Preparation for Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood

A comprehensive guide for pregnant women and their partners to help them prepare for a healthy and enjoyable pregnancy and prepare them for delivery and caring for their baby.

This book is also beneficial for couples planning a pregnancy as the importance of good pre conceptive care is now getting due recognition.

DR KAREN GIVEN
MEDICAL DOCTOR, LIMERICK

Preparation for Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood

The author considers that inadequate preparation for pregnancy and birth is a major factor in in the cause of complications that can be modified or even prevented by preparation for pregnancy.

Many women may believe themselves to be in perfect health but yet have a lifestyle that has the potential to make them less well or even cause them to become ill.

It is questionable how much healthier our babies would be if all prospective parents aimed for optimal pre conceptive health. ‘Preparation for Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood’ is a health educational book and addresses all these issues.

ALISON MOORE
IRISH NURSES AND MIDWIVES ORGANISATION

Preparation for Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood

Good preparation can go a long way to ensuring a healthy pregnancy. An unhealthy lifestyle has the potential to endanger the health of mother and the developing baby. In fact both partners may need to make changes.

Nancy Murphy is midwife and antenatal teacher and author of ‘Preparation for Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood’ which is her second book on this topic. Pre conceptive care has colossal potential to positively influence the outcome of pregnancy. A woman who makes the effort to become healthy before pregnancy will continue throughout pregnancy and after the birth so its good for the whole the family.

MARGARET HAWKINS
COUNTRY LIVING, FARMERS JOURNAL

Preparation for Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood

In her new book ‘Preparation for Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood’ Nancy Murphy shares her vast experience in a variety of areas from pre conceptive and antenatal care, delivery of baby, feeding the newborn and care of the newborn baby.

She also addresses issues such as, Crisis Pregnancy, Parenting Alone, Miscarriage, Ectopic pregnancy and much more.

MARISA REIDY
THE KERRYMAN

Preparation for Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood

‘Preparation for Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood is a hefty book of over 530 pages and each chapter has been designed to provide the prospective and expectant mother with information and education on the many aspects of pregnancy. It deals with preparing well for pregnancy as well as detailing how to minimise risks and make the journey towards a full term pregnancy and the birth of a healthy baby.

While he biological process of pregnancy and birth has not changed over the milennia, women’s lives have changed dramatically as have their expectations. This book reflect these changes including specific material aimed at the younger mother as well as the older mother. The whole theme of this book is to reduce risk to the health of mother and baby.

NORMA PRENDIVILLE
THE LIMERICK LEADER

Preparation for Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood

What makes this book a real success is that it uses personal experiences get across important messages. It is those insights and years of professional and personal experience which ensures that “Preparation for Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood” is a successful self-help reference full of relevant information and advice.

This new edition will help many more thousands of women prepare for pregnancy, birth and motherhood. It is a book of love that will continue to help the next generation of mothers in Ireland to prepare for what is a life changing and life giving experience.

JERRY BUTTIMER T.D.
CHAIRMAN, JOINT OIREACHTAS COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND CHILDREN
CORK SOUTH CENTRAL