A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy
Walking with Mary from Conception to Baptism
by Sarah Reinhard
"The guide to pregnancy that Catholic women have been waiting for."
— Hallie Lord, author of Style, Sex, and Substance
In her newest book, popular blogger and author Sarah Reinhard invites women to deepen their faith as they experience the journey to motherhood.
"How often do I ask God to give me a sign when I carry within me evidence of his mercy and love?"
Read why other authors describe Sarah Reinhard's newest book as a necessary, insightful, and comforting companion for pregnant women.
"As I struggled with feeling like the most ill-equipped person to write this book, it was the image of the Blessed Mother that was my encouragement."
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A Catholic mother who is being real? Who admits that she loves her sleep, isn’t really a baby person, and finds parts of pregnancy as annoying as I do? Yes, please.
Pregnancy is a uniquely challenging experience, not only physically, but also spiritually. Yet it is precisely this spiritual dimension that is so often neglected in books on the subject.
Reinhard is reassuring, down to earth, and sympathetic without ever being sappy or unrealistic. This is a book that I’m going to be giving to many of my friends who are young mothers.
The inclusion of Baptism is just the pièce de résistance: a beautiful finale to the nine months of waiting and worrying and planning.
I think reading Sarah’s insightful reflections on our Mama would have been invaluable to me as I tried to reconcile myself to being mama to another little soul.
What Sarah has put together is not a "pregnancy is bliss" book but "pregnancy and motherhood is a cross and it's hard because it's great" kind of book that urges moms to make the burden more bearable through prayer and the companionship of Our Lady.