- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: Gallery Books (April 25, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 150114667X
- ISBN-13: 978-1501146671
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.3 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 588 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth Paperback – April 25, 2017
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Finally, a week by week pregnancy guide from a natural perspective!
Whether you want a water birth in your living room or just want to eat healthier, The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth is for you!
Top 10 things you'll learn in this book:
- Your perfect pregnancy diet (with weekly recipes)
- How to ditch toxins in your beauty & cleaning routine
- Natural remedies for common pregnancy symptoms
- The truth about epidurals (and other interventions)
- How to create your birth "dream team"
- How & why to eat your placenta (or not)
- Natural pain relief during labor
- What to do during each stage of labor
- Tips to navigate all those newborn interventions
- How to start breastfeeding on the right foot, er, boob
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This book is extensively informational, and offers well researched information for every approach to pregnancy and labor. It lists the options, facts, possible risks, and benefits for every detail of the process. I truly feel it's the *perfect* book for EVERY MAMA TO BE--weather you lean natural or not--because information and options = power!
I love this book so much that I even ordered a few copies to gift and share with others! <3 :]
This book is perfect for the new mom who is just venturing into the world of pregnancy and childbirth, and also for the seasoned mother who might want to change her outcome. It has a natural point of view for a natural process and empowers women. We CAN give birth how we want.
**I received this book in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.**
Prior to reviewing this book, I completed the Mama Natural Birth Course as part of my Doula Certification work and it is also– AMAZING
First and foremost, I love rich color and an easy to read text— this book had all of that.
Secondly, It has great illustrations— and not just the typical diagrams you would
expect to see in a pregnancy planning book. There are illustrations of the author and her spouse, example mothers, some of the diagrams you would expect, and even illustrations of sample meals that one might try to prepare to switch up their weekly routine. I would also like to highlight here that the images are drawn illustrations– not just photographs (though I’m not opposed to photos)– that gave it a really personal touch to me. If you read a good number of these books, you become accstomed to seeing certain photos and images and this was a nice change of pace.
It includes a week-by-week guide to pregnancy and childbirth from a natural perspective. I shared a bit of my personal testimony of wanting to eliminate as many commercial medications and medical interventions as possible in one of my older posts. It is important to me that I seek out knowledge to prepare myself for a natural pregnancy and to support my friends and family who are currently having babies and who desire to do so naturally. KNOWLEDGE is POWER!
Her week-by-week tips include some of the most practical and helpful information I’ve seen. It was like having all of the best Pinterst Pins in one place! There are recipes, affirmations, and useful tips — like how to use your existing wardrobe throughout pregnancy and when/how to decide if any items are worth adding to your collection.
The book doesn’t stop at the week-by-week tips and advice for during pregnancy, it also includes labor and post partum and one part that I thought was very important was that pregnancy loss was included. As someone who is both a trained Social Worker and Doula, I understand that loss and post partum symptoms are often two big “elephants in the room.” Many are uncomfortable with discussing with them and if a mother experiences either (or both) she can be left feeling isolated and with no recourse. One of the greatest way to overcome the stigma is to talk about these issues— these births matter and mothers who experience post partum symptoms (baby blues, depression, etc.) are not alone and are STILL good mothers!I’ll stop there, before I get all the way up on my soapbox.
Long story short, I really love this book.
I purchased a Kindle copy for my personal use and will definitely be buying others to give away as gifts– it’s just THAT awesome!
I highly recommend that you add it to your collection if you’re in the market for this type of book. It could also make a great gift for soon-to-be or future mothers in your life.