Book review: How to Grow a Baby*

*and push it out
By Clemmie Hooper
Published by Vermilion

Synopsis: 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.

How did this book end up in my hands? I downloaded the ebook from the BorrowBox app after having heard great things about it.

Was it a page-turner? It’s not that kind of book: we all know what happens when the 9 months are up!

Did the book meet my expectations? Yes, I found it extremely informative and it had me reach for my notebook a lot. Some things that I didn’t consider essential were perhaps repeated too often, like the benefits of a pregnancy massage for instance, but they didn’t make the book any less useful. 

Three words to describe it. Informative. Easy to understand. Resourceful.

Do I like the cover? Yes, it’s super cute. The illustrations inside the book are also adorable.

Have I read any other books by the same author? There are no other books to read but I do enjoy browsing the author’s Instagram account on occasion.


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