Praise for Pregnant - Your Friendly Guide to the Next Twelve Months
This great book includes everything a woman usually thinks of during pregnancy and around childbirth. Even reading the title itself fills you with peace of mind and opens up a promising, loving perspective that would be essential to a healthy pregnancy. I'm sure that using this book cover-to-cover will make many pregnant women - so babies, families, and I dare to say society - more peaceful than without this book! Thanks to the authors and congratulations!
Agnes Gereb, Midwife and Obstetrician (Hungary)
This is just the book we have been looking for! As childbirth educators and doulas, we have often struggled to find well-rounded, easy to comprehend, accurate, and affirming information for our clients. This book is what has been missing from our library. We will be recommending it to all our clients so they can calmly navigate their pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. Thank you for putting the power of education and choice back into the hands of families.
Sarah Baker & Carol Anne Škorvaga, Doulas, Childbirth & Breastfeeding Educators at Lifetime of Love Doula Services, Inc. (Canada)
The book is very accessible, supports couples to make their own choices and pretty much covers everything you might want to know if you are newly pregnant. An open and comprehensive guide to all you might want to know with great links to further information.
Suzy Bromwich, NCT Tutor and Antenatal Practitioner (UK)
This handbook is a positive addition to how-to books on pregnancy and the post-partum period. It is clear, concise, easy to use, pleasant to read, and full of interesting data and accurate information spanning actors a wide range of motherhood-related topics at the same time. It is very useful that the book does not stop at the end of pregnancy, but includes breastfeeding and the first three months of the baby’s life! The layout and graphics of the book are very well designed, beautiful to look at, and have a calming effect, both because they are of a high quality visually and also because they are so well organized in a clear and systematic manner. The bullet format is very user-friendly. One can concentrate on what on what to read, even skip parts and return to them later or whenever one wants to. It is amazing too that so many people and agents from different countries have managed to collaborate and produce a result of such high quality!
Myrto Chronaki, Post-doctoral Researcher, Doula and La Leche Leader (Greece)
This is a clearly written book, in easy English, to recommend to every pregnant woman, it has all the information needed for pregnancy, birth and postpartum and a bit about breastfeeding. This allows for informed choices and consent. The chapters “Try this”, “Take-away messages” repeat the most important points and suggestions. The book supports and encourages the readers to decide for their own way. For further reading it gives an interesting list of books. The whole content is well researched and based on latest scientific evidence mostly from WHO and Cochrane.
Maryse Arendt, Childbirth Educator, Doula and IBCLC lactation consultant (Luxembourg)
Finally, a book that makes women less afraid of birth and motherhood. Written in an easy-to-understand and simple way, filled with useful information that encourages women to believe in the beauty of birth and breastfeeding. This book strengthens and popularizes midwifery care, and as a midwife I warmly recommend it.
Slobodka Arsova, Midwife (B.Sc., Croatia)
This book is filled with evidence-based information for new parents but is also realistic, acknowledging that we cannot be perfect all the time. Discussions about the need to take care of your mental health and advocating a positive and active relationship with ourselves, our pregnancy and birth, filled with wisdom and gentleness. This book puts pregnant women in the forefront, deconstructing myths and stereotypes about pregnancy, birth and postpartum, including those of maternity care professionals. I recommend this as reading for future parents preparing for birth and postpartum!
Dr. Amira Ćerimagić, physician, doula and mother (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
The authors of this book use wisdom and a dose of humor to guide expectant families through pregnancy, birth and postpartum, giving sage advice based on scientific evidence, highlighting the challenges and joys of pregnancy and parenthood. Today, when the majority of women are giving birth in hospitals, where medication and interventions are widely used often without sound evidence, this book’s refreshing approach focuses on women and will surely change the way women think about childbirth, helping them to make decisions on their companions, birth plan and place of birth. This book is a must-read for every woman who is pregnant or planning to become pregnant, every midwife, nurse, doula, doctor – anyone who attends women during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
Erika Spirić, midwife (B.Sc., Croatia)
Simple, understandable and adapted to the average family – I have to add that the book’s organization by themes also answers to the needs and questions of most pregnant women. Congratulations to the authors for recognizing the sensibility and needs of their readers. I can’t wait to tell pregnant families about this book!
Alenka Lazarušić, Executive Director of the Pregnant Women and Parents’ Club in Split (Croatia)
You did a great job, ladies, congrats and thanks! In future editions, add more information about some of the dangers of inductions and ultrasound.
Yvonne Piehler, mother of 5+2 kids, advocate at GreenBirth.de (Germany)
Pregnant is a comprehensive guide through pregnancy, birth and postpartum for all of those expecting a baby, and those who work with them. The authors lead the reader with gentle wisdom through the physical and emotional aspects of pregnancy and parenthood using evidence and WHO guidelines. With this book, women will have faith in themselves and hteir bodies again.
Tatjana Ljuština Milaković, doula and owner of Doula Tatjana (Croatia)
Comprehensive, clear, simple, supportive, written with love and care. If only Pregnant had been available when I was pregnant for the first time.
Ivana Pojatina, Doula, Childbirth Educator and Integrative-Body Oriented Practitioner
This beautiful book is easy to read and as its title says, is really your guide through pregnancy. I especially enjoyed the fact that it continually reminds women about their power in pregnancy, birth and postpartum – it is a great start to creating a beautiful birth for every woman. The book covers all the most important topics and reminds the reader at every turn that she is the decision maker. I hope this book comes into the hands of prengnant women and changes their idea about what pregnancy and birth are and can be.
Dora Kolačko, doula and childbirth educator
This book guides women through the processes of pregnancy and birth and the changes happening to their bodies in an easy-to-understand and siple way. It emphasizes mental health and emotions which are extremely important for pregnancy to be a calm and empowering experience. I am certain that this book will help women to believe in their bodies, as they are perfectly built to bring children into the world. I would recommend this book to all expectant families as an excellent guide through this exciting itme in their lives, as a tool to help learn about the processes and decrease their stress, help them accept the changes happening and help them to enjoy the experiences of pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
Jelena Zovak, Midwife (B.Sc., Croatia)
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