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“I congratulate the author-clinicians for delivering this comprehensive, up-to-date, evidence-based medical guide to optimizing a couple’s health in order to achieve the best possible outcome for their pregnancy. Every patient in my practice could benefit from reading this book.”

—CHRISTOPHER SIPE, MD Fertility Center of Illinois


“We strongly recommend Before Your Pregnancy to all of our patients. We particularly like the chapter on body weight because the focus is nourishment, nutrition, and achieving a healthy, but sustainable weight. Although the information presented is current and relevant, the tone is informal and sometimes humorous, making for an enjoyable read.”

—MONICA MOORE, NP, RNC Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut


“If every prospective parent took this book’s advice, the future health of the American population would improve dramatically.”

—KENT THORNBURG, PhD M. Lowell Edwards Chair Director of the Heart Research Center and Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine Oregon Health & Science University


“… this book is a valuable resource for those who want to have a baby. … I applaud the authors for promoting preconception health and health care as a first step towards a healthy pregnancy.”

—JANIS BIERMANN, MS Senior Vice President, Education & Health Promotion March of Dimes Foundation


“What makes this book a standout is the encouraging tone. I have read many books about pregnancy and fertility, and this one feels like the advice that a caring, trusted friend would give you…

—MARGARET L. San Diego, CA


“… Before Your Pregnancy is something I’ll share with my graduate students.”

—JANIE DADDARIO, MSN, WHNP Director of the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing


“A source of information all prospective parents will be pleased to assess. It is extremely comprehensive in the variety of topics and the depth of information provided.”

—SADIE B. SACKS, RN, MSN Quality Improvement Consultant Past Director, Region 8, Regional Perinatal and California Diabetes/Pregnancy Programs


“… As Amy Ogle and Lisa Mazzullo have shown in this beautifully executed book, there is much more to preconceptional care than folic acid supplementation. Before Your Pregnancy is a wonderful resource that I will be thrilled to share with my patients.”

—CLARISSA BONANNO, MD Columbia University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


“This is a book that explains some very important and sophisticated concepts about preparation for pregnancy in easy to understand lay language… An excellent reference for every woman who hopes to be expecting and for her loved ones.”

—DAVID A. SACKS, MD Adjunct Investigator, Department of Research and Evaluation, Southern California Permanente Medical Group; Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine