The Best Friends Guide to Pregnancy

Author: Vicki Iovine
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK
ISBN: 1408814250
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Pregnancy

Or everything your doctor won't tell you ... the revised second edition.

The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy

Author: Vicki Iovine
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416551874
Release Date: 2007-01-09
Genre: Family & Relationships

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.

I m So Pregnant

Author: Line Severinsen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781507204511
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Humor

The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy meets Lobster Is the Best Medicine in this collection of funny illustrations that perfectly depicts the awkward and uncomfortable realities of pregnancy—because creating a tiny human isn’t just sunshine and smiles. Being “a little bit pregnant” may not be a thing. But being “so pregnant”? It’s so possible. In this hilarious book, mom and illustrator Line Severinsen delivers the often ignored, but always honest truth about those magical—and sometimes messy—nine months of pregnancy. From morning sickness that lasts all day to weird dreams that last all night and heartburn that just won’t quit, I’m So Pregnant perfectly captures what it is really like being pregnant. Unlike strangers touching your belly, these playful and adorable cartoons will touch your heart and give a whole new meaning to “belly laugh.”

Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies

Author: Jena Pincott
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439183359
Release Date: 2011-10-11
Genre: Health & Fitness

Brain Candy for expectant parents! Pregnancy is an adventure. Lots of books tell you the basics—“the baby is the size of [insert fruit here].” But pregnant science writer Jena Pincott began to wonder just how a baby might tinker with her body—and vice versa—and chased down answers to the questions she wouldn’t ask her doctor, such as: • Does stress sharpen your baby’s mind—or dull it? • Can you predict your baby’s temperament? • Why are babies born in the darker months of the year more likely to grow up to be novelty-loving risk takers? • Are bossy, dominant women more likely to have boys? • How can the cells left behind by your baby affect you years later? This is a different kind of pregnancy book—thoughtful, fun, and filled with information you won’t find anywhere else.

Mommy IQ Enhanced Edition

Author: Rosie Pope
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062204752
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Family & Relationships

The enhanced ebook edition of Mommy IQ includes 11 exclusive video clips and a collection of audio discussions where Rosie Pope levels with you on the challenges of pregnancy. Travel with Rosie from her maternity boutique to her home and get personal advice on topics from what to wear while pregnant to how to handle difficult subjects like intimacy during pregnancy, prenatal testing, and learning the baby’s sex. Rosie’s own doctor, Dr. Amos Grunebaum, and husband Daron also lend their unique perspectives on topics like: the questions a pregnant woman should ask her doctor and how to make your partner feel included in the experience, and more. Rosie Pope, pregnancy expert, maternity fashion designer, and star of Bravo's hit show Pregnant in Heels offers an all-encompassing guide to pregnancy. What's your Mommy IQ? Every mom-to-be wants a perfect, healthy pregnancy. But as the nine months start to fly by, it's easy for new parents to become overwhelmed and intimidated by the mountains of information and advice available. Enter pregnancy expert Rosie Pope. With her signature style, humor, and razor-sharp expertise, Rosie offers women the ultimate guide to these unique nine months ahead. Chapter by chapter and month by month, Rosie helps women raise their own Mommy IQ by telling them exactly what's going on with their baby, their body, and their partner. Tackling everything that might weigh on a new mom's mind— from prenatal testing and ultrasounds, to setting nutrition and exercise goals, to creating a birth plan—Rosie guides new parents with humor and been-there insights, and plenty of medical facts and advice from renowned experts and doctors to back it all up. Through practical checklists, sidebars, and her own personal stories, Rosie shares the tips, tricks, and secrets that will ease moms from that initial nerve-racking checkup through the first sleepless nights at home with a new baby. The ultimate must-have guide for any mom-to-be, Rosie Pope's Mommy IQ will give women the confidence they need to stay healthy, keep relationships strong, and even laugh a little when the going gets tough. Please note that due to the large file size of these special features this enhanced e-book may take longer to download then a standard e-book.

The Healthy Pregnancy Book

Author: Martha Sears
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316250719
Release Date: 2013-09-24
Genre: Health & Fitness

From "the man who remade motherhood" (Time) comes the definitive guide to having a healthy pregnancy--and a healthy baby. THE HEALTHY PREGNANCY BOOK guides expectant mothers and fathers through all stages of pregnancy from preconception through birth, focusing on how to enhance the health of mother and baby. In this uniquely authoritative and comprehensive month-by-month guide, the Searses address emotional and physical changes that take place during pregnancy, baby's brain development, healthy pregnancy habits, pregnancy superfoods, optimal weight gain, fitness, managing stress, sleep, choosing the right healthcare provider, birthing choices, the transition into parenthood, engaging personal stories, and more. Overflowing with the most up-to-date information, digestible and doable tips, and advice for every worry--and written in the Searses' trademark reassuring tone that makes their books long-term bestsellers--THE HEALTHY PREGNANCY BOOK is the must-have resource to fit the greater demands of today's savvy parents.

The Newly Non Drinking Girl s Guide to Pregnancy

Author: Jackie Rose
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402250668
Release Date: 2007-05-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Hilarious-and sound-advice on surviving 40 weeks without a drop! When you find out you're pregnant, you've officially crossed the line from "Drinking for One" to "Eating for Two." Yes, the prospect of 40 long, long weeks without a single cocktail is enough to strike dread into the heart and fear into the belly of even the most moderate of drinkers. The Newly Non-Drinking Girl's Guide to Pregnancy is a hilarious and honest look at how to survive pregnancy without alcohol. From practical information on alcohol and pregnancy to fun advice on surviving birthdays, bachelorettes and barbecues sans cocktails and finding sobriety support at home, this is the perfect book for any party girl who finds herself pregnant. By including 50 fun recipes for mocktails to complete every month along the way, authors Jackie Rose and Dr. Caroline Angel give newly pregnant women insight into how to survive-if not thrive-while going the full 40 without alcohol.

