Book Reviews of Your Pregnancy and Birth : Information You Can Trust from the Leading Experts in Women's Health Care

Your Pregnancy and Birth : Information You Can Trust from the Leading Experts in Women's Health Care
Your Pregnancy and Birth Information You Can Trust from the Leading Experts in Women's Health Care
Author: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, editors
ISBN-13: 9780696225918
ISBN-10: 0696225913
Pages: 400
Edition: 4
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 90 ratings

11 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Your Pregnancy and Birth : Information You Can Trust from the Leading Experts in Women's Health Care on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
As a natural childbirth educator in training and a normal birth advocate, I cannot endorse this book. While there is some very good information, there is a definite bent toward extremely "medical" childbirth. This makes sense as it is by the ACOG.
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Helpful Score: 2
I have to agree that this book leans to the extreme of a medicalized childbirth and pregnancy. If you would like a book that goes into more depth regarding pregnancy, I recommend a book like "The Pregnancy Book" by Dr Sears or "Your Pregnancy Week by Week". If you would like a book that goes into more depth on options for birth and postpartum care, I suggest "The Birth Book" by Dr Sears, "The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth" by Henci Goer, or the book on pregnancy written by Peggy O'Mara.
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Helpful Score: 1
If someone is having a complicated pregnancy, this would be a good book to read. For the vast majority of women who have normal, healthy pregnancies and (could have) normal non-medical births, this book isn't applicable.

While this book has useful information, it addresses a medicalized pregnancy & birth, and includes some "old doctor's tales" which are not supported, and in some cases are even shown to be dangerous, by research.

As a companion to this volume, I recommend Henci Goer's book Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities (ISBN 0897894278). It will help you sort out the facts from the opinions.
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This is the one pregnancy guide that experts agree on and millions of readers rely upon. Offers the collective knowledge of the leading authority - the 47,000 member American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
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alot of great info, plus a children's growth percentile chart for boys and girls!!
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Very informative. Detailed information on what to expect throughout pregnancy and postpartum.
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Very good resource for expecting women.
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Wonderful resource for a new parent!
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An excellent guide throughout pregnancy.
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As a member of the ACOG, I can endorse this book which is very good. This is the fourth 2005 edition!
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another great pregnancy book