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Mother and Baby Centered Pregnancy

  • Jul 18, 2010
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As an expecting mother, this book has been a blessing to read.  The views expressed here are of a natural, holistic viewpoint, rather than a sterile, medical view.  "Pregnancy the Natural Way" empowers the expecting mother to take control during her pregnancy, learning to trust her own intuition and body rather than relying soley on the opinions of medical science.  Herbs, natural remedies, emotional support, and relaxation are just a few of the ways that are encouraged to help support a healthy pregnancy and delivery.   

One of the things this book addresses are choosing who to assist you during your pregnancy and birth (obstetrician, midwife, nurse-midwife, etc.).  It lists out what to expect from each, as well as questions to ask when choosing your birthing support.  The insight it offers is very helpful.  Information on a healthy diet is also discussed, with specific importance placed on natural foods.  Natural ways of dealing with common pregnancy discomforts are also discussed. 

One of my favorite things about this book is the emphasis it places on bonding with your unborn baby while it is still in the womb.  It offers information on the benefits of this bonding confirmed by science.  Simple ways of cultivating this bond are also discussed. 

I would recommend this book to any expecting mother and to anyone wanting to support her in the beautiful journey she is embarking on.  Expecting fathers could really benefit from this reading as well.  While reading, it feels as though you are being counciled by a warm friend, with lots of support and encouragement.  This is by far the best pregnancy guide I have found thus far.

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July 19, 2010
Thank you for the great review Jessica! Sounds like a helpful book that I wish I came across before giving birth for the first time! :) I'm adding this topic to Joy in Birthing and Eco-Babyz as well so that members in those communities might benefit from it.
 
July 18, 2010
Oh, congratulations, Jessica!  How exciting and it's great that you were able to come across a book like this :)  You should really check out the reviews in Joy in Birthing, a Lunch community run by doola @Giuditta.  Thanks for sharing!
July 19, 2010
Thanks... I will check that out...
 
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