Wishing that you had a doctor and a smart girlfriend on speed dial to guide you through and ups and downs of pregnancy? Well, now you do.
Dr. Andrea Purcell had an epiphany one evening. Four months pregnant, she sat sobbing at the dinner table with blood dripping from her nose onto her dinner plate. She thought, Pregnancy is so hard. Why doesn’t anyone talk about what it’s really like? And why is everyone more concerned about my baby than me? In that moment, she decided to write what she wished her friends and colleagues would have told her: the complete story of what it’s like to be over 35 and pregnant.
In Over 35 and Pregnant, the lively and compelling story of her pregnancy, Dr. Purcell talks readers through doctor’s visits, midwife appointments, ultrasounds, doula interviews, and breastfeeding tips. Dr. Purcell’s book is full of helpful advice for holistic self-care that includes supplement recommendations, alleviation of pregnancy complaints, and even steps on how to turn a breech baby. Most importantly Dr. Purcell speaks directly to the mom-to-be and gives pointers on self-care, sleep, managing stress, and achieving balance.