‘Would make a lovely gift for a mum-to-be… insightful [and] amazing’
On Becoming a Mother
Welcoming Your New Baby and Your New Life with Wisdom from Around the WorldBrigid McConville
A celebration of pregnancy, childbirth, and the first year of a new baby’s life
From Mexican rebozo used to rock the belly and ease back pain during pregnancy to the Bengali practice of taking off a woman’s bangles to help her visualize a speedy labour, from Arianna Huffington’s advice for getting sleep in the early days of motherhood to Davina McCall’s tribute to her midwife, from the inspiring proverbs printed on the kangas used to carry East African newborns on their mother’s back to the Japanese ritual where Sumo wrestlers are asked to make infants cry, discover a world’s worth of wisdom on becoming a mother.
‘Enlightening… a thoroughly enjoyable read that doesn’t chastise you or make you feel that you are doing anything wrong, in fact highlights that we are all different and choose to do what is right for us’ 9/10 stars