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  • Published: 15 February 2016
  • ISBN: 9780091959739
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $50.00

The Bump Class

An Expert Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond


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The Bump Class is an authoritative, accessible guide to pregnancy, birth and the first weeks with a new baby from sisters Dr Chiara Hunt and Marina Fogle.

"This is one of the best books I have read on the subject" The Sun
"Fresh, witty and reassuringly down-to-earth" You Magazine

Fed up with advice that did not take into account a less than perfect pregnancy, Dr Chiara Hunt and Marina Fogle set up their pregnancy course, The Bump Class, in London in 2013. They wanted to help prepare new mothers thoroughly for the birth of their babies and instil in them the joy and happiness of birth, no matter what the method, time or setting of the labour.

This book is a pragmatic and honest look at pregnancy, giving pregnant women and new mothers sensible and practical advice on what is to be expected (as well as the often unexpected!) in a friendly and open manner. Chiara and Marina believe that there is no such thing as a “normal” pregnancy or birth – every woman is different and that should be celebrated, not ignored.

The Bump Class is filled with charming illustrations, impartial advice, style tips and hilarious anecdotes from both of the authors, as well as personal stories from the women who have been welcomed onto their course. This book will provide every pregnant woman with the support and reassurance that is so essential at the most crucial time in any woman’s life.

  • Pub date: 15 February 2016
  • ISBN: 9780091959739
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $50.00

About the Authors

Marina Fogle

Marina Fogle provides the practical advice at The Bump Class, a course set up with her sister, Dr Chiara Hunt, in 2013. She is the author of Bump Mail, a week by week guide to pregnancy and the first year of motherhood. She lives with her husband, the TV presenter Ben Fogle, and her two small children in London.

Chiara Hunt

Dr Chiara Hunt is a GP based at the Sloane Street Surgery, Knightsbridge. She has worked on the labour ward at St Mary’s, Paddington and Chelsea and Westminster, as well as in paediatrics. She looks after a lot of young families in the central London area and maintains a keen special interest in paediatrics and women’s health. She started The Bump Class course with her sister, Marina Fogle, in 2013. She is the mother of two young children and lives in London.


Praise for The Bump Class

“Down to earth and full of advice you actually need when pregnant, this is one of the best books I have read on the subject. Rather than following a formula, it feels like you are sitting with a friend having a cup of tea while learning a thing or two at the same time. The illustrations are lovely.”

The Sun


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