Author(s): Ryland Peters & Small
This beautiful journal begins with a section on Preparing for Pregnancy, full of advice on healthy eating and fitness. In Care and Classes, there is space to record important contact details, hospital visits and antenatal classes, while Preparing for Baby encourages parents to be to jot down baby names and compile lists of essential equipment and baby clothes. Next, a week-by-week diary, divided into trimesters, allows expectant mothers to record every precious moment of the magical experience of pregnancy, from the first sight of baby on a scan and the thrill of the first kick to any unusual food cravings. Useful tips on everything from food cravings to swollen ankles accompany each weekly entry. Labour and Birth includes pointers on creating a birth plan and packing a hospital bag as well as plenty of space for an in-depth record of labour and details of the new arrival. This beautiful and comprehensive journal is a joy to complete and will become a lovely keepsake full of precious memories for parents and baby alike.