Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $15.95
  • Save: $3.07 (19%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 11 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Does This Pregnancy Make ... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?: The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Baby Paperback – September 3, 2009

4.5 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$12.88
$2.94 $0.01

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
$12.88 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 11 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?: The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Baby
  • +
  • What to Expect When You're Expecting
  • +
  • Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy: From Doctors Who Are Parents, Too!
Total price: $36.83
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Mom and model Amadeï teams up with expert and activist Mysko to produce a lighthearted guide to combating a silent societal epidemic, the 80 percent of childless women who worry what pregnancy could do to their bodies. A long section devoted to realistic expectations for one's post-partum body is excellent, particularly the liberating point that women shouldn't expect to get their pre-baby body back. Though the informal style can sometimes seem overly flip ("gigantic ta-tas," anyone?), the authors do a great service in bringing to light a fear that women may believe they suffer with alone. Beyond pregnancy, the authors (both of whom struggled with bulimia) urge all women, pregnant or not, to "stop dieting" and instead try working on irrational feelings of body-based inferiority with some "vocab rehab." The concepts and solidarity offered here should prove valuable for millions of American women.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Claire Mysko is an internationally recognized expert on the issues facing women and girls today. As the director of the American Anorexia Bulimia Association, she oversaw outreach programs and managed the organization's hotline. She was the Executive Editor of SmartGirl and served as the Assistant Director of Communications at Girls Incorporated, the organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Her book for tween girls, Girls Inc. Presents: You're Amazing! A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self, was published by Adams Media in 2008. Claire has an MA in Gender Studies from the New School for Social Research. Her website (clairemysko.com) was recently named one of the top seven websites about 'all things girl' by Shaping Youth.

Magali Amadeï has appeared on the covers and pages of every major fashion magazine in the world, including Vogue, Glamour, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and Harper's Bazaar. Her international advertising campaigns include Banana Republic, L'Oreal, Pantene, and Dove. As a result of her battle with and victory over bulimia, Magali became the world's first top model to tour nationally and tell her story on behalf of an eating disorders organization. In 2005, she gave birth to a daughter. Magali recently appeared in Sex and the City: The Movie. Her essays are published in Feeding the Fame: Celebrities Tell Their Real-Life Stories of Eating Disorders and Recovery (Hazelden, 2006) and If I'd Known Then: Women In Their 20s and 30s Write ïLetter to Their Younger Selves (Da Capo, 2008).
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HCI; 1 edition (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0757307922
  • ISBN-13: 978-0757307928
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.6 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,999 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this book! The first review almost says it all, but I just wanted to add that although there may not have been a book devoted to the subject of pregnancy and body image, I feel that the subject is talked about enough for me to be almost tired of it. This book, however, approaches the issues in a new light and really made me feel like I could finally release my pregnancy related (and even non-pregnancy related) body issues. It's the way the book is written and the experiences shared within the book that made me feel empowered. I also want to add that when I read the book, I was about a year out from having my second child, and I still found this book extremely helpful. So, although the title references "pregnancy," it's really a book for pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and post-pregnancy (even years after your last child). Give it a try. It's a quick read and you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
A surprisingly informative book, one whose subject matter -- pregnancy and post-partum body image insecurities in all their manifestations and myriad ramifications -- seems so obvious it's strange that ostensibly no one book has devoted itself to it. The authors -- one a model -- both of whom have suffered from eating disorders, delve deeply into this little talked-about topic with a trenchant candor and a breezy mordancy that only a woman would probably relate to -- unless a man wanted to understand his wife's pre- and post-childbirth issues and why maybe she doesn't feel all that erotic toward him suddenly. (It's well known that marriages often don't survive the crucial first two years after the birth of their first child, and although the reasons are multifarious, certainly a woman dealing with her own self-lacerating criticism about what her pregnancy did to her -- Mon dieu! -- is a significant factor in most of these divorces.) This is a day and age, sadly one might opine, where women are performing all manner of surgical self-mutilations on themselves -- rhinoplasties, mammary augmentations, face lifts, chin tucks, eyebrow lifts, Botox -- that it's no wonder that body image weighs heavily on their minds. One only has to look at the alarming rise in polypsychopharmacology to understand that women -- Freud's infamous "penis envy" sufferers -- are victims of a disingenous, hypocritical media- and visual-born culture, that exacts unreasonable demands on them. Although this book may at times peripheralize itself as pollyannish -- don't diet during pregnancy and you'll be fine, e.g. -- it also offers a plethora of advice for pregnant and post-partum women who find themselves under the saturnine spell of debilitating depressions.Read more ›
Comment 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I really like this book. I'm reading it right now at 7 months pregnant and not only is it funny, it's informative and makes me feel better about getting big during pregnancy and I also don't feel as much pressure to be a size 6 after I give birth. I'd recommend this for any woman with a good sense of humor who is feeling sensitive about gaining weight during pregnancy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Pregnancy is tough, and kind of sucks a lot of the time...the obvious physical changes (especially the weight gain, which is usually quite a bit more that the recommended 15-30 pounds for most women) don't make it any easier to deal with either, and it's so nice to know that not everyone that's pregnant is always super happy about it and not stressed at all.
This book gives you plenty of reasons to simply take a breather and realize that you're doing alright, and that there are plenty of things more important than "getting one's body back".
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book is a reaction to American cultural portrayals of women, beauty, and the unrealistic expectations of women during and after pregnancy. I would liken it to a gentle smack upside the head of "YOU ARE CREATING A PERSON! BE KIND TO YOURSELF AND YOUR BODY." I think the readers who may appreciate this book the most are those who are accustomed to presenting themselves in a very feminine way, and subscribe to a very culturally normative standard of beauty. It reacts to celebrity magazine's focus on women's bodies during and after pregnancy, as well as describing how various women faced the changes in their body. It does not pretend that it's reasonable to love all of the changes your body goes through when you are pregnant, nor that pregnancy is a comfortable or glamorous state of being. It spends time talking in particulars about the struggles that women who have recovered (or not recovered) from eating disorders may experience during pregnancy, noting that few doctors actually talk about that. I was so relieved reading their discussion about numbers through the trimesters.

One of the authors is a model with many more resources than most people have, so some of her perspectives landed with a thud of, "Of course you feel that way; you have a lot of money." Otherwise I highly recommend this book for women who are pregnant. Even if you do not agree with everything that is said, it is a refreshing and down to earth discussion about one of the most prominent parts of having a child.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?: The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Baby
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?: The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Baby