Mother to four daughters and midwife to many, Clemmie Hooper has been a practising midwife since 2006. She's the woman behind the award-winning blog Gas and Air which shares stories on the less-talked about sides of pregnancy, birth and mothering young children. As well as being the successful author of How to Grow a Baby and Push it Out and How to Grow a Baby Journal. In between her busy schedule, we caught up with Clemmie to find out more about her whirlwind life...
60 Seconds With: Clemmie Hooper
Perfect day… ideally a lie in but realistically just not to be woken before 7:30am. Then brunch with the family and a long walk in the beach with our new puppy Pablo
The book everyone should read… Mother Ship by Francesca Segal
Guiltiest pleasure… Jammy Dodgers
Love of my life… Simon (and once upon a time Robbie Williams)
Favourite place in the world (and why)… a Greek island, probably Paxos. We went a few years ago and ate the most delicious octopus covered in garlic and lemon washed down with a cold glass of Rose. The children played in the shore, it was perfect.
Dream dinner party guests (and why)… Elton John and his piano (for the entertainment) Claudia Winkleman because I think she’d be great at party games and the guys from Queer Eye because I’m obsessed with them all.
Wardrobe weakness… grey marl sweatshirts and white trainers
In my bag... laptop, noise cancelling headphones, my favourite By Terry lip balm, a notebook and pen, my phone and wallet
Go-to uniform… the perfect jeans, reebok classics and a pink jumper accessorised with gold hoop earrings
How you take a moment for yourself (to relax and unwind)… I love cooking with all my favourite kitchen disco tracks playing but I’d love nothing more than a bath in peace!