The Girlfriends Guide To Pregnancy By Vicki Iovine (2007, Paperback)

The Girlfriends Guide To Pregnancy By Vicki Iovine (2007, Paperback)
Synopsis
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 courseat 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 canin 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 bodyfrom morning sickness and gas to eating everything in sightand what it's like to go from being a babe to having one. The Many Moods of Pregnancywhy you're so irritable/distracted/tired/lightheaded (or at least more than usual). Staying StylishYou 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 Sciencefrom 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.

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. 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/light-headed (or at least more than usual). Plus, the latest scoop on . . . 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 beach ball) -- wearing the hippest designers and proudly showing off your bump. Pregnancy Is Down to a Science -- from in vitro fertilization to scheduled C-section, the latest technology provides so many options, alternatives, and tests, it can all 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.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 141652472X
ISBN-13 9781416524724

Key Details
Author Vicki Iovine
Number Of Pages 288 pages
Format Paperback
Publication Date 2007-01-09
Language English
Publisher Gallery Books

Additional Details
Edition Number 2
Copyright Date 2007
Illustrated Yes

Dimensions
Weight 10.5 Oz
Height 0.8 In.
Width 6.1 In.
Length 9.2 In.

Target Audience
Group Trade

Classification Method
LCCN 2006-051044
LC Classification Number RG525.I58 2007
Dewey Decimal 618.2
Dewey Edition 22

Table Of Content
Table Of Content Contents Foreword Why I Wrote This Book Top 10 Reasons to Suspect You're Pregnant 1So, What Makes You Think You're Pregnant? 2Sharing the Wonderful News 3Pregnancy Is a Total Body Experience 4"I Never Imagined My Body Could Feel Like This!" The 10 Commandments of Morning Sickness 5Pregnancy Insanity 6You and Your Doctor 7Prenatal Tests 8Exercise and Pregnancy 9Sex and Pregnancy 10Looking the Best You Can 11Partners of Pregnant Women 12When the Old-Fashioned Way Isn't Working (Miscarriages, Multiples, Assisted Reproduction, and C-Sections) 13Coming into the Homestretch 14What to Take to the Hospital 15Labor Begins (Finally!) Top 10 Ways to Deliver Babies 16Going to the Hospital 17Postpartum Dementia 18"The Old Gray Mare, She Ain't What She Used to Be" Top 10 Greatest Concerns of Pregnant Women Top 10 Reasons Why You'll Do This Again Someday Index

Reviews
"American Baby"A lighthearted, helpful, and brutally honest book from someone who understands. You'll laugh and learn about what to aid (perms, maternity clothing stores), what generally can't avoid be avoided (hemorrhoids, a tendency to worry about everything), and what not to be afraid of (if you're having amniocentesis, that big needle; turning into your mother). And if you feel as though you've embarked on a nine-month-long ride on a roller coaster, the chapter called "Pregnancy Insanity" will reassure you that you're normal.

Newsweek Leaving the medical domain to the medical professionals, Iovine focuses on the practical, social, emotional, and physiological aspects of pregnancy....Iovine and her gaggle of Girlfriends are ready with reassuring and frequently irreverent advice.

People A laugh-out-loud primer for unseasoned moms-to-be.

USA Today With great humor and frankness, Iovine addresses the topics most women talk about only with their best friends.

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