Monday, December 19, 2011

The Pregnancy Book

The book's subtitle is A Month-by-Month Guide and that is exactly how it is organized. Its chapters are organized by month; allowing expectant parents to progress at their own pace or devour it cover to cover as they wish. It is extremely thorough in covering each month...what is happening to the baby, how you might feel and suggestions of things you should think about at that point. One thing I adore about the book is that it includes a pregnancy diary for you to write in. Like all of their books, The Pregnancy Book makes excellent use of illustrations and text boxes to emphasize key points.

As always, the information in this book is accurate and an easy read. The Sears excel at taking complicated medical information and translating it into something that is understandable to the lay person...and fun to read. It is an amazing talent. Of course, being a paediatrician and nurse as well as the parents of eight children themselves; the Sears have the background to do the job.

My suggestion to clients and other expectant parents is buy this book early. Read each chapter at the beginning of the month, then skim it again mid to late month. Towards the end of the month, then fill in your pregnancy diary. It will be a lovely keepsake of this special time in your lives.