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Welcoming a Second Child into the Family
The joy and love that your first child has brought into your life is immeasurable, and now you're ready for another baby. You've been through pregnancy and childbirth before, but this time you have added responsibilities toward a little person who hasn't had that experience. And Baby Makes Four is written specifically to inform and support each member of the family as they meet the challenges that come with welcoming another child. Drawing on personal experience as well as advice from experts pediatricians, psychiatrists, obstetricians, midwives, parents and childbirth educators author Hilory Wagner provides a one-of-a-kind reference to guide parents through the many changes affecting their growing family
Practical guidelines for dealing with the physical and emotional differences in pregnancies.
- An indispensable source for preparing your child for a new baby.
- Fail-safe tactics for getting through the toughest times of pregnancy.
- Special activities to share with your child during the last few weeks of pregnancy.
- Tips for helping every member of the family assume their new role in the larger family.
- A mini-survival guide for understanding and defusing sibling jealousy and rivalry.
- A list of the best books for new siblings.
- AND MUCH MORE!
Help for the whole family as they welcome a second child into their world.
Second, third or subsequent pregnancies are not replays of those first nine months. Every pregnancy is different, both physically and emotionally. What's more, with each new baby there are additional family members to prepare. A woman expecting a second child may look to some of the new-parent books she purchased for her previous pregnancy as a "refresher", but what she really needs is a book that specifically addresses the concerns of the second-time mother. "And Baby Makes Four" is the first book that will discuss every aspect of the changing and growing family from planning, pregnancy, and birth to the evolving roles of each family member. Readers will find information and support to help them meet the new challenges, responsibilities, and expectations of welcoming a second child into the family.
With helpful information and tips on planning for the pregnancy and birth, this supportive guide offers advice for the whole family as they prepare to welcome a second child into their midst.
About the Author
HILORY WAGNER is the author of THE NEW PARENTS SOURCEBOOK. She also writes for Parenting, Parents, Child, and Babytalk magazines. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two children.