Two Books by two Rimmers!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

If the Cap Fits by Vikki Rimmer - BUY HERE

A modern-day love story of two under-prepared parents-to-be who put the baby before the bath-water and realise, as the epidural kicks in, that they’ll be together forever. No bootie knitting patterns or smug-pregnancy tales included just honest bouts of vomiting, fear, mad midwives and bumpy sex.

Delivered in the traditional 'weekly' style of a pregnancy manual, the book offers an alternative view of pregnancy.

When Margaret woke up in the asylum she had no recollection of having given birth to her son John. She no longer remembered her husband or her little girl. She did not know how she'd ended up incarcerated, all she knew was she wanted to find herself and go home. 

I KNOW WHO I AM details Margaret's post natal journey back to health after suffering the trauma of losing her memory following the birth of her son. 

Margaret's story describes what it was like to be treated for mental health issues in early 1970s Britain. It is heartwarming, shocking and amusing tale with a love story at it's heart.

I Know Who I am by Margaret Rimmer - BUY HERE

posted by Vikki Rimmer at 9:21 AM 18 comments

Pregnancy Books fit for the (future) Queen

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Thanks to morning sickness and dehydration Kate and Will's big secret is out, and the world and his wife is camping it up outside a hospital in Marylebone. The most famous mother-to-be on the globe faces an extraordinary 9 months ahead with the world's media following her every move, and so I thought it only right and proper to blatantly plug my book and Natasha Desborough's. 1. Staying healthy It’s essential to stay ahead of the game and be able to out-run every Mummy bore who wants to regale you with their birthing tale. However, if Kate gets cornered she can rely on Marie Mongan’s breathing exercises to keep her calm. “Hypnobirthing: The Breakthrough to Safer, Easier, More Comfortable Childbirth” by Marie Mongan (£14.99) 2. Keeping it real And although Kate has an army of friends and helpers, not all of them will know the answers to questions such as; "why on earth have the maternity police sewn knickers into denim trousers and called them 'maternity jeans'?" or "If I chose the birthing pool, do I have to worry about floaters?" If The Cap Fits: A Pregnancy Tale by Vikki Rimmer, Published to Kindle (£0.77)(yes - that's me!) is an irreverent guide to the 9 months ahead. Does not contain bootie knitting patterns or smug-pregnancy tales, just honest bouts of vomiting, fear, mad midwives and bumpy sex. 3.Expectation management When the world and his wife, and a Queen or two is watching, it’s important to know what to expect. Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel’s ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting (4th Edition)” (£16.99) will give Kate the head’s up before the head shows. 4. Choices "Egbert?” A fine name for a future king!" “How to choose the best name for your baby” by Holly Ivins (£5.99) should help fuel, what will become a national debate. 5. Due Date There may be nanny's on hand, and even a flying Grandma or two, but this tomb will also be a bonus in the first few months when sleep deprivation sets in and it’s hard to decipher the royal behind from the royal elbow. “Your Baby Week by Week: the Ultimate Guide to Caring for Your New Baby” by Simone Cave (£12.99) And finally….. When the dust has settled and half the press pack are off chasing Cheryl again, Kate and Will’s will need the help of an expert to guide them through the first few years. “Parental Advisory Manual” by Natasha Desborough (£9.99) draws on the experiences and confessions of real life mums and dads and uncovers the truth about life with children, what other mothers actually mean and even provides substitute willy names and the top 5 places little boys have put their willies…..

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