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Expecting 411 by Michele Hakakha
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Jul 24, 2010

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I've been a fan of this series for a while-- I avidly recommend all first-time parents-to-be read Baby Bargains to help them figure out the daunting and intimidating world of baby gear, and kept a copy of Baby 411 near me at all times right after
My son was born. My sister recently lent me a copy of Expecting 411 and I have mixed feelings about it. A lot of the information seems quite good, and they do a decent job of giving down-to-earth explanations and information. There were a few parts that I was disappointed by (eg- the immediate assumption that all breech babies must be born via c-section; almost no mention of the option to delay cord clamping in the otherwise-thorough discussion on cord blood banking). But, since it's written by an OB and pediatrician, I expected some of that. At least they mentioned midwives and birth center/home births as viable (if undesirable in the authors' eyes) options, which is a plus!

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