As I’m sure many of you will already know, I recently gave birth to a beautiful little girl. Although, I was absolutely beyond excited when I found out I was pregnant I won’t deny the fact I could not wait for it to be over. Pregnancy can be a very long and tiring process so how do you get yourself through? I had many moments where I struggled (especially towards the end). The only thing that kept me sane and occupied was reading books. Not only did it past the time but also helped educate me with everything I needed to know. That’s why when my waters broke I was calm, prepared and ready for the arrival of our baby.
I decided to share a few of my favorite books in which I discovered during my pregnancy. Understandably pregnacy will be the longest 280 days of any womans life. This is why I aim to help any pregnant women who are in need of a little entertainment. It’s good to remember that not all books need to be nonfiction stories full of princesses and castles. You’ll be surprised at how interesting some of these self-help books can really be, I know I was.
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The Unmumsy Mum – Sarah Turner
The Unmumsy Mum was by far my favourite book out of them all. Not only was this story completely hilarious but was so relatable as well. Sarah shares her experience of motherhood and how she brought up her two beautiful boys. She is so down to earth and really helped me feel positive about becoming a new mum.
On multiple occasions whilst I was reading this book I felt as if Sarah was really in my head. She just seems to understand everything that us parents go through! Sarah touches on every aspect of motherhood from birth to teething, 3am night feeds to toddler tantrums, soft play to toilet training, she has it all. I won’t spoil all the drama but if you enjoy rude, crude and relatable humour this is definitely the book for you.
Your Baby, Your Birth – Hollie De Cruz
Your Baby, Your Birth was the first book I picked up when I found out I was pregnant. I was actually recommended this book by a friend and fellow blogger Claire. She was the first person I ever heard mention about Hypnobirthing. At this point I was completely cluesless about the concept of hyonotherapy and birth. I went on to research all about the benefits and how I could introduce it into my own pregnancy. I will be honest, I didn’t completely throw myself into lessons like some people do. But I did read this book and I can truly say there were benefits from doing so.
Mindful Hypnobirthing – Sophie Fletcher
After reading Hollie De Cruz, I decided to settle for another book with a similar style. That way I could learn even more about hypnobirthing. Your Baby, Your Birth really helped me understand the concept but Mindful digged even deeper. Therefore, when I heared about Sophie Fletcher I jumped at the oportunity to discover more with her book. Sophie is a well trained hypnoterapist and doula who shares all her secrets to a happy and healthy birth. During Mindful she uses a powerful combination of mindfulness, hypnosis and relaxation techniques. Sophie aims to ensure you feel genuinely excited and completely prepared for birth.
Interested in Hypnobirthing? Make sure to check out my story: Preparing For A Positive Pregnancy With Birth Affirmation Cards.
Have you ever considered using hypnobirthing techniques for your pregnancy and labour? I’d love to hear your opinions on whether or not you would use this method. If you did use this during your labour did it work for you? Make sure to let us know in the comment section below.