The Christian Mama’s Guide To Having A Baby

The Christian Mama’s Guide To Having A Baby 
The Christian Mama’s Guide To Having A Baby
by: Erin MacPherson
  As a Mom of four I have definitely spent a lot of time pregnant and reading through pregnancy books as if they were my daily instructions on how to simply survive pregnancy. First time Moms search frantically for the perfect book spending hundreds of dollars and often times left with a heaping pile of unasnwered questions and tattered pages. 
The Christian Mama’s Guide to Having A Baby by Erin MacPherson was a breath of fresh air. The book is filled with real life advice by an experienced real life Mom! The author, Erin, states in her forward that this book lacks medical jargon, and she holds true to that. When you are reading through the pages you get the feeling that you are at your Sunday fellowship potluck chatting around a table with your friends and pregnancy pro Erin MacPherson. 

Each chapter is filled with tips, secrets and advice you will need in order to survive your pregnancy. Topics covered range from diet and exercise while pregnant, your body during the different weeks and trimesters, preparing for nursery and baby and even what to expect during your OB visits and the delivery room, all from a friendly view.

One of my favorite things about this book was the personal connection. The mounds of pregnancy books I have read in the past are all very technical and medically fact based, reading almost like a pre-med text book. While all of that medical information is great, it really would have been nice to have some advice from an unbiased woman that has experience in the pregnancy department.
I highly recommend for all expectant Moms, first timers or not this book gives you a whole new perspective on pregnancy and reading materials. This would also make an amazing congratulatory gift for friends and family that have just shared the amazing news! 
Find more information about Author Erin MacPherson and her Christian Mama Series
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About Miranda Sherman

Miranda Sherman is a stay at home Mom of four & full time student majoring in Business Management & Marketing from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. She blogs about her crazy family of six & two dogs on her blog Minnesota Miranda, featuring book and product reviews, giveaways, news, parenting tips and advice, shopping, recipes, fashion, travel, deals and so much more.” Find me on Google+


  1. Sounds like a great book for expectant moms. I sure would have loved to have had a book like this when I was expecting!

  2. Sounds like a great book..

  3. Nobody I know is expecting, but I’ll have to keep it in mind to recommend, though I don’t know if the religious aspect would please my friends and acquaintances.

  4. This sounds like a book I would enjoy reading right now being that I’m pregnant! I would love to read a positive and first hand perspective on pregnancy.

  5. This sounds like a great book! My sister just told me she was prego with there first I would love to win or buy it for her!!

  6. Such a needed book. Simply being more aware and mindful of how we live out our faith and how we inspire our children.

  7. This would make a great gift!

  8. Ok, so after looking at this post and commenting on it numerous times I have decided that yes…i am 95% sure I am going to get this book as a gift for my friend :). Thank you!

  9. Sounds like a great informative book. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I know very few who are expecting these days…however, I am sure that this would be a groovy read for someone who was~!!

  11. I need all the help I can get. I watch kids in my home plus I have a newborn granddaughter. So tips on kids and babies and pregnancies are never over here.

  12. I have a few pregnant friends who’d love to read this!

  13. I just delivered my new baby boy on May 2nd. I really would enjoy reading this too.

  14. Sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing!

  15. my bff is having her 1st baby soon! What a great baby shower gift idea

  16. This would be a great book for my niece.

  17. I don’t have any children yet but this sounds like it would be a great baby shower gift.

  18. I am so happy to have discovered this book. I have a couple of friends who are expecting and this will be a perfect gift for both of them.

  19. I would love to read this for my future babies

  20. this sounds good to me, i would prefer a less technical approach!

  21. Well, I had five children/pregnancies, but all of those (except for one) has even had their babies. I have nine grandchildren, and no one near having babies yet, but I’m sure it’s a good book.

  22. No babies due in my family, but it sounds like it could be very helpful!

  23. I would love to have this book for my daughter in law who just found out she is pregnant.

  24. This sounds like a book that I would have enjoyed when I was pregnant with my four children…we need common sense, down to earth views and advice for new mothers.

