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Pregnancy Sucks: What to Do When Your Miracle Makes You Miserable Paperback – November 1, 2003
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Sanford A. Tisherman, M.D., has been a practicing OB/GYN since 1966. He is the Senior Attending Physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and serves as Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA.
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Well, Joanne Kimes doesn't think you're over-reacting. She shares the bad and the good of pregnancy, and lets you know it's perfectly alright to be uncomfortable, sick, and grumpy while pregnant. The joys will eventually outweigh the negative aspects, but you are given permission to complain. And, with the tongue-in-cheek wit of her writing, it's a true joy to read. I felt so much better after reading this book, because it's fine if your pregnancy sucks. We are not bad mothers or bad women, we're just facing the facts! I highly recommend this book to all pregnant women.
As a pregnant woman going through horrible morning sickness, I was so tired of hearing stories of all the women who feel fine and happy, work like nothing is wrong, while I can't take a hike away from a toilet -- I was so relieved to read that there are others who feel the same way and want to complain! Plus the humorous tone made me laugh at my own misery, and thus make me feel better. For example, it is rather tough to smell everything miles around (which makes you wanna throw up), but when you put it in the context of "my superhero nose" -- it gives you a whole new perspective.
I find that the book covers all the basics. It has a month by month sections discussing what you are probably experiencing at the time. It talks about emotional and physical changes a woman undergoes. It is cowritten with an obstetrician, so the scientific facts are on target.
However, this book is not a specific medical guide. It's more of a sympathizer book, sort of like: here are difficult things that happen to you, happened to me too, happens to other women, life is unfair, let us all collectively complain and we'll make it through.
If there are any gaps in information, don't worry. As any pregnant woman, you are probably also a "pregnancy junkie", reading tons of books, internet info, talking to people etc. The information you'll find in many places, but a better sympasizer -- not likely...
With a refreshing sense of humor, Kimes mixes personal stories with quotes from fellow mothers and helpful suggestions for common ailments. While Kimes does portray her bias toward hospital births, epidurals, and episiotomies, I didn't find it as distracting as Vicki Iovine's biases in The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy. So, if you need a laugh and some comfort pick this one up along with Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy and The Morning Sickness Companion by Elizabeth Kaledin.
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I love love love this book!its so funny and informative! My husband gets a kick out of ready the one for men and we both share the jokes from each book! Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
LOVE the author's writing style. And it's relieving to know I am not alone!!Published 5 months ago by Corrie J Stewart
Its funny to read at times, but there's a lot of incorrect information.Published 5 months ago by Jessica Rayment
I got much more useful info out of "Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy" The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy and "Expecting Better" Expecting Better: Why the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Laura
I didn't experience everything in this book, but it was great fun to read! I loved all of the things that so many other books don't tell you.Published 8 months ago by kychemnerd
Absolutely adored this book! Comical view of the symptoms that make pregnancy miserable! If you are miserably pregnant, I highly suggest reading this book because it proves you are... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Funny and informative. I was.given this book as a gift 9 years ago and loved it so much I bought it to gift to my best friend.Published 9 months ago by Trevia