The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy

The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
A revised edition of a best-selling reference features twenty-five-percent new material and the original work's trademark combination of humorous and down-to-earth advice, in a resource that features a wealth of anecdotal tips on everything from maternity clothes and pregnancy sex to birthing options and postpartum recovery. Original. 100,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
The practical, comforting, honest, and hilarious bestseller for moms-to-be, with more than one and a half million copies in print!

Your doctor gives you medical advice. Your mother buys you baby clothes. But who can give you the real skinny when you’re pregnant?

Your girlfriends, of course—at least, the ones who’ve been through the exhilaration and exhaustion, the agony and ecstasy of pregnancy. Four-time delivery room veteran Vicki Iovine talks to you the way only a best friend can—in the book that will go the whole nine months for every mother-to-be. In this revised and updated edition, get the lowdown on all those little things that are too strange or embarrassing to ask, practical tips, and hilarious takes on everything pregnant.

What really happens to your body—from morning sickness and gas to eating everything in sight—and what it’s like to go from being a babe to having one.

The Many Moods of Pregnancy—why you’re so irritable/distracted/tired/lightheaded (or at least more than usual).

Staying Stylish—You may be pregnant, but you can still be the fashionista you’ve always been (or at least you don’t have to look like a walking beachball)—wearing the hippest designers and proudly showing off your bump.

Pregnancy is Down To a Science—from in vitro fertilization to scheduled c-sections, there are so many options, alternatives, and scientific tests to take that being pregnant can be downright confusing!

And much more! For a reassuring voice or just a few good belly laughs, turn to this straight-talking guide on what to really expect when you’re expecting.

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2007
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781416524724
Characteristics: xxi, 264 p. ; 24 cm


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Jul 04, 2011

If you're like me and crying easily during pregnancy, I would not recommend this book. Written for American audiences, a number of claims it makes are not actually useful for the Canadian health care system - but more importantly, it is written in a very sarcastic, overly graphic way which is meant to be light hearted and humorous, but for this overly-sensitive-mother-to-be, it was too much! My husband would come home to find me clutching the book, in tears on several occassions. Some of the descriptions put me in a bad mood for days. The author is highly opinionated about some pregnancy 'norms' and while this is meant to be reassuring and encouraging a lot of her advice has been quite unhelpful for someone like me - who is having a very different pregnancy! If you read this book, don't make it the only pregnancy book you pick up!

librarya Mar 01, 2011

Loved this book. All pregnant woman should read this book. It did not contain a lot of medical terms but had great advice for moms who have gone thru the whole pregnancy experience...

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