From Library Journal
This valuable pre-pregnancy resource should be welcomed by prospective parents. Ogle, a dietician, exercise physiologist, and personal trainer, and Mazzullo (OB-GYN, Northwestern Univ. Medical Sch.) recognized that while the importance of optimal health during pregnancy is widely acknowledged, relatively little information is available to consumers about the significant 90 days that precede conception. Stressing that preconception counseling is relevant for all couples, not just those who may be "high risk," the authors present clear and realistic advice about a range of subjects relating to the smooth delivery of a healthy baby. Among the topics covered are women's health and gynecological well-being, nutrition, fitness evaluation and exercises, men's issues, medications and herbs (which are "baby-friendly"?), and emotional, environmental, and financial issues. Interspersed throughout the readable text are numerous checklists, tables of important facts and practical advice, and patient vignettes. Parents-to-be who read this book will approach parenthood with increased knowledge and self-confidence. Highly recommended for all public libraries and consumer health collections.Linda M.G. Katz, Drexel Univ. Health Sciences Libs., Philadelphia
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“This book represents a substantial contribution to understanding the developing issues in the field of preconception. Amy Ogle and Lisa Mazzullo have written an insightful and well-researched handbook for couples seeking to maximize their likelihood of having a healthy pregnancy. The practical information contained in this book will guide couples on their journey to creating healthy babies.”
–NICOLE GIANGREGORIO, B.S., L.C.C.E., C.L.E.
March of Dimes
“This book provides an excellent path to good health on the road to pregnancy. It will be particularly informative to patients challenged by infertility and serve as a ready reference guide to their health.”
–PAUL W. ZARUTSKIE, M.D.
The Zarutskie Fertility and Endocrine Institute
“A source of information all prospective parents will be pleased to assess. It is extremely comprehensive in the variety of topics and the depth of information provided.”
–SADIE B. SACKS, R.N., M.S.N.
Director, Region 8
and California Diabetes/Pregnancy Programs