When global pop star Kelly Rowland became a mom for the first time, giving birth to her son Titan, she felt the most incredible love she had ever experienced. But after spending nine months so focused on the baby growing inside her, she was caught completely off guard by how much she had changed. Like many first-time moms, she was not ready for what had happened to her body and for so many overwhelming new thoughts and emotions. She wondered: Will I Ever Walk Again? Will I Ever Sleep Again? Are My Boobs Always Going to Be Like This? Rowland had questions about everything from postpartum bleeding, skin and hair changes, and dealing with aches and pains to getting back in shape and sex after baby. She also weighed the larger notions about what she wanted out of motherhood and the rest of her life.
It was a good thing that Rowland's longtime OB/GYN Dr. Tristan Emily Bickman was right there to answer every single crazy question that popped into her head. Nothing fazed Dr. Bickman and she provided Rowland with the answers she so desperately needed, telling her over and over that, in the months after a woman gives birth, nothing is exactly strange, but nothing is necessarily normal either. It's all just part of the "miracle" of birth.
In Whoa, Baby! Rowland and Dr. Bickman team up to share this reassuring information with new moms everywhere. Often hilarious and always down-to-earth, Rowland and Dr. Bickman cover every surprising challenge that new moms face.
Hachette Books; April 2017
- ISBN: 9780738219431
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: Whoa, Baby!
- Author: Kelly Rowland; Bickman, M.D., Tristan; Laura Moser (other)
Imprint: Da Capo Lifelong Books
In The Press
"An honest and humorous look at all the odd changes and often gross repercussions that accompany childbirth...Rowland is indeed very funny, and along with the medical advice of Bickman, offers a winning and entertaining sampling of how pregnancy and birth-while lovely-is sometimes just totally disgusting."—Library Journal
About The Author
Kelly Rowland has been a global pop star since the age of 16 and grew up in the spotlight as a member of Destiny's Child, one of the bestselling groups of all time. Her powerful voice was a key ingredient in the group's awe-inspiring list of chart-toppers and dance floor smashes, including four No. 1 singles in the U.S. and more than 60 million albums sold worldwide.
Dr. Tristan Bickman has been an obstetrician in private practice in Santa Monica, California, since 1999, and for the past 16 years she has delivered about 15 to 20 babies a month. She attended medical school at the University of Southern California and completed her residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. TrisBickmanmd.com
Laura Moser (writer) has written for various publications, including Newsday, Slate, and the Guardian. She is the coauthor of numerous nonfiction books as well, including multiple New York Times bestsellers.