PHA Doctors Pen Pregnancy Book

    An exciting new book that shines a spotlight on women’s health and pregnancy is available online this month.  “Expecting The Greatest: Thriving In Pregnancy:  A Pregnancy Guide,” penned by Dr. Shantalasha Knowles and Dr. Shamanique Bodie-Williams, is a project born out their passion for women’s health and commitment to educate, support and improve the health of pregnant women and their new-borns in the Bahamas.


The book is broken down into easy to read chapters that follow the chronological course of pregnancy and what is expected in each of the three trimesters including; growth of the foetus, changes in the mother, common problems that are encountered, why they happen and how they can be alleviated.   It also describes the process of labour and delivery, the postpartum period and coping with pregnancy loss. The new book examines and explains the medical, social, emotional, financial and other issues that may be encountered throughout pregnancy in a way that helps expectant mothers realize that they are not alone.  It also embraces the fun and memory-making aspects of their journey toward motherhood.


The authors are practicing Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and have a combined two decades of medical experience.  Dr. Knowles is part of the Princess Margaret Hospital Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, and Dr. Bodie-Williams serves in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department at the Rand Memorial Hospital in Grand Bahama. The duo has previously partnered on another book, “Scriptures Every Women Should Consider before Saying I Do.”


“Expecting The Greatest” is available online at and will hit bookshelves at Wong’s Bookworld & Stationers and Logos Bookstore in May 2018.




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