Related to: 'Your New Pregnancy Bible'

Kyle Books

How to Be a Dad

Oscar Duke
Authors:
Oscar Duke

In this first doctor-written guide to fatherhood, Oscar combines the medical knowledge of a healthcare professional with his real-life experience to provide an honest, humorous and engaging book that takes you on a journey from baby scans to birthing pools and beyond. Written chronologically, the structure takes shape from body parts - chapters include the Womb (fertility to foetus), Stomach (filling it, hiding it and stopping it vomiting), Genes (the science of screening) and Vagina (different ways to get a baby out). Each chapter has a 'Dr' section containing easily digestible facts and clarifying daunting medical jargon that surrounds pregnancy and childbirth, and a 'Dad' section that contains more emotional and anecdotal tales from Oscar's male patients as well as his own experience. Also included are tips from mums, describing how they are feeling throughout pregnancy and advice on what dads can do (and not do!) to help ease the burden. 'I hope that as a doctor and a new dad, I will go some way towards answering those 'man questions' that never quite make it to the pub, locker-room, water cooler or any other locations where men might find themselves having meaningful chats with another guy. Think of this as a papery man-hug in what is a potentially treacherous world of terminology, hormones, social change, sleep deprivation and finally dirty nappies with tiny feet attached.'

Kyle Books

What to Knit When You're Expecting

Nikki Van De Car
Authors:
Nikki Van De Car

Nikki Van De Car spent the months before her daughter's birth knitting constantly to keep her hands busy and to help the time before her arrival pass more quickly. She knitted everything from sweaters and hats to burp cloths and stuffed animals. Over the course of the following year, she learned which items were actually useful, and which sat in a drawer, never to be worn. The 28 patterns collected in 'What to Knit When You're Expecting', for babies aged from 0 to 12 months, are the best of these, and include booties, mittens, bibs and blankets, as well as sweaters, hats and cardigans. All are relatively simple, so can be knit while your mind is elsewhere, and all are immensely practical. This title is organized according to where you are in your pregnancy, the patterns for the first trimester reflect the fact there is still plenty of time to finish a longer project; those for the second, when many women learn the sex of their baby, focus on clothes for girls and boys; and projects for the third are quick and easy.

Kyle Books

Sleep is for the Weak

Emily-Jane Clark
Authors:
Emily-Jane Clark
Kyle Books

Pilates for Pregnancy

Lynne Robinson
Authors:
Lynne Robinson

Pilates for Pregnancy offers over 60 gentle exercises divided into two main sections: Early Pregnancy (0 to 16 weeks) and Later Pregnancy (16 weeks to birth). In addition, Lynne offers exercises for pre- and post-pregnancy. The book covers all the current health guidelines: for instance, did you know that exercising supine during pregnancy increases your chances of developing supine hypotensive syndrome? The book is especially unique for its inclusion of a Q&A with a midwife on preparing for labour and the birth itself, a series of postnatal exercises that you can do with your baby, plus a groundbreaking new exercise programme for correcting diastasis recti (abdominal separation that occurs shortly after childbirth). With Pilates for Pregnancy you will be well on your way to attaining an enjoyable and enriching pregnancy.

Hamlyn

Mother&Baby: Pregnancy Milestones

Hamlyn

Teach Your Child to Sleep

Millpond Sleep Clinic
Authors:
Millpond Sleep Clinic

The highly-acclaimed Millpond Children's Sleep Clinic has a 97 per cent success rate in resolving children's sleep problems. Discover how to get your baby or child to settle easily and sleep through the night with step-by-step advice that gets right to the heart of the problem. From your child needing a feed in the night to night-waking, this book covers a range of situations, using gentle and persuasive methods. Adapt the programme to your circumstances and see good results in 2-3 weeks.

