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Baby Basics: the book

Every pregnant mom wants to do what’s best for her baby. With Baby Basics, mothers receive a comprehensive, beautiful and compassionate pregnancy guide filled with stories and photographs that she (and the baby’s dad) can relate to. It may be the first book she’s ever wanted to read—or the first she's ever owned.

Baby Basics: Your Month by Month Guide To A Healthy Pregnancy is:

  • Comprehensive. Covering everything from applying for Medicaid to the stages of labor, the book covers ALL the issues—economic, social, psychological and cultural—facing low-income pregnant women in a frank, friendly manner. More than a list of dos and don’ts, this book explains the whys and hows of prenatal care.
  • Entertaining. It’s an enjoyable book parents want to read, with a sense of humor and stories from real moms.
  • Health literate. Baby Basics is written to both a 3rd grade reading level (in the beginning of each chapter) and a 5th grade level (in the more detailed section of the chapter), yet never condescending, and full of interesting, real-life anecdotes.
  • Extensively researched. Peer educators, doctors, The March of Dimes, and thousands of mothers helped build, tinker with, write and rewrite this book.
  • Culturally diverse. From third generation Latinas in New York to isolated moms in Appalachia, to Native Americans in the reservations of South Dakota, moms across the country agree that “this book was written for me.”
  • Available in 3 languages: English, Spanish and Mandarin