The Girlfriends  Guide to Pregnancy Book
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings

The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy


  • Author : Vicki Iovine
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-01-09
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416524724

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The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy Excerpt :

A revised edition of a best-selling reference features twenty-five-percent new material and the original work's trademark combination of humorous and down-to-earth advice, in a resource that features a wealth of anecdotal tips on everything from maternity clothes and pregnancy sex to birthing options and postpartum recovery. Original. 100,000 first printing.

The Girlfriends  Guide to Pregnancy Book
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy


  • Author : Vicki Iovine
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-01-09
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416551874

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The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy


  • Author : Vicki Iovine
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Release Date : 1999-10-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0671021761

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The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy Excerpt :

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 lovine talks to you the way that only a best friend can-in the book that will go the whole nine months for every mother-to-be. Here is straight talk about those little things that are too strange or embarrassing to ask anyone about, practical tips and hilarious takes on everything pregnant. From learning 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 the baby home with me?"), she gives you the lowdown on: WHAT REALLY HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY -- from morning sickness 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, rest assured your anxieties are perfectly normal. THE MANY MOODS OF PREGNANCY -- or why you're so irritable/distracted/tired/lightheaded (or at least, more than usual). THE PREGNANCY YENTAS -- from your mom to his mom, they think they know everything -- and they don't hesitate to tell you what you're doing wrong. Girlfriend, take heart: if it's working for you, then you're doing just fine. HOW TO HAVE SEX DURING PREGNANCY, SHOULD YOU SO DESIRE -- bearing in mind you'll have no interest afterward. LOOKING AND FEELING YOUR BEST -- cautionary style tips from your best friend, who really would tell you if your perky newmom haircut makes you look like a pinheaded whale. When you need a reassuring voice or just a few good belly laughs, turn to The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy.

The Girlfriends  Guide to Pregnancy Daily Diary Book

The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy Daily Diary


  • Author : Vicki Iovine
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1996-11
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 9780671002909

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The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy Daily Diary Excerpt :

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 Surviving the First Year of Motherhood Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Girlfriends Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood


  • Author : Vicki Iovine
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1997-10-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 0399523308

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The Girlfriends Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood Excerpt :

When it comes to your new baby, everyone from Dr. Spock to Dr. Brazleton has an armful of advice. But no one's delivering any tips on how you can care for yourself. Now, four-time delivery room veteran Vicki Iovine answers your questions, calms your fears, and cracks you up as only a girlfriend can, with straight advice and hilarious observations on... "Baby euphoria": Is it a mind-altering drug? "Husband? What Husband?": Taking care of the big baby, as well as the little baby "I Want My Old Body Back!": What you can fix and what you can't "The Droning Phenomenon": The inability to discuss anything but your baby for more than thirty seconds "Do I Have to Become Carol Brady?": Conquering your fear of being a less-than-perfect mother "Competitive Mothering": Coping with know-it-alls, finger-pointers, and others who try to "Out-Mom" you NOTE: Pausing to read this book may be the only selfish thing you do all year, since you'll have time for nothing else!

I m So Pregnant Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

I m So Pregnant


  • Author : Line Severinsen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781507201862

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I m So Pregnant Excerpt :

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.

The Girlfriends  Guide to Toddlers Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Girlfriends Guide to Toddlers


  • Author : Vicki Iovine
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1999-02-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440674020

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The Girlfriends Guide to Toddlers Excerpt :

With a combined total of over 300,000 Girlfriends' Guides in print, Vicki Iovine offers the kind of tongue-in-cheek humor and straight-from-the-hip advice that has made her one of today's most popular authorities on child rearing. Now she takes the next step in the Girlfriends series by helping mothers deal with that mysterious, baffling, often adorable and frequently alarming being their baby has become--a toddler.

Oh Sis  You   re Pregnant  Book

Oh Sis You re Pregnant


  • Author : Shanicia Boswell
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Release Date : 2021-03-16
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN 10 : 9781642504996

