The Positive Birth Book

My first book, The Positive Birth Book, was published on 16th March 2017! You can order it 

on Amazon:

or Wordery:

or direct from Pinter and Martin:


“Seriously sound, straight-from-the-hip advice.” Mother&Baby Magazine

“One of my very favourite birth writers.” Ricki Lake 

"The ‘Positive Birth Book’ takes expectant parents through the maze of information and choices, in a down to earth, practical, empowering, reassuring way. I highly recommend that you put your feet up, relax and enjoy preparing yourself for the birth of your baby by reading this great book. Sue Atkins, ITV ‘This Morning’ Parenting Expert

"A great read: honest, lively, fresh and helpful. This book puts women in the driving seat which is key to positive change” Cathy Warwick, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives

"Whatever a positive birth means to you, this book will make you believe you can do it. It’s the book I wish I had read before I had my children!" Green Parent Magazine

“It’s everything a pregnant woman and her partner needs, in one fab book!” Sheena Byrom OBE, Midwife and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Midwives.

“I love this book. Everyone's going to love this book. Because it gives mothers what they now most need  - accurate facts, proper reassurance, and about a thousand reasons to be excited about birth.” Natalie Meddings, Founder of Tellmeagoodbirthstory

“Chatty and thorough and uplifting: this book is a whacking great confidence boost right where it’s needed.” Kate Evans, Author of Bump: How to Make, Grow and Birth a Baby


Work out what kind of birth you really want, and learn how to maximise your chances of getting it, in this refreshing, warm and witty guide to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks. Packed with vital and cutting-edge information on everything from building the ultimate birth plan, to your choices and rights in the birth room; from optimal cord clamping, to seeding the microbiome; from the inside track on breastfeeding, to woman-centred caesarean, The Positive Birth Book shows you how to have the best possible birth, regardless of whether you plan to have your baby in hospital, in the birth centre, at home or by elective caesarean. Find out how the environment you give birth in, your mindset and your expectations can influence the kind of birth you have, and be inspired by the voices of real women, who tell you the truth about what giving birth really feels like.

Challenging negativity and fear of childbirth, and brimming with everything you need to know about labour, birth, and the early days of parenting, The Positive Birth Book is the must-have birth book for women of the 21st century.

There are also now over 80 Amazon reviews, most of them 5 star. 

I also edited this book! 

Water Birth: Stories to Inspire and Inform was published by Lonely Scribe in January 2015.

In this inspirational collection of stories the reasons more and more women are choosing water birth become clear. The experiences of mums, dads, grandmothers, midwives, doctors, doulas and siblings sit alongside stories from some of the world's leading experts and pioneers in birth in water, including Janet Balaskas, Francoise Freedman, Michel Odent and Dianne Garland.

There are stories of home birth, birth centre and hospital birth; birth in the shower, the tub and the birth pool; stories of twins, breech birth, and VBAC; both keen and skeptical water birthers; a birth pool 'rebirth' after unplanned caesarean, and even stories told in the form of poetry and art.

Water Birth is a must-read book for anyone who wants a water birth, and is guaranteed to change the mind of anyone who doesn't!

Water Birth: Stories to Inspire and Inform follows the format of three previous titles published by Lonely Scribe – Breast Feeding, Home Birth, and Twin Birth: Stories to Inspire and Inform.





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