The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Baby: Everything You Need to Know to Survive (and Love) Your Pregnancy

The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Baby: Everything You Need to Know to Survive (and Love) Your Pregnancy

by Erin MacPherson
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The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Baby: Everything You Need to Know to Survive (and Love) Your Pregnancy by Erin MacPherson

Everything you need to know about pregnancy—from weight gain to stretch marks to figuring out how to rely on Christ through the ups and downs of the next nine months.

This comprehensive guide is packed with information that every newly pregnant Christian mama needs—including:

  • help for pregnancy insomnia, morning sickness, weight gain and more
  • advice on how to maintain a godly attitude and outlook during pregnancy—even when you're feeling anything but godly
  • what to expect from doctor check-ups, your encounters with the scale and labor and delivery
  • tips on how to survive food cravings, aversions, and even dreaded pregnancy exercise
  • healthy eating advice for pregnancy that doesn't outright ban ice cream sundaes
  • ideas on how to keep your marriage a priority when you're pregnant, including a guide for Christian dads-to-be and even pregnancy sex tips

This detailed guide takes you through each trimester with helpful tips, humorous accounts, and supportive spiritual advice--all with a girlfriend-to-girlfriend approach that will help moms feel comfortable as they navigate this life-changing time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780849964732
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 04/09/2013
Series: Christian Mama's Guide Series
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,097,239
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Erin MacPherson is a mom of three who never does anything halfway. When she discovered she was pregnant she decided to write about it—but then kept writing. A former staff writer and editor for Nickelodeon, Erin now entertains parents on her personal blog as well as through freelance magazine articles, devotionals and speaking. She wants to come beside her readers not only as a confidant and Christian sister, but also as a best girlfriend who understands what daily life is all about.

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The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Baby: Everything You Need to Know to Survive (and Love) Your Pregnancy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
AutumnDawn0 More than 1 year ago
I was very surprised to fine that it was NOT filled with verses or pushing Christianity, like a lot of books do. Also, It was down to earth, without it being filled with medical jumbo. It’s an personal experience of her pregnancy. She tells you that you MAY or MAY NOT have the problems that she did and that she is not experienced in any type of medical, just a mother who have went through pregnancies.  I am defiantly keeping this book close during my pregnancy and will be recommending this book to others.
BookBearWriter More than 1 year ago
Title: The Christian Mama’s Guide to Having a Baby. Author: Erin MacPherson Genre: Christian, Nonfiction, Pregnancy, Guide, How-To, Self-Help, Humorous. Plot: With a hilarious sense of humor and a wonderful easy-going style of writing, Mrs. MacPherson takes you on a fun-filled journey through pregnancy and helps you navigate this most fulfilling and often unpleasant phase in life. She also gives you pointers on how to draw closer to God during your pregnancy, especially on days when you’re too sick to do anything besides moan and throw up. With a detailed chapter on what to expect during each trimester, followed by equally detailed yet not at all boring chapters on baby gear, maternity clothes, exercising during pregnancy, morning sickness and how to eat healthfully when you’re carving junk food, this book is definitely one of the keepers you’ll want on hand to answer a lot of your pregnancy questions. It walks you through the doctor/midwife’s office, explains some of the tests they do, gives you an in-depth look at the actual birth of the baby {which is probably the most stressful of the whole nine-month journey}, and covers breast-feeding as well, which can be a pretty tricky thing for new moms to learn. It also has tips for pregnancy sex and a chapter written by husbands of pregnant women for husbands of pregnant women. I made my husband read that chapter and he said he really liked it, and that the big difference between it and other books I’ve shoved into his hands is that it was written by actual guys. There are also wonderful little sections in each chapter with Bible verses and a prayer to help you along in your daily meditation on God’s word while pregnant. The chapter on food is very deliciously detailed so I recommend you take the advice in the opening paragraph and get a snack before reading it. Likes/Dislikes: I’ve read maybe close to half a dozen pregnancy books in the last several months as my own personal homework {ya never know when this knowledge will come in handy!}, and this book is, by far, the most fun of the lot. It also addresses the emotional side of pregnancy a lot better than the other books did. On top of that, it’s Christian and has tips for drawing closer to God during pregnancy – something the other books definitely didn’t dig into. It was written in a hilarious easy-to-relate-to style that flowed really well and made sense. There wasn’t all that medical jargon to confuse and wade through. The only issues I had with it are pretty minor; in the food chapter it lists canola oil as being good to take when pregnant. It is, in fact, not at all healthy for you. Also, it described the various options open to women when it comes time to give birth {which is a good thing}, putting stress on having an epidural and also saying that when the nurses whisk your newborn baby off to test it and give it shots, it’s a good thing. Now, I have nothing against epidurals {I just don’t particularly want to take one because it’s a big needle that gets poked into your spine and could cause a lot of damage if they poked it wrong}, but I don’t agree with the tests and shots on the little newborn. That’s me personally. I really liked that the author was such a huge fan of breastfeeding. In all, I highly recommend this book to any expectant {or hoping to be expectant} moms. I will personally be keeping it close on hand when I have my first baby. Rating: PG-16 and up, mainly for content. It’s about having babies after all. Date Report Written: April 1st, 2013. I received a copy of this book from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in the above review are my own.