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Bonding During Pregnancy & After Birth: What If I Don’t Love My Baby?

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  1. Heather B says:

    Great post Susannah. Thank you. So well put. When I was pregnant with my son, I enjoyed being pregnant except for being very, very sick from the time I was one week pregnant until he came out. I feel, in retrospect, that I missed out on a lot of the warm fuzzes during pregnancy because I was so terribly ill the whole time. However, my husband and I did make an effort. What I found to help was a week-by-week baby growth/development book. It is amazing to think about the miraculous creation that is happening during that nine months, and that certainly helped. There are a lot of great books and blogs out there to serve this purpose, but the one I’m reading now blows all the others away, and it’s great for every pregnancy, not just the first. Not only does it have even more development details than usual, and personalized, it has a section in it where you can journal or write letters to baby. It’s called “The Wonder Within You: celebrating your baby’s journey from conception to birth” by Carey Wickersham. It’s an awesome combination of week-to-week information, what’s going on with the baby, “Did you know?” plus health advice about what to eat, cravings, nutrition, etc, BUT also with awesome 3D/4D pictures and videos you can link or QR with your phone to and see what your baby looks like at each week stage. I’ve just not seen anything exactly like it! It’s got famous quotes and real mom stories, too. The pregnancy information is as up-to-date as it gets and it’s such a great keepsake. I want to get one for everybody I know who is expecting! I highly recommend it! http://www.TheWonderWithinYou.com.

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