The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy

The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy

Book - 2007
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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, "the Carrie Bradshaw of pregnancy" (Wall Street Journal), 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. Now, in this newly 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.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2007
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781416524724
141652472X
Branch Call Number: 618.2 IOV
Characteristics: 264 p. ; 24 cm

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Bubboz
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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