The Complete Illustrated Pregnancy Companion: A Week-by-Week Guide to Everything You Need to Do for a Healthy Pregnancy
Author: Robin Elise Weiss, LCCE, CD
After searching and reading book after book we are thrilled to have found this refreshing updated book that guides the mama and daddy-to-be through each week of the pregnancy. It is like having a friend with you that has been there and done that. There are real photographs of babies taken inutero for each week in addition to brief lists of what to watch for and what to do each individual week . We especially love the weekly affirmations meant to increase your confidence in your inner ability to have a normal birth and the “HOT MAMA” tips. As fellow reviewer Amy Goforth, LCCE states in The Journal of Perinatal Education, “Weiss manages to plant dozens of seeds of positivity, gently and repeatedly reminding the reader that she is beautiful, pregnancy is miraculous, and childbirth is normal.”. After all, you are beautiful and your birth will be normal!
The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth with Confidence
This beautifully written book is one-of-a-kind in its approach to viewing the mother-to-be as a wise, strong, and deeply instinctual person; and to introducing birth as a natural process. Unlike other books that prey on a woman's fear of the unknown, The Official Lamaze Guide to Giving Birth with Confidence does just what the title implies: it reassures a woman that she is naturally equipped with everything she needs to deliver her child. It presents powerful, evidence-based information that explains and supports a woman's ability to give birth: it honors and celebrates this ability with the inclusion of wonderful birth stories. Peppered throughout are richly personal stories of childbirth that leave the reader inspired. They encourage women to apply to their labors the strengths they acquire while meeting life's challenges. They connect childbearing to the whole of women's lives. It is a wonderful read for any first time mother-to-be, or any woman looking to trust in her body and her mind, and to enter into childbirth completely confident in her abilities. It is a breath of fresh air to all of us so passionately concerned with the well-being of women and their babies.