Strong as a Mother

How to Stay Healthy, Happy, and (Most Importantly) Sane from Pregnancy to Parenthood
By: Kate Rope
Narrated by: Kate Rope
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The only guide to taking care of you!

In this informative audiobook, award-winning journalist Kate Rope provides expert, practical advice for complete mental and physical maternal health. 

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 and 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. This audiobook will become a crucial resource in your digital library, offering the same care and support that you are working so hard to provide to your child. It will help you prioritize your emotional health, set boundaries and ask for help, make choices about feeding and childcare that feel good to you, get good sleep, create a strong relationship with your partner, make self-care an everyday priority, trust your instincts, and actually enjoy the hardest job you will ever love.  

This audiobook is here to take care of you.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Kate Rope (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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I wish I found out about this sooner...

I am PP with my second daughter who is 8mo. I skipped over a lot of the pregnancy chapters & things I’ve felt I was past. I wish I had found out about this book when I was pregnant with my first. I think it would have helped me dramatically during the pregnancy and during the PP period. I applaud the author for making it her mission to take care of all the amazing mamas out there♥️

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Loved this book as a first time mom!

This book was therapeutic for me to read as a first time mom. It helped me through my transition to motherhood and normalized all the feelings I was (and continue) to experience. I strongly recommend this book!

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this is a must read for any mom, especially new ones

every single mom could benefit from at LEAST one chapter in this book. it will make you feel normal and encouraged, at the very least. i especially recommend this if you’re pregnant for the first time, or if you’re struggling in any way. this is the mom bible.

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First time mom.

I am loving this book A LOT!! Really helpful, it has made me face a few fears, and learn from others!

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I LOVE THIS BOOK!

We are trying to prepare for pregnancy and parenting BEFORE getting pregnant. I was specially worried about a lot of things, like social pressure on how to parenting, or breastfeeding, or childbirth. I was totally freaked out, and in this book I've found the help I needed to overcome those fears. It has practical tips and advice on how to approach the different stages of pregnancy and parenting, and without any judgement tells you is OKAY to worry about yourself and make YOU a priority.

The narrative is amazing, is enjoyable and cheerful, a pleasure to listen while driving or working. I loved the audio-bookbook so much I will definitely listen to it again, and probably buy it on hard-copy to have it on my nightstand as a basic.

Also, as a Millennial empowered woman who works but wants to be a mom, I found in this book comfort, and so much of the weight I had in my shoulders was lifted on the chapter about childcare and getting back to work. I cannot express enough gratitud for the author and all the research she has done. I RECOMMEND IT!

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boring and hard to listen to

the format doesn't make for good listening, this would probably be better to actually read. I couldn't handle it and only made it through the first three sections.

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Didn't know how much I needed this book...

...until I started listening. It put words to some of the things I was experiencing.

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Great, insightful book!

This book was well written and very insightful! This should be used as a guide for being a parent!

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Good. Enjoyable, positive, normalizing. I'm very glad I listened. I even laughed out loud. I loved hearing about different perspectives and voices. You always think it's just you, but tons of people have had whatever you're feeling now before and it's fine to feel how you feel.

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I wish I’d read this earlier!

For all expecting and new mums - this book should come above any book on how to look after baby.
Its wonderful. It’s wise. It’s kind. It beautifully articulates all the feelings I didn’t know what to do with when I became a mother for the first time. Do yourself a major favour and read/listen to it! You won’t regret it!