I was 19 years old when I found out I was pregnant with my first child. I was young, naive and knew nothing about pregnancy or babies. But when someone mentioned a certain book, it became my guidebook for each stage of pregnancy.
My husband and I would chat with any young couple who was willing to share all the details about pregnancy, labor and newborns. Many times we would be up super-late talking to family and friends about this new adventure in our lives. Boy, we had so much to learn!
Doctor visits were super short. There never seemed enough time to get all my questions answered — and some questions were just too personal or embarrassing to ask. But one book solved all those issues. And you know what?I found out that it gave the best advice — always up-to-date and current.
Maybe you’ve already heard of this amazing book about pregnancy that has been proven to be timeless. In fact, it has had over 600 record-breaking weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. It’s no surprise to me — really! I recommend it to every new mom — and even second and third time moms! I often see it added to a baby shower gift basket by a well seasoned mom (they give the best baby shower gifts, don’t they?).
If you haven’t guessed yet, it’s What to Expect® When You’re Expecting. The only words I can use to describe this book are spot on, amazing, trustworthy, accurate and personal. I seriously have read the book, cover to cover, at least four times. And guess what? I never grew tired of it!
I love how the What to Expect® When You’re Expecting book always gave me quick updates at the beginning of each chapter. It would tell me how many weeks I was, what trimester I was in, how big the baby was and all those details that almost every mom wants to know — but doesn’t get to hear from her mid-wife or doctor.
I’m a pretty personal person when it comes to pregnancy issues, and so it was nice to be able to look up private health issues related to pregnancy very easily in the helpful index. It was like having an understanding, knowledgeable friend who didn’t laugh at your gross or silly questions! It’s no surprise to me that What to Expect® When You’re Expecting is the bestselling pregnancy book, recommended by moms and doctors alike. Now, that’s a source I would trust!
But the brilliance doesn’t stop there. Now, you can snag What To Expect® the First Year, What to Expect® the Second Year and Eating Well When You’re Expecting. Psst! Stay tuned because I am hosting a giveaway for one of YOU lucky readers below for ALL FOUR of the amazing books!
Not sure about you, but the first year of parenting is a rocky one! I had so many questions about teething, fevers, growth, diet and other issues pertaining to my little one that it seemed my head could spin! What To Expect® the First Year really does take the stress off of a new mom when her baby is colicky and she has no idea what’s wrong! I speak from experience. Ahem. I’m so excited that moms have so many resources to help them on their journey — aren’t you?
What helped you through your pregnancy? Was it your mom, your doctor or this amazing set of books? Let’s chat about it on social media!
And just to help you on your journey, I’m hosting a giveaway that will give you ALL four books to help you on your motherhood journey! A $61.80 value! In this exciting bundle you’ll receive the following:
What to Expect® When You’re Expecting
What To Expect® the First Year
What to Expect® the Second Year
Eating Well When You’re Expecting
Enter the easy-peasy giveaway below and I’ll contact the winner on the 19th! Enter below and I hope you win!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.