Book Review: “The Christian Mama’s Guide to Having a Baby”

Disclaimer: I am NOT currently pregnant, just in case anyone thought this might be an indicator. 🙂 I chose to review this book because we hope to have kids someday and I thought it would be helpful 🙂 

When it comes to pregnancy and childbirth, there are probably hundreds of books and resources available. This book, The Christian Mama’s Guide to Having a Baby, strives to be different from the rest, and I believe that it is. The author, Erin MacPherson, writes with such honesty and familiarity, and it felt like I was listening to my best friend talk to me about her experiences as opposed to reading a textbook full of medical terms. She talks about the things that women REALLY want to know about pregnancy and isn’t afraid to talk about the gross stuff. The book is broken down into helpful sections like morning sickness, labor, etc.

What really sets this book apart is the focus on prayer and the Bible. In each chapter she provides verses and a prayer for the mother-to-be that will help her stay focused on the beautiful gift that God has given to her. She reminds the reader that God is the best source of guidance–even more so than Google.

Sometimes we try to gather loads and loads of information in order to gain a sense of control. Instead, what we really need is to spend time with the One who really IS in control. I found that by turning to God’s Word before turning to Google, I was able to calm a lot of worry and gain a great sense of serenity in my pregnancy. (Pg. 243)

This book is a great resource and I feel like I learned so much by reading it! She has several other books and I plan to read them all once we enter those phases of life.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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