The Transformative Experience of Becoming a Mother
Pregnancy is about so much more than birth plans and nursery decor.
When you’re expecting a baby, all the focus seems to be on the external trappings of pregnancy—baby showers, doctor appointments, setting up the nursery, learning about baby’s development. But amid all that preparation, your own emotional and spiritual journey is also taking place. You’re not just growing a baby; you’re becoming a mother.
In Expecting Wonder, Brittany L. Bergman dives into this identity transformation with wit and grace, offering a heart-level guidebook for women in the season of pregnancy. Bergman shares stories of wrestling with fear, learning to trust God’s goodness, and making space physically and emotionally for both her baby and her changing identity. By sharing her own honest journey of fear, change, and hope, Bergman offers the reader a picture of the miracle that God is working not just in the reader’s body, but also in her soul.
Expecting Wonder releases August 4, 2020. Preorders are open now!
About the Author
Brittany L. Bergman is an author who is passionate about telling stories that provide refreshment, connection, and encouragement to mothers who don’t want to lose sight of their identity. Her work has been featured on Coffee + Crumbs, Motherly, and The MOPS Blog.
Praise for Expecting Wonder
“Expecting Wonder is the companion that every soon-to-be mom needs. With thoughtful stories and heartfelt wisdom, it is a trusted resource for navigating the wonder-filled experiences of pregnancy.” —Mandy Arioto, President and CEO, MOPS International
“Finally—a pregnancy book I don’t want to throw out the window! Brittany Bergman has produced that rare miracle—a book that understands what motherhood does to the soul, and not just the body. What a welcome relief!” —Lisa-Jo Baker, bestselling author of Never Unfriended; Surprised by Motherhood; and The Middle Matters; cohost of Out of the Ordinary
“From the two-week wait to the moment of birth, Expecting Wonder captures the fear, thrill, anxiety, and sacredness of pregnancy, weaving poignant tales of surrender throughout. About more than a growing belly, this is a hope-filled story of a growing faith.” —Ashlee Gadd, founder of Coffee + Crumbs and author of The Magic of Motherhood
“As a mom of five kids, I’ve read a book, or many, written for parents, but have never read a book like Expecting Wonder. Through honest, authentic personal essays, Brittany gently encourages each reader to embrace the way parenting shakes up our lives and somehow, wonderfully, puts us back together even stronger than before.” —Meg Tietz, creator and host, Sorta Awesome; coauthor, As He Leads Us: From Fear to Freedom in Baby’s First Year