This book is cram-packed with helpful features, including weekly baby development updates, how health conditions can affect pregnancy, self-care tips for common pregnancy issues such as back pain, and a chart that guides you through how to respond to signs and symptoms, including when to contact your doctor. If all that is not enough, the Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy also helps parents figure out where to stand on decisions such as breastfeeding, circumcision and working.
The Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy has achieved a perfect 5-star rating with more than 300 reviews on Amazon, which is a testament to its clear, informative message. One review compares it to What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and says it comes up far superior. Another reviewer claims it saved her baby by telling her to seek medical attention for her symptoms.
At just $7.06 for the paperback version, it is well worth dishing out for. Unfortunately, the Kindle version is almost $3 higher, at $9.99. I wish I had known about this book during my first pregnancy, and will definitely be getting it to give as a gift to my next pregnant friend.