—Daniel G. Amen, MD, author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life and Healing ADD
Pregnancy is a delicate time for you and your baby, and what your body experiences while you are expecting can affect your child for years to come. Emerging evidence, for example, is now linking too much stress during pregnancy to a higher risk for childhood emotional, physical, and behavioral problems, including preterm birth, ADHD, and learning disabilities. In fact, as Stress Solutions for Pregnant Moms shows managing stress could be just as important to your child’s health as avoiding smoking and alcohol while pregnant.
Not all stress, of course, is bad. The problem comes when we fail to recognize that the buildup of pressure and tension is tipping us into a danger zone. In this cutting-edge work—the first of its kind—neuropsychologist Dr. Susan Andrews provides effective and easy-to-use solutions to help pregnant women everywhere quickly measure and gently manage their stress levels:
- Self-assessments to discover your daily stress levels
- Checklists of warning signs of too much stress
- A simple formula to calculate exactly how much relaxation and stress reduction you personally need each day to keep your body in balance
- A resource guide filled with more than 30 techniques to relax and lower dangerous cortisol levels—allowing you to reduce wear and tear on your body and boost your baby’s potential for physical and emotional well-being.
Stress Solutions for Pregnant Moms features proven stress-reduction techniques, some designed specifically for pregnant women. Many of the tools in this guide are things you can start using immediately just by sitting down in your own living room with this book in hand.
“I’m not going to tell you to avoid stress. That would be unrealistic,” says Dr. Susan Andrews. “But you can take steps to effectively deal with it. Instead of writing a book warning of dangers and heaping more worry onto pregnant women, I wrote Stress Solutions for Pregnant Moms to empower women with the tools necessary to both identify the warning signs and potential dangers and learn how to deal with them. This book offers a double benefit. . . . I am passionate about sharing this information because I want to help you boost your baby’s potential and help you stay as healthy as possible during this beautiful time in your life.”
Twin Span Press
5½” x 8½” ● 302 pages ● $ 15.95
Available at your favorite neighborhood or online bookseller starting May 2012.