Nobody Tells You: Over 100 Honest Stories About Pregnancy, Birth and Parenthood

Nobody Tells You: Over 100 Honest Stories About Pregnancy, Birth and Parenthood


A no-holds-barred collection of more than 100 real-life accounts of pregnancy, birth, and life with a baby, brought together with simple advice from pregnancy and postnatal expert Becca Maberly and consultant obstetrician Roger Marwood.

This broad range of honest pregnancy, birth and parenting stories, from the likes of Clemmie Telford, Molly Gunn, Megan Rose Lane, Anna Mathur and many more, is accompanied by professional and reassuring advice from experts that will help you navigate your own experience with positivity and confidence.

Nobody Tells You will give you all the tools you need to be informed and prepared for one of life's great journeys. Without any scaremongering or sugar coating, truths are shared about topics including:

* Trying to conceive

* C-Sections

* Postnatal recovery

* Not loving breastfeeding

* Self-care

* And many, many more!

Inspired by her own experience and frustration at the lack of honest information, Becca Maberly, pregnancy and postnatal expert and the founder of A Mother Place, and Roger Marwood, an obstetrician and gynaecologist, compiled this collection about the highs and lows of the unique and often nerve-wracking experience of pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.

Together, with the help of a range of contributors, they share their reliable, evidence-based advice with positivity and a good dose of humour. Whether you're just thinking about having a baby, you are already pregnant, or you have become a parent recently, this book is an invaluable guide.

Our Review

I wish someone had written Nobody Tells You before I was pregnant with my son. It is helpful and informative without being alarmist.

The first chapter is on pregnancy and contains everything from trouble conceiving to it happening immediately. There is even a bit warning about total strangers wanting to touch your bump.

The section on birth covers types of birth, birth plans and planned and unplanned C sections.

The postnatal sections cover everything to do with looking after your baby but also looking after your own body and mind.

Nobody Tells You is funny and relatable but also contains advice from a professional. This should be the go-to pregnancy book.

“Can’t we just be real about it? You know, like when someone asks, ‘OMG Susan! How’s motherhood treating you?’ instead of saying, ‘I’ve never been happier in my life,’ you say, ‘You know what Carol? It’s fucking miserable. Nobody in my house is sleeping. I can’t get my shit together. My clothes are covered in bodily fluids that are not mine, and there isn’t enough coffee on the planet right now.”

Nobody Tells You is brilliant as is the author’s Instagram account.

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