After a First in English from Oxford University, Lucy Atkins established a career as a health journalist. She writes regularly for the Guardian as well as a whole range of other publications including The Times, the Telegraph and Red magazine. She is also a regular book critic for the TLS and The Sunday Times. Lucy has 3 children. Julia Guderian has been a registered Doula for 12 years. (Doulas are practitioners trained to give women emotional and practical support during childbirth.) She has a degree in psychology, is a registered counsellor and also writes on pregnancy and parenting. Julia has 2 children.