Becoming Two & Keeping You: A Whole Self Guide for Powerful Women Planning for Pregnancy

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Are you afraid you’re going to lose yourself once you become a parent and burn out? Don’t want to make decisions out of fear? We’ve got you!

“Becoming Two & Keeping You is a much needed resource for all moms and professionals supporting moms. Unlike other books that solely focus on mental health, nutrition, or how to exercise for pregnancy and postpartum, this is a one-stop-shop since it is written by a mental health therapist, pelvic floor physical therapist, and nutritionist. It provides a holistic approach with easy to follow chapters which include workbook style journal prompts for moms to write out their responses, meal planning, and steps for how to better communicate with their loved ones. For professionals, this is a great resource for your expecting and postpartum clients for additional support between appointments. Clients have said it’s easy for them to put into practice, has helped them better understand their bodies, and has improved their connection with their partners about their needs during this transitional and important phase in their life.” -Jacqueline Ansbrow, LCSW

Life is layered with so many factors that go into everything we think, feel, do, and experience. Balanced nutrition, physical strength, and mental and emotional health all impact and influence the way we live every minute of our lives.

So many clients ask for help when they are ALREADY totally burnt out, they’re on the verge of combusting, they’re experiencing pain and limitations, they don’t recognize or feel good about themselves, they’re exhausted, and they feel like running away!

We want to help you get the things in place to help yourself prevent feeling paralyzed or terrified that you won’t survive delivery and postpartum–we want to help you see the power you’ve got within you, while on the bumpiest ride of your life.

This project was inspired by, “Why didn’t anyone tell me this before?” and “I wish we had had this conversation before the baby was born.” We’re arming women and parents with much-needed information that isn’t emphasized or taught at all in typical prenatal/postpartum care. We’re highlighting things to look out for, help that’s available (and normalize asking for that help), the ability to build a foundation to help mitigate crises, and to empower. To empower women to model for their children/our next generation, what it actually means to take care of and value yourself as a complex human being, worthy of love and having a variety of needs met–even as a mom now. How else will they actually believe that about themselves if our generation of parents doesn’t actually practice it?

This collection of info, tips, and interactive exercises is for your peace of mind. Let’s learn, sort the information all out, and get you unstuck, so you can go into delivery, and then home, with more confidence.

What you’ll find in this book:

Ways to manage stress and learn strategies for optimal time management related to life and your priorities, feeding yourself and your family, and exercise.The things people don’t actually warn you about, like unexpected feelings, bathroom stuff, physical healing, and getting your team in order.Navigating evolving relationships, difficult/essential conversations, and identifying who “your people” are, how to communicate efficiently, set boundaries, and experience intimacy.All things mental health–your thoughts, how to feel your feelings, trauma, dispelling “mom myths,” and how to truly rest and digest.Changes your body goes through during pregnancy, pelvic health 101, labor and delivery, the importance of fueling your body, and how to appreciate your body.Info, checklists, diagrams, reflection questions, application to YOUR life, before/during pregnancy, and postpartum!You don’t want to miss this!

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C128SNL8
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (March 24, 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 234 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8386619305
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.7 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.59 x 9 inches


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