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.

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.

The Girlfriends Guide to Toddlers

Author: Vicki Iovine
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 039952438X
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Family & Relationships

Offers advice on such issues as how to survive a trantrum in public and how to say "no" and act like you mean it

The Girlfriend s Guide to Getting Your Groove Back

Author: Vicki Iovine
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399526307
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Family & Relationships

Provides advice for mothers whose children are past the toddler stage and finally have some free time but don't remember what to do with it, with anecdotes from other mothers in similar situations.

The Girlfriends Guide to Baby Gear

Author: Vicki Iovine
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399528458
Release Date: 2002-12-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

A practical guide for new mothers explains how to get infant supplies without breaking the bank, offering tips on wardrobe for mother and child, stocking the nursery, the best brand name merchandise, and crib and car seat essentials.

The Girlfriends Guide to Parties and Playdates

Author: Vicki Iovine
Publisher: Perigee Books
ISBN: 0399528466
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Provides entertaining suggestions for both at-home parties and off-premises playdates, with game and craft ideas, affordable and healthy alternatives to goody bags, age-specific activities and gifts, and other helpful advice.

My Boys Can Swim

Author: Ian Davis
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 0307558142
Release Date: 2009-02-19
Genre: Family & Relationships

Finally—A Pregnancy Book That Won't Put Men to Sleep My Boys Can Swim! tells real men everything they really want to know about pregnancy, such as: How much is it going to cost? Why does your wife primp before seeing her doctor when she hasn't put a stitch of make-up on for you in months? And, most important, what's it going to do to your sex life? This rollicking, laugh-out-loud book is for expectant dads in search of bottom-line pregnancy information, without all that boring touchy-feely stuff you find in those books written for women. Inside you'll discover helpful—and hilarious—information and insights on such topics as: The Maternity Wardrobe: "A key part of the maternity wardrobe is maternity underwear—parachute-like undies big enough to fit an NFL defensive lineman." Baby Names: "Don't give your kids mockable names like Thaddeus, which is Greek for 'I'm a dork and should be beaten up.'" The Birth: "No one told me it's normal that babies' heads can be misshapen at birth. I was convinced that my wife gave birth to Veldar, the conehead." From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Impatient Woman s Guide to Getting Pregnant

Author: Jean M. Twenge
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451620719
Release Date: 2012-04-17
Genre: Health & Fitness

Comforting and intimate, this “girlfriend” guide to getting pregnant gets to the heart of all the emotional issues around having children—biological pressure, in-law pressures, greater social pressures—to support women who are considering getting pregnant. Trying to get pregnant is enough to make any woman impatient. The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is a complete guide to the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects of getting pregnant, told in a funny, compassionate way, like talking to a good friend who’s been through it all. And in fact, Dr. Jean Twenge has been through it all—the mother of three young children, she started researching fertility when trying to conceive for the first time. A renowned sociologist and professor at San Diego State University, Dr. Twenge brought her research background to the huge amount of information—sometimes contradictory, frequently alarmist, and often discouraging— that she encountered online, from family and friends, and in books, and decided to go into the latest studies to find out the real story. The good news is: There is a lot less to worry about than you’ve been led to believe. Dr. Twenge gets to the heart of the emotional issues around getting pregnant, including how to prepare mentally and physically when thinking about conceiving; how to talk about it with family, friends, and your partner; and how to handle the great sadness of a miscarriage. Also covered is how to know when you’re ovulating, when to have sex, timing your pregnancy, maximizing your chances of getting pregnant, how to tilt the odds toward having a boy or a girl, and the best prenatal diet. Trying to conceive often involves an enormous amount of emotion, from anxiety and disappointment to hope and joy. With comfort, humor, and straightforward advice, The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is the bedside companion to help you through it.

I m So Pregnant

Author: Line Severinsen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781507201862
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.”

Mommy IQ

Author: Rosie Pope
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062192592
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Family & Relationships

Mommy IQ is the ultimate girlfriend’s guide to pregnancy. Rosie Pope—maternity fashion designer, pregnancy guru, and star of the hit TV show Pregnant in Heels on Bravo—leads expectant mothers through the ups and downs of pregnancy with her trademark humor and down-to-earth charm, tackling difficult issues with refreshing candor while offering useful information about medical support. The founder of MomPrep—a prenatal and postpartum education center—Rosie makes the journey to motherhood even more memorable with friendly advice, laugh-out-loud stories, and heartfelt, “been-there” insights. Mommy IQ is a must-own handbook for moms-to-be, young moms, and the families of expectant moms.

The Only Pregnancy Book You ll Ever Need

Author: Paula Ford-Martin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440574092
Release Date: 2013-12-03
Genre: Family & Relationships

Expert advice for delivering a happy and healthy baby! From boosting your vitamin intake to picking out the perfect crib, it's not always easy to figure out what your growing baby needs--especially if you're new to parenthood. Featuring guidance from top childbirth experts, The Only Pregnancy Book You'll Ever Need answers all the questions that come up after you get the big news. From your first trimester to the delivery room, you'll learn all about the different phases of pregnancy and how you can provide your growing baby with everything he needs. This indispensable guide also offers practical advice and parent-tested strategies on: Understanding physical and emotional changes Selecting the right pregnancy diet Understanding prenatal tests and screenings Choosing the best labor and delivery options Budgeting for your new addition to the family Complete with checklists and fill-ins to help keep track of your pregnancy, this one-stop resource includes only the most important information so that you are truly prepared for the months ahead.

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 Healthy Pregnancy Book

Author: Martha Sears
Publisher: Hachette UK
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.