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Maybe Baby: On the Mother Side

By: Kate Lawler
Narrated by: Chloe Massey, Emiliana Hall, Gabrielle Glaister, Kate Lawler, Martin Bojtos, Siobhan Smith
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Summary

The honest, entertaining and brilliantly relatable Sunday Times bestseller.

Kate Lawler has never been maternal. And yet here she is: mother to Noa, after years of going back and forth about having children at all. This is the story of her journey from parentally undecided to early motherhood, via raging hormones, sleepless nights, emergency hospital trips, mum guilt, unspoken regrets and post-natal depression.

This book is not a parenting manual. It won't tell you what to pack in your hospital bag, or how to get your baby to sleep. It may not help you with feeding or dealing with tantrums. But it will show you that you're not alone—and that it's perfectly possible, and maybe even normal, to love your child with all of your heart while also feeling lost, alone and resentful.

Whether you're an expectant parent, a new parent, firmly in the thick of it or still parentally undecided, this book is for you, as Kate writes honestly and hilariously about the ups and downs of pregnancy, birth and early parenting, as well as the impact of a new baby on relationships, your sense of self and everything in between. It's a book that, with Kate's usual candour and wit, will help mums and dads everywhere feel seen—and completely understood.

©2022 Kate Lawler (P)2022 Orion Publishing Group

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A refreshingly honest account of early motherhood

I enjoyed this. Kate is a lively and engaging narrator and much of what she says resonates. I could’ve done without the contributions from the friend/mum/doula etc. I felt that was just a filler.

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Excellent book: raw, real, vulnerable!

What an amazing book! Kate is so authentic and vulnerable, it really opened my eyes to what new mothers go through.
No doubt this book with literally save some lives.
Kate doesn’t sugar coat anything and makes the whole thing relatable.
There is some excellent advice in there.
HIGHLY recommend for anyone who is a mum, a mum to be, or who wants to support a mum!

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fantastic book

brilliant from start to finish and so informative and relatable! i laughed, i cried and I could not stop listening once I started!! Beautiful Family x

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Open and honest account of motherhood

Love how Kate is so open and honest … talks about taboo subjects that shouldn’t be taboo and should be discussed more often. Thank you for sharing your story xxx

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Enjoyed this book really wish it was longer

I first came across Kate lawler celebrity bumps and I was pregnant too and planning an elective c so I found her story really interesting. To find this book and hear the ups and downs and things I really related to made for such a good listen for me. Meybe it’s not for everyone but for me it’s 5* and I’d recommend it.

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Loved it

listened to a few episodes of the podcast first and really loved this, very raw and emotional.

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Wonderful book by Kate Lawler

I’m not even a parent, and I’m not sure if I want to be, even at the tender age of 33 - I’m a bit like Kate was. I absolutely loved this book/ audio! It’s so refreshing to hear Kate open up and be so candid about her journey to mother hood and motherhood itself. I’d definitely recommend this book!

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So good I’ve listened twice

This book was so good I listened whilst trying to conceive and again once pregnant. It’s really informative and has some good laughs in there

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Fantastic Book

A real raw portrayal of motherhood, and will be a great read for all Mum's. I am not a Mum,but wanted to listen, as I have followed kate's story through Instagram

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Love This!!

Honest heart warming listen. Kate, Boj and Noa are a delight to follow as a new family.

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