Secrets of The Mommyhood is the pregnancy book every first-time mom should read to learn about pregnancy, about childbirth and having a baby.
In a perfect world, an experienced mom would sit down and tell you everything you need to know. But the reality is, most moms with young kids are too busy wiping noses and butts to stop and give you the download.
Secrets of The Mommyhood is everything I wish someone had told me about being pregnant, about childbirth and delivery, and becoming a new mom. It will help you:
• Find out what actually happens during labor and childbirth;
• Laugh as you read what it's like to be a pregnant woman, learn the stages of pregnancy and the many lovely (and not so lovely) bodily changes that happen during pregnancy;
• Know what to look for when evaluating pediatrician and childcare options;
• Pack the right things in your hospital bag so you have what you need with it's time to give birth;
• Choose baby gear you will use and avoid spending money on things you won't;
• Deal with unsolicited advice from random idiots;
• Know how to get a birth certificate and social security card;
• Get post childbirth information so you can figure out what to do with a newborn;
• Understand why it's a good idea for infants to be on a schedule;
• Learn what you need to know about newborn and new mommy wellness;
• Medical must haves and resources;
• Get a heads up on common illnesses no one bothers to mention;
• Avoid supermoms and look for super moms; and,
• Learn the only thing that really matters...
If you are going to have a baby, you'll want to read Secrets of The Mommyhood, which blends practical advice with laugh-out-loud humor from author Heather Alexander who also writes and curates the blog called TheMommyhood.com.
|Publisher:||Spriggs Merriwether, LLC|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||4 MB|
About the Author
She is a columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel and writes tips, solutions and humor on her blog, TheMommyhood.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have been an ER nurse for 6 years and am currently a Family Nurse Practitioner student at Loyola University in Chicago. For our graduate childbearing and midwifery class, we had to select a book to read about pregnancy. Not having any children of my own (and not planning to for quite some time), I was not looking forward to this assignment. However, the humorous and matter-of-fact approach of this book made it an easy and entertaining read. I have seen many patients, friends, and my sister experience many of the same new mommy scenarios presented in this book - which usually result in panicked late- night "call-the-family-nurse" consults. This book offers great lay person expainations for common medical and emotional questions about the scary journey of pregnancy and being a new mom from a great resource- another mom. More importantly, it offers reassurance that there is no such thing as a perfect mom. I will keep this book in my tool box for future friends and patients preparing for a baby or who need some humor and encouragement about the daily stresses of Mommyhood.
A very informative book focusing on information that other books leave out about things people forget to mention to expectant and new mothers. It is a page turner with funny stories that will make you laugh out loud. I would be proud to gift it to anyone I know! This book has become my number one gift for all the future baby shower's I attend.