Book Club (July 2014)

We hope you enjoy our pregnancy and baby book selections and reviews for July!

book2Meditation For Motherhood by Yogi Brahmasamhara (Rockpool Publishing, $24.99)

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.

 

book1Birth Skills Class: Practical Techniques And Tools For Your Labour And Birth by Juju Sundin and Sarah Murdoch (Vermilian, $34.99)

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.

 

book3On Becoming a Mother: Welcoming Your New Baby and Your New Life with Wisdom from Around the World by Brigid McConville (Bloomsbury, $19.99)

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.

 

book 4Expecting a Baby? By Dr Penelope Law (Hardie Grant Books, $34.95)

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.

 

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