From Mexican rebozoused to rock the belly and ease back pain during pregnancy to the Bengali practice of taking off a woman’s bangles to help her visualize a speedy labour, from Arianna Huffington's advice for getting sleep in the early days of motherhood to Davina McCall's tribute to her midwife, from the inspiring proverbs printed on the kangasused to carry East African newborns on their mother’s back to the Japanese ritual where Sumo wrestlers are asked to make infants cry, discover a world’s worth of wisdom on becoming a mother.
On Becoming A Mother (Hb)
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15 April 2014
Brigid McConville is a director of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood. An award-winning journalist and filmmaker, she has written a dozen on-fiction books. When she is not travelling the world to ensure WRA’s mission that pregnancy and childbirth are safe for all, she splits her time between London and Somerset.