In YOU: Having a Baby, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen, America's Doctors, help moms-to-be navigate the 280-day journey of pregnancy. Friends, websites, books, and blogs all provide lots of information, but it can get confusing and become hard to know whom to believe. This book helps pregnant women by teaching them what is going on in their bodies and why. The doctors provide you with all you need to know about nutrition, exercise, hormones, and fetal development. They put to death some long help myths and reassure you that your maternal instinct is usually pretty good. In addition to all this, they explore a cutting-edge new field called epigenetics, which gives you the power to change the genetic destiny of your child.
Few life experiences feature emotional swings as extreme as those of pregnancy—it’s a monumental mix of both intense excitement and skip-a-beat anxiety. How do you respond to such a situation? If you’re like most, you scour websites, read books, browse blogs, and pick the brains of every friend, family member, and store clerk who’s ever had a baby. You talk about the ups and downs, the cravings and the nausea, the maternity clothes and the stretch marks. During this 280-day journey, this sometimes scattered mind-set is perfectly natural—and healthy. But often you need help cutting through the clutter. In YOU: Having a Baby, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen, America’s Doctors, will help ease your tension by teaching you not only about what you can do but also why you should do it. They’ll explore the biology of your body with amazing insights about a cutting-edge new field called epigenetics, which gives you the power to change the genetic destiny of your child. And they’ll give you all the ins and outs of nutrition, exercise, hormones, fetal development, and many more pregnancy-related issues. Using their signature wit and wisdom, they’ll test your knowledge, bust many myths, and reassure you that your maternal instincts are usually pretty darn good. After all, the doctors want the exact same thing as you do during this journey—a healthy baby (and a healthy mom). Be assured that YOU: Having a Baby will be one of your favorite passengers on this wonderful ride.
Michael F. Roizen, MD, is a New York Times #1 bestselling author and cofounder and originator of the popular RealAge.com website. He is chief wellness officer and chair of the Wellness Institute of the Cleveland Clinic and chief Medical Consultant to the Dr. Oz show. He currently lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
Mehmet C. Oz, MD, is also a New York Times #1 bestselling author and multiple Emmy Award-winning host of The Dr. Oz Show. He is professor and vice chairman of surgery at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University and the director of the Heart Institute. He currently lives in Cliffside Park, New Jersey.
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