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Book Title: Becoming Mum|
The author of the book: Koa Lou Whittingham
ISBN 13: 9780992272609
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 497 KB
Edition: Pivotal Publishing
Date of issue: November 6th 2013
Read full description of the books Becoming Mum:Becoming Mum is a truly unique self-help book. It is the first book written to support women, all women, through the psychological passage to motherhood, empowering them to become the kind of mother they wish to be. The psychological passage to motherhood is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most important transitions of a woman's life. It is not without its challenges. Even without complications, becoming a mum includes dramatic physical challenges, from morning sickness to the birth itself. It also has wide-reaching flow-on effects, as it changes a woman's relationship with her partner, her career, her family and her friends. Becoming a mother is a joyous adventure for many, but it is also an adventure that includes physical, mental and emotional challenges, as well as enormous personal adjustment. In Becoming Mum, Dr Koa Whittingham, a clinical and developmental psychologist, parenting researcher and mother, draws on the latest research, her clinical experience and her own experiences as a mother. In each chapter you will find suggestions on how to apply the concepts presented in Becoming Mum to your unique situation, including coping with challenges such as miscarriage, postnatal depression and preterm birth. Discover: your unique parenting values, and how to harness these to become a confident and happy mother how to use mindfulness and acceptance to create a loving bond with your baby and support your baby's emotional development techniques for coping with criticism, unhelpful advice, distressing emotions and physical pain how to keep your romantic relationship healthy and your support network strong flexible, step by step strategies for facing major challenges that can be adapted to your personal circumstances Becoming Mum is grounded in the latest scientific literature on parenting and psychological health, drawing from mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Attachment Theory. The book encourages women to enjoy motherhood and builds each woman's self-confidence as a mother by helping her to discover-and live by-her unique mothering values. Further, Becoming Mum liberates mothers from the dual pressures of self-doubt and criticism from others, empowering every mother to parent her child in the way that she feels is best for her own unique baby. Becoming Mum is written in a flexible style that supports each woman's individual circumstances. The practical strategies provided in the book can also easily be adapted to suit further challenges such as miscarriage, postnatal depression and preterm birth. Mums deserve psychological support that is nonjudgmental, empowering and liberating-support that is grounded in each woman's values and easily adaptable to each woman's circumstances and now they can find that support in Becoming Mum. Become the mum that you want to be!"
Read information about the authorI am a research fellow at the University of Queensland, a clinical and developmental psychologist and a mother. Parenting is one of my key research areas. I live in Brisbane, Australia, with my husband and daughter. I have always loved both writing and reading.
I first had the idea of writing becoming mum www.becomingmum.com.au while trying to conceive. Given what a monumental change it is to become a mother, I wondered why a book offering women psychological support during the transition did not already exist. I quickly realised that, as a parenting researcher and a clinical and developmental psychologist, I was the right person to write such a book. The idea grew along with my pregnancy and I began writing in earnest during my maternity leave. Most of the content of becoming mum was literally written on a laptop propped up on my knees while my beloved baby slept across my chest. I think this makes Becoming Mum genuine and sincere.
I am passionate about giving mothers psychological support and I am passionate about the psychological support being nonjudgmental, empowering and liberating—support that is grounded in each woman’s values and easily adaptable to each woman’s circumstances. My aim in writing becoming mum is to support each mother in becoming the mum they want to be.
You can find more information on Becoming Mum at www.becomingmum.com.au
I regularly blog about parenting on my blog Parenting from the Heart at http://www.koawhittingham.com/blog/
You can also read my Fables for Parents on my website at http://www.koawhittingham.com/fables-... or on Parenthood Stories at http://parenthoodstories.com/a/Koa_Wh...
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