Exercise could make labor and recovery simpler, may lower your chance of miscarriage helping you receive in shape following the baby comes into the world. This may sound like common sense, but it is not the mainstream way that babies are cared for in Western culture.
Each of these chapters was packed with interesting information from historical, evolutionary, cultural, and scientific perspectives. Most importantly, one can see that the mainstream parenting practices touting cry-it-out; time-outs; formula feeding or early weaning; early sleep independence; and long hours away from mother or the primary caregiver, are themselves very recent inventions driven by historically and culturally specific forces.
Soiled cat litter can contain chemicals that are recognized to harm fetuses. The information and perspectives shared in this book went well beyond what you would find in a normal "Parenting" book, and it kept me interested from beginning to end.
We have always practiced attachment parenting and choosing to forego traditional schooling has been a natural outgrowth of our commitment to these parenting principles. Bring any prenatal medical records, just in case anything does happen.
The breath and reach of this book, for me at least, was crucial. Rather, babies' cries routinely receive delayed responses and "cry-it-out" is a popular and widely accepted sleep training method for infants. Make sure to receive your flu shot if you are pregnant.