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Read the M&B Pregnancy and Baby Milestones books

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Read the M&B Pregnancy and Baby Milestones books

From the moment you find out you are expecting, you will be bombarded by advice. Mother&Baby has been offering new and expectant mums the best expert advice for 60 years, and now we have released two special milestones books. 

M&B Pregnancy Milestones

Being pregnant is an exciting and life-changing experience - but can also be overwhelming. M&B’s Pregnancy Milestones book will help you through those precious 9 months, leaning on our 60 years of expert advice. 

Our book takes you through each week of your pregnancy, helping you know what to expect from your changing body, and preparing you for birth. 

Chapters include: 

  • Are you ready for a baby?
  • Your pre-conception diet and lifestyle
  • Understanding conception
  • First trimester
  • Side effects and symptoms of pregnancy
  • Second trimester
  • Diet and lifestyle in pregnancy
  • Third trimester
  • Preparing for birth
  • The signs of labour
  • Pain relief
  • Stages of labour
  • Birth outcomes and interventions
  • After the birth 

Once you’ve had your baby, you can then trust our second book, Baby Milestones, to continue your journey. 

M&B Baby Milestones

Baby Milestones covers everything you need to know for your baby’s first year; from boosting development through play and communication as well as physically, to bonding tips for you and Dad, and the importance of maintaining your own wellbeing as well as your baby’s. 

Topics include: 

  • Bonding with your baby
  • Getting to grips with feeding
  • Mama Zone: Using your support network
  • Baby massage
  • Out and about with a crying baby
  • Choosing childcare
  • Teething begins
  • Travelling with your baby
  • Introducing solid foods
  • Mama Zone: How to manage competitive mummy friends
  • Establishing good eating habits
  • Dealing with bumps and scrapes
  • Mama Zone: How to get your sexy back 

The books contain all the expert information and advice you know and love from the magazine itself, but in a handy-sized book to keep on your shelf for future reference. 

Mother & Baby: Pregnancy Milestones and Mother & Baby: Baby Milestones (Hamlyn, RRP £12,99 each) are available to Mother & Baby Readers at £9.00 each, plus free UK P&P.  To order, please call 01903 828503 quoting, Pregnancy/HAM44 or Baby/HAM45. Offer subject to availability, please allow 7 days for delivery.

  • Author: Sophie Knight Sophie Knight
  • Job Title: Contributing Editor

Sophie is a journalist and mum of one, and previously edited before moving on to write about family cars for - now Sophie is Commercial Content Editor for M&B, Closer, Heat, Empire, Yours, Garden News, and 

She is passionate about raising awareness around postnatal depression and is a Mental Health First Aider.

Sophie studied History at the University of Sheffield and has been in journalism for 16 years. 

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