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Book Review: L’Mazeltov: Your Personal Guide to Jewish Childbirth Education ~ Pamela S. Nadav

Posted Jun 16 2009 5:35pm

First off I am not Jewish. But when I had the chance to review this book I was very excited. Religion of all types is interesting to me. I have had the pleasure of reviewing a few childbirth books and they were very good. This one was beautiful! What a serene cover, a splash of color and a beautiful drawing of a mother and baby, you almost want to frame it, it is so beautiful. The author has given the expectant mother a book to be proud of and also keeps right in the realm of their religion, and it is done in such a spectacular way that any woman can read this up to a point and get great advice to live by. The author also covers the religious side for the expectant mother to follow the steps that are within their Jewish heritage. The chapters are laid out well, and with titles like: Childbirth preparation, Nutrition during Pregnancy, Prenatal muscle toning, and The Fourteen discomforts, and so many more. It was a book I was thrilled to read, and the recipes in the book are ones I am going to try, as they are kosher, so they are well for all to use. The book goes over names and what to expect in the hospital, and even epidurals. I loved the chapter on Family and community: The role of the grandparents, Jewish Folk Customs and Raising a Jewish Child. It is a book I plan to keep, and will reread, as the information is something that if I had not read this book I would never have know these customs and this very special part of the Jewish life. Beautiful book!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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