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Birth in Suburbia

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Birth in Suburbia
A fictional account of modern childbirth and a romantic novel rolled into one.

Birth in Suburbia follows the experiences of three heavily pregnant women, Debbie, Helen and Liz, taking the reader through the final weeks of their pregnancies.
It is filled with information about pregnancy and labour with strategically placed helpful tidbits of information throughout the story, although the story drives the novel so that it doesn’t feel like a data-laden textbook on pregnancy.
The story slowly builds and culminates with all three women going into labour within a 48 hour period, tied together by the midwifery student Gemma traveling to each birth and learning new things along the way. Each pregnancy and labour is very different and described in detail: a caesarean section in a hospital bed, a natural home birth on a futon, and an uncomplicated hospital delivery in an alternative position.
Expectant mothers may find plenty of information on what to expect in childbirth by reading this novel, while feeling entertained rather than slogging through a more straight-forward nonfiction text.

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Alexis Renee

This book should be inspiring to teens. Because they will understand the chances they shouldn't take.

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readerbo

i laughed, cried, held my breath with the ladies. it can't get any more real than that.

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carolfalaki

Birth in Suburbia
By Carol Falaki
Published by Lulu (2009)
ISBN 978-1-4092-5214-6
Price £10.50
Review by Kim Thomas; New Digest, NCT professional, Edition 49 January 2010 (p19).

Traditional advice to new authors is to write about what you know and Carol Falaki has certainly taken that to heart. A midwife for 19 years, and a mother of two, her novel Birth in Suburbia follows the lives of three friends in their journey from late... Show more

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mirandabm

looks like an interesting book Carol. I've only read the first few pages so far but I'll try and get back to it.

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