I am really pleased to introduce ‘A midwife in my pocket: Pregnancy, birth and life with a new baby, told as it really is’, a book written especially for expectant and new parents.
The book is written by Emma Cook, professional midwife and mum to a twelve-year-old son.
After having a child of her own and meeting thousands of parents in her role as a professional midwife, Emma is well aware that pregnancy and parenthood is fraught with many confusing questions, unknowns and anxieties.
However, on the flipside, Emma knows that information is power; with a reassuring word or tip allowing parents to settle back into their role and thrive with their new baby.
Emma’s comprehensive and down-to-earth guide walks parents through the entire process of pregnancy, birth and infant care.
Written in the first person with warmth and dignity, there is nothing else on the market quite like ‘A midwife in my pocket: Pregnancy, birth and life with a new baby, told as it really is’.
The book is a 100% practical, 100% honest guide to the entire process of pregnancy and being a new parent. Based on the author’s own experiences of motherhood, as well as her 15+ years as a midwife, the guide will help any parent prepare for the most amazing journey of their life.
I am a midwife, qualifying in 1999. I think it’s the best job in the world – getting to know newly pregnant mums (and dads), helping them on the journey to becoming parents and seeing them through the first weeks after birth. Supporting the families and babies in my care is very rewarding.
“I have written this book in such a way, that I hope you feel that I am chatting to you, addressing the subjects that pop into your mind between your visits to your own midwife.
“There are insights into how I felt during my pregnancy, and in the first few weeks with my new baby…. even midwives can feel vulnerable!’
The book offers a lot of practical advice that you can access whenever you want to. The chapters cover from the earliest part of your pregnancy, through to birth, feeding, settling and enjoying your very special new baby.
The book provides vital knowledge, experience and support at a time when you can feel overwhelmed and et explains things in an easily understood format.
You can use this book as your best friend, read it, dip in and out of it, but most of all use it to hold your hand on your incredible journey.
Written as a guide to compliment the care that your own midwife will give to you, the book will enable you to go to your appointments prepared for the steps that have to be taken throughout your pregnancy.
“As a community midwife, I’ve amassed many tips and strategies for making pregnancy and parenthood the most uplifting experience of anyone’s life,” Emma explains.
“I’ve been wanting to write this book for many years, particularly after giving birth to my own son and experiencing the struggles first-hand. My job is so rewarding, and I’m so proud to now be sharing what I’ve learned with others.”
She continues, “For example, every day I meet anxious mothers whose babies are not breastfeeding properly, and they become riddled with worry. After explaining that what’s happening is completely normal, the resulting relief is immense.
“My book will perfectly complement parents’ appointments and interactions with their own midwifery team. When you consider it’s also chock-full of illustrations and checklists, there’s no reason for any to-be or current parents NOT to have it on their book shelf!”
Emma has spent the majority of her career as a midwife in the community working in the community and has also won an award for her ability to mentor student midwives.
‘A midwife in my pocket: Pregnancy, birth and life with a new baby, told as it really is’ will be an excellent resource for new and expectant parents.
The book is available now: http://amzn.to/2erR1V5.
The book will also be available in bookstores in paperback and hardback versions later this year as well as in other e-book formats.