A collection of honest, actually helpful stories from real mothers about pregnancy and early parenthood, accompanied by the reliable advice of consultant obstetrician, Robert Marwood. All the things that nobody tells you about pregnancy, birth and parenthood, brought to you by those who have been through it all and want to share their experiences. This collection of over 100 honest stories, accompanied by reassuring advice from experts, will give you all the tools you need to be informed and prepared for one of life's great journeys. * Trying to conceive * Bleeding in pregnancy * C Sections * Postnatal recovery * Not loving breastfeeding * Postnatal depression * Don't forget about the dads * Bedtime dread * Unsolicited advice * Selfcare, and many many more! Becca Maberly, pregnancy and postnatal expert and the founder of A Mother Place, and her father, Roger Marwood, an obstetrician and gynaecologist, are completely honest about the highs and lows of this unique and often nervewracking experience. Together, with the help of real mums and dads, they share their reliable, evidencebased 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 essential reading for you and your partner. "A truly wonderful resource for new parents and prospective parents alike." -Adam Kay - author of This is Going to Hurt.