The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth Book Review caused quite an uproar in my house. Keep reading to find out why….
Back in February I was introduced to a great site called The Mommy MD Guides website. You can read my review by clicking here. Well a few short weeks later the book I was promised for purposes of review arrived. I had opened the box that contained the book and left it out on my dining room table as I was in the middle of reading another book at the time. Later that night my Mom came downstairs for dinner and was helping clear the table and saw the book. She was so funny–she wanted to know if I had anything I wanted to “share” with her. LOL. Then she lifted up the The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth with that inquisitive mothering look. I burst out laughing and said the only way we were going to have another one was to even up the team via adoption and that I was doing a book review for My Best of Both Worlds.
So onto the book review. Authors Rallie McAlliser, MD, MPH and Jennifer Bright Reich filled this book with tips from doctors who are also mothers and document what they used for their own families during their own pregnancies and births. Sixty physicians moms and grandmoms helped create a book. It got me thinking about how many years of experience are going into the over five hundred pages.
The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth is broken into four parts, each trimester, first, second, third and finally the birth of your baby. Each part is sub divided by chapters that describe what happens at each week of the pregnancy and thing a Mom to be should consider as well as product recommendations.
Each chapter starts off with your baby this week, your baby’s size, latest development and my favorite feature justification for celebration. There are also little pearls of wisdom called when to call your mid-wife / doctor. My favorite feature were the Mom My Time sidebars. It suggested ways for moms-to-be to relax, de-stress, and enjoy this amazing, wonderful time in their lives.
So while its been a while since I was pregnant, I still found it so captivating to have the week by week size of the baby and development that the book depicts. I would recommend this book as it provided practical advice and was easy to understand.
Disclaimer: My Best of Both Worlds will receive a complimentary copy of The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth to facilitate the review. No financial compensation was received in exchange for this blog post and all opinions expressed are true and mine own.