The Pregnancy Journal is a book that every woman should read. Yes! Every woman. Beyond providing an avenue for pregnant women to document their experience, the journal guides the expectant mother through her pregnancy.
Thus, it could be said that Nkem Adeniran Adedokun, the author, used a stone to kill two birds.
She handed every pregnant woman the opportunity to write her own story the way she sees it, wants it and feels it but she did not leave the reader alone in this documentation as the journal provides the guidance needed all through pregnancy.
It is an understatement to say the book is for first-time moms. If you have had children without using the journal, you should not go through your next pregnancy without it.
You will clearly tell the experience will definitely be different. Every pregnancy should be documented in The Pregnancy Journal.
The simplicity of the diction makes the journal user-friendly. Another brilliant addition is the inclusion of space for pictures and prints, bringing fun and excitement into the documentation. And this is why Nkem’s pregnancy journal differs from just keeping a diary.
The chronology of the journal serves as a pregnancy guide from pre-conception to post child-birth. For example, ultrasound scan is introduced in the journal at week thirteen. The expectant mother is thus informed that she does not necessarily need an ultrasound scan until her 13th week.
In cases where the pregnant woman changes her hospital and consequently her doctor, she can easily extract information from the journal to update the new doctor of her case, treatments and medications if any. What a valuable book it is.