Any woman looking for accurate, reliable, and authoritative information from a reliable source will surely appreciate this pregnancy book from the world-class Mayo Clinic. There are hundreds of pages of in depth information that new parents will find useful and informative. Features include week-by-week updates on baby’s growth as well as month-by-month changes that mom can expect and a forty-week pregnancy calendar as well as a symptom guide and a review of important pregnancy decisions.
In this illustrated book you’ll also find pre-pregnancy advice: how to get pregnant in the first place and once you are pregnant, meal planning tips, healthy exercise, safe medication use, and general parenthood advice. This pregnancy book is the result of the efforts of a collective team of pregnancy experts who find nothing in medicine more exciting and satisfying than the birth of a healthy child with a healthy mother. Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is an essential pregnancy resource for parents-to-be.
Mayo Clinic first took root in farm fields near Rochester, Minn., in the late 1800s. It grew from the medical practice of a country doctor, William Worrall Mayo, and the partnership of his two sons, William J. and Charles H. Mayo--affectionately known as Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie.
The brothers' innovative ideas and tireless work in learning and creating new surgical techniques attracted international attention. Physicians from around the world came to watch the Mayo brothers perform surgery.
The Mayo brothers invited other doctors to join them, forming teams of medical experts. Today, Mayo Clinic--one of the world's oldest and largest multi-speciality group practices--comprises more than 45,000 physicians, scientists, nurses and other staff at its three locations in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale, Ariz., and its regional community-based health care practices.read more
Reviews forMayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
We've been working our way through this one since July. Reasonably non-alarmist and excellent for my inner scientist--it's not as touchy-feely as a lot of the pregnancy books out there, but provides a lot of solid information. Easily arranged for browsing and/or quick reference, along with an extensive index.
There is a bunch of information (crammed into a lengthy section) on Things That Can Go Wrong, but (a) it's all pushed into one section you can easily skip over if you want, and (b) even their These Things Can Go Wrong is remarkably non-alarmist.
Perspective is definitely assuming you're having a hospital birth, but what do you expect from the Mayo Clinic? It does explain the differences between OBs and different levels of midwives, and encourages parents-to-be to choose what's right for them. (It also encourages Dad to be involved without assuming he's a useless bump on a log, which is a nice change from pretty much every other pregnancy book I've seen so far.)read more
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