Local pediatrician's new book full of information for parents

  • Kristen Cook, M.D., with her children, Mason and Savannah, each holding a copy of her newly published book.

    Kristen Cook, M.D., with her children, Mason and Savannah, each holding a copy of her newly published book. Courtesy of Chad Cook

 
 
Posted5/10/2021 12:36 PM

Dr. Kristen Cook of Gurnee recently published her first book, "I Got You Mama: A Pediatrician's Guide to Surviving and Thriving During Pregnancy, Childbirth and the First Year of Your Baby's Life." It is full of information that is not often talked about, but is also essential for parents to understand.

Topics in Dr. Cook's book include pregnancy loss, understanding the pregnant body, induction of labor, what actually happens during and immediately after childbirth, postpartum depression, breast-feeding challenges, sleep deprivation, mom guilt and more.

 

Dr. Cook has drawn on both her own personal experiences as a mom, as well as more than 10 years of practicing as a pediatrician. She hopes that this book will be a source of support and understanding for parents.

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