In A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy: Walking with Mary from Conception to Baptism popular Catholic blogger and speaker Sarah A. Reinhard presents the first book to accompany expectant mothers from conception to baptism. This book includes weekly reflections and prayers rooted in the mysteries of the Rosary and related to the baby’s physical development.
Designed to help expectant mothers embrace pregnancy as an opportunity for spiritual growth, A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy prepares mothers for the trials and joys of pregnancy, childbirth, baptism, and, ultimately, motherhood.
Each week of pregnancy is paired with a mystery of the Rosary, a personal, down-to-earth reflection from Reinhard, advice for living the sacramental life, and a prayer to help the reader grow in faith as she bonds with her unborn child.
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About the Author
Reinhard is the author of a number of books, including A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy. She earned a master's degree in marketing and communications from Franklin University and has worked for many years for corporate and nonprofit organizations. She lives in central Ohio with her husband and four children.
Lisa M. Hendey is the founder of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms, A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms, The Grace of Yes, and The Chime Travelers children’s fiction series. She serves at editor-at-large at Ave Maria Press. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs, including Catholic Mom TV and Making the Grade, a program aimed at promoting quality Catholic education. Lisa has additionally appeared on EWTN, CatholicTV and as a part of the Momnipotent DVD series. Hendey is a blogger on several sites and also serves as the technology contributor for the Son Rise Morning Show. Her articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor.
Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic new media topics. She has spoken at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, Catholic Marketing Network, the University of Dallas Ministry Conference, National Catholic Youth Conference, the Midwest Family Conference, and the National Council of Catholic Women. In 2013, she was selected as an Egan Journalism Fellow and traveled with Catholic Relief Services in Rwanda to write about the aftereffects of the Rwandan genocide on the eve of its twentieth anniversary. In early 2016, Hendey went to Columbia to see the work of CRS there. She lives with her family in Los Angeles, California.
Danielle Bean is editor-in-chief of Catholic Digest, which has a readership of more than 1.5 million. She is also the host of The Gist, a television talk show for Catholic women on the CatholicTV network. Bean is author of My Cup of Tea: Musings of a Catholic Mom and Mom to Mom, Day to Day: Advice and Support for Catholic Living. She is a popular speaker on a variety of subjects related to Catholic family life, homeschooling, marriage, and motherhood. Bean lives in New Hampshire with her husband and their eight children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I heard word that Sarah was planning this book a few years ago. At that time, I wasn't planning on adding to my family. Fast forward to now -- as I hold my sweet new baby in my arms ... I NEEDED this book last fall, to read through during my fifth pregnancy. My pregnancy was very much planned, but I struggled with the aches and pains of being an 'older' mother, chasing after a rambunctious set of twins as well as my older daughters. I whined .... a LOT. Sarah's writing style is so easy, like you're sitting down to drink coffee and chat with an old friend. She admits that pregnancy isn't always easy, and I love how she connects pregnancy with the mysteries of the Rosary. I also enjoyed seeing guest appearances from other favorite Catholic writers like Dorian Speed and Leticia Velasquez. Even though I have walked this road of pregnancy, labor and baptism many times, this book offers me a helping hand. It's a concrete reminder that I have a spiritual army of saints to lean on, as well as many women traveling the same path. Thank you, Sarah, for this labor of love.