The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416551875

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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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: 0671002902

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

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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 Parties and Playdates

Conquer the Chaos-- and Have Some Fun While You're at It!

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Perigee Books

ISBN: 9780399528460

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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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.

I'm So Pregnant

An illustrated look at the ups and downs (and everything in between) of pregnancy

Author: Line Severinsen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507204515

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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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 (Enhanced Edition)

The Complete Guide to Pregnancy

Author: Rosie Pope

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062204750

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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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

Month by Month, Everything You Need to Know from America's Baby Experts

Author: Martha Sears,William Sears

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316250716

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 464

View: 6087

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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

Advice and Support for Surviving 40 Weeks without a Cosmopolitan

Author: Jackie Rose,Caroline Angel Angel

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402250665

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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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.

Expecting Better

Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong - And What You Really Need to Know

Author: Emily Oster

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143125702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 313

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An award-winning social scientist uses economic tools to challenges popular misconceptions about pregnancy to counsel women on how to navigate contradictory and extreme abstinence-style advice to promote empowerment, reduce risks and enable practical choices.

The Girlfriend's Guide to Football

Author: Teena Dickerson,Teena Spencer,Chuck Brown

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554073320

Category: Humor

Page: 207

View: 6609

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Written with humor and an attitude of 'if you can't beat them, join them' this is a guide to all the rules, triva, and players associated with football, designed for any woman who wants to decode a strange and passionate sports world. Updated for 2007.

The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy

Author: Kimberly Seals-Allers

Publisher: Ecco

ISBN: 9780060762292

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 7841

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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.

Pregnancy Sucks

What to Do when Your Miracle Makes You Miserable

Author: Joanne Kimes,Leslie Young

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144052677X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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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 Dudes' Guide to Pregnancy

Dealing with Your Expecting Wife, Coming Baby, and the End of Life as You Knew It

Author: Bill Lloyd,Scott Finch

Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style

ISBN: 0446537330

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 6430

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When a couple gets pregnant, typically, the first thing the mother-to-be does is rush out to the bookstore to buy the various pregnancy bibles. But how is the expectant father supposed to know what to expect? He could wait in the dark and take his cues from his partner, or he could prepare himself for anything and everything by seeking the counsel of two regular dudes, who have climbed the steep learning curve (and lived to tell) that comes when having a baby. THE DUDES' GUIDE TO PREGNANCY dispenses irreverent, honest, practical advice for the expectant father in an easy-to-understand--and often hilarious--man-to-man format. Taking you through the entire nine month process, the Dudes offer advice on what to expect from your newly pregnant wife (paranoia, morning sickness, enlarged breasts, no sex); the dos and don'ts of dealing with your wife's body and mood changes, your mother-in-law and other family members; and the nitty-gritty details of what is expected of you and how your life will be changing during the next 40 weeks. THE DUDES' GUIDE TO PREGNANCYgives twenty-something to forty-something men the indespensible tools and advice they need to maneuver the many ups and downs associated with impending fatherhood.

The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood

Wise and Witty Advice on Everything from Coping with Postpartum Moodswings to Salvaging Your Sex Life to Fitting into That Favorite Pair of Jeans

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101221198

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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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!

Ready Or Not...Here We Come!

The Real Experts' Guide to the First Year With Twins

Author: Elizabeth Lyons

Publisher: Finn Phyllis Press

ISBN: 9780974699028

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 238

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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!”

How to Have a Smarter Baby

Author: Susan Ludington-Hoe,Susan K. Golant

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553265415

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 1992

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Explains the Infant Stimulation Program, a proven method for maximizing a baby's mental and physical development that takes no more than fifteen minutes a day and is used by health professionals throughout the United States

Say No to Placenta Pics

And Other Hilarious, Unsolicited Advice for Pregnant Women

Author: Jillian M. Parsons

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510733736

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 252

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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

Expecting 411, 3rd edition (updated, revised and expanded!)

The Insider's Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth

Author: Dr. Michele Hakakha and Dr. Ari Brown

Publisher: Windsor Peak Press

ISBN: 1889392480

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 640

View: 7447

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Congratulations! You’re pregnant! Now, where do you turn to for the best advice? What if you could bottle the wisdom of all those women who came before you—and combine it with the solid medical advice from a renowned Beverly Hills’ OB/GYN and nationally known pediatrician? Expecting 411 is the answer: smart, up-to-date and refreshingly free of paranoia, this is the book you’ll turn to for quick answers to your most pressing questions. Inside, you'll find: Is this normal? From morning sickness to stretch marks, you’ll learn what’s expected—and what’s not. Is it safe? Sushi? Hair dye? Coffee? Get detailed do’s and don’ts. How much weight should I gain? Find the latest guidelines. Breastfeeding 101. Learn the secrets of nursing from an expert. Detailed advice on prepping for parenthood, including all the decisions you need to make. What tests are required? Are optional? Easy-to-find answers on natural childbirth, nutrition, epidurals, when to call the doc and more! This brand new, revised 3rd edition of Expecting 411 features these updates: New guidelines for child birth—why there are no more elective C-sections before 39 weeks. Caffeine and alcohol: the FACTS on how these affect your baby and pregnancy. The latest research on autism risk factors during pregnancy: What you need to know and what to do to lower the risks. Home births: expanded info you need to make an informed decision on where to deliver. All that and more in the revised and updated Expecting 411, 3rd edition.