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HYPNOBIRTHING – Marie F. Mongan
Marie F. Mongan is the founder of the Mongan Method, also known as Birthing Without Fear. This book is about a natural approach to safe, easy and a more comfortable birthing experience.
Hypnobirthing focuses on removing fear and adrenaline from the birthing experience. It is quick and easy to read, with activities, exercises, meditations and guides to help you plan your birth.
It also includes things you and your partner can do before the birth to help bond with the baby, learn how to support each other and figure out the best birthing process for you as a couple.
This book changed my understanding of labor and delivery. I did not know giving birth could be so good! There are so many scare stories and horrible ideas about birth, but this book dispels all those fears and worries.
Hypnobirthing gives birthing back to women in a powerful, logical and honest way. I am so glad I found this book and was able to read it in time. It definitely removed so much of my fears and worries and filled me with hope and confidence for our birth.
SWEET SLEEP – From La Leche League.
In 2010, La Leche issued The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, which became the breastfeeding bible for many new mothers. In their latest book, the organization again challenges existing wisdom about breastfeeding and sleep, while offering an essential guide for parents.
This book has an emphasis on co-sleeping or understanding that most women who breastfeed will co-sleep at some point. It was recommended to me by a few women who just loved it.
While I don’t think it fit with my preferred parenting approach, I did use the advice about co-sleeping a couple of times. While traveling and in emergencies, it was necessary for my baby and I to co-sleep. I was so glad I knew how to do it. I was happy to have a no-nonsense guide to taking care of my bub.
I can see how this book would be so helpful for the co-sleeping attachment, breastfeeding stay at home parent. If that is what you want, these guys are the best!
BRINGING UP BEBE – Pamela Druckerman. This is a french parenting guide, written by an American living in Paris. It may be controversial to some people, but for
This is a french parenting guide, written by an American living in Paris. It may be controversial to some, but for me, it was a revelation.
I LOVED IT! This book blew my mind to what parenting, child raising, and family life could look like. It reminded me to maintain high expectations and to demand more from my child, allowing him to raise to the challenge.
Druckerman preaches about parenting for the logical, rational modern parent. It is full of common sense, wise advice and is a wonderfully easy guide to follow with a newborn. And let’s be clear, it is just a guide. These are not rules or schedules and not to be taken as absolute.
And let’s be clear, it is just a guide. These are not rules or schedules and not to be taken as absolute.
Bringing Up Bebe allows you to make your own schedule, set your own rules and expectations. It simply gives you the confidence to do so and teaches you how to do it.
BUDDHISM FOR MOTHERS – Sarah Napthali.
Buddhism for mothers is a calm approach to caring for yourself and your children after the birth. I loved this book because it was so gentle and understanding towards the mother. It did not tell you the right and wrong way to do anything. Buddism For Mothers is all about helping you do what is right for you, and taking care of your baby means taking care of its mother.
I loved this book because it was so gentle and understanding towards the mother. It did not tell you the right and wrong way to do anything. Buddism For Mothers is all about helping you do what is right for you, and taking care of your baby means taking care of it’s mother.
I felt so empowered and confident after reading this book. It also helped me to understand why everyone parents and mothers so differently and to be less judgemental about our differences.
This is why I like it, the mother is considered from the very beginning. So many books I came across stated the life and needs of your baby are the most important thing ever and to do everything you can to make them happy.
A calm mummy means a calm bub.