Sunday, January 13, 2008
Book Giveaway! Healthy Baby, Healthy Mom Pregnancy Journal
A few weeks ago I was contacted by Potter Style, an imprint of Random House, and asked if I would be willing to peruse their new publication, Happy Baby, Healthy Mom, a pregnancy journal authored by Dr. Robert Greene and Laurie Tarkan. This book, spiral-bound and featuring gender-neutral cool colors of grays and greens, is journal/guide that takes pregnant moms-to-be from the first week to the postpartum periods. Use the charts provided to record daily exercise, review the prenatal visit information before meeting with your health care provider, and read the tips marked with exclamation points for important pointers or marked with a cup of tea for some stress-relieving suggestions.
Remembering back to my pregnancy days, I'm not sure there is much information this book that you would not find in others, but it is more certainly more succinct and for those moms who are having an uncomplicated pregnancy or for moms who might find some of the other books more alarming than reassuring, this is a happy medium. The writing prompts that assist in recording thoughts, memories and feelings throughout are a very nice touch from "Write about your thoughts on prenatal testing and any worries you are having while waiting for results." to "How do you feel about asking friends and family for help after your baby comes home?"
From a green perspective, this book does address some of the eco-friendly, "going green" concepts that we've all been exploring: buying more organics instead of conventionally grown foods, suggesting a water filter (rather than suggesting bottled water), and addressing the hazards of plastic baby bottles that contain Bisphenol-A.
This book would make a nice gift for an expecting friend or...for you. So, I'm giving my copy away. Please leave a comment, with a way of contacting you (Blogger does not provide me with email addresses), by, oh...midnight, Eastern Time on Wednesday, January 16th. I will draw winners randomly. And wait! There's more! A second winner will receive "Time to Feed Baby: A Journal for Recording Your Baby's Feeding Schedule", also by Potter Style. This adorable slim book is simply a nice way of recording breast and/or bottle/formula feedings and those lovely peeps and poops. So much nicer than the scraps of paper on which I hastily jotted down notes those first few weeks of Sprout and Pip's life.