While I was pregnant with my son I was sick the whole time. I cannot even think of how many times during those nine months I visited the emergency room, and because of it people do not believe that I actually enjoyed every minute of it. This coloring book reminds me of that time which might have had a lot of ups and downs but was the most beautiful time (before my son). At the same time, this book is very emotional for me as we are currently battling with, “unknown second infertility”, and because of it the topic of pregnancy has become a difficult, and very sad one.
The book’s images are beautiful, and very relaxing. My husband calls it my “Zen book”. It is a 10 x 10 inches book, and printed in heavy white paper. It has 74 pages, and it has images printed on both sides of each page. The book depicts pregnant silhouettes of women in different meditation inducing poses surrounded by Mandalas, some made out of flowers. I find it hard to describe because it has so many intricate details which are the reason why the book creates an emotional reaction from me. Not all the pages have pregnant women, there are flowers, and some pages have Mandalas represented with different shapes and details. It is a book that makes me want to sit down and color the whole page before walking away because it just clears my mind from fears by replacing those with hope. Without a doubt, it is a very whimsical coloring book During this very emotional and lonely path of infertility after a pregnancy, that seems to be full with ups and downs and deeper downs, adult book coloring has become my way of relaxation. This book in particular is the one I go to whenever those downs attempt to drag with it, which seem to be here more than any ups. The images remind me to have hope, and keep fighting while also reminding me of the beautiful times I experienced while pregnant with my amazing child.
Overall, I believe this book is a form of therapy that keeps me grounded. Be aware that it has a lot of very small details; My husband laughs because at times I sit down to color it next to a magnifying glass that I usually use for crafting. If coloring with pens, I recommend testing the pens on one of the pages prior to coloring as that way you will be aware of any bleeding as every page has a different image printed at the other side.
Disclosure: I received this item at a deducted price in exchange for my sincere, impartial testing, and assessment. My opinion is always based on mine, and my family’s experiences with the product. I have no relationship with the seller, and there were no promises regarding the outcome of my review.