Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Christian Mama’s Guide to Having a Baby by Erin MacPherson

I’m not pregnant. I promise. (The only babies I’m having from here on out are book babies.) But if I were pregnant I’d want MacPherson’s book.
In The Christian Mama’s Guide, MacPherson shares a refreshing and honest perspective of what housing a baby in your belly really feels like. Her wisdom is spliced with humorous accounts and a realistic approach to each of the three trimesters.
MacPherson addresses every possible detail I recall wavering about during my own pregnancies. From choosing a doctor or a midwife, to appropriate exercise, to naming the baby, the extent of her research is evident when it comes to providing insight on the medical world and every other aspect of living with a baby bump. MacPherson even includes a chapter written by dads. But I have to say one of my favorite lines in regards to having sex in the second trimester is, “Get all Song of Solomon on him.”

The Christian Mama’s Guide was a comprehensive, enjoyable read even for this non-pregnant woman. I highly recommend it (a great early baby shower gift). MacPherson brought me down memory lane, a road I gladly travel with sentimental smiles and great fondness.

I loved being pregnant and I love that this book reminded me of each of my pregnancies.

Erin MacPherson lives with her husband and their two adorable children in Austin, Texas. She was an editor and staff writer for a popular parenting and pregnancy Web site for years, where she spent hours each week researching pregnancy, talking to obstetricians and midwives, and giving out tips and advice to new and pregnant mamas. Visit Erin at

*I received this book in exchange for my honest review


  1. Thanks so much, Wendy!! I so appreciate you taking the time to read it and write about it!

  2. I can't believe Erin's book is here! I love the cover. It sounds really good--I like humor!

  3. Great review, Wendy!! I'll be writing mine in March, Erin!


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