An acclaimed scientist reveals the latest discoveries in prenatal care and the critical takeaways for expecting parents
An indispensable guide to the revolutionary advances in the understanding of pregnancy and birth. For decades, Susan J. Fisher, PhD, and her team at the University of California San Francisco, have been at the forefront of research into how babies develop in the womb. Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy contains trailblazing science that explains:
Which prenatal genetic tests are risk‑free and which are a waste of moneyWhy the first eight weeks are the most important and how to optimize themWhy miscarriages are common and the preventive steps future moms can takeWhen to be concerned about nauseaWhat pregnant women can learn from their own mother’s birth stories
This book cuts through the noise by empowering expecting parents with knowledge. From the questions to ask healthcare providers, to tips for improving labor and delivery, here is the essential advice you need to take charge.