By Rama Gaind
PS News Books
Babycenter Pregnancy: from preconception to birth
(Published by Dorling Kindersley, $39.95, softcover, 320 pages)
The miracle of conception and the birth of a newborn baby are magnificent achievements – especially for a woman. Being pregnant is when an expectant mother is at her radiant best.
Becoming a parent is an exhilarating and joyous occasion. However, the surprise, delight, excitement and elation about bringing a child into this world can, sometimes, be tinged with apprehension.
This is a momentous occasion, but it is also life-changing, bringing with it many anxious moments, overwhelming at times and often strenuous.
Don’t worry, help is at hand with Babycenter Pregnancy which has been adapted for the Australian market to provide expert advice from the world’s leading website for parents.
Danielle Townsend, editor of babycenter.com.au, points out that the moment you become pregnant, your mind is filled with questions and many decisions that have to be made.
Inquiries pertain to the development of your baby, “why am I feeling like this? Is this safe? Is that normal?”
There are also concerns over decisions you have to make about your personal care during pregnancy, what you need to buy for your newborn, choosing a name and where and how you give birth.
Babycenter Pregnancy is practical advice at your fingertips. It is a dependable resource that has been devised to guide you through your pregnancy with a week-by-week diary, helpful hints, checklists and advice from parents who’ve experienced sleepless nights, endless nappy changes and temper tantrums.
The lavishly illustrated book, with diagrams, photographs and fact boxes, takes you through getting ready for pregnancy, staying safe and healthy, your pregnancy diary, becoming a parent - and life with your new baby.
A child demands a lifetime of commitment. Savour every moment of the precious nine months (and beyond) because I don’t know where the 30-plus years have flown since the birth of my two children. On gossamer wings, but the memories will be cherished forever!
To find out more about Rama Gaind click here.