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The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy (Vicki Iovine) Reviews
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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.

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    Recommended? You Betcha!
    August 10, 2007

    If you are pregnant for the first time, you need to buy this book. Heck, if you are going for #2 you should pick it up too. Vicki Iovine's Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy is a hilarious and still very informative read for every woman wondering what to expect while gestating, delivering, and beyond.

    Where other books are very factual and sound exactly like your doctor's words, this irreverent look at popping belly buttons, sore boobs, and swelling feet will have you laughing out loud feeling like "someone else knows exactly what I'm going through!" While no book will remove your lingering fears about childbirth and postpartum, this at least provides some comic relief.

    One small downside is that it does not fully cover some topics quite as well as other books (e.g. What To Expect When You're Expecting), so you may want to read the two together and of course ask your doctor about any concerns you're having.

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