25 March 2012


flowers for mummy

The strangest thing just happened to me.
I was lying in bed (of course!) and looking up pregnancy books on my iPad (iBooks).
I came across a book called 'High risk pregnancy - Why Me?' It was written by a woman in the US who had a little boy that was stillborn at 22 weeks, and later she went on to have 2 successful full-term pregnancies.

Her book is half emotional support for people dealing with cervical stitches, best rest and the worry that comes after having a premature stillborn baby and half a medical reference guide, as she has spent the last 4 years researching everything to do with premature labour, incompetent cervix, the benefits of bed rest etc.

This is the blurb from the back of the book:

'You're tired, stressed and frustrated. Bed rest seems like a life sentence, and worry drowns out the voice of hope. However, through her own emotional story, Author Kelly Whitehead will help you understand that it's possible to manage during a high-risk pregnancy.
'High-Risk Pregnancy - Why Me?' gives you the emotional reassurance and medical guidance necessary to face - and even enjoy - a high risk pregnancy.
Designed as the comprehensive guide for possible preterm mothers, their families and doctors, 'Why Me?' lays out the relevant medical information in an easy-to-understand format because it's written for you - a mother at risk of an early delivery.'

Could there be a book that is more perfect for me? I feel like it was written for me personally!

If you know anyone who is going through a high risk pregnancy (or planning to) please forward this post or send them the link to the website, as I know I would be so grateful if someone had sent it to me.

Random photo of some flowers that Sophie picked for me on her way home from school one day.


Kim H said...

What a wonderful, wonderful find. I love it when this happens right when you need it. I so hope it eases the awful burden of being bed ridden.

Anonymous said...

I am so pleased you have found something reassuring, you certainly need every little bit of encouragement xxx

bron @ baby space said...

that's awesome :)

Kelly said...

Hi! I just stumbled upon your post. I am the author of the book you are talking about. My hope when writing it was to simply help moms like me. Thanks for helping me to spread awareness of high-risk pregnancy and the struggles for us moms-to-be.

Kelly Whitehead

Kelly said...

Check out my website www.hrpwhyme.com for more information, support, inspiration and resources.

Amanda said...

Sounds as though it is the perfect read for you right now - hope you find it helps you through this difficult stage of bed rest... let us know how you find the book x

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