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 ...
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.
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My wife added this book to our collective reading material. When I asked her what she thought, she said she quit reading it. My wife is an educated woman with a college degree and a good judge of many things. After seeing the title and reading the books description I was curious why she felt this way. Now that I have read the entire book I understand.
Ms. Iovine's choice of vocabulary and sarcasm does not come off as humorous but more like she has a chip on her shoulder. You get the impression that doctors and nurses are incompetent degenerates. It reduces the fathers role into nothing more than an insensitive, incapable neanderthal, whose only positive attributes are during conception. She tries to empower pregnant women with a crude almost paganistic sense of selfishness. The advice given seems to come from Ms. Iovine's own collection of negative experiences.
In the book the author advises not to breast feed your child due to how it will make your nipples look. If you choose not to breast feed - that's fine - that's every mother's choice, but for christ sake do it for some other reason than the fear of your nipple's appearance. This shallow vanity is on every page. Words like "Fat" and "Ugly" are always paired together throughout the book.
If you are a pregnant woman looking for an excuse to go on a nine month self indulged power trip, you will enjoy the book. There were a few crumbs of information but nothing you wont read 101 times elsewhere.
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