Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy: The New Science for a Safe Birth and a Healthy Baby

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. May 2021. 304p. ISBN 9780544986640. pap. $17.99. CHILD REARING
Fisher (obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, Univ. of California, San Francisco) explores the scientific side of pregnancy in this easy-to-understand guide. It advises pregnant readers on protecting their babies from complications or environmental toxins and safeguarding their health. Fisher emphasizes the importance of the first eight weeks of pregnancy, with tips for making the most of this time; her guide to genetic testing advises on risks and benefits of each test. She also suggests questions that readers can ask their own healthcare providers and ways for readers to be proactive with their own health and their baby’s.
VERDICT A helpful guide for expectant parents, with information both practical and scientific.
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