As a midwife, mum of two and complete birth junkie I thought I had read most books about pregnancy and birth. And there wasn't much new to say.
But this is one of the best I have come across and does it all in a new and refreshing way. It's up there with Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth in its brilliance.
I had been put off by the idea of cartoony illustrations, which I thought would make it a bit patronising. But so many people recommended it. It is honest, hilarious, down to earth, practical and a fount of knowledge. It managed to make me laugh out loud and cry. I have just devoured it in a few hours. Literally could not put it down.
It would be great for anyone pregnant or planning a baby, anyone vaguely interested in birth esp midwives/ student midwives. I will def show my children when they are older (very graphic illustrations) as teaches lots about women's bodies. Soooo good.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 146014 KB
- Print Length: 322 pages
- Publisher: Myriad Editions (17 April 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IQY7050
- Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 49 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #370,331 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)