An inspiring book which will reclaim the lost tradition of the 'babymoon' - a term first used by childcare expert Sheila Kitzinger to describe the period of nurturing and rest needed by new mothers and their babies to ensure a good start and strong bonding.
Becoming a mother is probably the most life-changing experience any woman goes through and the first weeks after giving birth is a period of huge adjustment for both mother and baby. Many cultures recognise this with a period of 'lying in' but in the West we have lost this, pressuring women to get 'back to normal; as soon as possible after birth. We need to rediscover the art of mothering the new mother. We expect new mothers to carry on as before, as quickly as possible, and in minimising the time they need to recover from the birth and get to know their babies, we trivialise the event. Not surprising then that ten percent of women in the UK have severe postnatal depression and many more feel they 'can't cope'. NCT counsellor, psychologist and bestselling author Caroline Deacon explores how we can prepare for, and enjoy, an ideal babymoon and make the most of this most precious and vital time. The book offers a reassuring, affirming, entertaining and informative guide to babymooning and takes the reader through pregnancy, birth and those key first weeks of a newborn's life.
Aiming to reclaim the lost tradition of the 'babymoon - . . . this book teaches you how to recover physically and emotionally after giving birth'
***** NOW MUM AND BABY
Caroline Deacon is an experienced mother of three, who has supported new mothers for over 12 years through her work with the National Childbirth Trust. She is also a psychologist and health journalist and the author of 4 books on childcare including Babycalming - simple solutions for a happy baby.