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What to Expect When You’re Black, Pregnant, and Expecting “This book stands as the modern-day guide to birthing while Black.” ―Angelina Ruffin-Alexander, certified nurse midwife, owner of Touch of Osun Midwifery Services #1 New Release in Pregnancy & Childbirth and Minority Demographic Studies, Medical Ethics, and Women's Health Nursing Written with lighthearted humor and cultural context, Oh Sis, You’re Pregnant! discusses the stages of pregnancy, labor, and motherhood as they pertain to pregnant Black women today. Tailored to today’s pregnant Black woman. In the age of social media, how do pregnant women communicate their big announcement? What are the best protective hairstyles for labor? Most importantly, how many pregnancy guides focus on issues like Black maternal birth rates and what it really looks like to be Black, pregnant, and single today? Written for the modern pregnant Black woman, Oh Sis, You’re Pregnant! is the essential what to expect when you're expecting guide to understanding pregnancy from a millennial Black mom’s point of view. Interviews, stories, and advice for pregnant women. Written by Black Moms Blog founder, Shanicia Boswell, Oh Sis, You’re Pregnant! tackles hard topics in a way that truly resonate with modern Black moms. With stories from her experiences through pregnancy, labor, and motherhood, and lessons learned as a mother at twenty-two, Oh Sis, You’re Pregnant! focuses on the common knowledge Black pregnant mothers should consider when having their first baby. It also shares topics beneficial to pregnant Black women on their second, third, or fourth born. Inside you’ll find answers to questions like, how: • Do I financially plan for my birth? • Can I maintain my relationship and friendships during motherhood? • Will I self-advocate for my rights in a world that already views me as less than? If you enjoyed books like Medical Apartheid, 50 Things To Do Before You Deliver, The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnanc

The Girlfriends  Guide to Baby Gear Book

The Girlfriends Guide to Baby Gear


  • Author : Vicki Iovine
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2003-01-07
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 0399528458

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The Girlfriends Guide to Baby Gear Excerpt :

WHO KNEW BABIES NEEDED SO MANY ACCESSORIES? It’s official. You’re pregnant. Get used to the fact that life is never going to be the same. And break out the credit card, because that little bundle of joy is going to cost you. The list seems endless—from car seats to changing pads. But don’t despair. The Girlfriends are here to take some of the guesswork out of shopping for baby-to-be. We’ll tell you when to skimp and when to splurge, and which hand-me-downs are safe and which are sorry. You’ll get advice on… Where to get what you need Crib and car seat do’s and don’ts Wardrobe musts and misses—for mother and child Stocking the nursery and the rest of the house What every new mom should have on hand for herself The Master Shopping List—don’t leave home without it! Plus the Top 10 Things to Do for Yourself Before the Baby Arrives, the Top 10 Baby Items You Won’t Find at a Baby Store, the Top 10 Best—and Worst—Things to Borrow, the Top 10 Signs of a First-Time Mom, and more…

The Girlfriends Guide to Getting Your Groove Back Book

The Girlfriends Guide to Getting Your Groove Back


  • Author : Vicki Iovine
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001-07-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 0756759617

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The Girlfriends Guide to Getting Your Groove Back Excerpt :

Let Vicki Iovine, a mother of four who is a syndicated columnist & television correspondent on parenting, show you how to navigate the twists & turns of family life -- & find time for your kids, your spouse, your home, your work, & yourself. She provides her sage, witty advice on: how to focus at work when things at home are in chaos -- & vice versa; making time for yourself; getting over the romantic myth of date nightsÓ & weekends away from the kids; homework help -- your transformation into a human flashcard; & the dinnertime crush & how to relieve frozen pizza fatigue. You'll feel like you do after a long chat with a good friend -- relaxed, refreshed, & ready to reclaim your life.

My Girlfriend s Pregnant  Book

My Girlfriend s Pregnant


  • Author : Chloe Shantz-Hilkes
  • Publisher : Annick Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 1554517427

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My Girlfriend s Pregnant Excerpt :

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.

My Boys Can Swim  Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

My Boys Can Swim


  • Author : Ian Davis
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 1999-09-22
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 115
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761521679

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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."

She s Having a Baby Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

She s Having a Baby


  • Author : James D. Barron
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-02-05
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062273796

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She s Having a Baby Excerpt :

A Man's Survival Guide to Pregnancy It's easy for a man to feel like a bystander during pregnancy. Finally, from one man to another, here is a pregnancy book with funny, down-to-earth, and practical advice on: figuring out what you wife's obstetrician is saying keeping your sex life alive staying on top of insurance forms and other paperwork and much, much more This book will help make pregnancy the experience of a lifetime.

The Pregnancy Countdown Book Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Pregnancy Countdown Book


  • Author : Susan Magee
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Release Date : 2011-05-18
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594745669

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The average pregnancy lasts 280 days—and the suspense can be excruciating! The Pregnancy Countdown Book counts down the biggest milestones every step of the way, with one page of helpful information for each day of your pregnancy. Here are tips from doctors and mothers, amusing anecdotes and quotes, and all of the uncensored details that other books won’t tell you. The perfect gift for expecting moms of all ages, The Pregnancy Countdown Book is a delightfully irreverent look at the craziest nine months of your life.