The Bottom Line
The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy provides a complete but very medical view of pregnancy.
- Sections for each week
- Good index
- Very medical view
- Week-by-week breakdown
- When to Call Your Doctor or Midwife Sections
- Recommended Products
Guide Review - The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy
The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy is a pregnancy guide with quotes and stories added from 60 mothers who are also doctors. The book is divided by weeks but also has a very nice index in which topics can quickly be looked up. There are also special sections such as "When to Call Your Doctor or Midwife", "Recommended Products" and "MomMy Time." This book provides some positive aspects of pregnancy for mothers. Also, it is very inclusive on the medical conditions that may occur during pregnancy. Sometimes the stories do not support the text- for example, the book explains what a doula is and then provides two quotes from mothers who did not have doulas and no quotes from mothers who did. The book includes some information about homebirth, birth center birth and midwives, however, most of the book assumes that a pregnant woman will receive her prenatal care from an obstetrician. While the book was primary about the medical aspects of pregnancy, the authors included other topics, as well. Information on carseats to planning maternity leave help give a more well-rounded view of what pregnancy becomes for mothers.
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