Title: Becoming a Parent – preparing for a new life
Author: Hilary Rosenthal
Size: 245mm x 168mm, 172 pages
ISBN: 978-0-620-70476-2 (print); 978-0-620-70477-9 (ebook)
Much has been written about the physical aspects of pregnancy, labour and the period immediately after the baby’s birth. However, for both mothers and fathers the emotional and social impact can be just as significant as the more self-evident physical and practical consequences for the new family. Surprisingly, little has been written on this subject in a form that is accessible to the general public.
Hilary Rosenthal was concerned to fill this gap and to focus on the emotional and social aspects of becoming a parent. There is information for everyone in close contact with mothers and their babies – whether it be a relative, carer or professional. This book also focuses on the fact that the baby is a little person with thoughts and feelings – and needs sensitive, loving care to thrive physically, intellectually and emotionally.
“Most certainly a vital read on early parenting! I would highly recommend this book to expecting and new mothers and fathers as well as to anyone involved in supporting them. I believe the book will help expecting and new mothers and fathers to feel more normal and better equipped to cope with the significant transition into parenting and more informed about where to get professional help. For relatives, friends and professionals, the book will surely deepen their understanding of and empathy for the journeys and struggles that expecting and new parents may experience. What makes the book so special is Hilary Rosenthal’s deep compassion for mothers, fathers and their babies, coupled with amazing practical tips which are built on years of experience as a professional working with families and as mother and grandmother. I will definitely be giving this book to my own daughter when she is preparing to have her first child.” – Venecia Barries, Director, The Parent Centre.
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