ENTER MOTHERHOOD ON THE FRONT FOOT!

I Wish Someone Had Told Me… reveals the 195 unspoken truths about labour, childbirth and early motherhood, that 1000 mothers wish they knew before having their baby.

 

Empower yourself and Be ready!

“Life changing! This book should be mandatory reading for all expectant mothers. 5 STARS” – Kate N.

ENTER MOTHERHOOD ON THE FRONT FOOT!

I Wish Someone Had Told Me… reveals the 195 unspoken truths about labour, childbirth and early motherhood, that 1000 mothers wish they knew before having their baby.

 

Empower yourself and Be ready!

“Life changing! This book should be mandatory reading for all expectant mothers. 5 STARS” – Kate N.

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When a baby is born, a mother is born!
However, the mother is often completely overlooked in the whole birthing and postpartum process.

Newsflash! A woman is transformed when she becomes a mother. This is known as matrescence.

Imagine if you knew all the things that can, and do, happen to women during labour, childbirth and early matrescence…

How prepared and empowered would you feel?

 

I Wish Someone Had Told Me… does just that. It prepares and empowers you so you can enter motherhood on the front foot!
This book shares 195 unspoken truths about what happens to YOU (not your baby!) during labour, childbirth and early motherhood. Information 1000 mothers, from around the world, want you to have before you give birth.

Because some things in labour, childbirth and early motherhood are just too gross, embarrassing or personal to share, many mums don’t find out the truth until they go through it themselves.

 

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I Wish Someone Had Told Me… is the best baby shower gift. It is the baby book you must read. Packed with 195 honest, medically- and factually-correct, unspoken truths, it openly shares all the things nobody likes to talk about, but every expectant mum must know so you can enter motherhood on the front foot.

 

Dr Jennifer Hacker Pearson is mum of 3 who holds a PhD in Medicine and a degree in Psychotherapy. She researched and collated the experiences in this book as a mother for mothers, because she wants you to be informed and empowered so your transition into motherhood is the best it can be.

 

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5-Star Reviews for I Wish Someone Had Told Me…

It is the best book I read while pregnant; I found it fully prepared me for the birth and the somewhat challenging time after I had my little girl. I don’t think my birth experience would have been so amazing if I hadn’t read this book 

~ Maddie M

What an amazing read. Would highly recommend!!!! What makes it so great is how informative, real and funny it is.

~ Samantha R

Insightful and funny! This wonderful book delivers on all levels for new mamas! ~ Steph B

There are so few books of this genre that cut the crap and tell it how it is, but this one does it with a perfect blend of wit and humor.

~ Craig A

This gem of a book unapologetically brings to light facts and issues we’ve previously been too scared or embarrassed to talk about.

~ Paula W

… how totally messy childbirth is

Some things in life we should really be warned about, this is one of them… You may be aware that having a baby is messy but probably not the extent of messiness involved. After my first boy was born Hubs dared to go down “the other end” (cue scary music!). He said it looked like I had been attacked by a grizzly bear. And that’s just the blood and gashes. Throw into the mix poo, pee, sweat, tears, vomit and bucket loads of amniotic fluid, and you have yourself one very normal, natural childbirth.

… that haemorrhoids may stick around after giving birth

I know, way too much information! But you’re reading this book so I am guessing deep down you do want to know. Haemorrhoids don’t always disappear after you have your baby. And by that I mean they can stick around, or stick out if you prefer, for a while (like months!!!) after you have given birth. As they’re varicose, i.e. swollen, veins of the anus (super, thanks for sharing!), they will disappear when the swelling subsides. Some say push them back in, some say let them hang out, either way try and minimise the time they call your bum their home by looking after yourself (and them).

… PND/PPD is not just depression

Postnatal depression (PND), or postpartum depression (PPD), is a serious and vast topic. I won’t go into it too much in this book, but because it is so important I just want to outline the following essential things… PND can be lots of things not just depression. PND and PNA can manifest as a range of feelings… Yes, having three kids in three-and-a-half years was a stressful event in itself but in hindsight I certainly could identify with a lot of those feelings. Please, please, please say something if you are not feeling “right” after having your baby. Admission of such feelings is not a sign of weakness, it shows you are strong.  Empower yourself by putting your hand up.

Excerpted from I Wish Someone Had Told Me… by Dr Jennifer Hacker Pearson PhD Copyright © 2017 by Jennifer Hacker Pearson. Excerpted by permission of Powered by Fear Publishing. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

*I would like to write new mom or mom-to-be but I am Australian, and the general population of Australia may disown me if I spell mum that way.

 

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5% of each book sold through this website is donated to the
Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation

THE CATHERINE HAMLIN FISTULA FOUNDATION IS A CAUSE CLOSE TO MY HEART, BECAUSE...

… it is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of childbirth injuries called obstetric fistulas

I had an obstructed labour with my first son and I thank my lucky stars that I was in the fantastic hospital I was in. All I ended up with was extensive tearing (and a healthy baby). Thanks to the amazing and immediate care I received I don’t have any complications nor repercussions due to this delivery, even after having two more vaginal births.

I feel for the mothers who Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia care for and I know that in a different time, in a different place, I could have easily endured an obstetric fistula myself, and probably my son would not have survived.

Please have a look at their website www.hamlin.org.au