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Our range of pregnancy books and baby books for parents will come in very helpful for anyone thinking of starting - or adding to - a family. We have childcare books, books to read during pregnancy and the best baby books for new parents in our range.

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Pregnancy & Childcare Books

  • Mindful Hypnobirthing

    Sophie Fletcher

    Product Code: CBQXV
    Paperback
    Hypnotherapist and experienced doula Sophie Fletcher shares with you the secrets to having a safe and positive birth experience. Using a powerful combination of mindfulness, hypnosis and relaxation techniques, Sophie will ensure you feel genuinely excited and completely prepared for birth. With stories from women who have successfully used the tools in this book, and downloadable hypnosis and relaxation tracks, discover how to: - use your mind and body together to stay focused and in control - draw on visualisation and breathing techniques to help birth progress - feel positive and empowered, before, during and after you give birth Reassuring, practical and based entirely on what works, Mindful Hypnobirthing is your essential guide to having a calm and confident birth experience.
    • £11.99
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  • Why Perinatal Depression Matters

    Mia Scotland

    Product Code: BAJRA
    Paperback
    You have probably heard of postnatal depression, but did you know that most cases of postnatal depression actually began in pregnancy? And that most people who have antenatal depression have had depression in the past? And did you know that postnatal depression is not caused by women's hormones gone awry; men are suffering postnatal and perinatal depression in larger and larger numbers too? This is why "postnatal depression" has now been renamed "perinatal depression"('peri' means around, as in the word "perimeter"). Why is the seemingly joyful event of new parenthood causing so much suffering? Depression seems to be related to the stresses that a modern couple undertake when they have a baby. The lack of support, lack of celebration, overload of expectations, overwhelming responsibility, isolation, judgment, blaming by the media, tiredness, mixed messages, confusion, high expectations and lack of tender loving care serve to eventually break parents and their relationships. And when we break parents, we break a baby. Babies are our future, and if we break a baby, in the long run, we break society. Postnatal depression takes a high toll on society. Dealing effectively with perinatal depression is about valuing love, connection, calm and stillness, over and above productivity, achievement and acquisition.
    • £7.69
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  • Two Kisses for Maddy

    Matt Logelin

    Product Code: AWJZK
    Paperback
    Matt and Liz Logelin were high school sweethearts. After years of long-distance dating, the pair finally settled together in Los Angeles, and they had it all: a perfect marriage, a gorgeous new home, and a baby girl on the way. Liz's pregnancy was rocky, but they welcomed Madeline, beautiful and healthy, into the world on March 24, 2008. Just twenty-seven hours later, Liz suffered a pulmonary embolism and died instantly, without ever holding the daughter whose arrival she had so eagerly awaited. Though confronted with devastating grief and the responsibilities of a new and single father, Matt did not surrender to devastation; he chose to keep moving forward-- to make a life for Maddy. In this memoir, Matt shares bittersweet and often humorous anecdotes of his courtship and marriage to Liz; of relying on his newborn daughter for the support that she unknowingly provided; and of the extraordinary online community of strangers who have become his friends. In honoring Liz's legacy, heartache has become solace.
    • £7.19
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  • Le Petit Baby Book

    Marabout

    Product Code: BVKFU
    Hardback
    This sweet-as-can-be baby book offers dozens of creative ways to capture the milestones and special memories from pregnancy through baby's first year: an envelope for ultrasound scans, a spin-wheel to display baby's astrological sign, a gatefold family tree, space for photos, mini envelopes to stash written notes, illustrated pop-ups, a pull-out growth chart to display in baby's room, and more. Packaged in a compact album with a fabric spine and foil-stamped cover, with whimsical colour illustrations and thoughtful prompts throughout, this book is the ultimate keepsake for new parents.
    • £17.29
    • RRP £22.99
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Our wide range of parenting and childcare books features titles on your baby’s first year, how to resolve common issues like sleep and tantrums, mental and physical child development, pregnancy books for mums and dads, baby name books and so much more.

What to expect…

Find out what you can expect at each stage of your child’s development, from pregnancy to the teenage years. Read personal accounts from parents who openly share the troubles and triumphs of the parenting journey and discover how they dealt with common problems with our baby books for parents.

Invaluable advice

In our range of pregnancy books and childcare books, discover the best diets for fertility, pregnancy, and for parents and babies as little ones grow up. Find inspiration for that all-important name in our baby name books, and gain indispensable advice on guiding your child to be more independent, including tips on weaning, potty training and sleep routines. Explore tried-and-tested methods on raising children to be as happy and healthy as possible, and find out what to do should difficulties arise.

Useful all-round guides

Our range includes helpful books that cover all aspects of pregnancy and childcare. Explore our wide selection of pregnancy books and baby books for parents to find the ideal one for you.

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