The Healthy Pregnancy Journal
A Weekly Guide for Reflecting on Your Pregnancy and Preparing Your Heart, Body, and Mind for Motherhood
by Martha Sears RN, Hayden Sears MA
Pub Date 07 May 2019
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Pregnancy brings many changes all at once. You might feel empowered and vulnerable, gorgeous and disheveled, and like a superhero and a scaredy-cat all within a single day. The Healthy Pregnancy Journal is designed to help expecting moms navigate this beautiful chaos with a journal tailor-made for the whole process.
Written by Martha Sears and her daughter Hayden Sears, The Healthy Pregnancy Journal provides mothers with a safe space to reflect on their own physical and emotional well-being. Entries include spaces for bump pictures and tracking the baby’s development, along with fun journaling prompts about everything from food cravings and dreams to fears and feelings of loss. Features helpful guidance on all aspects of pregnancy: nutrition, exercise, birthing techniques, breastfeeding, self-care, and more.
“This book is a hug of wisdom, empathy, guidance, and inspiration, and is rife with hard-won knowledge. I wish this book for anyone wanting to navigate pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and postpartum as healthily and as gently as possible, under the watchful and validating eyes of two powerful forces in the journey of pregnancy and parenthood.” —Alanis Morissette, artist, activist, attachment mom
“How sweet it would be to glance back through this pregnancy journal with my fleeting feelings, thoughts, hopes, and dreams captured—and see them now! This is the gift the Sears give us with The Healthy Pregnancy Journal, which contains space for you to place what will later become sacred treasures along with their practical, easy tips for a healthier pregnancy and birth, as well as a more knowledgeable you.” —Aviva Romm, MD, author of The Natural Pregnancy Book and Natural Health After Birth
“With sensitivity, humor, wisdom, and grace, Martha and Hayden Sears—two highly respected authorities on all things pregnancy—take you on the most incredible journey with the most personal and informative assistance. What a blessing this book is for women who want to be educated and actively engaged with this process in order to set themselves up for the ultimate preparedness as they embark on the greatest ride of a woman's life.” —Mayim Bialik, PhD, actress