Seven Hills mother Raechel Bull wants everyone to know: a baby waits for no one.
In her tell-all self-published ebook Ready or Not . . . Out I Come, released in August, Mrs Bull writes about her own traumatic experiences of dealing with miscarrying and having a premature baby.
"I felt very isolated during those times and the book is all about my journey from conception to parenthood with all the hiccups in between," she said.
The book also contains short stories from other women who had trouble conceiving or had a miscarriage or a premature baby.
Mrs Bull said writing it became a form of therapy and she hoped it would help others.
"Too many women are suffering in silence but miscarriage shouldn't be taboo any more," she said.
She became pregnant two months after miscarrying and was nervous about the outcome.
She was admitted to Norwest Hospital at 32 weeks and went into labour two weeks later.
Mrs Bull said having a premature baby was a tough introduction to motherhood.
"I couldn't hold Darcy for four days.
"When we brought him home after being in hospital for three weeks, I wasn't sure how to bond with him."
Ready or Not . . . Out I Come is available through major ebook retailers.
■ Approximately 8 per cent of babies in Australia are born premature (before 37 weeks gestation) and approximately 15 per cent require some form of extra care at birth.
■ The outcomes for premature babies are generally good; however, there are risks associated with being born early.