Over the last three years, Zoe Williams has shared her insights into pregnancy and impending motherhood with thousands of readers in her regular Guardian column. Whether bemoaning the fact that simply being pregnant seemed to give overbearing people the urge to comment on everything she ate, drank or wore (I'm drinking coffee and suddenly that makes me an evil mum-to-be. What is wrong with these people?), or listing her multitude of worries about labour, including the possibility of giving birth to a load of lizards rather than a baby, Zoe's writing is honest, feisty, and frequently very funny.
Amusing, inspiring and reassuring in equal measures, Bring it on, Baby is a totally fresh and idiosyncratic look at becoming a mum.
Subtitled, "My Pregnancy Survival Guide". The "Guardian" columnists collects her articles from the last 3 years charting her first 2 pregnancies. Honest and hilarious, it also features new material on the joys of motherhood.
Written by the "Guardian" journalist behind the "Anti-natal" column, this book is a straight-talking corrective to the sea of advice that engulfs pregnant women and new mums. It considers such issues as the overbearing public guidelines on what not to eat or drink, and also weighs up the relative merits of different childcare routines.