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Hands Off My Belly: The Pregnant Woman's Survival Guide to Myths, Mothers, and Moods Paperback
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The authors had a genuine sense of humour as they debunked endless pregnancy myths; it did feel like I had someone who understood exactly what I was going through! My husband and I armed ourselves with the authors' scientific explanations to shield us against the dozens and dozens of well-meaning neighbours, friends and relatives who offered us every pregnancy myth under the sun when we were expecting our son.
This book is an excellent resource for pregnant women - an excellent shower gift - and even an excellent resource to give your superstitious mom so that she steps off, and you can grow your baby in peace. A+.
I am a doctor and have been asked many of these questions at prenatal visits and also at parties. However, there are definitely a few that I have never heard.
I gave a copy as a baby shower present and no one could keep their hands off the book! Everyone kept saying things like, "Listen, listen. What about this one?!"
If you are pregnant and want good solid info as well as answers to all those crazy things you read on the Internet, get this book. I also recommend this book as a baby shower gift.
I got this book for my pregnant daughter-in law who had some worries and concerns about her pregnancy. I also got a copy for myself and for my daughter who is just recently married. As a mother of four and grandmother now it is great to have some accurate information about pregnancy and it's associated myths from OB/GYN's who deliver babies every day. I am a counselor as well and so like to have accurate information to share with my clients backed up by medical science. This was so much more enjoyable to read though, written with a sense of humor and some heart rending stories to illustrate. It is also great to have both the male and female perspective woven in by this great husband & wife team who both practice and author books together. Great book and wonderful, useful information. Especially nice as a baby shower gift for the newly pregnant, mother-to-be.
There is no guidance in this book other than to smile and ignore most of what other people will tell you about your pregnancy. Gee, I really needed a book to tell me that.
Sorry, I just don't think the hype for this book is warranted.
This book is really not any of that. It provided me with no information I didn't already know-but it is what it says it is: (a book about pregnancy myths) so I went ahead and gave it three stars.
Informative-no. Entertaining-definitely not. I could probably best describe this book as stating the obvious. Although this is my first pregnancy, and I obviously haven't been through any of this before-I found none of the information useful. It all seemed to be pretty common sense stuff...and if you are wanting a book that actually answers questions you might have-stick with one of the other books I mentioned above.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a catalog of myths and old wives tales about conception, pregnancy, and childbirth. Each chapter compiles several myths around the same topic (e.g. Read morePublished 6 months ago by midnightnine
This book only addressed some myths about pregnancy, it does not properly address moods nor does it give real advice on the "mothers" portion. Read morePublished on December 12, 2013 by christa
Great at dispelling the old wives tales and taking your mind off the crazy which is a side-effect of pregnancy.Published on August 30, 2013 by Marilyn Perez
Did not get much new out of this book. Since I don't believe many o fthe myths floating around I found this book a bit boring.Published on June 14, 2010 by J. Trevino
I found this book to be boring and it doesn't really contain any info you can't find everywhere else. Read morePublished on May 31, 2010 by DJP
Just finished reading the book. I ordered another copy to put out in my exam rooms for my patients to enjoy. I think it is well written and medically accurate. Read morePublished on December 17, 2009 by J. Livingston
Hands Off My Belly is a brilliant book that every pregnant woman should read. I now have it on my required reading list for my doula training and recommend it to all of my prenatal... Read morePublished on December 7, 2009 by Jenliette