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Great for a Laugh and a Reassuring Hug
on September 8, 2015
I bought this book at the urging of my husband. Yes, I know how strange that sounds. When I got pregnant, my normally somewhat high stress level went through the roof. Everyone I had ever talked to about pregnancy always responded with "Oh, it's going great! A little morning sickness, but otherwise I feel wonderful!". I did not feel wonderful. I was tired, cranky, and full of more aches and pains than I ever thought possible. I was convinced that I was not normal, and this sent me into a tizzy. The "traditional" pregnancy guides were not helpful, as their saccharine tone made me even more nauseous (I kid, I kid) and it glossed over some of the symptoms I was experiencing.
My husband, having to bear the brunt of my panic attacks, reached out to a few of his coworkers who had recently had children. With what I imagine to be knowing smiles, they recommended this book. At first I scoffed, "This sounds like something out of Sex and the City! We're having a child here!". However, I was desperate, and so I placed the order.
I am so very happy I did. The book is written in such a friendly, conversational tone that feels like I am speaking with my new best friend - which is actually several dozen new best friends, since the author culls advice and experience from several recently-pregnant women. I immediately felt much more at ease about everything that was going on with my pregnancy and assured me that those women who stated they felt "great!" during their pregnancy were all dirty, dirty liars. These nine months simply aren't as full of glowing and positive vibes as many would want you to believe (for some reason).
Now, an important point - THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR PROVIDING MEDICAL ADVICE!!! This is NOT a replacement for "traditional" pregnancy books or your doctor's advice. It is simply a humorous book meant to make your nine months a little easier to tolerate.