We hope you enjoy our pregnancy and baby book selections and reviews for July!
Stress is the biggest enemy of conception and is a preventable obstacle to happy parenting. Meditation For Motherhood provides step-by-step instructions to exercises, postures and breathing techniques that can help calm the mind, settle the body, and make for happier and healthier mothering. Shop the book.
Part how-to, part personal story, Birth Skills is the book for those who like their birth classes not too clinical but not too airy-fairy. Obstetric physiotherapist Juju Sundin gives the techniques, while celebrity mum Sarah Murdoch shares her personal journey of her own labour and birth, describing how she learned the skills and how she applied them. Shop the book.
On Becoming a Mother celebrates the diversity and wisdom of motherhood from different cultures around the world. What’s it like to give birth in China? Or nurture a newborn in Spain? This is a fascinating read, and is a wonderful way to expand your preparation for parenthood beyond the parameters of Western cultures. Shop the book.
Expecting a Baby is a week-by-week breakdown of what to expect during pregnancy and birth and the first weeks of infancy. It covers all the usual topics like conception, antenatal care, the three trimesters, diet and exercise, and birth and pain relief, but also tackles the more modern day issues such as older mothers and depression. Shop the book.