Author(s): Beverley Turner
'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 'A practical, no nonsense approach to ensuring you are fully prepared for the greatest adventure out there!' Bear Grylls '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 'The Happy Birth Book gives great medical, psychologial and social advice, which means you will be 110 per cent ready for the big day' Dr David Bull 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.
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
Beverley Turner (Author) Beverly Turner is a radio and television presenter, mother to three young children and wife of Olympic rower James Cracknell. She has a weekly column in the Daily Telegraph as well as in the forthcoming magazine Baby London, and is the author of two previous books - The Pits: the real world of Formula 1 (Atlantic Books 2004) as well as Touching Distance (Random House 2013). Beverly is the founder of The Blooming Bunch Antenatal course in west London (a popular alternative to NCT). Bev sits on the advisory panel at King's College Hospital for an NHS trial into natural pain management and is part of a team of birth practitioners working for the Royal College of Midwives.