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Secrets of The Mommyhood: Everything I wish someone had told me about pregnancy, childbirth and having a baby [Kindle Edition]

Heather Alexander
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Secrets of The Mommyhood is the pregnancy book every first-time mom should read to learn about pregnancy, childbirth and having a baby.

In a perfect world, an experienced mom would sit down and tell you everything you need to know. But the reality is, most moms with young kids are too busy wiping noses and butts to stop and give you the download.

Secrets of The Mommyhood is everything I wish someone had told me about being pregnant, about childbirth and delivery, and becoming a new mom. It will help you:

- Find out what actually happens during labor and childbirth;
- Laugh as you read what it’s like to be a pregnant woman, learn the stages of pregnancy and the many lovely (and not so lovely) bodily changes that happen during pregnancy;
- Know what to look for when evaluating pediatrician and childcare options;
- Pack the right things in your hospital bag so you have what you need with it’s time to give birth;
- Choose baby gear you will use and avoid spending money on things you won't;
- Deal with unsolicited advice from random idiots; Know how to get a birth certificate and social security card;
- Get post childbirth information so you can figure out what to do with a newborn;
- Understand why it’s a good idea for infants to be on a schedule;
- Learn what you need to know about newborn and new mommy wellness;
- Medical must haves and resources;
- Get a heads up on common illnesses no one bothers to mention;
- Avoid supermoms and look for super moms; and,
- Learn the only thing that really matters.

In summary, if you’re going to have a baby, you’ll want to read Secrets of The Mommyhood. It blends practical advice with laugh-out-loud humor from Heather Alexander who writes and curates a blog called TheMommyhood.com.


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Heather Alexander is a married mother of two who lives in Knoxville, Tennessee where she avoids laundry, and writes when she can - usually when she's supposed to be sleeping. She is a columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel and writes tips, solutions and humor on her blog TheMommyhood.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1147 KB
  • Print Length: 180 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Spriggs Merriwether, LLC (January 4, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009CL2CXG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,193 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not information I expected. July 4, 2013
By Monica
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This is my first pregnancy and I was hoping for a good read with some laughs. Well, I maybe laughed couple of times, but this book hardly provides you with any secret. I agree with one of the reviewers - most of the information is either common knowledge or you can easily get it just by casual conversation with other moms. Better take your friends for coffee than spend money on this book.

Also I was dissapointed because I feel that the author put very little effort in this book, especially to cover relevant and crucial topics. For example, she had a c-section so don't expect anything useful regarding vaginal delivery, although there is chapter for that and you can read on the cover "learn what actually happens during childbirth".

I was looking forward to read this book, but now I regret that I did.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not pregnant yet but... April 23, 2013
By Addie
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I bought this book as a supplement (meaning something to break up the snooze fest of other pre-pregnancy books I'd bought). Its a little bit of information, and a little bit of fun. It is NOT, however a resource type book so if you're looking for advice on giving birth, child rearing etc then this isnt for you. I read the whole book in a few hours so the spine isn't even creased. I', plan to gift a copy to a relative who is expecting her first child. I would definately recommend this for anyone looking for a laugh about pregnancy and we all know that laugh relieves strees and stress is bad for the baby.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book on being a new mommy November 29, 2013
By JT
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Funny; light-hearted, easy to read. I appreciated that this book offered comical advice without being in your face. If you're looking for a book that will provide a glimpse into what to expect as a new mom without an obnoxious, opinionated author, then I recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious October 16, 2013
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Love this book. There were many times that I was laughing out loud and it is very informative for first time moms.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, Fun, Quick Read May 5, 2014
By April
Format:Paperback
I was gifted this book, and it was a joy to read. Heather's fun advice is a nice break from the very scientific and formal baby books out there ... more along the lines of what you'd talk about with your girlfriends over brunch or on a walk. There were a few times I even found myself giggling out loud! It is a fairly quick read, which is great when you are experiencing the fastest 40 weeks of your life :) Would definitely recommend it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick read but very informative April 24, 2014
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This book was written, it seems, almost as if she is actually speaking to you which makes it such a smooth read! I laughed a bit but also took away a lot of good information that I never would have thought of on my own. I Highly recommend this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read March 12, 2014
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I loved this book. It was short, witty, and a nice break from the more clinical baby books I had been reading. It's the down and dirty details that you want to know, quick and to the point. My husband has read it as well, found it a good way for him to easily learn the basics of what I'm going through and what we should expect, without having to take the time of reading one of the longer books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recipient loved it March 4, 2014
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Purchased as a gift and the recipient said it was her favorite pregnancy book. I read over it before hand it looks both informative and funny, can't beat it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
This is a great book. There are things in this book that you wonder but aren't even mentioned in other books.
Published 8 days ago by cuzbran75
5.0 out of 5 stars my wife and I love this book
Seriously, my wife and I love this book!
Published 1 month ago by Angelina N. Sauer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this book! Very helpful tips and advice
Published 1 month ago by Zach
5.0 out of 5 stars Read it!
My wife said this was a good read, and really did fill her in on a lot of those things she is glad she knows in advance now.
Published 1 month ago by Justin Paynter
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good easy read
Published 1 month ago by Aimee Winton
5.0 out of 5 stars More about after birth than pregnancy
I loved this book but it was definitely more about mommyhood vs pregnancy, which I should have figured out by the title, lol.
Published 5 months ago by Kris and Jen
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written with wit!
Enough "W's" for you? I found this book really helpful. It actually gave you the reality of parenting and not the stuffy, dry reading of something like the medical books... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Karen M
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good read - highly recommended
I really enjoyed this book and I know I will refer to it when Baby arrives. It gives a honest insight to 'mommyhood', it is well written, full of information and funny.
Published 6 months ago by K. Fox
5.0 out of 5 stars Best mom to be book ! informative entertain and very useful
Im 10 weeks pregnant and had finished reading 4-5 books by physician or ob gyn doctor about mommy and baby. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Anyanee Rungtanakijkul
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More About the Author

Heather Alexander is a married mother of two, who writes non-fiction humor on the topic of motherhood.

Her special gifts from Jesus include catching the flesh of her upper arm on the doorjamb as she passes through it and taking the garbage cans out to the street only to hit them with her car on the way out of the driveway.

She is the author of Secrets of The Mommyhood: Everything I wish someone had told me about pregnancy, childbirth and having a baby.

She also writes a newspaper column as well as tips, solutions and humor for moms on her blog, TheMommyhood.com.


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