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See below for a selection of the latest books from Pregnancy, birth & baby care category. Presented with a red border are the Pregnancy, birth & baby care books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Pregnancy, birth & baby care books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
Along with our human hands and their loving touch, we welcome babies into the world with the sound of a human voice. Our speech and song is a creative force which helps form a child, weaving a warm nest of protection around him or her. This book, by three experienced early years educators, is full of songs, verses and games for use with very young children. Parents will find a wealth of wonderful resources to help their babies and toddlers develop healthily during this critical period.
Weaning Sense demystifies the weaning world helping you grow healthy tummies and happy babies (and mums) in no time! Packed full of delicious recipes, this book will help you feel less stressed and more informed when it comes to introducing your baby to solid food. Offering a weaning solution from expert authors based on your baby's sensory personality, this book helps you learn how to tap into your baby's cues on weaning and, using current research, gives you an easy-to-use, real food solution. As every baby is an individual, this book teaches you how to be mindful of your own baby's needs and advocates a collaborative baby-parent approach to help you know when is the best time to start weaning and what is the best technique to introduce them to solids. Chapters include: 1. COLLAB weaning 2. Cues 3. Own person 4. Led by science 5. Age appropriate 6. Baby friendly 7. How to guide 8. Ready stage, 4-6 months 9. Steady stage, 6-10 months 10. Go! stage, 10 months - toddler 11. Recipes
Doula Beccy Hands and midwife Alexis Stickland know what a challenge it can be to balance self-care with motherhood. In The Little Book of Support for New Moms, they bring together decades of experience to share invaluable tips and tricks to boost confidence and calm frazzled nerves-plus answers to all those questions new moms may be too embarrassed to ask. Here are instructions for creating cooling breast pads with chamomile tea, quick stretches for relieving aching muscles, and tips for reducing swelling. Tackle the fourth trimester with easy recipes to nourish your postpartum body and five-minute fixes to restore your sense of humor. Beautifully illustrated in full color, this guide covers everything a new mother needs to know to feel supported, empowered, and understood.
'Such a raw, honest and important book' Giovanna Fletcher Like any new mum, Laura Dockrill felt rather overwhelmed after the birth of her son. But a slow recovery, sleep deprivation and anxiety quickly escalated into postpartum psychosis, and she had to spend a fortnight in a psych ward, separated from her family. It was only when Laura began to put her ordeal into words that she began to find herself again, and recovery seemed within reach. This is Laura's raw, honest and life-affirming story of how she made it through one of the most frightening experiences a mother can face. Now, she wants to break down the silence around postnatal mental health, shatter the idealised expectations of perfect motherhood, and show all new struggling parents that they are not alone. Praise for What Have I Done? 'A pleasure to read...I didn't want to put it down. If anyone is going through a similar experience it will make them feel less alone' Philippa Perry 'A humbingly honest and human war report from the front lines of mothering psychosis and recovery; there is no other book like it' Caitlin Moran 'An incredibly powerful book' Jessie Ware 'This book will give women and their families confidence that the brain and body will heal' Dr Jessica Heron, CEO of Action on Postpartum Psychosis 'An amazing read' Fiona Telford, postpartum psychosis survivor
Feeding your baby is a big part of the first year. It can be an exciting and enjoyable time but also one that can raise many questions and concerns. What to give them? How much? And when? It can feel like everyone has an opinion on what you should do and what worked for them, with a confusing array of information online to wade through. Let's talk about feeding your baby helps support you through this. Covering breast and formula feeding, mixed feeding, starting solids and more, this supportive and non-judgemental guide brings you the evidence, top tips and lots of support to answer all your feeding questions. Focusing on both the practicalities and emotions attached to feeding decisions, it will answer your questions big and small, supporting you to confidently feed your baby as they grow, in whatever way works for your family. With expert contributors and quotes from parents, Professor Amy Brown's authoritative but easy-to-read style ensures that this book will inform and reassure anyone wanting to know more about how to support their baby to be a healthy and happy eater however they decide to feed them.
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Animals and Adults 'Beautiful, hilarious, clever ... I loved this book' CLOVER STROUD 'Brilliant' NIKESH SHUKLA 'Truth and power and lots of LOLs too. I loved it' AMY LIPTROT 'Truly brilliant ... the best company for anyone going through the loneliness and isolation of new motherhood' JENN ASHWORTH 'Hilarious, heart-breaking and wise' LEAH HAZARD How did it come to this? I am tough, I am smart, I have lived alone. Now I am cracking, right down the middle... Six months after the birth of her son, Emma Jane Unsworth finds herself in the eye of a storm. Nothing - from pregnancy to birth and beyond - has gone as she expected. A birth plan? It might as well have been a rough draft! Furious and exhausted, her life is the complete opposite of what it used to be. She's swapped all night benders for grazed labia and Whac-a-Moling haemorrhoids. How did she end up here? In this brave and hilarious account of postnatal depression, Emma tells her story of despair and recovery. She tackles the biggest taboos around motherhood and mental health, from botched stitches and bleeding nipples to anger and shame. How does pregnancy adapt our brains? Is postnatal depression a natural reaction to the trauma of modern motherhood? And are people's attitudes finally changing? Dazzling and vital, After the Storm is a celebration of survival, holding out a hand to women everywhere.
Why won't my baby stop crying? Will I ever lose this baby weight? How can I get a decent night's sleep? Who am I - Help?! A new baby doesn't come with an instruction manual but it feels like it should! It can be utterly terrifying when you bring your baby home for the first time, and nothing quite prepares you for the joys (and sometimes, horrors!) yet to come. First-time Mum addresses all your worries and gives you the practical advice you need to start coping wonderfully with a new bundle of life at home, including advice on how to: Bond and play with your baby (the fun bits) Cope with tiredness and feeling like the living dead Identify your baby's cries and stop tears Feed your baby and make sure he/she is happy and healthy Adapt and cope with life at home and the (sometimes) dreaded return to work! Understand your emotions and the change in mum/dad relationships
The moment you see that little + on the pregnancy test, everything changes. Baby comes first. And that's absolutely beautiful. Except, somewhere along the way between pregnancy test and delivery, coordinating school pickup, wiping noses, and incorporating workplace demands, the health of the mother takes a backseat. Mom Hacks changes all that. Mom Hacks author Dr. Darria Gillespie outlines five building blocks (Purpose, Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep and Stress) and over 100 tips to lead mothers into peak health, rest, and vibrancy. Similar to popular bestsellers such as The 4-Hour Body, Mom Hacks offers a useful guide to health and fitness, addressing the question: what are the tiniest changes that produce the biggest results? Here, the answers come from a doctor who is also a mom.
Evans deftly handles the physical and emotional changes that come with being pregnant, looking at the practicalities of every stage as well as the challenges that may arise. Thoroughly researched and beautifully written, Kate Evans' no-nonsense, quirky and accessible text is illustrated throughout with detailed artwork to guide the reader through the intricacies of human reproduction whilst her customary laugh-out-loud cartoons demystify the complexities of pregnancy and birth.