Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — As wonderful as it is to find out about being pregnant, it can be equally alarming not knowing how to handle fluctuating hormones, emotions and, surprising body changes. Women's health author and television personality Barb Dehn, R.N., M.S., N.P., FAANP, NCMP releases her latest books Nurse Barb's Personal Guide to Pregnancy and Nurse Barb's Personal Guide to Breastfeeding through Basic Health Publications on October 1, 2014.
Who has time to read a huge, complicated book filled with jargon and scary warnings, when all expectant parents really want to know is practical information with explanations on everything from the latest lab tests and when to call the OB, to what to do for nausea, and can you have sex! All those answers and more are now available in purse-size guides that were previously only accessible through doctors.
Nurse Barb's Personal Guides, which have more than 27 years of knowledge and experience condensed into an easy-to read and understand format, have helped more than 4 million women to date. They are an extension of what Barb Dehn, NP offers to her own patients – relatable information, easy-to-understand explanations, and guidelines for navigating the often-turbulent waters of women's health. She’s also a mother herself, which offers readers that reliable mix of professional and savvy advice with warmth, understanding and a wealth of tips.
In these two guides on pregnancy and breast feeding, Nurse Barb provides readers with a comprehensive guide to the changes, challenges, and joys that are in store for them, as well as a guide to preparing for baby’s arrival.
According to Nurse Barb, "Every mom wants to feel reassured, prepared and that what she’s experiencing is normal, so I included anticipatory guidance for when to call providers, helpful 'To Do Lists' and answers to questions you may be too embarrassed to ask your doctor or anyone else."
In Nurse Barb’s Personal Guide to Pregnancy, each chapter covers a different facet of pregnancy—from coming to grips with the prospect of motherhood to what to expect in each trimester. Straightforward advice on how to handle nausea and morning sickness, to exercise, sex, and travel are all given. Nurse Barb has also incorporated a hospital packing list and kick-count sheet to help new mothers prepare for delivery and track their baby’s progress.
With step-by-step instructions in Nurse Barb's Personal Guide to Breastfeeding, she instructs the reader in every facet of breastfeeding, from getting ready to breastfeed to weaning her baby, and offers advice in difficult circumstances, including baby blues and postpartum depression.
These guides are indispensable resources for mothers, whether they are experiencing their first pregnancy or are already a veteran mom. And perhaps best of all for a busy mother-to-be – they fit in a purse or diaper bag!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Barb Dehn, R.N., M.S., N.P., FAANP, NCMP, also known as Nurse Barb, is a practicing Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, author, and a nationally recognized health expert. Her vast knowledge of women's and children's health issues, sex and health prevention, along with her unique sense of adventure and charming personality, has made her one of the most in-demand medical consultants and speakers in the United States. She has appeared as a medical expert on CBS, ABC, CNN, and Good Morning America Now and iVillage Live. Nurse Barb’s Daily Dose is seen on ABC stations and the Live Well Network. She also can be read in the Huffington Post. She is the author of The Hot Guide to a Cool, Sexy Menopause.