• Rosie Das

Book Review: How to Grow a Baby (And Push It Out!)

Updated: May 1, 2020

‘How to Grow a Baby and Push it Out’ by Clemmie Hooper

First off, this is a beautifully designed book, with a calm colour scheme, and a mixture of simple illustrations and engaging photos. It’s also a nice size, not too heavy, and the pages have a good feel. They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but in this case I totally did - and it was worth it!

Split into 11 chapters, this book focuses on the second and third trimester, followed by labour and birth (kinda obvious really!). The author is an experienced UK midwife, and has a great way of explaining things that includes the science as well as anecdotes, which ensures you won’t be bored. It also includes sections written by various experts, such as a doula, a nutritionist and a NICU nurse, who all help explain different aspects of pregnancy, birth, and newborn care from different perspectives.

This is a great book for dipping in and out of throughout your pregnancy, especially if you’re tired and don’t quite have the brain power for a full on read. I highly recommend it for first time mums, but if you’re someone who likes to know EVERYTHING about a subject, this might not be the book for you.

This book is available in The Plymouth Doula Library. If you’d like to borrow it please get in touch. All doula clients have free access to the library included in their package.

Alternatively if you'd like to buy a copy for yourself please click here to find it on Amazon. Please note this is an affiliate link and I may receive a small commission if you choose to purchase using this link.

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