  25. Sounds like the one book to have on the subject.

  26. Cute! Would love this for a baby shower gift

  27. Those days are over for me but it sounds like a great book for moms-to-be.

  28. Survive (and love) you I don’t know if I could love my pregnancy. At first its awesome but by the time the last month rolls around its pretty terrible.

  29. This is a book my SIL might like. Thanks!

  30. Sounds like a very helpful book! I wish I would have had it when I had my five kids.

  31. Bookmarking to buy when my daughters have their next baby

  32. Christianity affects every area of life…why not pregnancy too?

  33. this looks great – love that it covers what to expect during your appts with the medical team. Would also love to read the baby’s first year book.

  34. This sounds like a great book. Every first time mom needs to read as many books as possible. There are so many great tips out there.

  35. This would be a great baby shower gift for an expecting mama!

  36. Wish they had this around when I was expecting.

  37. That would make a great baby shower gift!

  38. Thanks for the review! I think my best friend would love this book!

  39. This would cover most of the topics to questions mothers have! Great read.

  40. I am to old for children and my daughter cannot have anymore but when my 2 grand daughters get old enough I hope that book is still around it has good asvice

  41. I would love to read this book because of the personal connection that is made! Too often there are books that get so specific without being personal and being a part is all about personal!

  42. everyone needs faith

  43. I’m all through having babies but sounds like a good book

  44. Sounds like a book that provides pregnancy support in a more familial way than the books that are very instructional but lack the warmth that this book provides. Probably like getting advice from your best friend instead of the gynocologist. It’s good to have books that kind be more supportive than directional.

  45. I know some people who would enjoy this book. I’ll have to suggest it…

  46. Sounds interesting!

  47. Sounds like the book I could of used 40 years ago if any of my 2 granddaughters get pg I will tell them about the book you have Thanks for the knowledge

  48. It seems to be an interesting read

  49. Im expecting, I’d love to read this book

  50. The Christian Mama’s Guide to parenting a toddler… its looks great!! it could help me out tons with my little girl!!!

  51. Looks like an encouraging book for new moms.

  52. Great book!

  53. Certainly every mom to be has a million questions. This would cover many topics!

  54. i would love this for my friend

  55. This sounds interesting. It would make a great gift for an expecting mama!

  56. wish I would have had a copy of this book two years ago.

  57. I want this book! I am pregnant with baby #2 so I think this book would be beneficial to my family!!

  58. sounds like a neat book.

  59. This would be perfect for a baby shower gift

  60. Thank you! What a great idea for a baby shower gift!!

  61. I def. want to check this out! I have several friends who are expecting soon and this would be the perfect gift

  62. Looks very informative… don’t know anyone who’s expecting at the moment, though.

  63. Thankfully, my pregnancy times are over. My youngest is 4 on Tuesday and there won’t be more. However, this sounds like the perfect gift for someone pregnant that goes to Church

  64. This sounds like a book I would have loved when I was pregnant! I will definitely remember it for friends.

  65. Sounds like a wonderful book! I would have loved to read it during my pregnancies. I will refer it on to friends, thank you!

  66. When I was preganant I read too many books and then forgot what I needed to know during delivery.

  67. Sounds interesting! Will keep in mind for the future!

  68. Sounds like a good read for any one expecting. Add it to the pile of reading material am I right. What makes it different other that it gives a little more personal feel? Since it has christian in the title, does it have strong religious tones to the book? I’m not religious and not a lot of my friends are either.

  69. Sounds like a great idea for a baby shower gift! Unbiased advice is something that is definitely missing from many other pregnancy books.

  70. Not really a book for me, but I can think of quite a few people who would love it!

  71. This would be a wonderful addition to any baby shower gift! Thanks for the review!

  72. I love to check out this book. I’ve got five now but I have nieces, cousins and friends that it would sound like a wonderful passaround for.

  73. I think every pregnant woman needs this book!!

  74. My niece is having a baby next month, this would be perfect! Thank you again!

  75. I’m sure a Christian woman who is expecting would appreciate this book.

  76. This books sounds like it would be enjoyed by Christian mothers to be.

  77. Every mom needs all the help she can get. share it with my cousin

  78. A book without medical jargon is definitely nice. It is really hard to find a pregnancy book that is “down to earth”

  79. This book sounds like an informative, useful read. What a great resource for moms! s2inamug at aim dot com

  80. I’m not too much of a reader.. but this may be helpful!
    Ashley Sifers

  81. I could have used a book like this with my first. I did it all alone with no family and only drs to tell me what was going on. And I was in a foreign county. Really hard.

