The READ Clinic is very excited to announce Heather Irvine’s book, ‘Hello Baby!’ is now in circulation.
So much of modern motherhood is targeted at looking good (even when you feel crap) and making your baby look good (even though he or she won’t settle or feed or stop crying).
The Miranda Kerr’s and Heidi Klum’s of the world make it look easy: have a baby and get back on the runway three days later with a flat stomach, silky hair and glowing skin.
What about the mothers who get acne from pregnancy, or whose hair turns grey, or who can’t loose their baby belly in 10 seconds flat?
Heather Irvine, Clinical Psychologist and head of the READ Clinic, is a breath of fresh air for mothers who really want it to be told how it is. Of course you love your new baby, but don’t let anybody fool you – motherhood is hard work.
Yes, you might pee your pants occasionally, and that’s you, Mum, we’re talking about. Yes, you might get cracked nipples. Yes you might lose your single friends. And as terrible as it sounds, yes, at the end of a long day of non-stop crying, poo in your hair and exhaustion you might want to give up on motherhood altogether.
Tapping into the realistic image of motherhood and leaving behind the doldrums of typical medical books behind, The Birth of the Modern Mum looks at serious issues such as Postnatal Depression (PND), relationship changes and physical changes that mothers face in their first year with a new baby.
With as many as 20% of women diagnosed with PND, Chairman of the Gidget Foundation, Dr Vijay Roach, recognises the gap in today’s society for this book. “A chronicle of wisdom for pregnancy, birth and mothering… Heather Irvine has given us just what was needed.”
From tips on getting through a day alone with baby and dealing with your mother in-law, to learning how to laugh with your butt cheeks clenched and legs crossed tight, Heather Irvine introduces us to ‘The Modern Mum’. Finally!
The Birth of the Modern Mum is a book that any mother can be proud of. It can be placed on the coffee table right next to the Women’s Day or Famous magazines without shame should guests drop by. Because whilst the book tackles the factors that underlie PND and related cognitive and affective dysfunction, Heather’s wit and down to earth nature shines on every page.
Heather’s book is available for purchase in the online store