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Having Your Baby: A Guide for African American Womenby Hilda Hutcherson
Synopses & Reviews
African-American women face unique challenges during pregnancy. Here is a they can turn to for medical information, health advice, and emotional support during this exhilarating, and sometimes anxious, time. Dr. Hilda Hutcherson, an esteemed Ob-Gyn, explains all the bodily changes, feelings, and medical procedures you may encounter when pregnant. From planning a pregnancy to caring for your newborn, Dr. Hutcherson provides comforting wisdom from her years of experience as a doctor and mother of four. Most important, she addresses such potential risks as fibroid, diabetes, lupus, high blood pressure, and skin conditions.
This extraordinary resource offers medically sound and reassuring advice on choosing a care provider ... caring for yourself successfully in each trimester ... the signs and symptoms that necessitate a call to a health care practitioner...minimizing the chances of birth defects ... breastfeeding basics ... and much more.
The first childbirth encyclopedia written for African-American mothers-to-be, Having Your Baby addresses all the issues, concerns, and questions you may have about pregnancy and childbirth.
During pregnancy, black women often experience higher incidences of diabetes, hypertension, obesity, systemic lupus, and fibroids than white women. Many have less access to affordable health care, and there are more incidents of infant mortality. For these special reasons and circumstances, they need HAVING YOUR BABY.
This one-of-a-kind reference, from an esteemed OB-GYN who was pregnant with her fourth child during the writing, explains all the bodily changes, feelings, and medical procedures experienced by expectant mothers. With helpful checklists and comforting wisdom, Hilda Hutcherson, M.D., reassuringly addresses everything from what will happen to your emotions--and your body--during each trimester to how to prepare for labor and delivery; from the nutritional needs of your unborn child and yourself to deciding on a name; and from the warning symptoms that signal that you need to call your practitioner to the clear signs of a safe and joyful pregnancy.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 399-400) and index.
About the Author
Dr. Hilda Hutcherson is Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University.
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