Just finished reading The Antenatal Group by Amy Bratley and I loved it! Whatever kind of books you’re normally into, you’ll like it too – I guarantee.
It’s about 5 very different pregnant women who meet in an antenatal class and become friends. If they hadn’t been pregnant, their paths might never have crossed but at this stage in their lives they all have something in common. They’re all going through pregnancy – some have a textbook pregnancy, some find it more difficult. They’re all about to give birth – some with more ease than seems fair, some find the birth traumatic. They all have young babies – and again some find those early days easier than others.
There’s a quote in the book that kind of sums it all up. Just after describing babies as ‘the ultimate equaliser among women‘, Erin reflects…”No matter how successful, or attractive, or well off you were – or indeed the opposite – babies cried and didn’t sleep and needed endless attention and whoever you were, whatever your circumstances, you had to try to learn to cope with that‘”
If I say more I’ll give away the story and I don’t want to spoil it for you. Read it. You’ll love it. I did!
Order The Antenatal Group by Amy Bratley from Amazon . It’s not out yet – it’s out in April. As Editor of TheBabyWebsite I was fortunate to be sent an advance copy. I’m probably not even supposed to write about it yet – if so, apologies Pan Macmillan!
Oh yes – and here are some reviews of The Antenatal Group by some reviewers on our Product Review Panel..