If you’ve ever tried to conceive, you’ve probably been told to ‘just relax’ hundreds of times. And you’ll also know how unhelpful such ‘advice’ is, and how frustrating it is to hear people be flippant over something so important to you.
Former reporter and columnist, now mum and freelance writer, Genevieve Morton struggled with just that – and many other things – during her time trying to conceive. So she wrote a book about it.
This honest, funny, informative and light-hearted book about this tough time in a woman’s life hits the nail on the head. Compiled as an A to Z reference, Morton acknowledges all the aspects of trying to conceive. And all the aspects of trying to conceive actually equal all the aspects of your life.
From sex to lifestyle, work to online support, relationships to alternative therapies – everything is covered here.
What makes Bump and Grind unique – and what makes it work – is its humour. This is not another ‘do this’ and ‘do that’ self-help book; it’s a funny look at an extremely serious and emotional time. Morton’s account of this part of life is like the diary of every aspiring mother struggling to fall pregnant, questioning everything in her life and buying pregnancy tests in bulk.
She tells us what worked for her, what didn’t work for her, what may work for you, and why the word ‘relax’ is banned from the book (and should be banned from the vocabulary of everyone in your life). The door is opened on a relationship during this exciting yet often difficult time, and that open door reveals a mirror to many of our lives.
Any woman trying to conceive should take a look at Bump and Grind. You may find some helpful suggestions, perhaps you’ll come across some information to research more – but you will definitely have a much-needed laugh.
Title: Bump and Grind
Author: Genevieve Morton
Publisher: Finch Publishing
Publication Date: August 2010