How many expectant parents have wished their doctors would just send them home with a manual, containing everything they needed to know and all the things they were too afraid to ask? How many moms are kept up nights with questions about pregnancy or upcoming birth? How many people with pregnant partners feel totally clueless?
Dr. Jeffrey Zweig is an OB-GYN who has heard and seen it all. He has delivered more than 8,000 babies during his more than 40 years of obstetrical experience. In his new book, “Pregnancy is a Real Mother,” Dr. Zweig answers all of the burning questions expectant couples have and shares personal stories and anecdotes to educate and entertain his readers.
“Expectant parents need to read up on pregnancy, prior to delivery,” Dr. Zweig said. “The more information a couple has prior to delivery, the better equipped they are to handle labor, delivery, postpartum, and newborn care.”
Dr. Zweig has practiced in four states, from California to Georgia, and has been exposed to widely different pregnant populations. His book takes readers on the journey of pregnancy, from a positive pregnancy test to newborn care, while offering real-world stories, pictures and humor. One of the stories he relates is regarding a set of twins, which was the inspiration for the book.
“One may never see a miracle happen, before their very eyes, in their lifetime, but I did,” Dr. Zweig said. “Everyone in the OR that night did.”
Dr. Zweig even addresses one of the most recent controversial arguments: to circumcise or not.
“Parents really need to just listen to their gut feelings regarding circumcision and just go with it,” Dr. Zweig said. “Languishing about the decision is not worth the emotional cost or your time.”
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Jeffrey L. Zweig, M.D., was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Santa Ana, Calif. He serves on the active medical staff at Comanche County Memorial Hospital and Southwestern Medical Center. He is skilled in obstetrics, with experience in ultrasound and high-risk pregnancies, gynecological surgeries, infertility and office gynecology, including treatment of menstrual disorders. He lives with his wife and family in Lawton, Okla. This is his first book.