The Expectant Mothers Guide is a factual, educational publication aimed at pregnant moms and dads to help them make informed decisions about their pregnancy, birth and parenting experiences. The articles are written by professionals in their field of expertise, giving the facts, the pros and cons so the moms and dads can make informed decisions about their pregnancy, birth and parenting experiences. What is right for one person is not necessarily right for the next – every couple and every pregnancy is different and unique so all the facts are given for different circumstances so everyone’s needs are met.
The Expectant Mothers Guide is divided into 2 main areas – You and your pregnancy – dealing with pregnancy issues moving chronologically on to You and your baby – dealing with baby issues. The Fathers guide is a small section aimed at dads written from a guys perspective so he can understand what is happening in the situation and how best to deal with his pregnant partner.
The best way to use the Guide is to sit and read an article together and then chat about your thoughts so you know how each other is feeling and what is important to each of you so you can work to a common goal and have a great pregnancy, birthing and parenting experience.
How exciting it is to be pregnant in 2018! There is such amazing research going on in the maternity and baby field confirming how marvellous a woman’s body is made and if you stay focused on the natural and uncomplicated during pregnancy and birth, the amazing channels that are opened to keep your precious new baby healthy and on the road to a healthy life for the rest of its days! On this note – do see the invitation to attend our free skin to skin function in March and hear first-hand the information that is available – so book your seat early to avoid disappointment!
Do take the time and effort to really research your options available for your pregnancy and particularly your birth – it impacts yours and your baby’s life forever. Take time to do this research together and communicate between yourselves as a couple as your new family grows from just the two of you into three. It is so easy to get side tracked in the busyness of life to overlook what is really important over what is perceived as important in choosing a stroller, cot and car seat – yes these are all important issues but not nearly as important and impactful as who, where and how you are going to give birth. Don’t be fearful in finding out the true advantages and disadvantages of birthing methods etc in case you feel guilty, but face up to the reality of what you can provide for this new little life growing inside of you. Happy reading of the Guide either in the print format, on the website at www.expectantmothersguide.co.za or downloadable as an App from the App store or Google Play.
I wish you well in this incredible journey of pregnancy, birth and parenting!
Lynne is passionate about bringing information to pregnant moms and dads and enjoys making a difference in everyone’s lives she crosses on a daily basis. We can change the world one pregnant mom and dad at a time.
Lynne has a BSc nursing degree, is a registered nurse and midwife, as well as an internationally certified childbirth educator.
Lynne loves being mom to Jason and Tamii – the lights of her world
Tamii, Jason and Lynne