Twenty-nine: Poems on motherhood

After her poem I’ve just had a baby went viral, Annie Ridout compiled 29 of the poems she’d written about motherhood since giving birth to her first baby, aged 29. They cover pregnancy, birth, identity, fear, failure, loss and love… 


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A book of 29 poems on motherhood, offering Annie Ridout’s perspective on both the beauty and challenges we encounter as we take on this new role.

Twenty-nine: Poems on motherhood will help other women feel less alone as they navigate pregnancy, birth, the early days with a baby – and beyond.

Printed on 100% recycled paper – lovely thick pages and a luxurious matte front cover – and sent in a recycled paper envelope.


1. I’ve just had a baby
2. Nourishment
3. The thing is
4. Lochia
5. The egg timer
6. The fourth trimester
7. What I want for you
8. Give her back
9. My ball of wool
10. The milkmaid
11. I’m a better mother than you
12. Brand new baby
13. To motherhood
14. In time
15. White feather
16. My heart broke
17. Paranoid
18. In bed
19. Cherish every moment
20. Pregnancy
21. If
22. A mother’s life
23. Breastfeeding
24. The tears of ‘what if’
25. Just another manic mother
26. Raising a boy, as a feminist
27. But I wanted a baby
28. Me-time
29. New motherhood, once again
       A document of gratitude and love

Cover design: Matt Bucknall.

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