By: Thomas Nelson
Series: Christian Mama’s Guide Series
Source: BookSneeze event
Everything you need to know about pregnancy–from weight gain to stretch marks to figuring out how to rely on Christ through the ups and downs of the next nine months.
This comprehensive guide is packed with information that every newly pregnant Christian mama needs–including:
help for pregnancy insomnia, morning sickness, weight gain and more advice on how to maintain a godly attitude and outlook during pregnancy–even when you’re feeling anything but godly what to expect from doctor check-ups, your encounters with the scale and labor and delivery tips on how to survive food cravings, aversions, and even dreaded pregnancy exercise healthy eating advice for pregnancy that doesn’t outright ban ice cream sundaes ideas on how to keep your marriage a priority when you’re pregnant, including a guide for Christian dads-to-be and even pregnancy sex tips
This detailed guide takes you through each trimester with helpful tips, humorous accounts, and supportive spiritual advice–all with a girlfriend-to-girlfriend approach that will help moms feel comfortable as they navigate this life-changing time.
So, I did it. I was excited when I received this book in the mail and I couldn’t wait for my opportunity to read it. Needless to say I finished it quickly. Ms. MacPherson made this book a very easy read, not only is this book equipped with an index but with a lot of great tips and tid-bits that any new mom should know (or at least consider). The Christian Mama’s Guide… is great because you don’t really need to be a Christian to enjoy the book, just skip the few bible verses and you have a run-of-the-mill self-help parenting book, but I’d suggest you don’t because you might skip out on a funny excerpt as Erin gives you a glimpse of her own experiences as well as those of her dearest mummy-friends.
Although I’m not planning to start a family any time soon there were things mentioned that I wouldn’t have even thought of, but this book loaded with a lot of great insight, and trials and errors the author has made, and not to mention all those scary moments you never expect but wind up experiencing them.
Some dos and don’ts. Some checklists. Some how-tos. All neatly laid out in a chapter per trimester sequence and the “after-party” when you get to bring baby home and the traumas that go with it. And not only that is the extra resources the author is great about including!
I would definitely recommend this to anybody, even a wannabe-pregnant-mum, for a great read as this will definitely keep your mind occupied with more than the nausea-inflicting first trimester pangs. Or perhaps a great baby shower gift? I’m not a professional gifter by any means but from one reader to another, I’d be happier receiving a not-so-generic “how-to have a baby” book than eating cake… Just saying.