Every woman who's ever been pregnant can probably attest to the fact that there is no shortage of advice that people are willing to dole out about pregnancy, childbirth, parenting and relationships. When I was pregnant, I had complete strangers regale me with stories about the night their water broke or their worst parenting decisions. And that was just between subway stops.
While I appreciated hearing about the experiences of (some) others, I felt pretty overwhelmed with the "shoulds", "nevers" and "This is what I would dos". I wanted advice, but I also wanted, and needed, time alone to digest all of the information being thrown at me. I had a baby journal, but I didn't want to fill it up with feelings of angst or a list of remedies and tools to try for various conditions.
Books were one of my great saviors as far as the new mom learning curve goes. Novels to distract me from the natural aches and pains that pregnancy ushers in without fail, Reference books that detailed the kinds of development and problems I might encounter with each stage of my child's development, and of course, How-To books that aimed to teach me how to raise the most wonderful, well-adjusted, brilliant, creative, generous, kind, brave, compassionate, self-confidant and emotionally mature human being on the planet.
Of course, I'm being tongue-in-cheek about the latter books mentioned (although versions of them with at least two or three of those virtues do exists), I did find value in some of the child-rearing advice offered in a few chapters.
I imagine that, had they been around, The Mommy MD Guides would have been high on the list of books from which I gained the most valuable advice. One of the great things about the them is that they span from pregnancy and childbirth through the Toddler years, so you've got a solid reference base to help hone your parenting skills as your little one grows out of the first precious, but often nerve-wracking, stages.
The advice in The Mommy MD Guides is neither boring, common sense stuff or self-righteous theories about child-rearing best-practices. All of the tips offered are specifically what the doctor-authors use within their own families and practices. The information is presented in a fun and easy to read format that makes it feel like the advice is coming from a wise friend or your own trusted family physician.
The best part is that unlike many parenting or books on pregnancy and childbirth, The Mommy MD Guides are a collection of tips from a total of 70 mom doctors, who between them are parents to more than 160 children. So instead of a single, possibly biased point of view, readers have access to more than 900 tips from a great variety of sources - essentially a complete early parenting library in one jam-packed series!
Whether you're just starting your parenting journey or you're deep in the trenches of toddler-hood, The Mommy MD Guides can help you navigate some of the best years of your life with more confidence and ease than you may have thought possible.
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