Kate Evans, celebrated author of the breastfeeding bestseller, The Food of Love, acclaimed cartoonist and mother, turns her attention to the joys and pains of growing a baby.
Evans deftly handles the physical and emotional changes that come with being pregnant, looking at the practicalities of every stage as well as the challenges that may arise. Her no-nonsense, quirky and accessible text is illustrated throughout with detailed artwork to guide the reader through the intricacies of human reproduction, whilst her customary laugh-out-loud cartoons demystify the complexities of pregnancy and birth.
The book includes: a graphic guide to conception; practical help for those trying to conceive; early pregnancy advice; information on abortion rights, miscarriage support, screening and scans, physical preparations for birth and the art of birth.
‘Kate’s books are tremendously popular… I thought you would like to know how valuable her approach is for women who face all sorts of challenges and may not relate to mainstream antenatal or early parenting publications.’ – Birth Companions
‘I love how you normalise birth, demystify the process and reassure women that they too can do it!’ – Midwife
‘Kate Evans [has] a rare talent to inspire and amuse. There’s passion without pomposity and humour by the bucketful.’ – New Internationalist
‘One of the most original talents in comics I’ve seen in a long time.’ – Steve Bell, The Guardian
‘Kate’s brilliant cartoons offer hope and inspiration. And they’re funny too.’ – Independent
‘Reading this took me back to why I trained as a midwife in the first place.’ – Midwife
‘I used to recommend Ina May’s Guide to childbirth as top choice for all pregnant women but I think Bump by Kate Evans has trumped this. A must-have.’ – Hannah Robertson, doula, Calm Yorkshire Birth
‘Well written, easy to read... I feel I can go into my upcoming birth with a whole lot more knowledge about the choices and options I have.’ – Nadine, The Baby Website
‘This book is a must-read for anyone that is expecting!... I loved the pictures and the sense of humour... it makes fun out of the awkward moments.’ – Christine, The Baby Website
‘ [Bump] guides you through the complex emotional roller coaster of conception, pregnancy and birth... with help from witty, intelligent and sometimes graphic cartoons.’ – Prima Baby: Book of the Month
‘We loved it!’ – Prima Baby
‘Bump is delicious and gorgeous and needed in this world. This purposeful and fun book will gently educate, encourage and inspire people everywhere.’ – Midwife