As if that awesome subtitle doesn't say it all...! From the Hips provides straight-shooting, judgement-free advice from hundreds of parents, doctors, midwives, and more to help tackle the major (and many minor) pregnancy and prenatal decisions, including: work/life options, what not to eat, postpartum emotions, and prenatal testing.
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Many mothers-to-be crack open a fresh journal to commemorate different milestones in their pregnancies -- only to find, soon after "entry one," that they're unsure what's really record-worthy. Because this journal is specially designed for pregnancy, it provides a rich array of easy fill-in questions and charming illustrations, so journaling feels fun, never like a chore. (And, this author has another journal coming out April 1 for after baby is born -- From Pea to Pumpkin: A Baby Journal!)
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For most, welcoming a baby into your family, your hearts, and your home is an undeniably joyful and undeniably stress-producing major life change. Compiled by three "Babyproofing experts" (regular women who set out to maintain a happy marriage while becoming first-time mommies), Babyproofing Your Marriage diagnoses and remedies the most common relationship pitfalls of first time parents.