For many parents the first few months after a baby's birth can be a time of shock and adjustment as well as personal joy. Fatigue, confusion and feelings of incompetence are as common as the delight and pride which are part of having a baby.
In this friendly, accessible guide, Christine and Peter Hill take over from where other pregnancy books stop and before baby books begin. They provide a vast amount of practical and down-to-earth guidance on: - What to expect in hospital and afterwards at home - How to cope with persistent crying - Dealing with feelings of depression and isolation - Looking after yourself as well as your baby - How to maintain fulfilling relationships with parents and friends - When and when not to return to work.
Drawing on the experiences of over 5,000 mothers - and fathers - with new babies, and now fully updated, this authoritative guide is both reassuring and fun to read.
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Bookshops are flooded with baby care bibles that can be sterile in style. The Hills add wit to the mix, in this down-to-earth book on the first months of parenthood...an accessible, fun guide - Junior Pregnancy and Baby
the ultimate baby guru; a no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is straight shooter who delivers both practical and medical advice with the wit of Victoria Wood - YOU magazine
Any expectant mothers feeling anxious and unprepared should consider enrolling for classes with Christine Hill... Christine is an obstetric physiotherapist with a concern for the apprehensions, fears and idiotic queries of first-time mothers. Every week more than 100 women pass through her classroom and she answers the same questions with reassurance, common sense and humour... it is packed with sane advice. - The Times
the perfect guide to your new life as a mum - Pregnancy and Birth
Christine Hill is a chartered and state registered physiotherapist. Peter Hill is consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. They are much sought after professionally and have worked with over 5,000 new mothers.