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From the childbirth experts at the Mayo Clinic comes the newly revised guide on planning for a healthy pregnancy. With detailed information about fertility, prenatal care, common pregnancy symptoms, and childbirth, this comprehensive guide will be your go-to source for answering all your ordinary—and not so ordinary—pregnancy questions.
The second edition of Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy dives into the nitty-gritty of motherhood by touching on topics like getting pregnant, using medications safely, proper meal planning and exercise, making important pregnancy decisions, and building beneficial lifestyle habits to help protect the health of your little one. The book features a 40-week pregnancy calendar, where moms-to-be can track their baby’s progress, as well as find a thorough analysis of weekly changes to expect over the course of their pregnancy.
Finally, this collective effort from the obstetrics and gynecology experts at the Mayo Clinic covers new information about the latest technologies in prenatal care and childbirth, as well as details the benefits and risks involved with growing trends in childbirth, including topics like home births, placentophagy, and vaginal seeding.
Whether you’re a first-time parent or simply in need of a refresher, the Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy will provide invaluable advice that you can trust to help give your little one a healthy start. As the premier pregnancy resource for parents-to-be, this illustrated manual combines expertise from award-winning healthcare professionals with straightforward, easy-to-understand guidance every parent needs to know.
About the Author
Myra Wick, M.D., Ph.D., is a specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Clinical Genomics at the Mayo Clinic. She is also an associate professor at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. As a mother of four, Dr. Wick calls upon both a mother’s perspective and three decades’ worth of extensive medical training to provide indispensable insight for moms and moms-to-be.