The power of childbirth to transform lives, brought home through one woman’s candid account of premature motherhood.
Ready for Air is a harrowing, poignant, and occasionally hysterical journey through premature motherhood. Half a million babies are born prematurely in the United States every year and Kate Hopper eloquently gives a voice to what their parents share, providing a testament to the strength of motherhood—and the sharing of stories—to transform lives.
What Kate Hopper describes in Ready for Air is not a happy pregnancy with a cute grand finale at the end of term. What she describes is blood and tears and needles and IV drips and excrement and infections and self-doubt and colostrum and cracked nipples and fear, lots of constant, heart-wrenching fear. But she, her husband, and her baby girl made it to the other side.
Winner of the MIPA Midwest Book Award for Family/Parenting in 2014