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Your Pregnancy Quick Guide: Feeding Your Baby — Review

Your Pregnancy Quick Guide: Feeding Your Baby In The First Year by Glade B. Curtis From the authors of the best-selling Your Pregnancy series, medically sound and succinct guides for the pregnant woman who needs detailed information on a specific concern:The advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding and bottle-feedingGuidelines for establishing a breastfeeding routineWhat you need to know about how your nutrition affects your breast milkTips for safe and healthy bottle-feedingInformation on different formula options and how to find the right one for your babyTips for introducing solid foods and monitoring for food allergiesAdvice on the best feeding and burping positionsHow to recognize whether your baby is getting enough nourishment Another great resource from Glade B. Curtis. The same information in the Your Baby’s First Year: Week By Week (Your Pregnancy Series), Second Edition but in a fabulous compact version. I did feel that the authors lean toward formula feeding over. . .

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Review: Your Pregnancy Quick Guide: Labor and Delivery

Your Pregnancy Quick Guide: Labor and Delivery, What You Need to Know about Childbirth by Glade B. Curtis From the authors of the best-selling Your Pregnancy series, medically sound and succinct guides for the pregnant woman who needs detailed information on a specific concern: Tips for preparing mentally and physically for the big day How to recognize the onset of labor When to go to the hospital after labor begins Guidance on choosing between natural childbirth and one with medical intervention What you need to know about Cesarean delivery Information on the different pain relief options Advice for your partner or labor coach An overview of the tests you’ll go through during and after delivery My rating: 5 of 5 starsI wish I had read this before my labor and delivery, but even reading it in the days afterward was very useful. It was reassuring to read about normalcy and. . .

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Review: Your Pregnancy Quick Guide: Postpartum Wellness

Your Pregnancy Quick Guide: Pospartum Wellness, What you need to know about recovering from childbirth, enjoying your newborn and becoming a family by Glade B. Curtis By the best-selling authors of the Your Pregnancy series, medically sound and succinct information for the pregnant woman who needs detailed information on a specific concern What you need to know about recovering from childbirth and enjoying your newborn Tips for recovering from childbirth and regaining strength and vitality How to tell if your baby is getting enough breast milk or formula Nutritional information and recommended exercises to help you get back in shape Creative ways to set aside time for you and your spouse to be alone together Questions to ask at baby’s first visit to the pediatrician and your first post-delivery check-up Coping advice for adjusting to the changing dynamics in the household Information on selecting childcare, if you’re returning to work. . .

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Your Pregnancy for the Father-to-Be

Your Pregnancy for the Father-to-Be: Everything Dads Need to Know about Pregnancy, Childbirth and Getting Ready for a New Baby by Glade B. Curtis My rating: 5 of 5 stars From my husband: Organization makes sense. Good chronologically, do not have to read all at once. Easy to read, not too much medical jargon. Explanations were in a understandable format. Wording in general was easy to read, not like a text book. Inserts of real life examples and humorous events keep the book interesting. Not just about the pregnant woman, but also things to think about when baby comes home. Useful information, that as a male, he did not know about. Good explanations about the female body to the male reader in what to expect. And generally how to know that your wife is not just crazy. Instructions and pointers it gives for possible situations were clearly laid out and. . .

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Your Pregnancy Week by Week

Announcing a fully revised and updated new edition of the only best-selling pregnancy and childbirth guide written by a doctor… Your Pregnancy Week by Week by Glade B. Curtis, OB/GYNand Judith Schuler, M. S. Sixth Edition My rating: 5 of 5 stars In the category of pregnancy reads, I would say this is one of my favorites and most useful books. In the category of weekly updates of what is most likely happening in your pregnancy, this is by far the best book of it’s kind. I had so many recommendations to read a different book that has been around, but I am so glad that I found this one, in comparison the “other” book has nothing on this one. When curious about this book in it’s republication, I found several negative reviews that talked about how it could cause a person to become neurotic knowing all the possible things. . .

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