I’ll admit it, I’m a nosy so and so. I devoured pregnancy magazines, books and birth stories on all three of my pregnancies but if I’m going to read a book about pregnancy I want real stories by real women. I was delighted when I sent a copy of Sharyn Hayden‘s new book I Forgot To Take My Pill: An Honest Diary of a First Time Mum to review.
I Forgot To Take My Pill takes us from Sharyn’s first pregnancy right the way through the first year of parenthood. Unlike some of the celebrity pregnancy books I’d read previously though, this book is written by a real mum, facing real life problems that any reader can relate to. She doesn’t fob you off with all that “sleep when the baby sleeps” or “let your visitors make you a cup of tea while you rest” stuff you see in baby magazines because quite frankly as anyone who’s had a baby knows, that doesn’t happen in real life. She tells it like it is in such a hilarious way it made me laugh out loud, nod in agreement and well up with emotion so many times that I found myself thinking as I read on that I really felt like I’d known her all my life.
Seriously if you are looking for an honest book on the trials and tribulations of pregnancy and early parenthood, this is it. I really hope there is a follow up book!
I Forgot To Take My Pill: An Honest Diary of a First Time Mum by Sharyn Hayden is available from Amazon now.
I received a copy of the book in exchange for a review but all opinions are my own.