I’d like to include some information about bedrest, depression during pregnancy, mothering alone (i.e., single parenting), mothering multiples (i.e., twins), pregnancy after abortion, stillbirth, and unexpected (surprise) pregnancies.
If you have experienced any of these situations–or anything else that might be relevant to buyers of a book that’s a Catholic guide or handbook for pregnancy, please help me!
Could you take a few moments and complete the survey I’ve put together?
My thanks, and my promise to share more with you in a few months, once the editorial team has had a chance to make everything pretty and nice and marketable. 🙂
Have you seen this letter from St Francis de Sales to a pregnant woman? For me it is the one thing every woman should read while pregnant: http://www.thewinedarksea.com/comments.php?id=2935_0_1_0_C By funny coincidence I just posted it last week.
No! I haven’t! Thanks, Melanie!
Sarah, maybe this is outside the scope of your book, but had you considered including options for birth-related events? I haven’t gone through any of the things listed in your survey but I’ve had 3 kids in the neonatal ICU.
Can you please include information for moms who choose to carry to term after the baby is diagnosed with a fatal condition? Too many people never even think about that possibility and then are blindsided during an ultrasound when they find out their baby is going to die and the doctor pushes them to terminate. I’ve talked to many women who thought it would be okay to terminate for a fatal condition only to find out later that they’d committed an abortion, and their grief is terrible. THere’s some info about that here: http://www.janelebak.com/ctt/index.html