Happy Mother’s Day to the wonderful moms everywhere! It’s not an easy job, but it’s the most important and rewarding job you’ll ever have! Enjoy these special quotes about mothers from QuoteGarden. Woman in the home has not yet lost her dignity, in spite of Mother’s Day, with its offensive implication that our love needs… [Continue Reading]
The new TIME cover, featuring a beautiful blond woman standing upright and breastfeeding her almost-4-year-old son, is creating waves already. Personally, I’m tired of the whole conversation already. And not interested in reading the actual article. And a great fan of Dr. Sears and attachment parenting, for the record. What I did enjoy, however, are… [Continue Reading]
A healthy diet is important for everyone, but even more crucial during pregnancy. Fish is a great choice, and here’s another good reason to add it to your menu: Eating two servings of salmon a week during pregnancy is beneficial both for the mother and child, according to University of Granada researchers (Medical News Today).… [Continue Reading]
From when I was a kid until now, one of my favorite activities is looking through old family photo albums. Seeing the familiar faces of family and friends, remembering the good times we shared, and laughing over the silly photos we couldn’t bear to throw away (remember a time before digital cameras?!)… it’s a surefire… [Continue Reading]
Whether you have gone through a miscarriage or are experiencing pregnancy again after the loss of a baby (high risk or normal pregnancy), the right kind of book at the right time can be a real source of comfort. For someone facing adversity in their quest to build a family, Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D. and Mara Tesler Stein, Psy.D (pregnancy.org) have a few suggested reads.
Every woman should know that fears are normal, especially if you have experienced one or more miscarriages. Here are some of their suggestions to assist in identifying your feelings and helping you cope with them.(NOTE: I did not read these books! The following reviews are copied from pregnancy.org.)
Empty Cradle, Broken Heart, by Deborah L. Davis (Fulcrum, 1996), has several chapters specifically on the emotional aspects of pregnancy after experiencing the death of a baby, as well as lots of support and information around grieving, which can add to your coping ability.
Trying Again, by Ann Douglas (Taylor, 2000) looks at subsequent pregnancy from timing it through delivery, with some on the emotional aspects, as well as lots of medical information that you might find helpful as you progress through the different trimesters and decisions about prenatal care. This book is written especially for bereaved mothers who need a pregnancy book that takes care of their special needs for reassurance and understanding.