This week I had the privilege of reading and writing a review of "The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Baby" by Erin Macpherson. First of all, NO I am not pregnant. :) This just looked like a good book and since I hope to actually be pregnant someday soon, I thought it couldn't hurt to read up on pregnancy a bit even if I have already done it 2 1/2 times.
Second of all, if you are looking for a book chock full of medical advice written by a medical professional, look elsewhere. With that being said, I still LOVED this book! I felt that most of Erin's advice is spot on with what I have experienced in my previous pregnancies. Yet she does it with such humor that makes you laugh right out loud while reading. I'm sure I received some strange looks from my husband!
Throughout the chapters, you will also run across Erin's "Time-Out for Mom" sections. Each "Time-Out" is complete with Bible verses to help deal with every current pregnancy woe, and prayer to go along. I think this is a great idea, and will probably be posting these on my wall next time I'm preggo as reminders that I will make it through!
This was the second "Christian Mama's Guide" that I have read by Erin Macpherson, with the first being "The Christian Mama's Guide to Parenting a Toddler". She also has two other "Christian Mama's" guides available called "Baby's First Year" and "Grade School Years", both of which look excellent. So I will sum this all up to say that I think these guides are fabulous and now I am eager to read the rest! I rate this book as 5 stars and will definitely be recommending it to all of my pregnant friends!
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