Every first-time pregnant woman basically hears the same advice from her mother, grandmother, friends who have been through this situation. The problem is that the information is often so mismatched that it ends up confusing and confusing the new mom’s head. If you don’t want to follow the wrong advice, don’t despair, we’ve prepared a list of five books that will make you sharp to welcome the baby in the best way.
1 – What to expect when you are expecting?
The book shows, month by month, all the transformations that occur in a woman’s body and presents the challenges she needs to overcome at each stage. It is recommended that the mother reads slowly, as the gestational period progresses. This is the best-selling book for pregnant women in the United States – and has already become a movie, with the same name and starring Rodrigo Santoro, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez. R$29.90 at Saraiva.com.
2 – How parents are born – chronicles of an unprepared father
This one is to give as a gift to first-time dad and then read for yourself. The work brings stories of a man who suddenly finds himself a father and needs to learn to deal with the situation. In a fun and light way, the author tries to expose the countless difficulties faced by first-time parents during the first two years of the baby. Reading is enjoyable and the language is accessible. R$41.90 on the Submarine.
3 – Shantala – baby massage
Shantala is a special type of baby-calming massage whose ancient origins date back to India. It was discovered when French doctor Frédérick Leboyer saw a paraplegic girl massaging her baby on a sidewalk in an Indian city. The girl’s name was Shantala and the doctor named the massage after her. In addition, Leboyer photographed the entire sequence developed by the young woman in her baby.
The book features photographs taken by the doctor, which are mainly focused on the relationship between mother and child, the affection involved in the massage process and how this factor positively influences the baby’s development. R$40.72 at Americanas.com.
4 – Baby’s life
The author, Dr. Rinaldo de Lamare, brings in the book all the care for the baby – from zero to two years old – and a part especially dedicated to the typical pathologies of this phase. Because it is a complete guide, it is suitable for reading not only during pregnancy, but also after the baby is born.
The book also presents the most recent discoveries in the field of Neonatology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Nephrology and Children’s Endocrinology. The topics are addressed in a simple and easy to understand way. R$24.90 at Americanas.com.
5 – Honestly pregnant
This book is not a guide or a manual. Screenwriter Juliana Lins tells the story of her second pregnancy, using good humor to illustrate situations that are common to all pregnant women, such as fears, expectations and the transformations suffered during pregnancy. The pregnant woman discovers herself on each page, identifying herself with the hardships of a real story. R$20.00 on the Submarine.
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