Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy: From Doctors Who Are Parents, Too! (2011) (PDF) by the pregnancy experts at Mayo Clinic


Ebook Info

  • Published: 2011
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Format: PDF
  • File Size: 18,77 MB
  • Authors: the pregnancy experts at Mayo Clinic


Women looking for authoritative, accurate information from a reputable source will appreciate this pregnancy book from the world-class Mayo Clinic. It provides hundreds of pages of helpful information parents can use. Features include week-by-week updates on baby’s growth and month-by-month changes for mom, a 40-week pregnancy calendar, a symptoms guide, and a review of important pregnancy decisions. In this illustrated book you’ll also receive advice on how to get pregnant, meal planning, exercise, medication use and parenthood. Plus, you’ll find answers to difficult or embarrassing questions. This pregnancy book is the work of a team of pregnancy experts who find nothing in medicine more exciting and satisfying to experience than the birth of a child. Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is an essential pregnancy resource for parents-to-be.

User’s Reviews

Editorial Reviews: About the Author Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy that the needs of the patient come first. Over 3,600 physicians and scientists and 50,000 allied staff work at Mayo, which has sites in Rochester, Minn.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz. Collectively, Mayo Clinic treats more than 500,000 patients a year. For more than 100 years, millions of people from all walks of life have found answers at Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic works with many insurance companies, does not require a physician referral in most cases and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

Reviews from Amazon users which were colected at the time this book was published on the website:

⭐Seriously – this is the only pregnancy book you need. I received a few others as gifts, and I never liked the tone, style, or presentation in the other books. Whether it’s the “hey, girlfriend – let’s talk about being prego over a cup of decaf Starbucks and shoe-shopping!” (yuck) or a condescending/patronizing tone as though I’m a knocked-up idiot, I found myself quickly donating all other books except for this one. The Mayo Clinic Guide is to-the-point but friendly enough with excellent pictures and descriptions of each stage, and the doctors’ tone doesn’t question your intelligence or know-how. I appreciate that the source material is valid as this is a peer-reviewed effort including many doctors in the field listed as contributors (I’m a PhD/professor who teaches source evaluation, so yeah – it’s important to me), and I like the logical organization of the chapters. There’s isn’t too much information stuffed onto one page, and the layout makes it easy to skim to the parts you’re most interested in at the time of reading. I also greatly appreciate that the book doesn’t get preachy, doesn’t sway from trying to remain objective, offers different birthing options without judgment, and includes helpful charts and lists along the way. I found everything spot-on (I’m now entering my 7th month of pregnancy), and it helped me to know what to expect with each ob appointment, what questions I should ask, and when to start planning for things such as interviewing pediatricians, filling out hospital forms, etc (each of these are included as reminders for each month of pregnancy, so it’s not like you’re bombarded by information up front that you’ll have to remember throughout all 9 and 1/2 months of pregnancy). I have found it most useful to skim through the book in its entirety upon first perusal, and then follow along as each month progresses.My only suggestion is that for those of us who like to check references or refer to them ourselves, it would have been helpful to have a bibliographic list of sources used in the book. For example: ob doctors often frighten women away from all forms of vitamin A because of one study that was done in the 1990s, but vitamin A as beta carotene hasn’t been shown to cause birth defects like vitamin A in the form of retinol has, which is stored in fat cells, and vitamin A as beta carotene is necessary for fetal eye development (this is based on newer data I’ve found through my research). I had to argue with my ob about this when I told her I wouldn’t take prescription prenatals and preferred my own vitamin mix – well, it was for many reasons, including the synthetic junk and dyes in most prescription prenatals (boy, I’ve got some stories about pharmaceutical reps pushing those things and their reasons why they include dyes in them that have been linked to birth defects, one of which included an old man making the statement that “pregnant women don’t want to take ugly brown pills; they want to take pretty blue ones!” I kid you not. Apparently we women are that dumb and shallow, according to pharmaceutical reps), but a scholarly article would have been nice to give to her in my defense of taking a holistic vitamin cocktail that included vitamin A as beta carotene, a vitamin that is flushed from the system once the body has taken what it needs. I do realize that many readers wouldn’t care about this kind of information, but it wouldn’t hurt to include a “works cited” or “bibliography” page at the end with helpful, legitimate scholarly articles and information about various studies, and maybe some parenthetical citations throughout that could lead us active readers to the biblio reference. More work? Sure, the editors would have a good bit more work to do gathering this information, but it would make this book absolute perfection!Anyway, I do highly recommend this book for those of you who want medical advice from medical professionals, delivered in an approachable yet no-nonsense way that keeps you happy and motivated without the saccharine pandering often found in pregnancy guides.

