Beyond the Bump

A clinical psychologist's guide to navigating the mental, emotional and physical turmoil of becoming a mother

Sally Shepherd
AUD $29.99

The majority of baby books deal with the baby. Now it's time to turn our attention to the mums.

Beyond the Bump is a thoughtful and practical guide that aims to help new mums feel calm, confident and equipped to face the physical, emotional and mental hurdles they may encounter post birth.

Clinical psychologist Sally Shepherd understands that a healthy and happy parent is a baby's most important asset. But the first year postpartum can be very challenging. Women must grapple with a whole new existence, and going from 'me' to 'we' can be terrifying for new mums. Sally hadn't expected to struggle during this time, so it came as a big surprise when she did. As they say, you don't know what you don't know, and it turns out Sally didn't know much at all! She had more extensive training for her first job at KFC than she did for the 'job' of being a mum!

Beyond the Bump is a book that focuses on mothers. Sally has combined her personal and professional experiences, along with clinical research, to create this much-needed resource. Covering rage, relationships, nutrition, identity and returning to work, it is a kind, considered and essential companion for any new mum.

Author bio:

Sally is an experienced clinical psychologist with a passion for and expertise in helping new mums adjust to parenthood and cope with the common challenges associated with the first year postpartum. She has done extensive research in the area, reviewed current scientific literature, interviewed dozens of mums about their experiences. She is writing from her own experience as a Mum as well as a psychologist.

She has previously written about adjustment to parenting for publications such as, motherly, and Her View From Home.

Category: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781760529994
Table Of Contents: Introduction
Chapter 1: On Pregnancy: The good, the bad and the ugly
Chapter 2: On Birth: When things don't go as planned
Chapter 3: On Taking Baby Home: A steep learning curve
Chapter 4: On the Baby Blues: What no one told me about week one
Chapter 5: On Feeding Baby: Fed really is best
Chapter 6: On Sleep: That Holy Grail
Chapter 7: On Your Postpartum Body: Unfamiliar territory
Chapter 8: On Postpartum Depression: The black cloud
Chapter 9: On Postpartum Anxiety: The cold mist
Chapter 10: On Relationships: The best of times, the worst of times
Chapter 11: On Postpartum Anger: What we don't talk about
Chapter 12: On Identity: Becoming Mum, staying me
Chapter 13: On Work: Returning to work (or not)
Chapter 14: On Family Planning: When will we/will we have another?
The End
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: September 2019
Page Extent: 336
Format: Paperback - C format
Subject: Women's health