This very special keepsake baby book is the perfect way to record all those important first occasions for a newborn baby: from very first steps, to first teeth and favourite colours.
With stunning illustrations from Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other favourite stories, there is room to record memories an... read more
Written for parents and caregivers as a guide to the most important dance in every baby's life: The Partnership Dance. Each baby's future rests on the how well this dance is accomplished. The book presents simple steps for care and respect, steps which get your relationship off to the best of starts. The information will assi... read more
From pregnancy and baby care expert Dr. Miriam Stoppard, a guide to every magical stage of your pregnancy, from pre-conceptual planning to the first days of life. Packed with reassuring, fully updated advice on antenatal care, nutrition, exercise, and your choices in childbirth
Everything the expectant mother needs to know about childbirth, from one of the foremost experts in the field. Childbirth is one of the most important and powerful events in a woman's life - and yet many women look back on it as an ordeal. Sheila Kitzinger, acknowledged around the world as an expert in the psychological, so... read more
Zeroing in on all the crucial clinical and scientific knowledge of embryology and teratology that you need to master. The new edition of Before We Are Born explores how organs and systems develop week by week, stage by stage, and why and when abnormalities occur, and what the vital roles of the placenta and foetal membrane... read more
The bestselling guide that has been described as every pregnant woman
Co-Creation, the fourth book and centrepiece of the Series, paints a dramatic living image of the creation of the Universe and humanity's place in this creation, making this primordial mystery relevant to our everyday living today. Deeply metaphysical yet at the same time down-to-Earth practical, this poetic heart-felt volume... read more
Every year thousands of New Zealand and Australian women are coaxed, guided and reassured by midwives. Yet the unpredictable nature of pregnancy and birth, and the lack of knowledge about what midwives actually do, means that their profession, although revered by some, is often misunderstood or overlooked. Few women, though, ... read more
An irresistible collection of prayers/blessings and rhymes, complete with a free CD of instrumental classical lullaby music to use to soothe baby to sleep. With Alex Ayliffe
A quick guide to a fit and positive pregnancy.From parenting guru Dr Miriam Stoppard, everything you need to know to have a successful pregnancy, birth and healthy baby. The emphasis throughout is on maintaining your own and your baby's health, preparing yourself for labour, birth and the care of your baby afterwards. Divided... read more
More and more women are opting for a natural birth, and believe that experiencing pregnancy as naturally as possible will give their babies the best start in life. This practical guide introduces readers to all the natural, drug-free options open to them to help them through pregnancy. Zita West, midwife and pregnancy advis... read more
Starting a family is one of the biggest decisions to make in life, yet getting pregnant and having a child when it best suits you is not always easy or as straightforward as you might think. Couples faced with difficulties conceiving often don't know where to turn for help. Making Babies is written to help you better understa... read more
Parents from around the world speak honestly about their experiences of assisted conception, pregnancy, birth, sex, relationships and raising children. Woven between the stories are insights and tips, as well as evidence-based information and recommended further reading.
Ina May Gaskin, America's leading midwife, shares her exceptional birthing wisdom in this intuitive guide to childbirth. By sharing a wealth of knowledge generated by three decades of experience she explains why the natural birthing process, when left to its own devices, can proceed so beautifully on its own. In this invaluab... read more
While countless breastfeeding guides crowd bookshelves, not one of them speaks to women with anything approaching bestselling author Fiona Giles's level of intimacy and vitality. In Fresh Milk, through a provocative collection of stories, memories, and personal accounts, Giles uncovers the myths and truths of the lactating br... read more
A book full of practical information on choosing the best type of birth experience for you and your baby and what to do in the final 8 weeks to prepare. Full of humour and encouraging birth stories, every mother-to-be will find it invaluable.
Emma Mahony, humorous Times columnist whose Double Trouble stories abou... read more
Written by a maternity nurse who has cared for over 300 babies, packed with helpful advice, tips and charts, as well as personal stories, this guide provides the type of down-to-earth support needed to work out your own individual weaning routine for you and your baby.
The months leading up to a baby's arrival are filled with anticipation and exitement, but are also the time when preparations need to be made. Where will the baby sleep? Which nappies are best? What clothes will the baby wear? What sort of bath is needed? What about feeding equipment? For parents-to-be, the questions can se... read more
It has revolutionised the way many medical professionals view birthing, and will now do the same for the tens of thousands of women who give birth each year. A major breakthrough in the agonies of childbirth, it will be widely featured in the national press and media. It has already been praised in "Time" magazine and "Sunday... read more
Now in its 15th Edition, Medications and Mothers' Milk is the worldwide best selling drug reference on the use of medications in breastfeeding mothers. This book provides you with the most current, complete, and easy-to-read information on using medications in breastfeeding mothers. This massive new update has hundreds of new... read more