  82. Looks like a great book for an expecting mom.

  83. love books like this thanks makes me remember how unsure i was of my slef

  84. Sounds like a great read!

  85. I wish I had a book like that when I was pregnant. It really would have been helpful.

  86. Glad I don’t have need of this book anymore.

  87. I think this would be a great gift for my friend Jess who is due next month! I love the cover too, very cute.

  88. This looks like a good read and would make a great gift.

  89. This would make for a great Congrats gift for any expecting mommmy!

  90. I’d like to read The Christian Mamas Guide to Parenting a Toddler!

  91. Sounds like a great book, wish I would have read it while pregnant.

  92. I was curious of the same, there are small undertones of religion but in no way is religion shoved down your throat or on EVERY page. I was very happy to see that the book was not forcing views on readers. It would be like pregnancy advice and pregnancy discussions with Michelle Duggar, there would be hints of religion but it is solely the advice and tips from an experienced Mom, who happens to be Christian.

  93. Awesome, great ideas!

  94. thank you for sharing this guide, this would be perfect for my friend!

  95. I’m sure young mothers-to-be would benefit by such a wonderful book. You really did a grand Post with such a simplistic review for young moms too!

  96. This sounds like a good book for a Christian mom who is expecting.

  97. I am beyond my baby having years, but now we’re “collecting” grandchildren. I think this book would be a fabulous read for any mother to be. We’re all hungry for some real meat that we can sink our teeth into when we’re expecting. It’s good to know that someone has presented the info in layman’s terms.

  98. What about mamas who aren’t Christian? Something similar without the religion would be nice.

  99. Helpful to most expecting mothers!

  100. This is a great idea for shower gift for a new mom. Thank you for sharing!

  101. Looks like a great book.

  102. This would be a great gift for my niece who is expecting wilcarvic

  103. This looks like a helpful guide for an expectant mom.

  104. I’ll definitely be looking into this for a gift for a girlfriend of mine who is pregnant.

  105. Sounds like a good book!

  106. I recently had my first daughter and hope I wont need these types of books for a while.

  107. I had a tubal ligation but i wish i had this book when I was preganat. This sounds like a great book.

  108. I’m going to get this book for my sister in law. She would really like it. And some of my first time mom friends would probably enjoy it a lot as well.

  109. I will definitely remember this for a baby shower gift, especially at a church shower.

  110. I just had my baby but I would still love to win this for next time I’m pregnant.

  111. I’m done having babies but this looks like a good baby shower book!

  112. Would love to give this to an expecting friend.. would be helpful for a first time mom!

  113. I hope I can find this book when my best friend is pregnant, I think she would love it!

  114. This would be a great gift for my nieces (I am sure one of them will be expecting again soon).

  115. I would have loved to have this when I was pregnant!

  116. This would make a great gift

  117. Thanks for reviewing this book, I will try to remember it if I have another baby.

  118. Oops, I can’t figure out how to edit my comment, but I logged in with the wrong account… this is John-Paul Thomas. Still a great review.

  119. This book sounds awesome. I have had 3 children and the other books scared me. I know they were trying to prepare you for the worst, but that’s really the last thing a pregnant momma needs

  120. Interesting. But not sure what Christian vs not Christian has to do with having a baby.

  121. I appreciate that it is from a Christian perspective.

  122. this looks like a good book

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  124. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I tried to read what I could about what to expect during pregnancy, delivery, and baby care. There was sooo much information and much of it was dry.
    Also, there was so much stuff available in the stores, we were overwhelmed and didn’t know what we would need.
    We really appreciated the practical advice we got from experienced moms. The books I enjoyed the most were written in everyday language with a dose of encouragement and humor.

  125. sounds interesting

  126. It seems the book market is being over run with guide books

  127. sounds wonderful!

