A Is for Advice (The Reassuring Kind): Wisdom for Pregnancy


by: Stanger-Ross, Ilana
Format: Hardcover

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Product Description A small gifty package with beautful black-and-white illustrations by Iris Gottlieb, this is the ultimate babyshower gift for your best friend, sister, or daughter. Practical, reassuring, and beautifully written, A is for Advice provides a brief and compelling reflection on pregnancy, birth, and the early postpartum period for expectant mothers of all kinds--whether you prefer a water birth at home or a scheduled C-section in a hospital, whether you believe in painkillers or an all-natural labor, breast milk or formula, this book speaks to you and your pregancy. Written in the approachable and friendly tone of a best-friend blogger but informed by the insight of a Registered Midwife, A is for Advice seeks to comfort and inspire, providing realistic and soothing advice at a time when most women desperately seek out information. Through 26 lesson/letters of the alphabet (C is for Control; F is for Fear; W is for Water), A is for Advice offers practical and emotional insights into the often overwhelming transition to motherhood. Using a combination of humor, story-telling, research distillation, and personal reflection, A is for Advice speaks to concerns common to all women as they approach birth and motherhood. Eschewing the “birth wars” for a women-centered, feminist perspective, A is for Advice does not argue for any one type of birth experience, but rather empowers each woman to be her own advocate. If the book could be summed up in one line it would be, simply, “be gentle with yourself.”  Read it cover-to-cover or in the short bursts available to an expecting mom (each letter stands alone), this book offers a compelling call for well-informed, judgment-free, and forgiving birthing and mothering. Review “In this charming and inviting little book, midwife Ilana Stanger-Ross guides the reader through the multiple concerns and practical questions of pregnancy with eloquent simplicity, reassuring wisdom, clear vision and experience-based knowledge. I would happily give A Is For Advice to every expectant woman and couple.” (Dr. Gabor Maté, author of Hold On To Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers) “A feminist guide to help new mothers (and fathers) truly enjoy the often overwhelming transition into parenthood.” (Sarah Lux-Lee, Founder & CEO Mindr NYC) “This is a pregnancy book unlike any others…everything you actually want to know about pregnancy and birth and parenting that you haven’t been able to find in the existing pregnancy books. I devoured it. Do yourself a favor and read this book!”  (— The Midwife is In) “A beautiful book that is informative while also being open minded and kind. This book shares experience and information in a way that I truly appreciate and admire.” (Dr. Eva Zasloff, Director of Tova Health Fourth Trimester Care) “If I had read this book while pregnant or in those first hazy days of motherhood....I would have been a lot more okay. It’s so beautiful.” (Lauren Smith Brody, author of The Fifth Trimester) From the Back Cover “Breathe. It’s not a solution. It’s just the first step. Breathe to remind yourself that you matter, that you are worthy, that you are trying your best. The journey from pregnancy to parenthood can be joyful, wonderful, terrible, exhausting, exhilarating, and all of the above. It is a profound journey. Learn this lesson now and it will serve you again and again. Breathe. Deep and full, in and out, slow and steady.” —from A Is for Advice A Is for Advice is a thoughtful and encouraging love letter to new mothers from an expert caregiver and compassionate friend. Warm and wise, this book is a feminist guide to help new mothers-to-be—and their partners—truly enjoy the beautiful life-changing experience of becoming parents. Whether reading in small sips or large gulps, this tender manual is the perfect read for an expectant parent, bringing comfort, insight, and humor with each of its twenty-six alphabetical chapters. About the Author I


Product Code: 9780062838780
ISBN: 0062838784
Publisher: Morrow Gift
Publication Date: 2019-03-26
Number of Pages: 144 pages
Languages: english
Edition: Illustrated
Dimension: 4.96 x 0.75 x 7.13 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.66 pounds