Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Mommy MD Guide Review & Giveaway (you're going to want this book!)

Every once in awhile you come across a book that makes an impact on you that lasts.  If you are expecting a baby, or know someone who is, The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth will be that book for you.  Comprised of more than 900 tips from women MDs and DOs who have experienced pregnancy and birth firsthand (they call them the MD Guides), it is a treasure of a find.  The book offers a chronological journey that starts from the moment you find out you're expecting and ends when you take baby home (assuming you are using a hospital or birthing facility); and it's chock full of personal experiences, fantastic shares, and inspiring ideas.

There are many books on the market right now that offer a plethora of great advice when you're expecting, but the fact is, the majority of them are dry and/or boring.  That is not the case with this book.  "The Mommy MD Guide is informative, real, and fun.  It does offer A LOT of practical medical-based advice, but it also offers advice on the experience.  For example, it talks about how to deal with skin changes that occur when you're expecting; it covers how to practically deal with unsolicited advice (of which you will likely receive plenty): and offers advice on what to do with unwelcome heartburn (but to name a few of the many examples).

So much in this book was top of the line, but my absolute favorite thing was the way it started each new week of pregnancy with a detailed description of the baby's development, changes the expecting mom was likely to be going through, and a 'Justification for Celebration.'  And even though the book was written by a conglomeration of medical professionals, it was conversational in tone, easy to relate to, and very easy to understand.  The only thing I found missing in this book was illustrations of the baby.  The details of how baby is developing offered a great visual, but I like to see actual drawings.  The collection is so good, however that it wouldn't detract me from purchasing the book, or from giving it a 10 out of 10 reader rating.

If you are hoping to have a baby, already expecting, or know someone who is, I highly recommend getting this book.  Whether you're looking for practical advice from medical doctors who are more importantly moms, or you are looking for advice on the bigger issues like breastfeeding, or cord blood banking, you won't be disappointed with your choice.  It really is one of those books that once you read it, you want everyone else to read it too; it's just that good.

You can purchase the book on their website (with a current discount of 25% off.

Check out their website at http://www.mommymdguides.com, follow them on Facebook, or find them on Twitter.
 
The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth is the best book I've found for an expecting mom, and Momosa Publishing LLC has graciously agreed to give one away to my readers:  Hurray!  (Thank you, Momosa!).

Enter on the Rafflecopter form below.  One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter and notified via e-mail.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected in the same manner.

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 Disclosure:  I received one book for review purposes only.  No other form of compensation took place.  The opinions provided were my own.

23 comments:

  1. This seems like an excellent resource. I'm past the point of having babies, but my business is babies, and this is a good one to know about:)

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  2. We won't be having any more babies, but when I find someone who is expecting, I will definitely remember this for a gift! Sounds like it is a great resource for expecting women!

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  3. This looks like an amazing book. My go to book was the original What to Eat when Expecting and What to Expect when Expecting. This looks like it might be more up to date.

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  5. This looks like a fabulous book. I won't be entering your generous giveaway though ... I'm past the baby stage :-)

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  6. This would be a great book since I'm pregnant and like on the web site that the Mommy MD Guides-Recommended Products for a baby’s first year.

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  7. We will be starting a family soon...would love this

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  8. I appreciated the information about BPA.
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  9. I like that these books were created by doctors who are also mothers in all stages of motherhood, from pregnancy through grandmotherhood. Gaye M; rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. liked the info about BPA warnings - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  11. Interesting about the BPA warnings

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  13. i like the section what would your doctor do?

    it's nice to hear their answers
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  14. I like The Mommy MD Guide to the Toddler Years!

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  15. I learned about how baby cells remain a part of the mom

    Danielle

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  16. I like looking at their recommended products

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  17. I like that the writers are actual doctors AND mothers
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  18. I also liked the BPA information. I honestly didn't know a whole lot.

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  19. I like that the information goes through a variety of periods that a mother needs to know about :)

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