Ready or Not… Out I Come! – Raechel Bull
(4 / 5)
So I’m finally back after an excruciatingly long absence from reading. Not by choice mind you… some extremely horrific pregnancy complications have meant that for over three months now, I have been unable to read a book, newspaper or even scroll down the screen of my phone without becoming violently ill. Only now, almost halfway through the pregnancy, am I able to read without needing my head in a bucket.
So I thought it was an extremely fitting way to get back into the swing of reviewing, by giving my thoughts on the last book I read before the vomiting started, which coincidently happened to be a book on pregnancy, birth and motherhood called ‘Ready or Not, out I come.’
I really liked this book. It is a mothers account of the struggles of getting pregnant, miscarriage, pregnancy, birth, and becoming a mum.
The author incorporates not only the her own story, but also stories from numerous other people who have gone through similar things. These different perspectives were extremely interesting and I found myself adding my own in my head.
I enjoyed the different subjects and chapters on things like conception, miscarriage, and premature birth.
My only criticism would be that even though it had a lot of different perspectives and information, I still felt like it could have gone deeper. Although, having said that I did enjoy the lightness of it. There are just so many horror stories out there and to hit the points on the more depressing subjects – without making a depressing book – is an achievement.
Would I recommend Ready or Not… Out I Come!?
Yes, any woman or couple struggling to conceive, anyone who has suffered the pain of a miscarriage, or any new mum or mum-to-be would appreciate this book and find it very helpful, and at times inspirational. It was an extremely quick and easy read which is a big plus – especially if you are time poor.
A massive thanks to author Raechel Bull for a copy of this book for me to review. I am SO SORRY it has taken me so long! I TOTALLY owe you a coffee!
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