The Happy Birth Book

The Happy Birth Book : Your trusted A-Z of pregnancy, birth and the early weeks

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'If you're having a baby this is a MUST READ. Get the birth you want whatever path you choose' Davina McCall

'This is an amazing book. It should be read by everybody having a baby and anyone providing care around birth' Lesley Page, President of The Royal College of Midwives

'Beverley Turner is at the forefront of a new generation leading birth into the future . . . The Happy Birth Book is a must-have for every pregnant woman and every midwife' Professor Caroline Flint, midwife, NCT teacher and trustee, Past President of The Royal College of Midwives

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.

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.

So what are you waiting for? Dive in - and start preparing for the happiest day of your life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 30mm | 460g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations included
  • 034941291X
  • 9780349412917
  • 431,843

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If you are having a baby, this is a MUST READ. Get the birth you want whatever path you choose * Davina McCall * This is an amazing book. It will help you understand some complicated things about giving birth, but it is also so lively and understanding with a lovely way of talking about feelings. Above all, The Happy Birth Book emphasises that you are the expert on you, reminds you that your mind and body are connected (surprisingly this is often overlooked), and encourages you to aim high for a good experience. Full of information, realistic and not sentimental, The Happy Birth Book will help you work towards a good birth. It should be read by every woman having a baby, every partner becoming parent and by whoever else is involved. It should also be read by anyone providing care around birth, including students * Lesley Page, President of The Royal College of Midwives * Beverley Turner is at the forefront of a new generation leading birth into the future. Her passion for women's well-being, her common-sense and eye for humour emanate off every page . . . It is a must-have for every pregnant woman and every midwife -- Professor Caroline Flint, Midwife, NCT Teacher and Trustee, Past President of the Royal College Of Midwives, and Author A practical, no nonsense approach to ensuring you are fully prepared for the greatest adventure out there! -- Bear Grylls This is a great book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this no-nonsense guide to giving birth and what to expect. . . . 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 -- Dr David Bull, Medical Consultant, TV Host And Broadcaster [Turner's] new book has a friendly, upbeat tone and is chock-full of useful tips to help make your labour day a happy experience, whatever it throws at you. You go, girl * Gurgle *
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About Beverley Turner

Beverley Turner (Author)
Beverley Turner founded The Happy Birth Club (formerly The Blooming Bunch) in 2013 to meet the needs of couples in West London wanting fun, informative and non-cringeworthy antenatal classes.
She is perhaps best known for her work in the media as a journalist, TV presenter and host of her own phone-in current-affairs show on LBC Radio. Beverley sits on the Royal College of Midwives' Better Births Initiative team and chairs events for IMUK, Birthrights and Doula UK. She is also a trained psychotherapist and hypnotherapist, but she keeps this quiet in case people think she is a weirdo. She has three children and is married to Olympic gold medallist, James Cracknell.
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