Synopses & Reviews
Having a baby is a joyous milestone—especially when you know what to expect! Im Having a Baby! was created as a fast, friendly way to find the information you need about pregnancy, childbirth, and new parenthood—from sources you trust the most.
As part of the What Now? series, this book respects that there can be various points of view. So while the primary text is reviewed by an experienced OB/GYN, this book also offers insight, tips, and ideas from other pregnant mothers, spouses, parents, grandparents—and even ""best friends"" hoping to share in the experience! Ten month-by-month core chapters make it easy to chart your progression and ensure that you're not skipping any important steps along the way.
In all, Im Having a Baby! goes beyond being just another ""reference book"", enlightening you with a reassuring compilation of collective wisdom that you can enjoy—and refer to—over and over again! Key Features Include:
Each chapter will include helpful features on the following key topics:
- Pregnancy point of view — Real stories—by recent “new parents”
- Information for dads and partners — So all can fully appreciate pregnancy and childbirth
- Parent/Partner point of view — The concerns, fears, and joys shared by partners
- Nutrition tips — Eating well for both baby and you
- Prenatal testing month by month — Clear explanations of what to expect
- Important things to think about — Smart ideas and practices for every step of the way
- Exercise Ideas — For safely staying active as your body changes
- What Now? — Reassuring answers to calm your concerns
Whether thinking about having a baby or already expecting, the process of getting ready for a new member of the family is a big
deal and a big
milestone in anyones life. Lesson Ladder has released a simple, user-friendly book to provide the reassurance and support that new parents need, plus the most important, must know
information for pregnancy and childbirth.
Written by an experienced family practice physician, this book features professional medical expertise and personal, parental stories integrated throughout. 10 month-by-month core chapters make it easy to chart your progression and ensure that youre not skipping any important steps along the way! Our book also includes important guiding chapters on Preparing for Pregnancy, Ensuring a Healthy Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery, Caring for Your Newborn, and Beginning Your Journey as New Parents.
About the Author
Christine Traxler, MD, is a family practice physician who cared for hundreds of mothers and newborn babies in her clinic and hospital in Minnesota for more than a decade. She successfully counseled many mothers with high-risk pregnancies who then went on to deliver healthy babies. Dr. Traxler received her medical training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her daughter and her new infant granddaughter. She credits some of her ability to write this text to the excellent care her daughter recently received during her pregnancy. Dr. Traxler has two grown daughters.