by Chitra Ramaswamy - £12.99 Saraband (2016)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781910192214 | ISBN 10: 191019221x
When Chitra Ramaswamy discovered she was pregnant, she longed for a book that went above and beyond a manual. A book that did more than simply describe what was happening in her growing body day by day, week by week and month by month.
Expecting takes the reader on an intimate, physical and philosophical journey across the nine months of pregnancy and birth, paying tribute to writers, artists, places and individual histories along the way.
'The fact that your own body, the thing that belonged to you most in the world and perhaps the only thing you could be said really to possess, had the power to shock you at all. Time and time again, I heard myself and other pregnant women voice this. I canít believe I never knew.'
(Price & availability last checked: June 2016)