Bump : How to Make, Grow and Birth a Baby

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Kate Evans, celebrated author of the breastfeeding bestseller, The Food of Love, acclaimed cartoonist and mother, turns her attention to the joys and pains of growing a baby.

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. Her 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.

The book includes: a graphic guide to conception; practical help for those trying to conceive; early pregnancy advice; information on abortion rights, miscarriage support, screening and scans, physical preparations for birth and the art of birth.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 210 x 210 x 25.4mm | 748.43g
  • Brighton, United Kingdom
  • English
  • First
  • B&W illustrations throughout
  • 190843435X
  • 9781908434357
  • 103,239

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'Kate's books are tremendously popular... I thought you would like to know how valuable her approach is for women who face all sorts of challenges and may not relate to mainstream antenatal or early parenting publications.' - Birth Companions

'I love how you normalise birth, demystify the process and reassure women that they too can do it!' - Midwife

'Kate Evans [has] a rare talent to inspire and amuse. There's passion without pomposity and humour by the bucketful.' - New Internationalist

'One of the most original talents in comics I've seen in a long time.' - Steve Bell, The Guardian

'Kate's brilliant cartoons offer hope and inspiration. And they're funny too.' - Independent

'Reading this took me back to why I trained as a midwife in the first place.' - Midwife

'I used to recommend Ina May's Guide to childbirth as top choice for all pregnant women but I think Bump by Kate Evans has trumped this. A must-have.' - Hannah Robertson, doula, Calm Yorkshire Birth

'Well written, easy to read... I feel I can go into my upcoming birth with a whole lot more knowledge about the choices and options I have.' - Nadine, The Baby Website

'This book is a must-read for anyone that is expecting!... I loved the pictures and the sense of humour... it makes fun out of the awkward moments.' - Christine, The Baby Website

' [Bump] guides you through the complex emotional roller coaster of conception, pregnancy and birth... with help from witty, intelligent and sometimes graphic cartoons.' - Prima Baby: Book of the Month

'We loved it!' - Prima Baby

'Bump is delicious and gorgeous and needed in this world. This purposeful and fun book will gently educate, encourage and inspire people everywhere.' - Midwife
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About Kate Evans

Cartoonist and activist Kate Evans has been marrying words and images for political effect for years. Her award-winning comic reportage crosses a huge range of topics, including her best-selling guide to breastfeeding, The Food of Love, its companion, BUMP: How to Make, Grow and Birth a Baby, and her graphic guide to climate change Funny Weather, all published by Myriad. Her latest book, Don't Call Me Princess!, was published by New Internationalist.

Her previous books include


, a cartoon history of the roads protest movement and Red Rosa, a graphic biography of Rosa Luxemburg. Her cartoons and comic strips have appeared in The Guardian and Independent, and many other publications. Her most comic Threads, a graphic report on her visit to the Calais refugee camp, has been made widely available.
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Rating details

89 ratings
4.42 out of 5 stars
5 58% (52)
4 31% (28)
3 6% (5)
2 2% (2)
1 2% (2)
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