The Pregnancy Journal, Revised Edition: A Day-to-Day Guide to a Healthy and Happy Pregnancy

 
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The first of its kind to combine practical information with beautiful design in a keepsake format, The Pregnancy Journal will reassure mothers-to-be about their babies' developmental stages and provide room for expectant parents to record the thoughts, experiences, and joys of pregnancy.

Whether this is pregnancy number 1 or number 10, nothing makes it easier to connect with a growing baby than knowing exactly what magical development is happening every day. Filling the need for practical information, medical data, emotional and spiritual fuel, and even "pregnancy trivia," The Pregnancy Journal is easily one of the best books available for a woman or couple expecting a baby. The journal contains about half a page of information for each day from conception through delivery. Nutrition, how to avoid discomforts associated with pregnancy, childbirth customs in other cultures, and practical parenting tips are among the topics touched on. Many days in the journal have a great section called "Did You Know"; for example, from Day 49: "The baby's arms at this point are only as long as this printed 1." At the bottom of each page is a quote from a literary or historical figure; some are sentimental, some pithy, some humorous, all inspiring.

The information and quotes seem to invite musings and speculation on the miracle unfolding inside the womb; there is some space for recording data and thoughts, but if you want to write more than just a few lines every few days, you might want to have a blank journal to accompany The Pregnancy Journal. The format of this book makes it much more manageable and inviting than most books on pregnancy, and the information is made even more accessible by the inclusion of a glossary/subject index in the back. Don't wait until the shower to give this excellent resource and thoughtful gift--moms-to-be will want to have it from the very beginning. --Katherine Ferguson

Customer Reviews:

  • Great Way to Count Down the Days
    Those 40+ weeks of pregnancy can seem like forever. I was sent this journal at the start of my first one and really enjoyed it. I did not use the journal pages, though I'm sure this is a lovely thing for many people. What I did do was read each day's entry every evening with my husband. Every night we'd read about the development of our child - a short snippet with just enough info to allow us to visualize the baby.

    This was also a perfect way to keep my husband in the loop. When it's all going on in your body, you are far more likely to read all the books, cruise all the web sites, and do all the research. This kept my husband up to date on the process, without making him read What to Expect or something similar that is clearly geared toward pregnant women.

    My only gripe is the bizarre cover art....more info
  • Pregnancy Journal
    I love this book! I feel closer to my unborn baby. I had the exact same book for my daughter and had to find it again for this pregnancy. Love it, Love it, Love it!...more info
  • This book hardly qualifies as a journal
    I bought this book on Amazon and after actually looking through the pages decided that it really isn't much of a journal at all. This book has very few places to write anything - I ended up just buying a journal and writing in it weekly about my pregnancy. I wasn't looking for a book that tells me about my pregnancy and how it is progressing (let alone day-by-day) - I already had tons of books on that topic! Anyway - there are much better pregnancy journals out there. I just wish I could suggest one but since I decided to keep my own I can't. Sorry! On the other hand, if you are looking for a great journal for AFTER your baby is born I loved the one I bought - "Cradle the Thought - A Journal for the New Mother's First Year". Good luck!
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  • Great product, just took a long time
    I ordered 2 books same day and time, the first came with in 2 days. The pregnancy journal took over 2 weeks. The condition was good, I just think thats a long time to ship anything.
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  • Great book during your pregnancy
    I had this book when I was pregnant with my twins. As soon as I found out I was pregnant again, I wanted the exact same book for this baby. It has day by day progress of your baby which is fun to read. It also has weekly places to write down your mood, appetite, nausea, cravings, weight and belly size. It's a fun way to journal your pregnancy. ...more info
  • My favorite Pregnancy Book
    I absolutely love this book. It was given to me when I was pregnant and now I give it to all my friends the moment they tell me they are expecting. I was very interested in all of the information about the growth and development of my baby, the connections to mothering from other cultures, and my favorite part was recording my own data. I saved my journal in my daughter's hope chest and hope that one day she will see what an exciting experience I had during my pregnancy for her. I strongly recommend this as a gift to give to others or yourself! ...more info
  • I love this pregnancy journal!
    I love this journal - I bought it for myself, and a girlfriend of mine, since I loved it so much! There is info about the baby every day and space to record your own thoughts and progress - lovely!...more info
  • FANTASTIC
    I am the father of 2 and we got this book for both pregnancies. I loved reading this book with my wife....more info
  • The Pregnancy Journal
    This was a gift for my sister. I had one for my pregnancy with my daughter 3 years ago. I loved it and she does too. It is exciting to see what changes are happening daily with your baby....more info
  • Great journal
    I've had 2 pregnancies and used this daily journal with both of them. It is very informative with info "every" day not just once a week or once a month, and you have space to write to your baby. I think it will be a great keepsake for the children. I look through the first journal often to compare the pregnancies. This would make a great gift for any mom to be....more info
  • I love memorilialzing my pregnancy and writing notes to baby
    This journal gives great space to write to/about your baby as well as daily tidbits of useful info on the baby's growth, what the pregnant woman should be feeling/doing/eating and interesting facts about childbirth in other cultures. I look forward to reading the daily journal....more info
  • Great book on the daily growth of your baby.
    This journal/book gives you daily info on the progress and growth of your baby based on your EDD. It's so amazing to know exactly how your baby grows into a baby.

