Pregnancy is a journey like no other. It is the start of a new human life. It is also the birth of a mother who, over nine months, changes in every possible way – physically, emotionally and socially.
Your nutrition, wellbeing and emotions during this wonderful time play a large role in defining the rest of your baby’s life. The experience must also be safe and containing for you to provide your baby with the ultimate start and shape his potential.
Birth – your baby’s entry into our world – is a profoundly significant moment, one you don’t get to repeat. Being empowered with knowledge, understanding your choices and being active in the process will make a huge difference. Ultimately it does not matter how your baby is born; what matters is how you experience it and that it is safe.
Reading Pregnancy Sense will reduce the anxiety that may stem from the unknown and help you make your choices with insight and flexibility.
• Preparing for pregnancy
• Birth choices
• Your growing baby week by week
• Your changing body week by week
• A guide to birth
• Premature birth
• Your newborn’s first days and weeks.
“This is such a gently informative book about such a vital aspect of many women’s lives. Well done!” Kate Christie, Midwife
“I couldn’t have found this book at a more fitting time. As a pregnant reader, I found it to be thorough, user-friendly and real. Most of all, it eased so many of my concerns and left me with the feeling that I will be just fine when baby arrives – exactly what every mom-to-be needs.” Lisa Raleigh, media personality and wellness expert
“It was wonderful to read this. It is so far from my daily life where, to be honest, we are just trying to get moms and babies to survive, but so refreshing to remember the whole spectrum of this beautiful, amazing thing called pregnancy and birth.” Kate Christie, Midwife
“There is no reason today, for a woman to enter her pregnancy and birth experience in a fearful and ignorant state of mind. There is a wealth of information available to prospective mothers and this book will make sure you are well informed and equipped. The authors have succeeded in covering everything you need to know as you move through the ‘child bearing’ stage of your life, looking at things from the developing baby’s perspective as well as the mother’s perspective. The information and advice contained in this book will provide you with information about many of the procedures and options that are available to you today and will go a long way to enhancing your own pregnancy and birth experience.” Tina Otte, author, specialist editor of Your Pregnancy magazine
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About the Author
She presents lectures for sensory integration and infant sensory integration specialisation courses and other professional development lectures. She has presented at the Erikson Institute, Chicago, for the SI Network in London, the NCT in the UK and for SAISI and WCAIMH in South Africa.
Megan writes articles for numerous local and international parenting magazines and has been published in professional periodicals. She is an active member of SAISI and the secretary of the Western Cape Association for Infant Mental Health. She is the co-author of the bestsellers Baby Sense, Sleep Sense, Feeding Sense, and owner of the Baby Sense company.
Megan is married with three children and lives in sunny Cape Town.
Jacky Searle (MB BCh FCOG (SA)) Jacky is an obstetrician/gynaecologist and has been working in private practice at Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Cape Town for almost 18 years.
She sees herself as trying to offer honest and sensible guidance to pregnant women, empowering them and helping them achieve a safe and spectacular outcome.
Heather Wood (RN, RM) has been the clinic sister at Thula Baby Centre, in Mouille Point, Cape Town for 10 years.
She teaches antenatal classes in Rondebosch and Mouille Point, preparing couples for birth and supporting them afterwards to become confident parents.