Becoming Mum

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  • "I really really enjoyed this book. It’s informative and honest and a fantastic reference for mums to be and exhausted first timers." —Lucy Kennedy, TV presenter & mother of two.
  • "With amazing honesty, this book will resonate with any mum ... The perfect antidote for new mums who feel inadequate and overwhelmed." —Irish Examiner
  • "What Kate Carbery has done is brilliant."

Meet The Author

Kate Carbery is a proud mother of two small children. An honours graduate of University College Cork, she worked in Human Resources and Communications before setting up a medical company in Dublin with her husband. Kate has travelled extensively and studied and worked overseas. A natural storyteller, she has an innate ability to connect with people and help them to tell their stories. Becoming Mum is her first book.

What does a contraction feel like? Am I the only one finding these early months of motherhood overwhelming? How can I cope better with the tiredness from these sleepless nights?

Becoming a mother is an intense, life-changing experience. No matter how many conversations you have with friends who have had children, nothing can prepare you for the changes ahead. Every woman is different, every birth is different, every baby is different.

Becoming Mum strives to support the reader in a society where we don’t always talk honestly about childbirth and the tough challenges of the months that follow. It is a reassuring voice to remind you that you’re doing OK, that you’re not losing your mind.

Whether you are preparing for childbirth or in the midst of the often demanding early months, this book acts as a valuable aid that allows you the opportunity to learn from other mothers’ experiences and to benefit from their hindsight.

In September 2014, the Irish Independent named Becoming Mum one of its favourite self-help books. Read about it here.

Weight 0.344 kg