    This provides exact details of how folds turn into head, spine, heart, when the amniotic sac starts providing blood, circulation, so truly amazing!

    It also provides space for waist & weight measurements & general notes.

    I think it could use some more notes pages, as I would like to keep track of daily symptoms, but maybe thats just me....more info
  • a great book
    We read this book every night to find out what part of the baby is developing that day. It's a great way to know what's going on inside your belly....more info
  • The Best!
    I bought this journal in 2000 for my first pregnancy and I bought it again in 2006 for my second. It's very user friendly and has just enough space to write down all the important things you want to remember. I love the day by day explanation of what's going on with my body and the baby. I highly recommend this!...more info
  • Awesome book any pregnant woman should have
    I bought this when I was pregnant with my first son and absolutely loved it. My husband and I would read it together every night. I just purchased it for my niece and she is enjoying it as much as I did!...more info
  • The Pregnancy Journal
    This is a beautiful discovery of what happens in a woman's body throughout pregnancy and a wonderful way for you as a couple to bond with your baby. The book takes you through the journey and it is a real discovery. ...more info
  • LOVE IT!
    This was a fantastic resource and a great way to track each of my 4 pregnancies. ...more info
  • A must-have
    I purchased this book for baby #1,and am now writing in the margins for baby #3. I enjoy seeing how things are going for each pregnancy. I've also written "life notes" - adventures, guests, trips, etc. and it's fun to look back (especially since I am not otherwise a journal writer). I have purchased this book for two other expecting moms, and though at first they thought I was overboard, they are now sharing it with others!...more info
  • Easier to follow along if you count based on your due date. To be used as entertainment not medical resource.
    I started using this book when I was about 3 months pregnant and since I didn't know when I conceived and didn't remember when my last period was I counted backwards from what my doctor said was my due date. My husband and I would read a page everyday and it was a nice bonding experience. Even thought it's not written by a doc I found it pretty accurate as far as the comments that tell you you'll be having backpain, swelling, etc, etc. I would not take this as a medical resource book but more as entertainment...more info
  • Pregnancy Journal
    I used this journal to document my first pregnancy. It had a lot of interesting information about the development stages of the baby in utero. It also had some room for journaling and such but I didn't think there was enough room to write much. I also found some of the journaling prompts repetitive....more info
  • the only book we used every day
    This book helped my husband and me connect with the baby's development day to day. My husband read it every day and it kept him involved in all the phases of the pregancy. I ordered the First Year Journal after our daughter was born and he is just as glued to that. I especially like the quotes of little bits of wisdom, humor, or just reflectionsat the bottom of the pages....more info
  • It will bring you closer...
    My husband and I read this each day together before going to bed, throughout nine months of pregnancy. It was an easy way to bond with each other and with the expected babe, the information is accurate, and it is easy to read <45sec per night. When the baby is born, we will start reading "baby's first year journal" by the same author...more info
  • A must have during pregnancy
    This journal gives day by day information on how the baby inside you is growing. It's very informative but also easy to read. There is a place to chart weight gain and waist size, as well as room for notes.

    My husband and I would read this together each night and take turns journaling our thoughts in the note section. We liked this book so much while pregnant with our son, we bought it again the 2nd time....more info
  • Excellent resource!!!
    I love this journal. It has excellent information everyday. It tells you what your baby is doing daily. I would recommend this to all moms-to-be. ...more info
  • Helpful and fun to read!
    I found this journal to be very interesting and informative about both the baby's development and changes I was experiencing. All the side notes about other cultures are interesting too. This does not cover much of the medical/technical stuff in detail so I would not purchase as my only pregnancy book....more info
  • Just right
    I think this journal has just the right balance of interesting info and space for me to write. It was fun having something to read each day about the baby and our health. I also like that I could write in the dates based on my due date so I could easily see where I was throughout my pregnancy. I've given it several times as gifts to friends....more info
  • Favorite Pregnancy Book
    If you are looking for a blank journal - this isn't the book for you. If you are looking for a way to daily connect with the child growing within your womb - this is the perfect book for you. It was a psychological lifesaver for me. When my back was aching and nausea overwhelmed me I would often go to this book and read and it always reminded me that all the tough times of pregnancy are well worth it! I love the in depth detail on the estimated events that are happening. I realize that we all progress differently so the timing may not be perfect. However, as a nurse I am impressed with the accuracy of the material.

