Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan : A revolutionary guide to pregnancy, birth and the weeks that follow Paperback
*** 'I wish there'd been a book like this when I was pregnant.
It almost makes me want to have another child. Almost' Bryony Gordon ***Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan is a revolutionary new guide to pregnancy and childbirth that puts the power firmly in your hands.
It won't tell you what fruit your baby resembles week-by-week, but it will cover the huge shifts happening in your relationships, body, work and emotional life right now, giving you practical tools, tips and real stories to help you make a plan that is uniquely yours yet flexible enough to accommodate whatever your pregnancy, birth and life throw at you. With so many decisions to make and so much conflicting advice from the internet, friends, healthcare professionals and in-laws, it's easy to feel overwhelmed during pregnancy.
Throughout her career as CEO of Birthrights, the charity that promotes women's rights in childbirth, parenting journalist, and one of the UK's best known doulas, Rebecca Schiller has supported countless women through pregnancy, helping them to find the solutions that are right for them and their families. And she has discovered that whilst a stress-free pregnancy might not always be possible, a guilt-free one certainly is. Packed full of unbiased information, helpful illustrations and a firm focus on your mental health and wellbeing, this is the definitive no-judgement companion to your pregnancy and birth, laying out all your options at every stage - from conception, to maternity leave and coping with labour, right through to your first weeks at home with your newborn.
Full of Rebecca's characteristic warmth, reassurance and expertise, this book covers the topics that really matter in your life, equipping you with the knowledge and confidence to be your own expert, take care of yourself, know when to ask for help and have your baby your way. ***Praise for Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan***'The book has everything a pregnant woman needs ...
I'm sure this will be the go-to book for women in years to come' - Helen Thorne host of the Scummy Mummies podcast'Rebecca is a living, breathing Wonder Woman heroine.
In a sea of complicated, important and sometimes angry debate around childbirth, she is a mast to hold onto.' - Cherry Healey, presenter and author of Letters to My Fanny'This rights based approach is refreshing and hugely helpful for women.
I loved and highly recommend this book.' - Dame Cathy Warwick MSc RM, CEO of Royal College Midwives 2008-2017 and Chair British Pregnancy Advisory Service'Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan made my heart leap with joy. [The book] isn't a prescriptive manual, but a resource that aims to support decision making, and to be a 'doula in your pocket'.
This book is THE one for 2018 and beyond ' - 'Sheena Byrom OBE, midwifery consultant, co-leader of the Midwifery Unit Network"Such an intelligent, informative and well-rounded guide to having a baby.
It covers both the physical process, but also the impact it has on your sense of self.
Love it!" Clemmie Telford author of the Mother of All Lists blog'When I gave birth I had Rebecca Schiller by my side, literally.
Now every other pregnant woman can have her book. Real talk from real people about the glorious imperfection of it all' Sophie Heawood, Guardian feature writer'This book is wonderful - beautifully written, warm and full of compassion and wisdom.
I can't think of a panicky question I had thought of through either of my pregnancies (and I thought of them at a rate of five per second) that wouldn't have been answered by this book.
I wish I had had it, in fact. A very empowering guide to becoming a mother. I loved it.' - Robyn Wilder, The Pool
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/05/2018
- Category: Pregnancy, birth & baby care
- ISBN: 9780241315804