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""...my summer reading has been filled up..."" (Eastern Eye, August 2003)
"The must-read pregnancy book! Ann Douglas has created the most comprehensive guide to pregnancy we've ever seen."- Denise and Alan Fields, authors, Baby Bargains
"At long last, a new pregnancy bible for women of my generation and younger has emerged in the form of The Mother of All Pregnancy Books. With humor, sensitivity, an easy, no-jargon style and a million "extras" that the leading pregnancy books on the shelves don't cover, Ann Douglas holds nothing back. Not only do I love this book, but Iwill use it as a valuable tool in my own work as a women's health author." - M. Sara Rosenthal, author, The Pregnancy Sourcebook
"An extremely comprehensive and even-handed volume that provides just about everything but the baby! The Mother of All Pregnancy Books is an amazing resource and Ann Douglas is a reassuring and savvy guide." - Cecelia A. Cancellaro, author of Pregnancy Stories: Real Women Share the Joys, Fears, Thrills, and Anxieties of Pregnancy from Conception to Birth
"'Mother' knows. Start reading this treasure trove even before you get pregnant so you can make it through every jam-packed page before your baby arrives." - Paula Spencer, author of Everything ELSE You Need to Know When You're Expecting: The New Etiquette for the New Mom
"Finally, a pregnancy book that includes essential pre-pregnancy concerns, such as planning and physical and emotional preparation! Ann Douglas has written her masterwork Mother of All Pregnancy Books in the same unpretentious, concise style as her Unofficial Guide. Shealso stays true to her goal of informing parents and prospective parents as completely as possible, so they will be well-equipped to sort through the pros and cons of their own life choices as they see them. Not one to forgo difficult issues, her chapter entitled 'When Pregnancy Isn't Perfect' is one of the best I've read, both for itssensitivity and for its emphasis on coping and prevention. This is a book that will serve women and their families well." - A. Christine Harris, Ph.D., author of The Pregnancy Journal
"This is truly 'the mother of all pregnancy books' -- an intelligent resource that covers every pregnancy-related topic imaginable in a fun, reassuring way. Ann Douglas has done an exceptional job of arming parents-to-be with the facts they need to make the healthiest possible choices from preconception through postpartum. A must-have!" - Susan Newman, Ph.D., author of Parenting An Only Child: The Joysand Challenges of Raising Your One and Only
"The Mother of All Pregnancy Books is a comprehensive and incredibly informative resource about pregnancy (and what comes before and after!). Ann Douglas tells all in her witty style, entertaining readers along the way. Unlike other pregnancy books, Douglas combines thorough research and reporting with the human touch, offering her own experiences and insight while educating her readers at one of themost important times in their lives. This book is not to be missed!" - Elisa Ast All, Editor-in-Chief, Pregnancy magazine, Baby Years magazine, and iParenting.com
"If you're looking for an all-in-one 'Tell me everything, and tell it like it is' book for your pregnancy, The Mother of all Pregnancy Books is it. Not only is this hefty volume filled with facts about fertility, pregnancy and birth, it also contains hundreds of anecdotes from moms who lived -- and maybe even loved -- pregnancy. Author Ann Douglas knows her stuff, and is wise but not preachy friendly but not overbearing. Keep this book close at hand for instant guidance through the highs and the lows of this extraordinary time!" - Nancy Price, ePregnancy.com
Here's a book that's packed with up-to-date information and practical advice on almost every aspect of pregnancy--from prenatal testing to proper nutrition, from infertility procedures to financial planning, from bedrest to breastfeeding. Yet despite its breadth and depth, thetext is not dry or dull. Instead, Ann Douglas's reassuring style and insightful anecdotes make readers feel like they're chatting with a savvy, smart, sympathetic friend.- Tamara Eberlein, coauthor of When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads" and "Program Your Baby's HealthSee all Editorial Reviews
This book did have a lot of helpful information in it. The only problem was that I didn't realize when I bought it how quickly pregnancy information changes, and I didn't notice... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Briana Dee
Not as all-inclusive and informative as other pregnancy books. What to Expect and the like gave me much more information and made me feel much more prepared even though I read this... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Anna
I loved this book. I wasn't a big fan of the "what to expect when you're expecting". This book seemed much more down to earth and personable. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Cori L.
This book is amazing! I read it before I got pregnant (we were still trying) and then again when I am pregnant (32 weeks now). Read morePublished 7 months ago by Go Cougs
My wife followed the book during the pregnancy and said lots to me from the bookPublished 7 months ago by Monikhs
Very detailed really helped out my wife who was a first time mom.Published 8 months ago by Marcus Dean Adams
This is a really, really great book. I've read through the "What To Expect" series, along with several curated pregnancy and motherhood books. Read morePublished 9 months ago by owloveya
It's probably a little dated now, but overall was a good book. The quotes from the mom's were a little cheesy at times, but it did provide a well rounded perspective on many... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sarah