The Best Friends' Guide to Pregnancy

The Best Friends' Guide to Pregnancy : Or Everything Your Doctor Won't Tell You

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Your doctor gives you medical advice. Your mother buys you baby clothes. But who can give you the real story when you're pregnant? Your best friends of course - at least the ones who've been through the exhilaration and exhaustion, the agony and ecstasy of pregnancy. Now, four-time delivery-room veteran Vicki Iovine helps you through the next nine months the way only a best friend can. Here is straight talk about those little things that are too embarrassing to ask about, practical tips and hilarious tales on anything pregnant. From learning that you're expecting ('Oh my God, how do I get out of this?') to the day your newborn arrives ('You mean I have to take it home with me?')
, Iovine gives you the low-down on: What really happens to your body - from morning sickness and wind to eating everything in sight; what to expect when going from being a babe to having one; common fears and paranoia - from turning into your mother to leaving the baby on the car roof; the many moods of pregnancy - or why you're so irritable/distracted/tired/lightheaded (well, more than you usually are); the pregnancy experts - from your mum to his mum, they think they know everything and they don't hesitate to tell you what you are doing wrong; how to have sex during pregnancy, should you so desire - bearing in mind you'll have no interest afterwards; looking and feeling your best - cautionary style tips from your best friend, who really would tell you if your perky new-mum haircut makes you look like a pinhead whale.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 148 x 230 x 24mm | 381.02g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747533253
  • 9780747533252
  • 302,193

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'The book is fantastic - I'm sure it's all the information I'll need' Meg Matthews, Having a Baby 'Hilarious ... The comical side to pregnancy made it a lot easier to deal with' Donna Air, New Woman 'It's brilliant, and stuffed full of anecdotes you'll recognise immediately ... keep this one for bedside reading ... Iovine's warm and witty style is wonderfully reassuring' Pregnancy Magazine
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