Just found out you’re pregnant and want to read all about it? The latest instalment in our TalkMum Book Club is How to Grow a Baby and Push it Out by Clemmie Hooper (read on to find out how you can enter our exciting new competition)
Welcome to the latest issue of our TalkMum Book Club, where each month we review the newest releases and best books and podcasts relating to fertility, pregnancy and parenting.
So far, we’ve looked at Giovanna Fletcher’s book and podcast, Happy Mum, Happy Baby and Dare to Dream by Izzy Judd, along with her podcast, Let’s Talk Fertility. We also featured The Little Book of Self-Care for New Mums.
How to Grow a Baby and Push it Out: our review
This month, our book is How to Grow a Baby and Push it Out: your no-nonsense week-by-week guide to pregnancy and birth by Clemmie Hooper, an NHS midwife and mum of four who’s known to her 640,000 Instagram followers as Mother of Daughters.
What’s the book about? How to Grow a Baby and Push it out is billed as a ‘no-nonsense’ guide to pregnancy and birth, written by a mum and midwife who’s done it three times. The book is a month-by-month guide to being pregnant, with information about what to expect at each stage. There are also anecdotes and stories from Clemmie and other parents. For everyone wondering what happens during labour, it contains a range of birth stories and ideas for what to take to the hospital. For after labour, there is also information about newborns and breastfeeding.
Who is the author? The book is written by Clemmie Hooper who’s been an NHS midwife for over ten years. She’s also a mother of four children, including twins, and you can find her over on Instagram as Mother of Daughters and on her pregnancy and midwife blog Gas & Air. Make sure you read our recent Mother of Daughters interview, where Clemmie gave us her top tip for life with newborns and talked about the importance of keeping a record of your own pregnancy.
Why should I read How to Grow a Baby? If you want a guide to pregnancy that’s informative and stylish and answers the type of questions you would ask your best friend, then this is it. This book is written in a friendly and relatable style and as well as telling you what will happen to your body, baby and about antenatal care and appointments, it also fills you in on all the additional things modern mums might want to know, from babymoons through to the best clothes you need post-birth.
Enter our special giveaway: We’re giving away a copy of How to Grow a Baby and Push it Out along with 3 months’ supply of Pregnacare (2 x boxes of Pregnacare Max and 1 x box of Pregnacare Breast-feeding).
Pregnacare Max offers the ultimate formula in the range for mums-to-be who want the maximum nutritional support from Pregnacare. It contains 400mcg folic acid and 10 mcg vitamin D, the exact levels recommended by the UK Department of Health. The dual pack also contains an Omega-3 DHA capsule to help support normal foetal brain and eye development.
A healthy, varied diet is vital for new mothers, to help produce nutritious breast milk and maintain their own health during the postnatal period. Pregnacare Breast-feeding contains essential vitamins, and minerals including Vitamin D and calcium, as well as DHA, to help support all-round health and vitality, as well as iron which helps to contribute to normal energy release.
If you’ve taken Pregnacare in pregnancy, then this is an ideal follow-on. For mothers who avoid dairy products, they also contain calcium, which is needed for the maintenance of normal bones, particularly during this demanding time.
Use the Rafflecopter widget and leave a comment below to tell us: who wrote the book How to Grow a Baby and Push it Out?
The winner will be picked at random from all correct entries received before the closing date of 11.59pm on Sunday 9th June