Entering into parenthood is not the end . . . It’s only the beginning, and it is so worth it.
Hormones, weight gain, cravings—oh my! In Expectant Parents, Suzanne Hadley Gosselin creates a supportive guide and companion for couples on their pregnancy journey. Packed with stories and advice from real-life parents who have been there, along with information from numerous experts, this book offers help and encouragement for every step of the pregnancy process and beyond, covering important topics such as:
Making your marriage a priority
Dealing with pregnancy fears
Building a foundation of faith
Planning post-baby career decisions and more
Expectant Parents includes thought-provoking questions and conversation starters in every chapter to help soon-to-be parents write their own “manual” for parenting. You’ll come away feeling equipped and ready to dive into the adventure of parenthood—along with knowing what to pack in your hospital bag!
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Many books focus on prenatal development and the health of a mom-to-be. While Expectant Parents does touch on important issues of pregnancy, its core purpose is help expectant parents understand key issues related to the arrival of a new child in the home, offering practical assistance as they prepare themselves for long-term family success.
It’s often said that babies don’t come with an instruction manual. This book actually provides parents with information and practical steps for writing their own—as they work to create the kind of home and family they choose to build. This includes strengthening their own marriage relationship, setting plans and expectations for parenthood, increasing communication, and preparing for the new stage of their family life that is just ahead. Ideal for first-time parents, this book would also be helpful for couples wanting to explore and prepare for the emotional, physical, and spiritual life changes that come with the arrival of any new child into the family.