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A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy

A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy

Walking with Mary from Conception to Baptism 

Author: Sarah A. Reinhard

Foreword by: Lisa M. Hendey

Afterword by: Danielle Bean

Price: $16.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 256

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-298-2

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: September 10, 2012

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In A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy: Walking with Mary from Conception to Baptism popular Catholic blogger and speaker Sarah A. Reinhard presents the first book to accompany expectant mothers from conception to baptism. This book includes weekly reflections and prayers rooted in the mysteries of the Rosary and related to the baby’s physical development.

Designed to help expectant mothers embrace pregnancy as an opportunity for spiritual growth, A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy prepares mothers for the trials and joys of pregnancy, childbirth, baptism, and, ultimately, motherhood.

Each week of pregnancy is paired with a mystery of the Rosary, a personal, down-to-earth reflection from Reinhard, advice for living the sacramental life, and a prayer to help the reader grow in faith as she bonds with her unborn child.

About Books

Building on the popularity of Lisa M. Hendey’s The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms and her award-winning website, Ave Maria Press is pleased to announce the launch of Books. This series will deal with a variety of family and parenting issues from a thoroughly Catholic perspective and will be a treasury of wisdom from many of Lisa’s well-known and trusted contributors and others.


"Will comfort, guide, and inspire you."

"Uncertainty, morning sickness, and anxiety suddenly turn to hope and direction in A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy, a book that will comfort, guide, and inspire you during your pregnancy."

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
EWTN Host of Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms

"Truly a companion for expectant moms."

"Whether you're expecting your first child or tenth, A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy speaks to the hopes, fears, and love that come with nurturing a new life. This treasure of a book truly is a companion for expectant moms and its words of wisdom and encouragement will help readers mature in faith just as their baby matures in the womb."

Kate Wicker
Author of Weightless: Making Peace with Your Body

"The guide to pregnancy that Catholic women have been waiting for."

"Sarah Reinhard takes the reader by the hand and walks her through the amazing process that is pregnancy. Never hesitating to explore both the challenges and the joys of this season of life, Sarah has created the guide to pregnancy that Catholic women have been waiting for."

Hallie Lord
Author of Style, Sex, and Substance

"An invaluable resource."

"Sarah Reinhard combines insight and humor to create yet another must-have book for Catholic moms. Whether this is your first pregnancy or your tenth, you'll find A Catholic Mother's Guide to Pregnancy to be an invaluable resource."

Jennifer Fulwiler
Blogger at

"A great journey companion for every Catholic mom-to-be."

"To bring a new life into the world is the ultimate journey, so why not make it a spiritual journey? In A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy, Sarah Reinhard invites us to experience pregnancy and birth through the prism of our Catholic faith. Week by week, we marvel at what God has created within us, cling to him every step of the way for strength and consolation, and yearn for the moment when we will bring our long-awaited bundle of joy to the baptismal font to join the family of God. This book is a great journey companion for every Catholic mom-to-be. I sure wish I had it when I was pregnant with my four boys!"

Elizabeth Ficocelli
Author of Seven from Heaven

"Reassuring, down to earth."

"Reinhard is reassuring, down to earth, and sympathetic without ever being sappy or unrealistic."

Julie Davis
Blogger at Happy Catholic

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