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Brought to you by Penguin. 

Whether you are planning for a baby, just found out you are pregnant or well into your third trimester, this audiobook will help you to feel confident, informed and inspired about your exciting journey ahead. 

Through years of work with families, senior midwife Marie Louise reveals the key things that will make the biggest, most positive difference to you and your baby as you navigate these life-changing months.  

As well as this, Marie Louise is renowned for bringing complex science to life. You’ll discover fascinating facts that underpin everything you and your baby will go through, including:

  • How your nervous system is synced with your baby and why baby already knows a lot about you when they are born.
  • The unique process your baby goes through to pass through the birth canal and how you work together in labour.
  • Incredible facts about breast milk. 

Packed with the most up-to-date findings and expert insights, you'll find everything you need to prepare for motherhood and, most importantly, understand and appreciate just how amazing you and your baby both are! 

©2020 Marie Louise (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Relaxing and calming for a first time over 35 mum to be.

It’s like the midwife is there answering all your inner thoughts. I’m a 1st time mum to be at early stage of pregnancy. I can’t speak to an actual midwife until weeks 7-8 and found this very reassuring, especially when you are experiencing everything for the first time and can’t talk about it till your 12 weeks! I will recommend this to every pregnant woman I meet from now on.

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One word: FANTASTIC !!!!!

I don’t ever leave reviews, so take it from me when I say BUY THIS BOOK!!!!

Such a good read/ listen. I would HIGHLY recommend this book. I’m aiming to fall pregnant towards the end of this year as a first time mum. So it was nice to read such a POSITIVE perspective of preganacy and birth. It’s made me even more broody than before, and super excited for the journey of motherhood.

This book was easy to follow and clearly read. The author included so many top tips and tricks (perfect for 1st time mums and mums to be). I’m so glad I have this in my audible liberate as I’ll defo be listening to it again! Thank you for such an amazing book.
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great book for learning about pregnancy and birth

really informative but not worrisome or dull. the author/narrator has a great tone, pace and sets the info at a good level to understand without being patronising

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Great information!

Very useful and reassuring information based on science and experience. As a first time mom I highly recommend!

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Just what I was looking for!

There are so many pregnancy and beyond books out there and I was so confused what to listen to!
I certainly picked the right one, the first audio book I have actually finished and I have also ordered a hard copy so I can refer back as I'm now in my third trimester! Overall, brilliant, informative and is now my pregnancy, birth and baby bible!
Thank you Marie!

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truly enjoyable

feel way more prepared now and open to experiences to come. thank you so much

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I wish I was able to listen to this when I was pregnant with my first baby. It’s helped remind me of all the stages I went through before as it has been 5 years in between pregnancies.

It’s made me feel more informed and calmer about my choices for birth etc. if your a first time mum or you feel like your unsure of what to expect this was such an informative audiobook, an easy listen and I really enjoyed it.

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Great Book on Pregnancy

I thought this was a brilliant book packed full of information and great advice. I'm having my 2nd baby and wanted to add to what I had already read in my 1st pregnancy and to remind myself. It both reinforced my experience from my 1st, as well as highlighting things I wish I did do and more tips on this upcoming journey for me and my baby.

I felt it was organised in a really affective way that made it both productive and easy to digest. where as I have found some to jump around a little. She also doesn't over do the pointless detail of 12 stages detailed labour thats a bit of a drone but only the key stages you'd be interested in. Definitely a great one to also put you at ease as she concentrates on what women have told her is their greatest concerns and ways that can be managed.

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A great book for pregnant mamas

I really enjoyed this book and have found it useful to get prepared for birth and beyond. I think more than that, having it available once baby is here where you can skip ahead to the relevant chapters is also useful. I’d recommend this book.

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Must read

I really enjoyed this audio book and got lots out of it throughout my pregnancy. Would highly recommend to all mummas