Strong As a Mother: How to Stay Healthy, Happy, and (Most Importantly) Sane from Pregnancy to Parenthood: The Only Guide to Taking Care of YOU!
Strong as a Mother is a practical and compassionate guide to preparing for a smooth start to motherhood. Everyone knows the secret to having “the Happiest Baby on the Block.” This is your guide to being the Sanest Mommy on the Block. It will prepare you with humor and grace for what lies ahead, give you the tools you need to take care of yourself, permission to struggle at times, and professional advice on how to move through it when you do.
Praise for Strong as a Mother:
“Informative, empowering, and inspiring. I can’t think of a single mother who wouldn’t benefit from reading this. It’s the book equivalent of a long chat with your most honest and experienced mom friend – something we all need more of!”
– Jill Smokler, New York Times bestselling author and founder of Scary Mommy
“Strong as a Mother is the most compassionate, nonjudgmental and comprehensive new mom book I’ve ever read.”
– Katherine R. Lewis, author of The Good News About Bad Behavior
“…one of those books that I am going to return to again and again for support, a laugh, and as a reference text when I’m feeling lost. And it’s definitely my new go to gift for any mom friends.”
Sammy, Goodreads review
“Writing in the tone of a friendly, nonjudgmental peer, [Rope] ticks off potential sources of distress for mothers-to-be that other people might have trouble understanding. Rope mixes in solid advice from experts and her personal experiences, [and] offers women commonsense guidance and vigorous reassurances on coping with the tumultuous changes of pregnancy and parenthood.”
“I have read almost every parenting book out there in my haste to figure out this thing that is ‘parenting’ and this is by far one of the best.”
Rebekah, Goodreads review
“This book recognizes that, as a mother, maintaining mental health should be a top priority. The topics covered are vast (from feeling anxiety in early pregnancy, to being a mom to a fussy baby, to handling doubtful thoughts once the baby has been born), and the book can be read from start to finish or consulted by section for mothers’ most pressing need.”
The Complete Guide to Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Everything You Need to Know to Make the Best Choices for You and Your Baby
Sometimes even physicians disagree or appear confused about what medications are appropriate choices for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Tylenol? Ambien? Sudafed? A prescription medication for a chronic condition? How much is OK and when? Incomplete or misinformation, an out-dated FDA classification system, and fear all stand in the way. Which means taking care of your health during this important time of your life can feel scarier than it should.
The Complete Guide to Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding cuts through the confusion so that you can feel good about taking care of yourself and your baby. This essential reference combines authority and empathy with an A-to-Z directory of more than six hundred drugs to help you make the best possible decisions for you and your baby.