“What to Expect When You’re Expecting” has been described as the bible of American pregnancy and has been on the New York Times Bestsellers List for 351 weeks and counting! Admittedly, I actually read very few books in my pregnancy, but I did have a borrowed version of What to Expect.
While the books are exhaustive in nature (more like an encyclopedia than the bible), I want to share my personal “favorite thing” from each book!
What to Expect When You’re Expecting is now in it’s 4th Edition. My favorite thing about this book is that it supports Chiropractic Care during pregnancy. It also covers a lot of the same topics I cover with my moms-to-be in my Chiropractic practise, like exercise, sleep positions, compression stockings, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back pain, Kegel exercises, and more.
Like it’s previous counterpart, What to Expect- The First Year details month by month what you can expect. My favorite thing about this book is that it has a First Aid & Safety Guide. It covers bites, burns, lip & teeth injuries, poisoning, and much more in a ‘Do’s & Dont’s’ type format. The book also encourages that every parent take a CPR Course. Modern Mama has been offering Infant & Child First Aid & CPR since 2009 with St. John’s Ambulance. The next Spruce Grove event is October 2nd in the evening.
My favorite thing about What to Expect- The Second Year is all the heading titles that resonate so much with where I am at right now in my parenting- rejection, resistance, struggle, trials, conflict, wars, frustrations, and on and on and on. As a mom to an almost 2 year old and just turned 3 year old, it’s tough sometimes! Reading through this book made me feel like I can and should expect these things, that my kids are NORMAL, and that we will get through the toddler years!
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