  128. Sounds like a great book especially for first timers. I’ll adding this to my list of gifts to give.

  129. nice review. I think getting some down to earth advice about pregnancy would be great.

  130. I think this sounds like an awesome book. I have two kids and do not plan on having another, but I would recommend all expectant moms learn as much as they can while pregnant!

  131. This sounds very interesting… I’ll have to see if our library carries it!

  132. Well, I can say this your first sentence… let me elaborate in my instance (hehehe) my youngest child was born in 1980, and my oldest child in 1969… need I say more, and sorry my girls are done having babies too (thank the Lord). I have 9 grandchildren.

  133. Love great pregnancy books! I devoured them during my first pregnancy

  134. This sounds like a good book, I wish I would have had it when I was expecting, but I will definitely remember to tell friends who may need it in the future

  135. You also speak about pregnancy books. In my day all they really had was “Dr. Spock, and we all know how that one turned out! hahahaha I never went by the book really. I really didn’t have a choice, it was my gram, and my mother’s rules with my first child. After that it became old business! hehehe

  136. Even not being a first time mom, I think this would be great! Especially the diet/exercise tips. I was NOT good at that before. :/

  137. Oh darn, I didn’t get the link to the comment right before this one, so I’ll put this link = hope that’s okay!

  138. Looks like an awesome book, I will definitely remember it for friends when they are preggo!

  139. sounds like a geat read! I so want it!

  140. Thank you for sharing this book. It sounds like a very helpful resource.

  141. Sounds like a very useful book for the expecting mother!
    morales_y at yahoo dot com

  142. look like a good read that not too wordy with the medical terms like alot of them.

  143. probably would have come in handy when i was pregnant, but i am done having kids now

  144. The book sounds interesting, but I don’t know anyone who is expecting.

  145. i like that it focuses on a personal level to make it easier to relate to and learn from.

  146. Looks like a great book. I have a friend I can recommend this to!

  147. I will have to recommend this to all the Moms to be I know

  148. This sounds great! I have a sister in law that is expecting her first.

  149. Sounds like a great book! I was surprised by lots of things when I became a mom, wish I had read about more things before hand.

  150. This would be a great gift to give at a a baby shower.

  151. i wish I had this book last year! looks like a great book to have for any preggo christian mama

  152. Looks like an interesting book.

  153. this looks like a book I would love to read!

  154. Looks like a very helpful book.

  155. While my pregnancy days are over, I’m always looking for new gift ideas for pregnant friends. Thank you for sharing.

  156. My step daughter is pregnant right now. This would be great for her.

  157. I would have loved this while pregnant!

  158. The Christian Mama’s guide the First School years.

  159. i would love to read a book like this…rather than feeling like a statistic you feel like a person and that there are choices you can make rather than let stuff happen!

  160. Indeed helpful

  161. Sounds like a great book, written by an experienced mom- I’m sure it would make a wonderful baby shower gift.

  162. My daughter-in-law is expecting. I need to get this book for her.

  163. I have a friend who would benefit from this book greatly. Her biggest complaint is that she reads all these “technical” advice books and she’s depressed by them. Ahhh First pregnancies are always the toughest, lol. I think your nest book should be.. “So, Your friend is having her first baby. What to do when she starts crying at the mall.” Because as much as I would love to look at her and say the obvious “it’s those dastardly hormones, You’ll be alright.” I find myself buying her a cookie and giving her a tissue.

  164. Definitely a book I would have read when i was preggo!!

  165. Sounds like a good book to get if you’re expecting or for someone trying..

  166. Great shower gift idea

  167. I like that it’s from a christian perspective

  168. my sister is having her first baby BOY!!! I cant wait June 6th 2013 is when she is due

  169. I would definitely give this as a baby shower gift. Thanks.

  170. Definitely adding this book to my to be read book list if i don’t win

  171. Sounds like a book based on religious beliefs on how to raise your child

  172. This seems to be a great book for first time and moms of many. It’s nice to have that personal connection with an author instead of the feeling of reading a medical book about what to expect (although those are helpful as well.)

