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Mama's little baby : the black woman's guide to pregnancy, childbirth, and baby's first year
Brown, Dennis, M.D.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Plume, 1998.

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xiii, 494 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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RG525 .B75 1997C Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This comprehensive, beautifully packaged guide celebrates the unique culture and heritage of African-Americans while providing all the information expectant parents needCreated specifically for the needs of the African-American mother-to-be, this wonderfully comprehensive reference contains everything the pregnant woman needs to know about conception, prenatal care, labor, delivery, and baby care.Wonderfully conversational in tone, this intuitive step-by-step guide provides the latest information on: -- Health risks such as high blood pressure, diabetes and sickle cell anemia, which blacks suffer from disproportionately-- Adapting traditional down home cooking recipes to provide healthful eating for mother and baby-- The special needs of single mothers-- Spiritual, emotional, and mental health during pregnancy-- Cultural information passed down from generation to generation-- Interviews with midwives, doctors, fitness experts, and nutritionists.Mama's Little Baby is the first book to provide complete, accessible, and reassuring information for all expectant black mothers (and fathers) looking forward to a healthy, happy baby.-- Fully illustrated with more than 100 photographs and drawings-- The What to Expect When You're Expecting for the African-American audience

Author Notes

Dennis Brown, M.D. is a Harlem?based pediatrician who is also an attending physician at Columbia?Presbytarian Medical Center and an instructor in clinical pediatrics at Columbia University. He is also a member of the National Medical Association and a board member of the Harlem Service Center of the American Red Cross of Greater New York. He makes his home in New York.
Pamela A.Toussaint is a freelance writer and a former editor at Essence magazine. Her writing has been featured in publications such as Working Woman and Black Enterprise . She lives in New York.