Where to buy: Random House
The title, “Baby Brain. You couldn’t make it up if you tried”, says it all.
Throughout my pregnancy I did really silly things such as paint my nails with lip gloss instead of nail polish (which I only realised after the second coat and waiting for it to dry).
This book was hilarious and comforting at the same time, as I realised I wasn’t alone and many baby brain moments of my own (which I refused to acknowledge) had been shared by other women. An absolute must read for every pregnant woman so that you can laugh at the joys the hormonal changes bring you.
Features and Benefits
- the stories are easy to read. Any page you turn to will bring a smile to your face, if not the realisation you are suffering from baby brain too
- cute graphics to break up the text
- the book is small enough to fit in your handbag, making it easy to pull out any time especially during lengthy delays at your doctor’s appointments
- for those of us that haven’t had our babies yet, the stories centered around the continuation of baby brain after your child is born are hilarious
- the most important aspect of this book is the comforting experience of not fighting the phenomenon, but instead join it and embrace it as it forms part of the beautiful journey of nurturing your baby and the joys of raising your bundle of joy in the first few years of their life.
Personally I found the funny anecdotes helped me embrace the journey of pregnancy I was on.
As a professional woman who needs to be clear minded at all times I found myself challenged at many times during my pregnancy. As a result I would get frustrated with myself.
This book taught me to let it go and embrace all the moments of pregnancy and beyond, as this experience is unique to women and should be enjoyed and shared rather than being concealed.