The Wonder Within You
By:: Carey Wickersham
Publisher:: Focus on the Family
Release Date :: August 1
About the Book::
Many newly pregnant women believe mothering begins after the baby is born. As a result, their pregnancy is spent preparing the baby’s room, buying a crib, and even attending childbirth classes. All of these activities are valuable and help to prepare for this new life, but what about before the baby is born?
The Wonder Within You takes you on a journey that weaves scientific studies, dozens of interviews with mothers, and storytelling into a fascinating account of life inside the womb. An obstetrician loads each chapter with advice. A sonographer gives incredible 3 and 4-D snapshots (available online) and stories from her 25 years of watching babies grow in utero. Each chapter includes week-by-week developmental information, findings from recent neonatal studies, and even nutritional advice all designed to nurture a healthy baby. The Wonder Within You also serves as a weekly journal for expectant mothers to chronicle her own baby’s journey to life outside the womb. It’s a keepsake baby book that begins before birth.
The Wonder Within You will help moms meet the real needs of the growing pre-born baby. Sonograms, dietary and medical advice, and stories from experienced moms are combined to encourage 40 weeks of prenatal parenting designed with a joy for the journey in mind.
The Wonder Within You is an excellent guide throughout your pregnancy, with special features including:
- amazing 3-D ultrasound images that give you a week-by-week glimpse into what your baby is experiencing during every step of the growth process
- web links and QR codes take you to incredible ultrasound videos
- engaging chapters, each packed with timely advice on health and nutrition
- fun quotes and memorable stories from other moms
- space to include your own thoughts and feelings, including letters to your child
When I first found out that I was going to be a mom almost ten years ago, I did not know what I was doing. Was very young and did not even think about checking out a book to find out what I should be doing. I did go to my doctor appointments but that was it and never did I ask any questions at all like not eating shellfish when you are pregnant. I had no idea that I should not be doing this at all! Well, my stomach found out the hard way and never again when I was pregnant did I eat shrimp. This book also gives you a week by week guide to how your baby should be doing and what is happening to them inside you. Knowing what is happening to you and your baby as they grow inside of you is a wonderful thing. In the book I love that you have stories to read and places to write your own story. This is a great feature since you can look back on those nights and share them with your baby. Telling them what it was like to have them inside of you and what it felt like in that moment.
FTC:: This post was written for Tyndale Blognetwork, who provided the complimentary product in exchange for my honest review.