Pregnancy, birth and the early weeks of being a parent can be incredibly overwhelming. It's a very special time and should be a joyful and empowering experience. Yet the conflicting advice about pregnancy, labour and parenting can leave your head spinning - and make it highly unlikely you will get the birth you want. Until now.
‘A practical, no-nonsense approach to ensuring you are fully prepared for the greatest adventure out there!’
‘This is an amazing book. It should be read by every woman having a baby, every partner becoming a parent and also be read by anyone providing care around birth, including students.’
'The Happy Birth Book gives great medical, psychological and social advice, which means you will be 110 per cent ready for the big day. I think every expectant parent – male and female – should be given a copy.'
'The Happy Birth Book will give you a straightforward point of view, help calm the worries you may have about giving birth and provide information that will enable you to make informed choices.’
In The Happy Birth Book, Beverley Turner, with the help of midwife Pam Wild, lays out all the facts about pregnancy, birth and new parenthood. Covering everything from scans to stretch marks, hypnobirthing to pain relief, as well as specific advice for partners, The Happy Birth Book will be there for you every step of the way. Whether you're in the early months of pregnancy and are anxious about the whole process, or you're under pressure to make decisions about your upcoming labour, The Happy Birth Book cuts through all the mixed messages and urban myths surrounding birth to give you straightforward, evidence-based advice which will help you and your partner to choose the path to parenthood that is right for you.