Pregnancy Sucks

Author: Joanne Kimes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440526770
Release Date: 2011-09-18
Genre: Family & Relationships

Discusses the physical, emotional, and social challenges that can occur during pregnancy, from dealing with morning sickness and weight gain to feuding with one's family over the baby's name to suspecting that one's husband is having an affair. Original. 35,000 first printing.

The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy

Author: Kimberly Seals-Allers
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: 0060762292
Release Date: 2005-12-27
Genre: Health & Fitness

The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy meets What to Expect When You're Expecting for today's professional black woman The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy is a straight-talking handbook to pregnancy with contributions by doctors and personal stories from black women and celebrity moms. Kimberly Seals-Allers offers candid advice on specific health concerns affecting black women such as high blood pressure, sickle cell disease, diabetes, and low birth weight, as well as information about how to get your finances in order, how to cope with embarrassing pigmentation and hair texture changes, single-parenting, maternity fashion, how to deal with demanding jobs and hormone-induced meltdowns. Hip, funny, and refreshingly frank, this book is a must-have for all mothers-to-be.

The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy Daily Diary

Author: Vicki Iovine
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671002909
Release Date: 1996-11-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Filled with straight talk from a four-time delivery room veteran, this book sees readers through the most exhilarating and exhausting time of their lives, one day at a time. An entire year's worth of invaluable--often hilarious--advice on everything from stretch marks, morning sickness, and maternity underwear to bladder control, pregnancy insanity, and postpartum dementia is included.

My Girlfriend s Pregnant

Author: Chloe Shantz-Hilkes
Publisher: Annick Press
ISBN: 1554517427
Release Date: 2015-09-22
Genre: Family & Relationships

For teens faced with an unplanned pregnancy, the news can be devastating. Typically, most attention is focused on the needs of the mother, but teenage fathers also face a future filled with fear, doubt, and guilt. My Girlfriend's Pregnant! provides much-needed information and support for teens suddenly thrust in the role of father. Based on interviews with teenage dads, social workers, and medical professionals, this book explores: What it's like to discover that your girlfriend is pregnant What to expect during pregnancy and childbirth The experience of parenthood--both positive and negative How involved the role of a teen dad can be How parenthood can affect young relationships The stress of being a teen dad The impact of abortion and adoption on young fathers. With an extensive list of further readings and resources to help with issues ranging from child support to bonding with your child, this book illustrates to young dads that they are not alone and that there are positive ways of dealing with the difficult choices that lie ahead.

Say No to Placenta Pics

Author: Jillian M. Parsons
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781510733732
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Family & Relationships

Two Best Friends Make It through a Pregnancy, with All its Gut-Busting Hilarity and Gross Bits Maternity isn’t all sunshine and rainbows and natural glows. It’s also elastic waistbands, hot flashes, and throbbing breasts! When Jillian Parsons’s best friend forever, Allison Baerken, finds herself knocked up, both women are thrown into a nine-month roller coaster ride of emotions—even though only one of them is pregnant. Say No to Placenta Pics is the ultimate BFF’s uncensored, tell-all guide to the down and dirty of pregnancy for all badass moms-to-be (and their nonpregnant friends watching from the side lines) who desperately need a joke over the next nine months. Together, Allison and Jillian ride the learning curves from first trimester to after birth, rejecting standard pregnancy fluff in self-help books , exploring the issues about mother-to-be-hood no one else seems to have the guts to: The anti-sex appeal of maternity negligées Surviving the high school experience of online mommy groups Resisting the urge to overshare on Facebook Executing the right angles on a maternity photo shoot Listening to yet another birth story from a stranger Witty, tongue-in-cheek, and fearlessly relatable, Say No to Placenta Pics is the realest girl talk between two women who deliver a satirical breakdown of modern-day maternity and what it means to be, and not to be, a Mom

The Complete Book of Pregnancy Childbirth

Author: Sheila Kitzinger
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780375710476
Release Date: 2003-12-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

A guide to pregnancy and childbirth provides all the information women need to make decisions about prenatal tests, pain control, and how and where to give birth, with advice on the development of the fetus, body changes, and labor preparation techniques.

Ready Or Not Here We Come

Author: Elizabeth Lyons
Publisher: Finn Phyllis Press
ISBN: 0974699020
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

You've expanded (to the point where you've traded high-fashion maternity wear for your husband's XXL T-shirts), answered way too many questions about your babies' conception, and felt your belly bounce like jelly as your dynamic duo engaged in a boxing match. And the adventure has only begun! In her first humor-packed guide to raising twins, Elizabeth Lyons and her “multiples” sorority offer the wisdom of their combined experience in the form of practical shortcuts, real-world strategies, and sage advice.Topics include: -Preparing the Lair: Mandatory Gear for Babies and Mom -Twinproofing Your Marriage -Breastfeeding Strategies (and Why It's Okay if You Don't) -Unsolicited Advice: Stories from the Trenches -Getting Twins on a Schedule—Preferably the Same One Lyons balances the day-to-day challenges of raising twins—from double feedings to sleep deprivation to getting out while pretending everything's under control—with a sanity-saving dose of camaraderie. By the end, you'll be smiling and shouting, “Thank heaven, I'm not alone!”