Answers to the 100 Most Asked Questions about Pregnancy & Childbirth
Susan Warhus, M.D.
During her eighteen years as an OB/GYN physician Dr. Susan Warhus has delivered thousands of babies. Throughout her career, she has kept a collection of the questions most commonly asked by expectant mothers. Questions run the gamut—from how to cope with morning sickness to how pain is managed during labor.
Now, Dr. Warhus offers this valuable collection of questions and answers in Countdown to Baby. The book’s content is derived from actual discussions and interviews with thousands of pregnant women during the course of their prenatal visits. The compact reference guide provides straightforward answers to questions that almost every pregnant woman has on her mind.
In Countdown to Baby, Dr. Warhus offers clear, concise responses that will help you feel knowledgeable and confident. She answers questions such as:
- What changes in diet, exercise, and lifestyle to I need to make?
- How do I cope with morning sickness?
- What happens during my prenatal visits?
- How will I know when it’s time to go to the hospital for delivery?
- What are the phases of labor?
- What happens at the hospital before and during delivery?
- Why are C-sections performed?
- What are my pain management options?
Note: All recommendations, guidelines, and medical information are in complete agreement with those sanctioned by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Countdown to Baby was selected by the OB/GYN Department of Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx to be used as a patient education tool in their network of clinics.
“I examined many books, and Countdown to Baby was my top choice for prenatal education. Our network of OB/GYN clinics treat women from all walks of life—from those in lower-economic neighborhoods to women who are corporate professionals. We can give this book to all of them. The text is thorough yet easy to understand. I like the question and answer format. It’s one of the best ways to teach health education.” —Margaret Comerford Freda, EdD, RN, Obstetrics & Gynecology & Women’s Health, Montefiore Medical Center, New York City