  173. Seems like an interesting book! I may have to check it out

  174. This would be great for my sister!

  175. This looks like a refreshing book to read. I am due with #3 and would love to read this.

  176. what an interesting concept, thanks for sharing, I know someone in need of this soon!

  177. Any book with tips on surviving pregnancy is good in my eyes.

  178. It’s always nice to have books to suggest to pregnant friends!!

  179. I remember reading all the baby books and articles with my girst baby.. Did everything by the book! It really helped me as a first time mom!

  180. sounds like a great book! Thanks for the review.

  181. this would be a good book for my friend thanks for the post

  182. Done with that but will keep in mind for a gift.

  183. I think this would be helpful to anyone who is pregnant no matter if it’s the first or third because each pregnancy is different.

  184. Sounds like a great book, my niece is expecting her first baby.

  185. The author has offered to provide one lucky winner a copy of her book, so I added a giveaway form. Good Luck and I hope you like the book as much as I did!

  186. What a awesome idea for a baby shower gift for our Youth Pastors wife!

  187. When I was pregnant with my first son, I was so overwhelmed and nervous. Reading similar books really helped me feel confident, that I could do it.

  188. i did a ton of reading when i was pregnant… this would have been on that list!

  189. The title suggests that this book is geared towards a certain group of pregnant women

  190. I would love to read (and actually just bought! lol) the toddler book – this one would be awesome too since we just found out we’re expecting again!

  191. I’m pregnant with my first so this would be fantastic to have.

  192. SOunds like the perfect baby shower gift!

  193. I really like that the book attempts friendship instead of aleinating new mothers with complex medical jargon.

  194. I love that this book has unbiased advice from other mothers. It’s nice to hear more than just a doctors opinion.

  195. This looks like a great book thank u ,

  196. So happy to see a mama book written from a Christian perspective!

  197. I have a friend who just found out she is expecting, I think I will pick up a copy of this book thanks

  198. I have a friend who just found out she is expecting, think I will get her a copy of this than k you

  199. Nice to know this is a nice understandable book.

  200. I can understand a desire for less technical based information.

  201. This would make a great gift for my girlfriend who is expecting. I like that it is not full of medical jargon

  202. Very interesting for those expecting.
    Doreen lamoureux

  203. very helpful for expecting moms

  204. This would make a perfect baby-shower gift.

  205. I also love that it’s Christian!

  206. This would have been a great book when I was pregnant.

  207. It is great that books like these are available to the young mothers of today. Back in the dark ages 45plus years ago what you heard was word of mouth and what the doctor would tell you or what Dr Spock said. Think these books are great for getting the answers a young mother needs and wants

  208. Looks like it would be a great book for someone.

  209. I loved this book while pregnant with my second! As a youth pastor’s wife and now mom of two boys, this book was so incredibly helpful!

  210. I have the toddler version of this book and love it! your review is spot on – it is a very personal type book and made me at least feel better about the things my kids does!

  211. I never read any baby books while I was pregnant with my first two kids, things just came naturally to me. But now I’ve been hooked on baby books because I just love learning.

  212. This sounds like a good read. thuy vu

  213. I wish I had this book during my last pregnancy. I like that it was written a Christian perspective.

  214. Sounds like a great book! I bet my cousin would enjoy it.

  215. I wish I had found this a few months sooner–just had my first, a baby boy, on Feb. 7th. I will keep this in mind for friends who may be having babies soon

  216. I think that the more advice and prepared a woman can be, the better. I’m sure this will be a great help to someone

  217. A very interesting book for the christian woman who seek guidance in the journey of having a baby.

  218. My step daughter is having a baby this year. I think this would be great for her. I would love to have this.

  219. this is great for expecting mothers!

  220. cool

  221. Sounds like a great book for every first time mother.

  222. I have a friend who would really enjoy this book.

  223. I have a friend who is having a baby and I bet sdhe would like this.

  224. This sounds like a fantastic book. I wish it was around back when I was pregnant 30 years ago. Thanks for the great review!

