Thank you @wunderbookspr for my gifted copy of “Bumpin’: Navigating the Wild, Weird, & Wonderful Journey from Conception Through Birth & Beyond”!
Tech investor & new mom Leslie Schrock offers a thoroughly modern guide to pregnancy—from the preparations of “trimester zero” to the challenges of the newborn months.
In the last thirty years, the process of starting a family has drastically changed. Not only are there many more options for getting pregnant, but there are a dizzying array of variables from start to finish. Genetic test or no genetic test? Midwife or OB-GYN? Stroller or Baby Bjorn?
Yet all this choice can also create anxiety, especially around the most difficult realities. Miscarriages & fertility issues are common, yet often concealed. One in nine mothers report dealing with postpartum depression, but it is rarely acknowledged & even more rarely treated. Celebrities post “snap-back” photos of their slim post-baby bodies, creating unrealistic expectations for women everywhere. We have more information than ever, yet nearly every aspect of motherhood is still shrouded in judgment and mystery.
Enter Leslie Schrock, first-time mother whose own struggles opened her eyes to this widespread problem. With the frank, funny warmth of a trusted friend, she delves into everything from in vitro fertilization & prenatal testing to lactation consultants & postpartum birth control. She debunks the most pervasive pregnancy myths, explores the complementary practices, & cites the latest science (with a dash of been-there-done-that experience) to help you make the best decisions every step of the way—for both you & your baby.
So tune out all of the noise you don’t need, & take control of your pregnancy—present or future.
I wish this book was available back when I had each of my 5 kids! This book is chock full of essential, useful, relevant information that will help take some of the stress off new moms or mothers-to-be, & it’s perfect for dads & partners as well. Some of the popular books out there like “What to Expect…”are outdated & obsolete in today’s modern world.
“Bumpin'” is literally the only pregnancy book you or your pregnant friend, family member or partner will ever need! It’s available now online & at bookstores.
Also, a very special Thank You to my daughters friend (and my friend as well), Sierra, for being my beautiful, baby bump model! 😘
Stay safe, stay home, and stay sane! (Now go wash your hands…)