It may not feel like it now, but those 40-odd weeks of being pregnant and the early months with your precious newborn will go past so quickly. With this keepsake journal from bestselling author and midwife Clemmie Hooper, you can capture the highs, lows and everything in-between so you'll never forget a moment.
Whether it’s recording where and when you first found out, how you and your partner felt seeing your baby at the first hospital scan, what happened the first night you spent with your newborn or noting down the many amazing firsts with your new baby, this beautifully illustrated journal will give you the space you need to record all the special memories.
With Clemmie's reassuring advice and prompts to help you delve into your feelings and experiences, let this be your most treasured souvenir to look back on in years to come.
Everything you wanted to know but were too embarrassed to ask – a guide to pregnancy and birth straight from the midwife’s mouth.
Winner of the Gold and Consumer Choice award at the Mumii Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards 2017
Mum to four little girls and midwife to many, Clemmie Hooper wants to share her knowledge, wisdom and stories about pregnancy, birth and mothering young children that aren’t so widely talked about – straight from the midwife’s mouth. From how to prevent tearing during birth to what you really need in your labour bag, Clemmie reveals everything pregnant women and new mums need to know with a good dose of humour and wit.
Clemmie gained her qualifications at the University of the West of England in 2006 and started a career in midwifery at Southmead Maternity Unit where her she developed an interest in active labour and water birth.
Following a move to London after the birth of her first daughter, Anya, Clemmie spent time working briefly at Kingston Hospital before taking a new role at King’s College Hospital on the labour ward, one of the busiest units in the country. After several years of working on the wards, Clemmie joined The Lanes community midwife team as she wanted to do more than just support women through the act of birth and give care through pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Now, over a decade after qualifying, Clemmie is a community based midwife, writes a successful blog (www.gasandairblog.com), has nearly 400k followers on instagram and works with local women’s groups to provide information and guidance on pregnancy and post-natal care. Clemmie lives with her four daughters and husband in Kent.