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Also available in print or as a mobile app

The cover of Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond

Note: Women who receive prenatal care at an Allina Health clinic, enroll in an Allina Health prenatal class or deliver at an Allina Health hospital receive this book at no charge.

In print

Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond is a comprehensive, award-winning manual by Allina Health's Patient Education Department. It describes...

  • what to expect during pregnancy
  • how to prepare for labor
  • what to expect during recovery
  • how to care for a newborn.

It also includes detailed worksheets, forms, checklists and a resources section.

If you would like a print copy, call Allina Health's Patient Education Department at 612-262-6069 or email The book costs $10 for one copy.

Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond mobile app icon

Free mobile app

Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond is a mobile application for the Apple iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®; the Android smartphone and tablet; and the Kindle Fire. The free app includes content from the book and the ability to follow baby's kicks and movements, time / track contractions and, after baby is born, track feedings and diaper changes. Download the free app:

iPhone and iPad app in the Apple Store Android app on Google Play Kindle Fire app


Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Basic Skills for Living with Diabetes, fifth edition, ISBN 1-931876-32-0

First published: 12/01/2006
Last updated: 03/07/2012

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department