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After the First Six Weeks

Midwife Cath has delivered more than 10,000 babies over the last 40 years, but her care of mothers and babies doesn’t end when they leave the hospital. She strongly believes that all families need ongoing support, particularly in their first crucial year of parenting.

After the First Six Weeks is a follow-up to Midwife Cath’s bestselling book The First Six Weeks. Week six is a major milestone for both babies and parents, and this comprehensive guidebook will provide a roadmap to ‘what’s next’-starting at six weeks and taking you through to the end of the first 12 months.

Midwife Cath covers all the joys and challenges of your child’s first year at home, focusing on such issues as breast and bottle feeding; the introduction of solids; sleep; growth and development; the importance of play; safety; and her Bath Bottle Bed (BBB) routine and how it evolves over these 12 months.

Midwife Cath’s invaluable experience and wisdom will help you establish routines that will ensure a healthier, happier baby and better-rested, more confident parents.

Beyond the Bump

Beyond the Bump is a thoughtful and practical guide that aims to help new mums feel calm, confident and equipped to face the physical, emotional and mental hurdles they may encounter post birth.

Clinical psychologist Sally Shepherd understands that a healthy and happy parent is a baby’s most important asset. But the first year postpartum can be very challenging. Women must grapple with a whole new existence, and going from ‘me’ to ‘we’ can be terrifying for new mums. Sally hadn’t expected to struggle during this time, so it came as a big surprise when she did. As they say, you don’t know what you don’t know, and it turns out Sally didn’t know much at all! She had more extensive training for her first job at KFC than she did for the ‘job’ of being a mum!

Beyond the Bump is a book that focuses on mothers. Sally has combined her personal and professional experiences, along with clinical research, to create this much-needed resource. Covering rage, relationships, nutrition, identity and returning to work, it is a kind, considered and essential companion for any new mum.