SPONSORED POST – A Midwife in My Pocket: A Midwife Book for Pregnancy, Birth & “New Baby” Life.
After having a child of her own and meeting thousands of parents as a professional midwife, Emma Cook is well aware that pregnancy and parenthood is fraught with many confusing questions, unknowns and anxieties. However, on the flipside, Cook 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.
In a market-first, Cook has released a comprehensive and truly down-to-earth guide that walks parents through the entire process of pregnancy, birth and infant care. Written in the first person with true warmth and dignity, there really 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’.
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 is 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. It explains things in an easily understood format and I hope you will find it an excellent resource as you go through pregnancy.
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!
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.
Hopefully it will enable you to go to your appointments prepared for the steps that have to be taken throughout your pregnancy. It is meant as a guide to compliment the care that your own midwife will undoubtedly give to you.
“As a community midwife, I’ve amassed many tips and strategies for making pregnancy and parenthood the most uplifting experience of anyone’s life,” explains Cook. “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.”
Continuing, “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!”
‘A midwife in my pocket: A midwife book to guide you through Pregnancy, birth and life with a new baby, told as it really is’ is available now: http://amzn.to/2fjB6Jd.
The book will also be available in bookstores in paperback and hardback versions later this year as well as in other e-book formats.
If you want to read more about Pregnancy, why not have a read of my Pregnancy Diary!