    I have two sons and purchased a book during each pregnancy. I love reading through my notes in the books and recalling the sweet (and not so sweet) memories of pregnancy. We are planning on trying for another baby soon and this is the top book on my list! It will be a very special part of each of our children's memory chest....more info
  • The best journal for pregnant moms.
    I have not only used this book for both my pregnancies, but have given one to friends when they are expecting. My mom had one too, so she could share the experience with me. It gives one such good information; foods, nutrition, what to expect, how baby was developing, places to journal. It was great and I highly recommend it. ...more info
  • Highly recommended
    This is a great day by day journal of how your baby is developing. I have not seen another book or journal that decribes such detail of the changes your baby and your body go through during your pregnancy. It is very easy to read and has space available to write personal notes. I highly recommend this book/journal for every pregnant woman, especially if it is your first pregnancy....more info
  • Loved it!
    I loved this book! My husband and I read it every night and loved knowing how our baby was growing. I buy this for every friend or family member who is expecting....more info
  • Must Have Book for Preggy Ladies
    This book takes you day-by-day through your pregnancy and you can't go wrong with it. It takes into account your weight and belly measurements and has antedotes about ancient cultures. Great Book!...more info
  • Great journal!
    I used this book for my 2 girls and loved it! While expecting, I could know day-by-day the development of my baby and myself and when they were born, I wrote all about the experiences. My girls love when I read their "stories" to them on their birthdays....more info
  • Baby's Journal
    A very interesting book for mothers to be. It helps them to keep information as it developes during the whole pregnacy and it gives them tools to learn and to know the baby since day one...more info
  • Contains a lot of useful information!
    This book gives day by day descriptions of what is happening with your developing fetus. Much of the information I had never even heard of before and I am an avid reader of many pregnancy books/magazines, etc. It is really an amazing book and makes a wonderful gift for a firt time Mom....more info
  • I really like this journal
    I looked at every pregnancy journal before choosing this one - it is a different format from most others, it takes you through the pregnancy day by day with details of how the baby is growing. It has spaces to record, weight changes, moods, food cravings etc, and some pages for more detailed logging with questions, spaces to write your own notes etc. I found most journals to be overkill - I don't have time to detail everyday of my pregnancy. If you want a lot of space to document changes, add photos, include doctor visit info - this is not the journal for you....more info
  • Love this book, but be careful
    I love this book. It has day by day development for Mommy and baby. It also has lots of places to right small notes about cravings, mood, weight, and your own thoughts. I received this for my first pregnancy and bought it myself for my second. Be careful when you buy that you be sure to get the "revised" version since it has more pages to write in details about planning your feelings about the pregnancy, hopes and dreams for you baby and extra pages for notes....more info
  • A Wealth of Information
    What an amazing book! I took notes in my copy four years ago when I was pregnant with my first child, and it was so cool to read about his growth each day. Now that I'm pregnant with my second, I'm actually using the same copy to record things along side the first notes. Not only is the book a wealth of developmental information and tips on how to stay healthy through your pregnancy, but it offers space to record your own thoughts, feelings, and physical changes. Very fun the first time around, and even more so now, when I can compare how I was feeling at the same stage of each pregnancy. ...more info
  • Not really a journal
    i bought this book from a local bookstore and it was wrapped in plastic, so i didn't get to see what i was buying until i got it home. it has good information, but i wanted something that would let me write (like a journal should) about my feelings and put in pictures of ultrasounds. i'm keeping this b/c like i said it's good info but the title is misleading - it should The Pregnancy Book, not Journal....more info
  • Prego Books
    I LOVED this journal and read it every day of my pregnancy. I buy this for every friend I find out is pregnant. It is a must for a new mother!...more info
  • Best Pregnancy Book I Bought!
    This is hands down the best book I bought when I was pregnant. I got so sick of reading about changes happening to me, what I really wanted to know was how the baby was changing day-to-day. This book was the answer! My husband and I both loved reading about the baby's development every day. I knew I wanted to write down some memories from the pregnancy, but I was overwhelmed by the thought of keeping a journal. This was perfect for me because it provided some space every few days as well as areas for answering questions in the beginning and the end. I LOVED IT!...more info
  • wonderful!
    Best pregnancy journal around...the day by day details are exciting to read and very informative....more info
  • I love this book ;)
    This book is so helpful, I love how its a week by week thing. This is my first pregancy and this book is so helpful, and my husband loves me reading each day to find out how our baby is doing. Also I think it would be cute to save this book for when the baby is older and let him read all my notes I put in this book so he can see what he put me thru...I definatly recomend this book to any one especially if its your first child....more info
  • Great day-to-day information; not much for journaling
    I love the daily information on the baby's development, but I would have liked more journaling space with some topic ideas for the journaling. Overall, I'm glad I got it though....more info
  • My favorite Pregnancy Book
    I absolutely love this book. It was given to me when I was pregnant and now I give it to all my friends the moment they tell me they are expecting. I was very interested in all of the information about the growth and development of my baby, the connections to mothering from other cultures, and my favorite part was recording my own data. I saved my journal in my daughter's hope chest and hope that one day she will see what an exciting experience I had during my pregnancy for her. I strongly recommend this as a gift to give to others or yourself! ...more info
  • My husband and I love reading this Book!
    I am so glad that I purchased this book. It is fun to read each week and see how your baby is growing and what to expect. My husband and I love to read it together. I also like how it gives tips for nutrition and relief for common aches and pains. It does not create "anxiety" like most pregnancy books. It also is a great gift for expectant mothers (I have purchased a few for friends). You will not be dissappointed....more info
  • Awesome Journal during pregnancy!
    This book is Awesome! It was given to me as a gift from my sister-in law early in pregnancy. It is full of fantastic information for every day during pregnancy. I enjoyed looking at it each morning and sharing the information with my husband. Some days he would even check it out himself. We enjoyed the facts from childbirth in other cultures. It narrows your pregnancy into the 9 lunar months, weeks and days. There are many food facts to keep you trying to eat healthy; I found them to be like reminders. There are so many facts and tips in here which really helps you obtain a better understanding of what you are going through. The dates are a little frustrating to figure out at first, but once you understand how it works, it is well worth it!

