Impending motherhood, childcare and breastfeeding concerns are always uppermost on the minds of mothers-to-be and new mothers everywhere. Despite age-old advice and methods from midwives and well-meaning relatives, many mothers-to-be and new mothers today see the need to educate themselves in these areas.
This series of books, Guide to Childbirth, Guide to Breastfeeding and Guide to Childcare, have been developed by Thomson Medical Centre specifically to address this need.
How your body copes and changes to accommodate a new life is illustrated and explained in the first book of this series, Guide to Childbirth. The book also illustrates the processes of labour, childbirth and delivery as well as provides a local context of ante and postnatal care for the new mother.
The second book, Guide to Breastfeeding, is for the new mother who wishes to breastfeed but is discouraged by the lack of support and information about it. The process of breast milk production, the dos and don’ts of breastfeeding, problems related to breastfeeding and their solutions are found in this book.
Guide to Childcare, the third book in the series, provides tips and advice in caring for the newborn infant. New mothers will also be able to troubleshoot signs of illnesses and even serious medical conditions, and to recognise when to consult a doctor or paediatrician for help.
So while it is good to still have your own mothers and relatives give you their pearls of wisdom in pregnancy and beyond, mothers-to-be and new mothers will come away from these books better equipped and informed to deal with today’s motherhood. We at Thomson Medical Centre sincerely hope that this series of books will be helpful in your journey to motherhood.