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Why Pregnancy Sense is the best book if you’re expecting

Preggy brain is a very real thing. Just as a regular human I am a los kop (I mean, the amount of jerseys and sunglasses I’ve lost over the years!), so porridge brain is really not helping my case in every aspect of my life.

The latest thing to earn me the Mommy Fail award happened just this past Friday. You see, it was Spring Hat Day at school and I forgot. I sent The Munchkin off to school with no hat and I cried when I realised. Luckily teachers account for idiot parents like me and had extras.


So, obviously my emotions are all over the place. I like to think I have a pretty good head on my shoulders and don’t let my emotions get the best of me but  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

Pregnancy Sense

So really, thank God for Meg Faure who just this week released the latest addition to her Sense Series: Pregnancy Sense. Which has helped me understand just what the hell is going on with my body, mind and emotions!

Pregnancy Sense

In those first few months at home with The Munchkin, her Baby Sense and Sleep Sense books were an enormous help. Life saving. Life changing. Seriously, if you’re expecting GET THESE BOOKS!

Baby Sense
Sleep Sense

Also if you’re pregnant or planning to be soon, get the new Pregnancy Sense book. Baby expert Meg Faure, wrote this book with two amazing women, both experts in their fields: Dr. Jacky Searle, an OBGYN at Vincent Pallotti and Heather Wood who is a qualified nurse as well as a midwife. So Pregnancy Sense really covers all the bases here.

Reading Pregnancy Sense will reduce the anxiety that may stem from the unknown and help you make your choices with insight and flexibility.

  • Preparing for pregnancy
  • Birth choices
  • Your growing baby week by week
  • Your changing body week by week
  • A guide to birth
  • Premature birth
  • Your newborn’s first days and weeks.

The book is divided up into four sections:

Section One covers the background information about how your body will change, baby’s development and how your body will change.

Section Two looks at each stage of your pregnancy broken down into months.

Section Three discusses all your birth options

Section Four covers the newborn days with regards to both your and your baby’s health.

What I like most about this book is that it’s actually just very sensible (just like the title promises). There’s no fear mongering. I also like that ALL options are presented without judgement. Yes, it focuses on natural birth but then it explores all your pain management options as well as a pros and cons list for choosing a C-section (like I did). Basically it gives you all the information to make an informed decision, not pushing one agenda over the other.

It’s the same with breastfeeding vs bottle feeding. Here’s the info guys, whatever you decide it’s all good and it’s up to you.

I also like that this book doesn’t forget about Dad and there are sections included just for him.

Buy your copy of Pregnancy Sense here.

Competition Time!

Now for the fun, I have 1 copy of Pregnancy Sense to give away.

All you have to do is tell me in the comments below, how far along you are in your pregnancy (or if you’re entering for someone else – how far along they are) and while you’re at it reassure me and tell me the worst thing you’ve forgotten when you were pregnant.


1. Competition closes on 12 September 2016.
2. Competition is open to South African residents only.
3. Prizes to be awarded to the first entry drawn at random who has completed all the criteria.
4. The winners list is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
5. The winner’s names will be published on the Surviving the Madness Facebook Page.
6. Winners will be contacted by the sponsor to arrange delivery of the prize.
7. Prizes are not transferable, and can’t be paid out in cash.
8. If you have won a competition on this site in the last 3 months, you are not eligible to win.




  1. Kauthar

    September 6, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Just came across your lovely blog ! I’m 19,5 weeks now and a few weeks ago after a check-up i (,together with the security guards) spent about 30 minutes looking for my car in the hospital parking lot because I forgot where I parked 😂


  2. Mymona

    September 6, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Im entering for my cousin. she is 10 weeks pregnant Alghamdullilah after trying to fall pregnant for the last 3 years. her husband has a million questions regarding pregnancy and im sure this book will help him out and make life easier for her with him being more prepared.

    i could never remember how many weeks pregnant i was. People would ask me and i would have to literally count the months. all i ever remembered was the due date.

  3. Cathryn Reece

    September 6, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    I’m entering for… ME!!!! I’m 19 weeks tomorrow and am developing coping mechanisms for my forgetful brain thus far – weirdly I’m sharper at work but DUMBER at home. Remembering the stupid stuff but forgetting the important stuff. So far I’ve managed to accept invitations for no less than THREE events (lunch, lunch, braai) on the same public holiday. Doesn’t exactly make me friend of the year, does it?

  4. priya

    September 10, 2016 at 10:16 am

    I just entered 30 weeks

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