Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

After Birth

by Jessica Hatcher-Moore

After Birth Synopsis

'Important on so many levels - every new parent should read it, men included' Ross J. Barr, Acupuncturist and Women's Health Expert While there is a wealth of advice for new mums on caring for their babies the same is not true for postpartum health. Fulfilling this vital need, After Birth is the ultimate postnatal primer for women facing changes to their bodies after having a baby. Addressing issues great and small - from hair loss and stretch marks, to bladder and bowel leaks, painful sex, diastasis recti and mental health - researcher and writer Jessica Hatcher-Moore brings together straight-talking advice on preparation for childbirth, healing, and recovery in the weeks, months and even years that follow. She also offers insights for partners, whose role is often overlooked at this critical time. Blending knowledge from the full spectrum of modern and traditional therapies with honest experiences from mothers, here is balanced advice with no agenda. Taking a broad look at what we can do for ourselves at home, and also when to seek expert help, After Birth will reassure, inform and empower women to reclaim their post-birth bodies.

After Birth Press Reviews

This book is important on so many levels - every new parent should read it, men included. It is helpful, honest and humorous - which is what we all need after birth -- Ross J. Barr, Acupuncturist and Women's Health Expert Such a juicy source of reliable information, delivered in a clever and straight forward manner, with that necessary touch of humour - this book provides an enormous public health service to women, families and communities -- Elizabeth Braga, Women's Health Physiotherapist Prepares you to better understand the postpartum period, to recognise the issues which may arise as familiar and not frightening and feel more supported and informed in the process. Jessica writes with great warmth, sensitivity and humour . . . a compelling read -- Kate Walsh, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and Head of Physiotherapy at Liverpool Women's Hospital

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788166430
Publication date: 27th May 2021
Author: Jessica Hatcher-Moore
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 416 pages
Categories: Pregnancy, birth & baby care,

About Jessica Hatcher-Moore

Jessica Hatcher-Moore is a non-fiction writer who has won awards for her reporting on women in conflict, women's rights and global health issues. Born in Shropshire, she was educated at Oxford University and now lives in North Wales. Follow her @jessiehatcher on Twitter and @jessiejanehatcher on Instagram.

More About Jessica Hatcher-Moore

Share this book