    This journal is great especially for a first pregnancy; it gives you reassurance that most of your symptoms are "normal". It makes you are aware of pregnancy and the development of your baby. I highly suggest this journal. I have already given it as a gift, and will continue to do so. ...more info
  • the best pregnancy journal
    I found this book by chance and used it everyday. I loved all the educational tidbits from day to day. However, I cherish it sooo much more now that my baby is a year old and I'm looking back through all the notes I made. I will definitely buy another copy the day I find out I'm pregnant again! I can't imgaine remembering all the details of my pregnancy without it!...more info
  • Love this book, but be careful
    I love this book. It has day by day development for Mommy and baby. It also has lots of places to right small notes about cravings, mood, weight, and your own thoughts. I received this for my first pregnancy and bought it myself for my second. Be careful when you buy that you be sure to get the "revised" version since it has more pages to write in details about planning your feelings about the pregnancy, hopes and dreams for you baby and extra pages for notes....more info
  • A Great Pregnancy Gift
    I received this journal from a girlfriend when I was pregnant with my first child from a girlfriend. It does not have a large amount of space for personal writing if you intend to use the book as a true journal. The information however is very informative and interesting. What I enjoyed the most however were the bits of information on pregnancy in other cultures, non of the other pregnancy books or journals included that topic....more info
  • Perfect For Me
    I absolutely love this journal! Day by day it tells me so many tidbits about myself and my growing baby, as well as great quotes. I feel closer to my baby as I learn what is going on and even tell my husband! There is just enough white space each day to write a little bit if you needed to. Depending on the day, I have written events (ie Today we got your crib! or a short story) I even added sonogram pictures. However, if you are a person who likes to write a lot on a daily basis or add lots of pictures/mementos, this is not the journal for you. If you like to write 1-2 sentences every few days, or sometimes a little more, and would like fun and interesting info, this is perfect! ...more info
  • Great book during your pregnancy
    I had this book when I was pregnant with my twins. As soon as I found out I was pregnant again, I wanted the exact same book for this baby. It has day by day progress of your baby which is fun to read. It also has weekly places to write down your mood, appetite, nausea, cravings, weight and belly size. It's a fun way to journal your pregnancy. ...more info
  • The Pregnancy Journal
    This Journal is great! I borrowed it from a friend the first pregnancy and had to order it for the second. And just ordered it for a friend and she loves it! Very imformative and helps with what to eat as well!...more info

 

 
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