From the Hips: A Comprehensive, Open-Minded, Uncensored, Totally Honest Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, and Becoming a Parent Paperback – Illustrated, May 22, 2007
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–Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bee Moms and Wannabe Dads
“What every new parent needs–a ton of expert advice, presented with humor and zero negativity, from two moms who instantly feel like your best friends. This is the one pregnancy guide that new parents will actually want to read."
–Leslie Morgan Steiner, editor of Mommy Wars and The Washington Post's online work/family column, “On Balance”
“From The Hips is a deeply refreshing, honest look at the profound changes we undergo during pregnancy and beyond. Ceridwen and Rebecca unabashedly go into areas that other guides shy away from, offering support to every kind of prospective mother. Being pregnant and having a child is alternately the most beautiful, complex, difficult, rewarding experience a woman can imagine. This book gives it straight and from all sides, without judgment, and with irreverent humor and candor from its authors.”
“Supportive, positive, real, and rarely preachy…Finally a reference guide for parents that treats us like we have brains.”
- Bust Magazine
The honest talk about epidurals and C-sections, including anonymous quotes from moms, is must-read info for anyone planning a hospital birth. In fact, the book is full of frank advice about most of today's biggest hurdles for pregnant women, from going back to work to breastfeeding in public... At every step, it addresses not just what you'll be going through physically, but what you and your partner might be addressing emotionally, too. Cheers to this realistic take on the lifestyle change that is pregnancy and parenthood.
- Pregnancy Magazine
- Item Weight : 2.07 pounds
- Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0307237087
- ISBN-13 : 978-0307237088
- Dimensions : 7.3 x 0.75 x 9.1 inches
- Publisher : Harmony; Illustrated edition (May 22, 2007)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #628,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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- the first-hand quotes from pregnant women on various subjects were more relatable than the straight textbook style of many pregnancy books
- the magazine style format was easy to read and I never felt bored reading this book
- this book approaches the odd/embarrassing side of pregnancy with greater candor and humor; things like sex, hemorroids and leaking breasts are discussed not just from an anatomical or medical perspective, but also from an emotional and personal perspective. As a fi rst-time mom, I found this very supportive and reassuring.
- in all, I felt like this book was the experienced best friend I always wanted to get me through my pregnancy.
That said, I've been reading books to prep and educate myself on the subject. I'm concerned due to health reasons, I may be high risk, so it's really helpful to me to read about being pregnant.
I'm really glad we got this book. It's very entertaining. It is not the most medical book we bought, it's more like talking to a friend. I think my favorite thing about this book is the anonymom and anonydaddy submissions. I love them. It's great to read other people's stories. I really like it.
I haven't finished the book yet, but I wanted to make sure I remember to write the review. This book should definitely be in every mom and dad to be's collection.
I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book.
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One loved breastfeeding... another wanted nothing to do with it.... it gives you a bit of everything so you can make your own...informed...decision!