Mayo Clinic tips and tricks for pregnancy, birth and more

Julie Lamppa, APRN, CNM Kerry Schwalbach, Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula

  • There are more options for childbirth today than in years past and include birth centers, midwives, doulas and home births.
  • Pregnant women, especially first-time moms, purchase pregnancy and childbirth books.
  • Just under 4 million babies are born in the United States each year.


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Learn how to have an empowered, more joyful birth!

This concise guide to pregnancy and childbirth brings you the expertise of a certified nurse-midwife at Mayo Clinic, and a certified doula. It’s packed with information based on the most current evidence, yet rooted in long-trusted natural methods of caring for laboring women.

With a unique spiral-bound flipbook format, the book’s 100+ bite-sized topics can be perused one page at a time while lying in bed, eating breakfast or riding a stationary bike. The front pages offer the most important information for setting up a satisfying childbirth experience, while the back pages add more empowering details, tricks and medical information.

You’ll also get the messy truth of what to expect postpartum, advice for enjoying the early days with a newborn and more. Obstetricks equips parents with confidence and an expert toolkit as they prepare for the main event — welcoming baby to the world.

2021 • 112 pages • Mayo Clinic Press

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