Souvenir Press, an imprint of Profile Books, will publish postpartum advice book After Birth by journalist Jessica Hatcher-Moore.
Hatcher-Moore reports on women in conflict, women’s rights and global health issues.
Senior commissioning editor Cindy Chan acquired world rights from Ed Wilson at Johnson & Alcock. Publication is scheduled for May 2021.
After Birth will offer "straight-talking advice" on post-childbirth healing and recovery. The book will address issues from hair loss and stretch marks to bladder and bowel leaks, painful sex, and mental health. The book also offers advice for partners.
Hatcher-Moore commented: "It’s time we started to talk openly and honestly about postpartum health, and I hope After Birth will provide the support that so many women desperately need but are not getting from their healthcare system. I really believe women are ready to cast off the paternalistic assumption that they’d rather not know how childbirth can change them. After all, it’s the gap between expectation and reality that so often floors us."
Chan added: "Jessica will take a broad look at what women can do for themselves at home and how to seek expert care when they need it. Looking at practices in the UK and around the world, After Birth will reassure, inform and empower women to reclaim their post-birth bodies."