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on 19 May 2015
as advertised good value
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on 17 December 2014
interesting ideas :) good to read ;)
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on 21 August 2003
The Pregnant Woman's Comfort book is for women who feel in any way unsettled, doubtful or rattled about their pregancy or impending motherhood. It arrived at the perfect time for me and provided an elixir of reassurance, reminding me that:
- pregnancy "is an emotionally unnerving time" (ie I'm not crazy or weak for feeling unusually vulnerable)
- it is not selfish, but rather necessary, to spend time looking after yourself during pregnancy, and that
- pregnancy should be celebrated as a unique and empowering time for every woman.
Louden draws on her own experience as well as many women she has interviewed. She raises and answers questions that must niggle the minds of all women at some time during pregnancy and early motherhood. For example, 'shouldn't I focus on the baby instead of myself?', 'am I ugly and fat or round and beautiful?' and 'what's going to happen to ME after the baby is born?'. Her approach is empathetic and thoroughly reassuring, without being patronising. She also confronts some of the less acknowledged feelings associated with pregnancy such as ambivalence and fear. She addresses these practical issues and real-life concerns from the heart and that is the power and key difference of this book.
Among her armoury of advice, hints and tools, the author is a believer in the therapeutic value of writing. She encourages readers, and shows you how, to jot ideas, make notes and record journal entries. Cynical at first, I found that by releasing on to paper the multitude of thoughts I had swimming around my mind about pregnancy and motherhood, the experience was, indeed, liberating.
If you abandon yourself to the genuine and nurturing sentiments of the book, it will leave you feeling like you've soaked in a long, warm and fragrant bath from which you emerge feeling calm, clear headed and of course, comforted.
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on 21 August 2003
The Pregnant Woman's Comfort book is for women who feel in any way unsettled, doubtful or rattled about their pregancy or impending motherhood. It arrived at the perfect time for me and provided an elixir of reassurance, reminding me that:
- pregnancy "is an emotionally unnerving time" (ie I'm not crazy or weak for feeling unusually vulnerable)
- it is not selfish, but rather necessary, to spend time looking after yourself during pregnancy, and that
- pregnancy should be celebrated as a unique and empowering time for every woman.
Louden draws on her own experience as well as many women she has interviewed. She raises and answers questions that must niggle the minds of all women at some time during pregnancy and early motherhood. For example, 'shouldn't I focus on the baby instead of myself?', 'am I ugly and fat or round and beautiful?' and 'what's going to happen to ME after the baby is born?'. Her approach is empathetic and thoroughly reassuring, without being patronising. She also confronts some of the less acknowledged feelings associated with pregnancy such as ambivalence and fear. She addresses these practical issues and real-life concerns from the heart and that is the power and key difference of this book.
Among her armoury of advice, hints and tools, the author is a believer in the therapeutic value of writing. She encourages readers, and shows you how, to jot ideas, make notes and record journal entries. Cynical at first, I found that by releasing on to paper the multitude of thoughts I had swimming around my mind about pregnancy and motherhood, the experience was, indeed, liberating.
If you abandon yourself to the genuine and nurturing sentiments of the book, it will leave you feeling like you've soaked in a long, warm and fragrant bath from which you emerge feeling calm, clear headed and of course, comforted.
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on 4 May 2009
Pregnancy and Childbirth though so commom is the most vulnerable time of a women's life. This book true to its title provided great comfort on those dark days and nights.
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