dad, presents new insight into the emotional, financial, and physical—yes, physical—effects of impending parenthood on men. Thanks to this handy reference moms-to-be will know their partner understands and supports them during this anxious and exciting time, and that he has all the tools he needs to be a fantastic, hands-on dad.
This information-packed, month-by-month guide incorporates the expertise of top practitioners in their fields, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists. It also draws from Brott’s own experience as a father of three and from the real-world experiences of the thousands of dads he’s interviewed. With the humor of New Yorker cartoons and Brott’s gentle approach, The Expectant Father serves as a friendly and readable companion for dads-to-be seeking confidence, guidance, and joy!”
Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month
“Based on ACOG guidelines and written by the experts in women’s health care, this new edition of Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month gives your patients the most accurate information available about pregnancy, childbirth, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, and the postpartum period. Key features include the following: Practical, straightforward advice about diet, exercise, prenatal visits and tests, and handling the discomforts of pregnancy Evidence-based guidance in making important decisions about issues such as pain management during labor, VBAC, and circumcision Separate sections on special concerns and complications, including obesity during pregnancy, diabetes, preterm labor, and preeclampsia Comprehensive, easy-to-understand coverage of the latest prenatal genetic screening and testing options, including risks and limitations New chapters on preconception care, reducing the risk of birth defects, and medical and non-medical pain relief options during labor.”
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5
“All parents want to provide the very best care for their children. This essential resource from the most respected organization on child health is the one guide pediatricians routinely recommend and parents can safely trust, covering everything from preparing for childbirth to toilet training to nurturing your child’s self-esteem. Whether it’s resolving common childhood health problems or detailed instructions for coping with emergency medical situations, this new and revised edition of Caring for Your Baby and Young Child has everything you need:
• a review of necessary basic care from infancy through age five
• milestones for physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth, including red flags for preventing obesity
• a complete health encyclopedia covering injuries, illnesses, congenital diseases, and other disabilities
• guidelines for prenatal and newborn care, with spotlights on maternal nutrition, exercise, and screening tests during pregnancy
• an in-depth discussion of breastfeeding, including its benefits, techniques, and challenges, as well as nutritional needs and vitamin/iron supplementation
• updated safety standards: the very latest AAP recommendations, from CPR instruction and immunizations to childproofing tips and product and toy safety
• tips for choosing child care programs and car safety seats
• ways to reduce your child’s exposure to environmental hazards, such as air pollution and secondhand smoke
• the latest reports on cutting-edge research into early brain development
• updated content dedicated to sleep and allergies (including food allergies)
• new chapter on the effects of media and technology exposure on children
• special messages for grandparents and stepfamilies
• and much more”
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
“Women looking for authoritative, accurate information from a reputable source will appreciate this pregnancy book from the world-class Mayo Clinic. It provides hundreds of pages of helpful information parents can use. Features include week-by-week updates on baby’s growth and month-by-month changes for mom, a 40-week pregnancy calendar, a symptoms guide, and a review of important pregnancy decisions. In this illustrated book you’ll also receive advice on how to get pregnant, meal planning, exercise, medication use and parenthood. Plus, you’ll find answers to difficult or embarrassing questions. This pregnancy book is the work of a team of pregnancy experts who find nothing in medicine more exciting and satisfying to experience than the birth of a child. Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is an essential pregnancy resource for parents-to-be.”