⭐Consider getting this book, but definitely don’t make it your sole resource.This guide does some things very well. It breaks down pregnancy on a week by week basis, which makes it easy to flip through and know exactly what to expect. Likewise, it has several chapters that serve as quick reference for common questions or concerns. That makes this a very handy, comprehensive guide.On the other hand, this is a great book if you want to depress yourself and live in fear of everything bad about pregnancy. Even worse, there are several sections where the recommendations are outdated and even dangerous (encouraging you to let your doctor put you on bed rest, for example, despite clear evidence showing the lack of positive outcomes). The lack of citations for anything makes this all the more troubling. I suppose the Mayo clinic thinks that they don’t need to cite anything, given that they are the Mayo clinic, but their questionable advice in some matters make that a problem.In sum, this is a good book to have on hand, but definitely read other books as well. I recommend Expecting Better by Emily Oster or Debunking the Bump by Daphne Adler, both of which contain thorough citations and methodology to back up their claims.

⭐Will you like this book?I think you will if you……are looking for a book that gives you the most important facts and prefer to discuss details with a healthcare professional over reading about them in a book…want to be informed objectively…after having read the book once, want to go back to a certain topic that is of concern for you later on. Very easy to navigate!…do not have a lot of time. In my opinion this book covers everything that is important and is easy to read, even after an exhausting day.For the reasons above, I prefer this book over other well selling ones I have read. However -I think you won’t like this book if you……are looking for a book that focuses on every detail…that entertains you with jokes/anecdotes

⭐I’ve liked the Mayo Clinic as a resource for many of my medical questions. They outline medical problems concisely and are less prone to alarmist claims. I find it helpful since jargon is explained and I can then have a more informed discussion with my doctor.I’m currently 20 weeks pregnant with my first child and I found this book to be a good fit. It has answered many of my questions, helped me know what questions to ask, understand more of all of the crazy things that happen, and reduce my worry about labor. My husband also found it useful to understand why I was in bed for several weeks and couldn’t open the refrigerator without gagging and know more what to expect every week! The book is dry but written intelligently and in a format that is easy to follow and refer back to.It isn’t a “cozy” book with lots of anecdotes or informal language, but I was grateful for that. There are a few quotes from mothers before the start of each chapter and then there are tons of lists, pictures/diagrams, and a breakdown of what to expect. I use this in conjunction with the more informal apps (The Bump and What to Expect) and I have had all my needs met thus far with these resources.I’d definitely recommend this book, especially if you are more of a scientific bent and really interested in understanding all of the biology (but you don’t have a medical degree) and want a resource you can easily refer to for questions.

⭐Excellent book, very informative and full of illustrations. A must handbook for a new mother to be. A great gift too for someone who is expecting.

⭐Great option for parentes who do want to get acquainted with valueable science-based information about pregnancy. If you’re from outside UK it’s important to know that there are differences between vaccination and pre-natal tests schedules.

⭐Lovely book to have to talk you week by week through your pregnancy to know what’s going on.

⭐From reviews of other readers that I had read, and from the book preview, I thought I would get something more than little information that I can find easily on internet. I recommend this only to those who wish to hold a paper edition on their hands, and have money to spend easily.

⭐I’m a pediatrician and was looking for a pregnancy book with accurate medical information. I found that this book is quite informative, and I only found one or two smal incorrections (or at least opinions with which I don’t agree). I think it’s a good choice.


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