From the bestselling author of Labyrinth and the co-founder of the Orange Prize, comes a new edition of her first book - Becoming a Mother, a wonderful companion to the process of creating a new life.
Combining medical and historical information with real life accounts of ordinary women, this book is an essential guide to the facts, feelings and emotions experienced during pregnancy and birth. It takes you week by week, from the decision to conceive, through to first impressions of life with your baby, offering invaluable information.
Topics include: Conception - If and When; Feelings for Your Growing Baby; Your Career and Financial Position; Fear that Something May Go Wrong; Changing Relationships with Family and Friends; Choosing Where and How to Give Birth; How Others Felt - Women Relate their Experiences; The First Few Days with Your Baby
A really good and reassuring read. Highly recommended * Mail on Sunday *
Sensible advice on pain relief, midwives and Vitamin K is interspersed with tips on surviving hospital cuisine . . . * Independent *
Written in a very personal way . . . If you're a first time mother and looking for a companion to get you through your pregnancy, this should be for you * Irish Independent *