Hamlyn

Your Babycare Bible

Tony Waterston
Authors:
Tony Waterston

Today, paediatric care is the concern of many different specialists, including neonatal physicians, paediatricians, nutritionists, breastfeeding technicians, child behaviourists and psychotherapists. Your Babycare Bible makes all their expertise and more available in a single volume. Among other special features, it provides a month-by-month guide to how a baby develops, special fold-out basic babycare and first-aid procedure pages, in-depth and up-to-date information on recognising and treating common childhood complaints and coping with emergencies, advice on the activities, toys and attitudes that will develop your baby's abilities and the latest recommendations for feeding, immunising, travelling with and safeguarding your child.Given that new parents' available time is limited, this book is designed to enable them to readily find out what they need to know and to present the advice in a form that can be quickly, accurately and effectively followed.

Hamlyn

Pregnancy Week by Week

Jane MacDougall
Authors:
Jane MacDougall

This fully revised and updated edition of the best-selling book is your ideal companion through the 40+ weeks of pregnancy. Each week you will find information on how you might be feeling or what you should be doing and a review of your baby's progress - accompanied by specially created illustrations.Additionally, there is much vital information on antenatal care, fitness, diet, coping with common complaints and labour and delivery as well as an introduction to your newborn. All the information is presented in a succinct yet reassuring way and there are many useful illustrations, photographs and checklists.

Kyle Books

Clean & Lean Pregnancy Guide

James Duigan
Authors:
James Duigan

Hamlyn

Baby Touch

Wendy Kavanagh
Authors:
Wendy Kavanagh
Hamlyn

Your Pregnancy Week-by-week

Karlene Davis, Practical Parenting
Authors:
Karlene Davis, Practical Parenting

Alison Mackonochie

Alison Mackonochie is the author of Emma's Diary, the Royal College of General Practitioners' award-wining pregnancy guide, as well as The Practical Encyclopedia of Pregnancy & Babycare, Your Baby's First Year: a month-by-month guide, and New Guide to Babycare: a manual for new parents. Alison is also an editor for several parenting magazines and a member of the Medical Journalists' Association and the Guild of Health Writers.

Anne Deans

Dr Anne Deans DCh, MFFP, MRCGP, MRCOG, contributing editor and chief consultant, is Consultant Obstetrician at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey.

Lynne Robinson

Lynne Robinson is the founder of Body Control Pilates, which is taught internationally. She has produced several successful books, among them Pilates for Weight Loss (Kyle Books) and DVDs. Lisa Bradshaw is Head of Education and Professional Development for Body Control Pilates. Nathan Gardner is General Manager of Body Control Pilates in the UK.

Orla Kiely

Orla Kiely is the visionary and founder of a global brand. An expert on print and colour, she has created a world that is renowned for its individual voice and unique perspective on both fashion and homeware. Her flagship store in London's Covent Garden is the epicentre of a global business that has won four prestigious UK Fashion Export Awards. Her work is presented at London Fashion Week, and extends into luggage, stationery, gardening and homeware. The Orla Kiely design studio has collaborated with leading brands such as Heal's, Clarks, Apple and Uniqlo.

Oscar Duke

Oscar is a London-­based doctor and broadcaster with a passion for demystifying the unnecessarily complicated world of medical science. Oscar featured in the hit Channel 4 series 24 Hours in A&E before going on to present his own highly acclaimed prime-­time documentary for BBC2, Born Too White - an immersive exposé of the mutilation and murder of people living with Albinism in East Africa. He has featured on BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 4,BBC Radio 2 and regularly co-­hosts The Surgery on BBC Radio 1. @DrOscarDuke

Peter Walker

Peter Walker is the world's foremost authority on baby massage. A trained physical therapist, he offers a certificated teacher training course in baby massage directed at midwives, health visitors, neonatal nurses as well as parents. He has written a number of books on the subject.

Practical Parenting

Expert contributors from the 'Practical Parenting' team of health experts including midwives and obstetricians.

Siobhan Stirling

Siobhan Stirling is a BBC producer and journalist who writes regularly for national parenting magazines, including Practical Parenting and New Baby. She is the mother of two and having used the strategies outlined in this book is now enjoying peaceful nights!

Wendy Kavanagh

Wendy Kavanagh was director of the London College of Massage for ten years. She has written articles for a number of leading newspapers and is the editor of Massage World Magazine, a journal for massage therapists. Wendy works with the board of the General Council for Massage Therapy in the UK, advising on massage training and professional standards.