The Complete Australian Guide to Pregnancy and Birth


By Sophie Walker

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The definitive contemporary category buster for a modern generation of mothers by the creator of the top-rating podcast and online hub, Australian Birth Stories.

'Excellent and empowering . . . a must-read before conception.' Dr Lionel Steinberg, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

'A book full of the wisdom of birth stories. Accessible, conversational and wise . . . a celebration.' Hannah Dahlen AM, Professor of Midwifery

Everything you need as you journey through pregnancy and prepare for a positive birth experience.

'I wish someone had told me!' It's a phrase uttered by countless women after they give birth for the first time. Here's the book that shares the wisdom of women and their birth stories, so that you can make informed and empowered decisions that are best for you.

The Complete Australian Guide to Pregnancy and Birth draws on the expertise of dozens of doctors, midwives and other health specialists to offer the most comprehensive and up-to-date information about pregnancy, labour, birth and early postpartum in Australia. From making essential care decisions, asking questions of care providers and managing overwhelm to navigating physical changes and preparing for labour, this book is your trusted companion as you make the transition to motherhood. And among all the facts, stats and info is a lot of gentle and kind advice, including first-hand accounts of births, in all kinds of birth settings, from families of diverse backgrounds.

On every page this book reminds you that your pregnancy matters, your labour matters, your birth matters.

The Complete Australian Guide to Pregnancy and Birth