  225. Seems like a great source of information.

  226. I hope you find many who can use this book. Many out there need it I’m sure.

  227. this looks like a really great read!! I wish I had it when I was preggers, im done having kids now lol…7 is enuff

  228. It’s nice to see a book that has more personal information instead of just technical stuff.

  229. Sounds like a great book! Love that its more personal instead of ‘judgy’!

  230. i could have used this last year when i was pregnant, it was a really difficult pregnancy and i didn’t enjoy most of it at all

  231. This sounds like a great book, my friend is pregnant and I know that she would love this book

  232. Great reading that really helps you feel “connected” and with providing helpful tips & info. I am sharing this post with my daughter-in-law who just recently found out that she is expecting.

  233. Sounds like a great book, wish it was around back when I was pregnant!

  234. It’s nice that this book is easy to read and easy to relate to.

  235. I love to read this does like it would be great for a first time mom.

  236. sounds like it might help someone who is wanting to learn for being a first time mom

  237. I would also like the Parenting a Toddler book.

  238. I like that it talks about diet during pregnancy because that was something I was very interested when I was pregnant back in the day!

  239. I wish when my girls were babies I would have realized just what a precious gift from God it was.

  240. this would make a great baby shower gift

  241. I should have had this book before my niece became pregnant at 21 and again at 22, lol Thank you for the review

  242. This would be a great baby shower gift and I would have loved to have it while I was pregnet with my first son I was only 18 with lots of questions.
    amy williams

  243. My sister in law would love this book.

  244. Sounds interesting and helpful. Real advice for real women is always appreciated.

  245. It’s good to get honest answers not just medical jargon sometimes! Book seems helpful!

  246. The Christian Mama’s Guide to the Grade School Years sounds interesting.

  247. What a great gift for an expectant mother.

  248. I’d love to give this as a gift. Looks like a great book!

  249. I like that it includes questions to bring up during your doctor visits.

  250. This sounds like a wonderful read for a new mom.

  251. Great review. This would be great to have.

  252. There’s always something new to learn, even after 2 kids!
    Ashley Sifers

  253. this is a great guide! thanks for sharing!

  254. Would be a good gift for an expecting friend!

  255. I would also like to read – The Christian Mama’s Guide to Baby’s First Year.

  256. I can do without the religious overtones. But anything that might help in times of stress is always welcome.

  257. I like that this book won’t speak over my head in medical terms I won’t understand.

  258. That is a great concept for a book. Chrisitan moms have a whole different set of concerns!

  259. This is a book for everyone. Every pregnancy is different and there is always questions.

  260. Sounds like a great book, wish I could have read it with my first! It would make a great baby shower gift.

  261. I’d also like to read The Christian Mama’s Guide to the Grade School Years

  262. Hello, and I hope you are having a lovely day. The book I would like would be training a toddler, Vicki

  263. I have a friend who would really enjoy this book. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
    Michelle Tucker

  264. Sounds like a wonderful book…honestly, this time around I haven’t been reading the pregnancy books…like you said, so technical…if I have questions, I simply google (which may be a bad thing too haha)…this is one I might have to give a try to though:)

  265. There are a million books out there for pregnancy and parenting, but very few use faith to guide us through the journey! Very good idea!

  266. These kind of books are always helpful when having a baby!

  267. Hello, I am here from the summer splash giveaway to leave a review. I agree with you that a book simply written by a Mom, is much more helpful that all the medical books. thank you. Vicki

  268. sounds like a good book

  269. This would make a great gift!

  270. Perfect book to give as part of baby shower gift baskets I’m making for two friends that are both expecting babies in August. One was even complaining about how all the books she’s bought and checked out seem to impersonal. I will definitely be purchasing this soon.

  271. I would love to give this to my sister who is due in July!
    Ashley Sifers

  272. Sounds interesting for moms to be.

  273. Sounds like a great book for pregnant mommas!

  274. I like a book with a personal feel too, that is still informative, and you’re right, it’s hard to find. Thanks for the share on this book.

  275. Tried and tested advice is always the best

  276. The book sounds amazing I wish I had it 14 year ago

  277. I love that it is from a Christian point of view

  278. It’d definitely be nice to have a book that was more friendly and less technical and cold.

  279. I will definately be looking up the first school years book

  280. I just found out that our daughter is pregnant with our second grandchild. I will tell her about this book.

  281. I will suggest this book to my daughter.

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