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Becoming Mum is a truly unique self-help book. It is the first book written to support women, all women, through the psychological passage to motherhood, empowering them to become the kind of mother they wish to be. The psychological passage to motherhood is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most important transitions of a woman's life. It is not without its challenges. E ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published November 6th 2013 by Pivotal Publishing
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This was a really interesting read and had some great practical techniques to help with acceptance of the journey of motherhood and explores it from many different perspectives. The book largely centres on values and getting these clear so that the journey of motherhood reflects these values - as well as showing that whilst not everything goes to plan there are easy ways to get back on track - by returning to values. It also is a workbook with lots of questions and enables the reader to closely ...more
Amy
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In Becoming Mum, Dr. Koa Whittingham encourages readers to engage in interactive exercises that explore and vitalize the psychological passage into motherhood. This book, which is based on the principles of mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy, is primarily intended for women who are in efforts to conceive, who are pregnant, or who are parenting infants. Dr. Whittingham notes that the book is meant to be flexible, though, so it could apply (at leas ...more
Tasha
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Best "pregnancy" book I have read - cognitive behavioural therapy techniques specifically aimed at women with histories of anxiety and depression who are planning to/about to become/already are mothers. Absolutely what I needed to read right now, and will definitely be buying this for all my pregnant friends in future.
Amy Mitchell
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Becoming Mum, the brain-child of Dr Koa Whittingham – psychologist, parenting researcher, author, and mother – opens a window into an infinite world of parenting possibilities. The reader is guided on a journey of self-discovery, awareness, and change. The author empowers mothers to identify their own parenting values and goals and to use these to guide their everyday lives as they work towards nurturing strong and loving relationships with baby, partner, family, and self. The exercises that acc ...more
Cathy
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A beautifully written book for mums and parents. Empowering and easy to read, this book helps you to parent according to your values. I found this extremely helpful and discovered that by doing this, I feel so much stronger in my parenting ways. I find I now don't have to justify to other parents and friends how I put baby to sleep, etc. I now know I am parenting from my values, this is what works for my baby and me. A great book to help you find exactly what you feel comfortable and happy with ...more
Laydeej
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful book for preparing mother's for the challenge of parenting.It is like a walk through journal. Gives clarity on bringing out questions on values that you wish to instill in your future offspring.
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I am a research fellow at the University of Queensland, a clinical and developmental psychologist and a mother. Parenting is one of my key research areas. I live in Brisbane, Australia, with my husband and daughter. I have always loved both writing and reading.

I first had the idea of writing becoming mum www.becomingmum.com.au while trying to conceive. Given what a monumental change it is to beco
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