A new kind of pregnancy/baby care book has finally arrived.
Dr. Alan Greene's Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care is a book for modern parents. It goes beyond just what to expect and answers questions about everything from how (and why) to eat organically to what you really need in your hospital bag to how to treat an ear infection without antibiotics.
I was skeptical when I first read the title, dismissing it as just another baby book. But it's really quite different. In fact, it's the best parenting/pregnancy book that I read in 2008.
If I were to go out and buy a book for a pregnant friend, I would choose this one over What to Expect When You're Expecting and Your Pregnancy: Week by Week. It's just as comprehensive, but it goes beyond just the typical medical perspective.
Dr. Greene is a physician with a "natural bent," which I appreciate. He doesn't just spew out the latest reports from the ACOG and the AAP. He provides gentle encouragement and reassurance to new parents about how to birth and raise happy, healthy kids...who aren't hooked on medications, pesticides, and processed food.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a copy of Raising Baby Green by Dr. Alan Greene. To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Wednesday, December 31 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
NOTE: For additional information, please feel free to read my original review, published on 02-26-2008.
*UPDATE* The winner is #27 Renee. Congratulations!