Where was this book when I had my first baby 11 years ago? Pregnancy and Birth – The Essential Australian Checklists by Karen Sullivan has made its way to the top of my list for the “go to” present for friends and family when they announce their pregnancies. With so much information out there, this book acts as an instant guide to help you organise your way through pregnancy, the birth and the first year of baby’s life.
Now naturally when it comes to pregnancy and babies, there is no one formula that can tell you how it is all going to pan out, but these checklists step you through choices, options and alternatives. For example under birth choices it lists factors that you will need to consider under each of these options:
- Hospital Birth
- Private Care
- Home Birth
- Birth Centre
- Group Midwifery Care
- Types of Birth
The book has realistic lists including ones for:
- Your hospital bag
- Your baby’s hospital bag
- You baby’s change bag
- What to take on a trip with a new baby
Pregnancy and Birth – The Essential Australian Checklists though small in size, contains 80 comprehensive lists and it is the succinctness of the book that made it so appealing. It will help new and experienced parents anticipate what they need to do not only in pregnancy, but during birth and the first year of baby’s life.
Format: Paperback , 192 pages
Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
Category: Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Care
Planning With Kids received a copy of Pregnancy and Birth – The Essential Australian Checklists courtesy of Penguin Australia.