I’m thrilled to announce that my first book – a comprehensive guide to an active, mindful and empowered pregnancy – was published on 2 May 2019 across the UK, US, Canada and Australia. After hitting a wall in my research about a truly safe yet fun and challenging pre-natal fitness programme, I took the reigns myself and decided to show the world that pre-natal exercise is not only extremely beneficial, but it can also be truly enjoyable. The result is Mind, Body, Bump;
The Complete Plan for an Active Pregnancy.
As well as 20 weight-based and bodyweight workouts spanning the nine months of pregnancy and supporting your post-natal recovery, it offers month-by-month mum and baby development updates, mental health support, nutrition tips and recipes selected for specific pre-natal benefits. Perhaps most importantly, it is written in exclusively pregnancy-positive language, reframing this transformative phase of a woman’s life in the most empowering and supportive means possible.
I was fortunate to collaborate with some incredibly talented people during the making of this book, including consultant obstetrician Dr Maggie Blott, illustrator Lizzie Thomas, Mindful Chef’s team of recipe creators, and of course Sweaty Betty founder Tamara Hill-Norton, who was kind enough to write a personal foreword. I am also grateful to Lucy and Katrina – my second and third trimester bumps – who helped me bring a diversity of women to the pages of Mind, Body, Bump to ensure the book feels representative and inclusive to everyone who reads it.