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Mother & Infant Baby SleepingRecommended Resources

The physicians with Kansas City ObGyn are members of one of the most trusted and highly respected medical associations in the United States, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). ACOG offers valuable patient information on its website on a wide range of topics. If you have questions or concerns about your obstetric or gynecologic health, we suggest you discuss them first with your physician.

Kansas City ObGyn recommends the following reading selections in preparation for childbirth and parenting.


What to Expect Before You’re Expecting – 2009 ; Heidi Markoff and Sharon Mazel


Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month, 5th Edition –2010 ; The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
What to Expect When Expecting, 4th Edition – 2008 ; Heidi Markoff and Sharon Mazel
Eating WellWhen You’re Expecting – 2005 ; Heidi Markoff and Sharon Mazel
The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth – 2003 ; Sheila Kitzinger
Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn – 2010 ; Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley RN, Ann Keppler RN, Anne Bolding, Janelle Durham
Your Pregnancy Week by Week – 2007 ; Glade Curtis and Judith Schul

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The Expectant Father – 2001 ; Armin Brott, Jennfier Ash
The New Father:  A Dad’s Guide to the First Year– 2004 ; Armin Brott


The New Age Baby Name Book – 2009 ; Sue Browder
15,000+ Baby Names – 2011 ; Bruce Lansky
The Baby Names Almanac – 2010 ; Emily Larson

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Heading Home with Your Newborn, from Birth to Reality, 2nd Edition – 2011 ; Laura Jana, MD and Jennifer Shu, MD
Your Baby’s First Year, 3rd Edition – 2010 ; The American Academy of Pediatrics, Steven P. Shelov
What to Expect the First Year – 2008 ; Heidi Markoff
What to Expect the Toddler Years – 2008 ; Heidi Markoff
Touchpoints: 0 to 3 – 2006 ; T. Berry Brazelton, MD, Revised by Joshua D. Sparrow
Your Baby and Child from Birth to Age Five – 1997 ; Penelope Leach
Caring for Your Baby and Child:  Birth to Age Five - 2009 ; The American Academy of Pediatrics, Steven P. Shelov, Tanya Remer Altmann
The Baby Book:  Everything you need to know about your baby from birth to age two – 2008 ; William Sears, Martha Sears, James Sears, Robert Sears
Mommy Calls! – 2009 ; Tanya Altmann, MD


The Nursing Mother’s Companion, 6thEdition: 25th Anniversary Edition – 2010 ; Kathleen Huggins, RN, MS
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – 2010 ; La Leche League International
The Complete Book of Breastfeeding – 2010 ; Marvin Eiger, MD, Sally Wendkos Olds, Laura Marks
The Breastfeeding Book:  Everything you need to know about nursing your child from birth through weaning –2010 ; Martha Sears, William Sears


Mothering Twins from hearing the news to the terrible twos – 2010; Linda Albi, Deborah Johnson, et al
Raising Twins from Pregnancy to Preschool – 2009; Shelly Flais, MD

Online Resources

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)
ACOG patient education
The American Academy of Pediatrics
The March of Dimes
The American Pregnancy Association